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South Dakota-Based Regional Health’s CEO to Retire

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Regional Health based in western South Dakota is searching for a new leader as its current CEO is set to retire this year. The nonprofit health care system on Thursday announced the retirement of Charles Hart. He has been the system’s president and CEO for 10 years. Regional Health...
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SD Board of Regents Freeze In-State Tuition

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents has passed a tuition freeze for in-state students at the six state schools. Regents President Dean Krogman says it was made possible with extra financial support in the state budget. He applauds the governor and legislature for covering inflation, health insurance and staff salary...
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SD Man Gets Prison Time in Witness Tampering Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A southern South Dakota man accused of pressuring a relative to withhold information from authorities investigating a sexual assault case has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney General in South Dakota on Wednesday announced the sentence against 21-year-old Ian James Burning Breast. He had pleaded guilty...
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Thune, Noem Push EPA to Change Stove Requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural homes. The dispute has crackled since January. That’s when the Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule changes that increase emissions requirements on...
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Dakota Radio Group’s 2014 All-Star Basketball Games in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Dakota Radio Group’s 2014 All-Star Basketball Games are set to unfold on Saturday, April 12th  at the Scherr Howe Event Center in Mobridge. This year’s event will again feature many premier senior girls and boys basketball players from Mobridge-Pollock, Herreid-Selby Area, Hoven-Edmunds Central, Eureka-Bowdle, Cheyenne Eagle Butte, McIntosh, McLaughlin,...
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SD Website to Help Set Kids Up With Special Camps

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has launched a website with information on career camps around the state this summer.    The camps range from health care topics to construction and business.    Gov. Dennis Daugaard says it’s important for students to learn about in-demand skills before they commit to careers and college. He says there’s demand in...
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State Parks Taking July 4 Weekend Reservations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – It’s a sign that summer can’t be far away. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says reservations are now being taken for campsites and cabins on the Fourth of July weekend. To arrive on Wednesday, July 2, reservations open Thursday. The state says because it’s a holiday weekend,...
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Review Recommends Redesign of Leadership Programs

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – A two-year review by a statewide workgroup has recommended redesign of education leadership programs that prepare principals to work in South Dakota K-12 schools. The review led by former state Education Secretary Rick Melmer and retired educator Jim Parry recommends a shared program to be implemented by the state universities...
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Fire Meteorologist to Present SD Wildfire Outlook

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A fire meteorologist in South Dakota is scheduled to present the state’s wildfire outlook for 2014. Darren Clabo with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on Thursday will discuss the expected weather conditions for the 2014 wildfire season within South Dakota and the Rocky Mountain region. Clabo...
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Eastern SD in For Heavy Snow and Gusty Winds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Another spring snow storm has eastern South Dakota in its sights. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region from Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. Forecasters say 4-10 inches of snow are possible, with the heaviest amounts along and east of Interstate 29. A...
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