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SD Panel Approves Rules for Armed School Sentinels

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel has approved rules for training teachers, other school staff members or volunteers to carry guns to improve security in school buildings. As a reaction to attacks on schools across the country, the Legislature this year approved a law allowing local school districts to designate teachers and...
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Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for Seven SD Counties

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Seven South Dakota counties will receive federal money to help recover from a series of June storms. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says a presidential disaster declaration was signed Friday for Beadle, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hughes and Kingsbury counties. Preliminary estimates showed more than $1.7 million in damages. Costs included debris...
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SD Farm Real Estate Value, Cropland Up From 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Farm real estate in South Dakota has increased in value by 29 percent. The Agriculture Department says in a new report that the value of farm land and buildings in 2013 averaged $1,800. That is up $400 per acre. Cropland value increased 30 percent from last year to $3,020...
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Pierre School Board Holds Third Public Meeting on Elementary Facility Planning Study

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board held the third in a series of meetings to give the public a chance to hear details of its elementary facility planning study, to ask questions and offer comments.    McKinley and Washington Elementary Schools are the district’s oldest buildings and will need some necessary, but...
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