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Birth Control Shots For Pets Could Alter Life in Poor Areas

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Because animals are such an important part of Indian history and culture, tribal leaders called spay and neuter expert Ruth Steinberger. In the next eight years, they worked together to sterilize...
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Regents Report: Enrollment Down at Two University Centers

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents says enrollment at two of the state’s off-campus university centers dropped during the last academic year. University Center-Sioux Falls served 3,117 students over the past year, a decrease of 2.5 percent from the prior year. Capital University Center in Pierre reported a 25 percent...
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SD Lawmakers Urged by SASD to Boost School Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials representing South Dakota school districts say a legislative panel should look at boosting state financial aid to schools. Rob Monson of the South Dakota School Administrators Association says the legislative study committee should consider recommending an increase in state funding, not just an adjustment in the way money is...
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SD Department of Education Says Eight After-School Programs in SD Get Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Eight after-school programs have been awarded grants to provide educational opportunities for students. The South Dakota Department of Education says the grants range from $50,000 to $150,000 per year. The grants are funded for five years based on annual reviews. The money goes to support tutoring, homework help, music, arts,...
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