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SD Tribes to File Lawsuit Against Social Services

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are expected to file a class action lawsuit Thursday alleging that the state’s Department of Social Services has violated the Indian Child Welfare Act. The federal law requires that Native American children removed from homes be placed with relatives or put in...
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SD Governor Signs Scholarship Bill to Recruit Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a measure that creates a college scholarship program aimed at recruiting new teachers into critically needed fields. College students who agree to teach in critical areas for five years after graduation could compete for scholarships. Those scholarships would help cover tuition and fees...
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SD Governor Signs Cellphone Ban for Young Drivers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure that prohibits beginning drivers from using cellphones when they’re behind the wheel. The new law will ban young drivers from using cellphones or other electronic devices until they get unrestricted licenses at age 16. A law officer could not...
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SD Governor Signs Bill to Set Up Fight Commission

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure setting up a state athletic commission to regulate boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Daugaard had originally opposed the bill because it would legitimize mixed martial arts fights, which he said are so violent they don’t deserve to be...
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