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Oahe Habitat for Humanity Offering Help Through “A Brush with Kindness” and Other Programs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Oahe Habitat for Humanity is offering area homeowners help with low cost exterior home improvement projects.  The organization reminds local residents about its “A Brush with Kindness” program, which helps qualifying homeowners with painting, weatherizing, landscaping, minor repairs, and cleanup projects around their property.  Local Habitat affiliate president Kevin...
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AAA Says Fewer Will Travel for Next Week’s Independence Day Holiday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) AAA South Dakota says the number of state residents traveling over the upcoming Independence Day holiday will drop slightly from July 4 of last year.  A survey shows that just over 128,000 South Dakotans will travel, which is a small drop from last July.  Of those state residents...
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SD Universities Changing Teacher Education Model

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s public universities are changing their teacher education programs so students will spend a full year teaching in a school district before graduating. The state Board of Regents says college students training to be teachers traditionally have been student teachers for a semester before graduating. Black Hills State University...
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Wind in SD Faces Challenges Despite New Incentives

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s new economic development incentives are making the state more competitive with neighbors on large wind projects, but other industry challenges are keeping South Dakota from tapping its potential. Officials say South Dakota’s up-front tax structure has been why the nation’s fifth-windiest state produces just 784 megawatts in...
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