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Pierre School Board Gets Update on Pierre Students Served Through Dental Dental’s Dakota Smiles Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s been ten years since Delta Dental of South Dakota started its outreach program “Dakota Smiles”. The organization now has two mobile dental service trucks, the Care Mobile and Smile Mobile, traveling the state to deliver dental treatment. Carrie Mikkonen, who serves as the Program Manager for Dakota Smiles...
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Parties Split on Changes to Building SD Fund

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A special committee in the South Dakota Legislature has passed changes to Building South Dakota’s funding formula with Republican support only. The committee included leaders from both chambers. Building South Dakota was established last year to boost the economy with grants to education, infrastructure and housing projects. It received a...
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SD Compromise Committee Sets Autism Study Guides

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota special committee of representatives and senators has agreed on parameters for a study on autism spectrum disorders. A task force would explore the issue and make policy suggestions. The study would cover insurance and treatment costs, availability of services and treatment protocols. The state’s human services and...
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SD Governor Signs New Policy on Shared Custody

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure designed to give children more time with divorced parents. The legislation has failed in the past due to disagreements between shared parenting advocates and legal experts. The new law was based on an Iowa custody law and will take...
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