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$100 Million Available for Federal Conservation Program

HURON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers, ranchers and forest landowners have a month to apply for part of $100 million that’s available from the federal government in its Conservation Stewardship Program. People who participate agree to take conservation steps to improve the resource conditions on their land, including soil, air and habitat quality,...
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Legislative Committee to Mull Requiring Schools Plan for Violent Incidents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel is set to take up a measure requiring schools to make safety plans for potential violent incidents such as an intruder coming in with a weapon. The Senate Education Committee on Thursday is expected to review a proposal that would also require schools to conduct an annual...
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House Committee Kills Plan to Study Effects of Economic Collapse on SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has defeated a measure to study how a long-term national economic collapse would affect South Dakota. The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday killed a proposal to create the Economic Contingencies Work Group to prepare for such a crisis. The bill’s main sponsor is Republican Rep. Steve...
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House Approves Call for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a proposal that calls for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. The chamber voted 39-30 Wednesday to send the resolution to the Senate. If it’s approved, South Dakota would join 24 other states calling for a constitutional...
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