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SD Students Seek Special Song at Graduation

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – Some parents and students in the Chamberlain School District want the school board to allow a Native American honoring song during graduation ceremonies next month. Students have presented a petition to the board and board members have promised to vote on the matter before the May 19 graduation, but they...
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SD Hospital Executives Support Expanding Medicaid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota hospital executives say expanding the Medicaid program to provide health insurance to thousands of additional low-income people would reduce the amount of people unable to pay their bills for medical care. Hospital officials say South Dakota hospitals last year were unable to collect about $90 million from low-income...
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South Dakota Readying for Severe Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is preparing for upcoming severe weather. This week has been Severe Weather Awareness week, and a statewide tornado drill conducted Wednesday reminded people to think about severe weather before it actually happens. This season’s severe weather season is expected to be more active than last year, when...
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SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist Discusses Tree Health at Tuesday Seminar

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Extension Forestry Specialist for SDSU says it appears that the trees and greenery along the river in Pierre and Fort Pierre were not hurt as badly as first thought following the flood of two years ago. John Ball spoke yesterday at a tree seminar at the SDSU Regional...
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