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SD Lawmaker Faces Social Media Backlash Over Jokes

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker says she was trying to be funny when she ended two newspaper columns with jokes about Muslim terrorists, convenience store clerks, motel managers and President Barack Obama. The Rapid City Journal reports the comments by state Rep. Betty Olson, of Prairie City, led to a...
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More Part-Time Students Taking Online Courses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Board of Regents says more older students in South Dakota are taking online college courses while they complete their degrees part time. The regents say more than 22,500 students enrolled in distance courses at the state’s six public universities last year. University data show about 63 percent of all...
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October Prize Awarded from BGCCA’s Great Futures Mega Raffle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The October winner in the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle was named Wednesday. Three semi-finalists were selected Wednesday morning to win $500 of photo sessions and prints and yesterday afternoon, the name drawn from the three to win the prize was Ann...
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Study Shows Dakotas’ Reliance on Ag Production

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new study shows that the Dakotas get more of their gross state products from agriculture production and food manufacturing than any other states. The study done for South Dakota’s Agriculture Department finds that South Dakota in 2012 got 11.9 percent of its gross state product from those industries, and...
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