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DOT: Hay Must be Removed from Highway Right of Way

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is reminding farmers and ranchers to remove all processed hay from the highway right of way. The agency says state regulations require that hay be removed from the right of way within 30 days of being processed, but no later than Oct. 1. Officials...
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South Dakota Speech Contest Offers College Scholarships

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Students in a South Dakota speech contest on resource conservation will compete to win up to $1,100 in college scholarships. The state Agriculture Department announced Tuesday that students in grades 9-12 can compete in the 2015 contest. Its theme is how technology is “bridging the conservation generation gap.” Local contest...
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Oglala Native Language Program Gets Federal Grant

OGLALA, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota language revitalization initiative has received a three-year grant from the federal Administration for Native Americans. Lakota Immersion Childcare announced Tuesday it’s one of 13 organizations to receive part of $2.6 million through the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance initiative. It says it’s the only organization in...
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Legislators Talk About Relaxing Wine-Shipping Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative committee has made progress in crafting a bill to let South Dakotans buy out-of-state wines directly from producers but still needs to work out some key details. Legislators on the Alcohol Distribution and Shipping committee met Tuesday in Pierre. The committee had planned to finalize the proposed...
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