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Students, Officials Praise Plan to Freeze Tuition

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Students and officials say a plan to freeze tuition and fees for South Dakota residents attending state-run universities is good news for students struggling financially. Student Federation president DJ Smith says the proposal indicates students’ voices are being heard. Gov. Dennis Daugaard included the tuition freeze in his state budget...
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SD Lawmakers Start Process to Hire Staff Director

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel is beginning the process of hiring a new director for the South Dakota Legislature’s staff. Jim Fry, former director of the Legislative Research Council, resigned in September after a report prepared by an outside organization criticized his office. He said he was preparing to retire anyway, and...
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SD Delegation United on One Aspect of Health Care Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s representatives to Congress are naturally divided along party lines when it comes to their opinion of the Affordable Care Act, but all of them agree that it’s their duty to help citizens figure out the law and find health insurance. Republicans Kristi Noem and John Thune are...
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Audubon Society’s Bird Count Begins Saturday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The National Audubon Society’s 114th annual Christmas Bird Count begins Saturday. Counts around the country will run through Sunday, Jan. 5. The western South Dakota and Black Hills of Wyoming region will host at least 12 bird counts, 10 of which are official counts that contribute data to the...
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