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Teen Texting While Driving Highest in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new report released this week shows South Dakota has the highest rate of high school-aged teens who admit to texting and driving. The report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 61 percent of teen drivers in South Dakota text and drive or send...
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Idaho Man New SD Legislative Research Council Head

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The office in Pierre that helps South Dakota lawmakers with research and other tasks has a new leader. The Legislature has hired Jason Hancock as director of the Legislative Research Council. Hancock most recently was deputy chief of staff for the Idaho State Department of Education. The new director formally...
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Lawmaker Out-of-State Travel Reimbursement Rises

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State records show that South Dakota lawmakers have increased their out-of-state travel since 2011 budget cuts. And the documents show a meeting viewed by some people as too conservative has been the top destination. Between July and early May, the state spent about $89,000 in taxpayer money for legislative travel,...
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President Obama Visits ND/SD Reservation Today

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - President Barack Obama is in Indian Country for the first time as president, witnessing two sides of Native American life — a celebration of colorful cultural traditions on the powwow grounds and a view of the often bleak modern-day conditions on tribal lands. The president and first lady arrived by...
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