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Pierre School Board-July 9, 2012

Pierre School Board Gives Okay to Four Percent Pay Increase for Staff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board approved pay raises for district staff as part of a special board meeting Wednesday morning.  Teachers and other district employees have gone without raises the past two years because of budget constraints.  The board approved a 4% increase in the teaching salary for all returning...
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Students, Arbor Board Members and Others Plant Trees as Part of Arbor Day 2013 Event in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the notation of Arbor Day 2013 to the City of Pierre.  A short program and tree planting event was held near the Governor’s Residence on Tuesday morning and included Pierre’s Mayor, members of the Pierre City Arbor Board, and a group of students from St. Joseph’s School....
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Federal Charge Against Fort Pierre Man Dismissed

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A federal charge that was leveled against a Fort Pierre man has been dismissed.  Derek Boe was facing a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm in federal court-after authorities said he shot a gun into an occupied vehicle east of Pierre in January 2012.  Boe had been...
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Woman Denies Embezzling from SD Grain Elevator

BURKE, S.D. (AP) – A former employee has denied embezzling more than $17,000 from the Gregory Farmers Elevator in south central South Dakota. Twenty-nine-year-old Melissa Vosika has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of embezzlement, three counts of altering corporate records, three counts of forgery and one count of attempted embezzlement. The Daily Republic...
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SD Senator Johnston Resigning to Take Sanford Post

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Mark Johnston is resigning from the South Dakota Legislature. The Sioux Falls Republican from District 12 says he is accepting a vice president position with Sanford Health. His resignation is effective at the end of the month. He has served in the Senate the past three sessions. Gov. Dennis...
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No Jackpot Winner for Powerball

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 22-26-31-54-55 Powerball: 18 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $165 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $191 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Official: SD Tribe Can’t Pay for Wounded Knee Site

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The president of a South Dakota tribe facing a deadline on whether to buy a piece of land where 300 of their ancestors were massacred more than a century ago says his tribe does not have the money for the purchase. The Oglala Sioux faced a Wednesday deadline to...
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SD Tribal Business to Get $300K Matching Grant to Promote Popcorn Business

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota tribe will receive $300,000 in federal money to promote the sales of its popcorn as part of an attempt to boost the reservation’s economy. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tells The Argus Leader that the money will go to a corporation of the Lower Brule Tribe to...
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Mobridge Man Wants to Build Indoor Aquatics Center

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A Mobridge-area rancher and livestock cattle buyer wants to build an indoor aquatics center. Kim Ulmer tells the Aberdeen American News that competitive swimming is a life-altering experience, and he hopes his three youngest children will come to see it that way, too. Mobridge demolished its aging pool in the fall...
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SD Health Department Issues New WIC Guidelines

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health has released new WIC Program income guidelines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded special supplemental nutrition program provides food at no cost to eligible moms, babies and children. The new guidelines are based on 185 percent of the federal poverty level. That means $21,257...
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