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SD Agriculture Department Awards Grants to Youth Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Agriculture Department has awarded 23 grants totaling $12,250 to rural youth organizations across the state. The grants are available each year to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters. The grants help the youth organizations beautify and improve their communities. The...
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SD Man Sentenced for Sex Abuse of Minor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Lower Brule man has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for abusive sexual contact with a minor. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 39-year-old Robert Stricker was sentenced on Thursday in federal court. Stricker pleaded guilty to the charge in September. Johnson says the incident occurred in...
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Students, Officials Praise Plan to Freeze Tuition

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Students and officials say a plan to freeze tuition and fees for South Dakota residents attending state-run universities is good news for students struggling financially. Student Federation president DJ Smith says the proposal indicates students’ voices are being heard. Gov. Dennis Daugaard included the tuition freeze in his state budget...
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SD Lawmakers Start Process to Hire Staff Director

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel is beginning the process of hiring a new director for the South Dakota Legislature’s staff. Jim Fry, former director of the Legislative Research Council, resigned in September after a report prepared by an outside organization criticized his office. He said he was preparing to retire anyway, and...
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