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Forest Service Apologizes for Dakotas Fire

HETTINGER, N.D. (AP) – A U.S. Forest Service official has apologized for a fire that burned more than 16 square miles of Dakotas grassland. At meeting in Hettinger, N.D., on Saturday, Grand River District Ranger Paul Hancock told nearly 100 farmers and ranchers that the Forest Service regrets that the planned 130-acre prescribed burn...
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Longtime Native American Journalist Stepping Back

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A longtime Native American journalist is stepping back from day-to-day management at Native Sun News. The Rapid City Journal reports¬†that Tim Giago will remain owner but is taking a step back. Giago says he’s been writing a weekly column for 33 years to teach, provoke and otherwise encourage Native...
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De Smet to be Capital for a Day in May

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced that De Smet has been chosen to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day on May 10. Daugaard and other state officials will have roundtable meetings with De Smet business and community leaders on that day. There will also be a coffee and...
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SD Official Warns That New GED Test is Coming

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota official says people working to pass the General Educational Development test need to be aware that a new version of the test will be released next January. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says the current version of the test expires Dec. 31. She says all scores will...
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