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SD House Defeats Measure Denouncing Common Core

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has defeated a measure that would reject the Common Core standards. The measure would not have had authority to take action against the standards because it was proposed as a resolution, not a bill. Legislators voted 45-24 against it. The resolution says the standards confine the...
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SD House Rejects $1 Fishing License for Elderly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has narrowly rejected a measure to provide $1 fishing licenses to adults over 85 years old. The bill provoked good-natured jokes and laughter. The sponsor of the bill says her 91-year-old mother fishes every day and could benefit from the bill. She says it would promote...
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Avera St. Mary’s Foundation Pledges $50,000 for Colon Cancer Screenings

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Avera St. Mary’s Foundation is implementing a program that is meant to encourage people 50 and older to get a screening colonoscopy.  The foundation announced today that it has pledged up to $50,000 of the funds raised at next month’s “Welcome to the Emerald City” gala to the effort. ...
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Traveling Exhibits Available through SDSHS; Events Planned as Part of 125th Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With 2014 marking South Dakota’s 125th anniversary, several events and activities are going to be scheduled to note the Quasquicentennial year. Last week, visitors at the Capitol got the chance to see a pen that was used to sign the proclamation of statehood for South Dakota, along with other historical...
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