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‘Scavenger’s Journey’ Set on I-90 Stretch in SD

PLANKINTON, S.D. (AP) – Eight towns along a 90-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in southern South Dakota are planning a weekend of flea markets, rummage sales and other events. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that vendors, businesses and people will be selling items from art to antiques in an effort to draw customers off the...
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Annual Meeting of State Bar of SD Underway in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 81st annual meeting of the State Bar of South Dakota is underway in Pierre through tomorrow.  About 900 lawyers, judges, law students, paralegals, court reporters and others are attending.  During the three day gathering, numerous related groups are meeting; like the Board of Bar Examiners, SD Court Reporters...
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No Jackpot Winner for Powerball June 19, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 07-46-47-52-57 Powerball: 17 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $105 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $127 million for Saturday. Tickets that match...
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Birth Control Shots For Pets Could Alter Life in Poor Areas

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Because animals are such an important part of Indian history and culture, tribal leaders called spay and neuter expert Ruth Steinberger. In the next eight years, they worked together to sterilize...
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Regents Report: Enrollment Down at Two University Centers

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents says enrollment at two of the state’s off-campus university centers dropped during the last academic year. University Center-Sioux Falls served 3,117 students over the past year, a decrease of 2.5 percent from the prior year. Capital University Center in Pierre reported a 25 percent...
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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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