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Senate Votes to Increase Scholarship Amount for New Students

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Senate has voted to phase in the amount of funding available to college students who receive the state’s Opportunity Scholarship. Senators voted to amend the bill Tuesday to allow incoming South Dakota students to receive up to $1,300 for their first three years of college and up to $2,600...
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Pierre Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement & Forgery for Theft from FPDC

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman pleaded guilty to embezzlement and forgery this morning in a Fort Pierre courtroom.  Joni Boub was initially charged in Stanley County Court for writing more than 40 forged checks while she was employed as office manager with the Fort Pierre Development Corporation.  As part of...
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House Approves Plan to Audit Candidate Nominating Petitions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The House has approved a measure allowing the Secretary of State’s office to audit a random sample of voter signatures from statewide candidates’ petitions to get on the ballot. The House voted 68-0 to send the measure to Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Rep. Jim Bolin says the revisions were inspired by...
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SD House Votes to Send Juvenile Justice Overhaul to Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state House has approved a proposal that attempts to shift juvenile offenders toward community-based services and significantly decrease the number committed to the care of the state Department of Corrections. The chamber voted 60-7 Tuesday to send the measure to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for his signature. House Majority Leader...
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