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SD Senate Panel Discusses Common Core Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is discussing a measure that would set up a study of the Common Core standards now being used for math and English in the state’s school districts. The Senate Education Committee holds a hearing Tuesday on the bill. The proposal would create an appointed council...
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Mobridge City Council Met January 20, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Mobridge City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting at city hall. Council approved a step increase for Linda Chappell. After hearing an explanation from City Attorney, Rick Cain on Resolutions 14-02 and 14-03 the council approved both. Resolution 14-02 is an opt-out to allow the city to raise the...
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Driving Difficult in Parts of Eastern SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Fresh snow and strong winds are creating whiteout conditions and slick roads across parts of South Dakota. And the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for much of the eastern part of the state for Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. For information on road conditions, visit...
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SD FFA Foundation’s “I Believe in the Future of Agriculture” Campaign Raises Over $11,000

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s agricultural industry stepped up and took action to assist with the FFA Foundation’s “I Believe in the Future of Agriculture” campaign. Elevators across the state worked with the SD FFA Foundation to launch the fundraiser last fall and $11,056 was donated for FFA programs. South Dakota FFA...
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2014 King of Hearts Dance Set for February 16 and Includes Change to Start and End Time

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tickets for the annual King of Hearts formal dance for area high school students are now available. The formal dance for 9-12 grade students will be held on Sunday, February 16 at the Georgia Morse Middle School Gym in Pierre. This year, the dance will start an hour earlier-with hours from 8:00...
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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club Observing MLK Day Today with Flag Postings

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Exchange Club has posted flags across the bridge since 2006 for various holidays and other special occasions. Don’s Sinclair is sponsoring the...
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SD Man Leads Organization Opposed to Death Penalty

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man is leading a group in favor of a proposal to repeal the state’s death penalty law. Denny Davis is a Catholic deacon from Burbank who is the director of South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Republican Rep. Steve Hickey plans to introduce the...
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GOP Leaders Open to Partial Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republican leaders in the South Dakota Legislature say they hope federal officials will grant the state a waiver allowing expansion of the Medicaid program to provide medical services only to those people most in need. Senate Republican Leader Tim Rave, of Baltic, says he doubts the Legislature would expand Medicaid...
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South Dakota Sees Most Syphilis Cases in 44 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Department of Health officials say the number of syphilis cases reported last year was the most in 44 years. An annual summary of infectious diseases in the state shows that 48 syphilis cases were reported in 2013. The most reports of the sexually transmitted disease were in...
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Construction of Pulse Plant on Hold for Winter

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) – Organizers say construction is behind schedule for a plant near the central South Dakota town of Harrold that will process pulse crops such as lentils, field peas and chickpeas. The 11,000-square-foot, $4.5 million South Dakota Pulse Processors plant was expected to start operations in the spring. The Pierre Capitol Journal...
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