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SD Lawmakers Urged by SASD to Boost School Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials representing South Dakota school districts say a legislative panel should look at boosting state financial aid to schools. Rob Monson of the South Dakota School Administrators Association says the legislative study committee should consider recommending an increase in state funding, not just an adjustment in the way money is...
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SD Department of Education Says Eight After-School Programs in SD Get Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Eight after-school programs have been awarded grants to provide educational opportunities for students. The South Dakota Department of Education says the grants range from $50,000 to $150,000 per year. The grants are funded for five years based on annual reviews. The money goes to support tutoring, homework help, music, arts,...
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SD DOT Announces Right-of-Way Mowing Dates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Transportation Department says landowners need to remember that they cannot mow the rights of way east of the Missouri River before July 10. Mowing the right of way in Gregory, Lyman and Tripp counties could start June 15. The department says if someone who is not the abutting landowner...
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AG Appoints Panel for Victim Notification Program

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has appointed a panel to oversee the creation of a new program that will provide information to crime victims. The crime victim program was part of a sweeping measure passed by the South Dakota Legislature to reform the criminal justice system by treating more...
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Capitol Flags at Half-Staff for Former Legislator

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff today for the funeral of former state legislator Stanley A. Johnson. Johnson died Saturday at the age of 88. He served in the House of Representatives from 1968 to 1977. Gov. Nils Boe appointed Johnson to...
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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Crash of Crop Spraying Plane June 6

DENVER, COLORADO – (DRG News) The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a preliminary report on the crash of a crop-spraying plane earlier this month which killed the pilot.   The accident occurred June 6 near Ludlow.  Authorities identified the pilot as 39-year-old Doug Kraft of Timber Lake.  The NTSB says the accident occurred about...
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Council Says No to Third Set of Petitions on Riverwalk Landing-Issue Likely Headed to Court

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A third set of petitions that sought a public vote on some elements of the proposed Riverwalk Landing project were rejected by the Fort Pierre City Council Monday.  An election date of July 9 has already been set after an initial set of petitions were approved for a...
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Highway 65 North of Isabel Reopens to Traffic

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that a segment of Highway 65 in Corson County is now open.  Highway 65 between Isabel and McIntosh was closed when two culverts were washed out due to heavy rains in the area.  Since then, the culverts were replaced and the highway...
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UBS Holding Blood Drives in Fort Pierre and Pierre Today and Tomorrow

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) Two blood drives are underway the next few days in Fort Pierre and Pierre.  United Blood Services says the blood supply across both South and North Dakota is being negatively impacted right now by late planting, busy summer schedules and school being out.  UBS says many blood drives aren’t...
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Hughes County Approves Zone Change for Pulse Plant

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) – Hughes County Commissioners have approved the final plat and zoning changes needed to construct a new pulse processing plant set to be near Harrold. The Capital Journal reports that the commissioners on Monday approved changing the zoning from agricultural use to an agricultural and industrial development. South Dakota Pulse Processors has...
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