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Health Grants Help SD Cities to Assess Walkability

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Health Department has awarded $5,000 grants to four communities to assess infrastructure for walkers and bikers. Linda Ahrendt is the department’s administrator of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. She says conducting such an audit is a first step for communities to encourage residents to be active....
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Several Flooded SD Roads Reopen After Repairs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State officials have opened more highways in southeastern South Dakota that have been closed the last few weeks due to flooding caused by heavy rains. The state Transportation Department says Highway 46 and Highway 48 at the Iowa state line, Highway 19 south of Centerville and Highway 46 west...
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19 South Dakota Teens Training as Youth Troopers in Pierre

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nineteen South Dakota teenagers will train with the Highway Patrol in Pierre for the third annual Youth Trooper Academy this week.  The American Legion is a co-sponsor of the event and helped select the soon-to-be high school seniors.   Maj. Rick Miller is the Highway Patrol assistant superintendent.  He says...
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Volunteers Flock to Tornado-Damaged South Dakota Town

 WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) – More than 100 people are helping clean up tornado damage in Wessington Springs.  Monday was the first day volunteers were allowed into the southeastern South Dakota town where the June 18 tornado damaged dozens of homes and businesses. The Red Cross is feeding the volunteers through Friday.  Volunteer Tim...
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