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Tribes Call for Lakota-Based Education

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Tribal members in South Dakota are calling for their own Lakota-based curriculum for students. The Rapid City Journal reports that education was one of the topics discussed at the final day of a three-day gathering of tribes in Rapid City. Tuffy Lunderman is a council representative for the Rosebud...
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Old Stained Glass in SD Capitol to be Restored

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Work will begin July 29 to restore the century-old stained glass in South Dakota’s state Capitol building in Pierre. The four large skylight installations in the Capitol rotunda dome, House and Senate chambers and above the grand staircase will be removed, restored and reinstalled in a project expected to be...
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House OKs Scaled-Down Farm Bill Sans Food Stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month. The GOP leaders scrambled to get the bill to the floor Thursday and gather enough...
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USDA Says Winter Wheat Crop Forecast Down 15 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The latest forecast for South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is down 15 percent from the previous month’s forecast. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its crop reduction report that the forecast, based on July 1 conditions, stands at 25.4 million bushels. Average yield is forecast at 39 bushels...
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