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SD Lawmakers Seek to Ease Student Drug Suspensions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are considering reducing the amount of time some students caught with drugs are kicked out of sports and other school activities. Current law requires that students caught with drugs a first time are suspended from school activities for one year, but the suspension can be cut to...
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Farm Rescue Accepting Applications for Planting

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – A nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need is accepting planting applications from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana. Farm Rescue assisted 50 farm families in 2013 and hopes to help a similar number of families as available funding and volunteer staffing allows. Farm...
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PFD to Conduct Training Tonight at Old Hughes County Jail

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department will utilize the old Hughes County Jail this evening for member training. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says training will get underway after six this evening and will last about four hours at the empty facility along North Euclid Avenue. Paul says the structure will...
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Appointed Legislators Make Vacated Seats Their Own

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard appointed an unusually high number of legislators in the last year to fill vacated seats in the House and Senate. Four of the five appointees are freshmen lawmakers, serving in their first session. All are Republicans. Sen. Alan Solano, R-Rapid City, had only a day...
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