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Panel Approves SD Call for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a proposal that would add South Dakota’s voice to 24 other states’ calls for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. The House State Affairs Committee voted on Monday to send the resolution to the chamber’s floor. Republican Rep....
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Group in Pierre Hoping to Start Private K-8 Christian School

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A group in Pierre hopes to turn a public elementary school that is scheduled to close this spring into a private Christian school that will open in the fall. The people who bought Washington elementary for $351,000 say they believe they were called by God to start the faith-based pre-school...
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Lake Oahe Conditions Improving for Walleyes, Other Game Fish

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials say the conditions in Lake Oahe continue to improve for walleyes and other game fish. The Capital Journal reports officials have determined that baitfish populations devastated by the 2011 floods are rebounding. Game, Fish and Parks Department Senior Fisheries Biologist Mark Fincel says estimates show the...
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Lawmakers to Mull Child Abuse, Disease Outbreaks and Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers this week will consider measures to join states calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget, make child abuse allegations clearer and strengthen the state’s ability to react to deadly disease outbreaks. This is the third week in South Dakota’s 39-day legislative session. Here are a...
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