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Curtis and Linda Mueller
UND to cut women's hockey, sources say
March 10, 2017
South Dakota governor signs religious adoption protections
South Dakota joined three other states Friday that have enacted laws giving broad legal protections to faith-based organizations that refuse...
March 10, 2017 - 5:52pm
March 9, 2017
South Dakota governor mum on religious adoption protections
South Dakota's Republican governor isn't saying whether he'll sign a measure aimed at protecting faith-based organizations that refuse to place...
March 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
March 2, 2017
House passes protections for religious adoption agencies
PIERRE (AP) — The state House wants to give legal protections to religious adoption agencies or foster groups that won't work with people such as same-sex couples and single parents. The chamber voted 43-20 Thursday to approve the bill, which passed the Senate. Changes made by the...
March 2, 2017 - 5:41pm
February 23, 2017
Bill could hamper SD same-sex couples looking to adopt
PIERRE (AP) — Same-sex couples and single parents in South Dakota could face obstacles if they want to adopt from religious child placement agencies under a bill that passed the state Senate.
February 23, 2017 - 11:35am
February 16, 2017
Panel votes to allow adoption agencies to refuse gay couples
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel on Wednesday approved a bill that would protect religious adoption agencies or foster groups that won't work with same-sex couples and single parents. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed the bill 5-2 despite state...
February 16, 2017 - 11:07am
February 13, 2017
Bill protects faith-based foster care, adoption agencies
PIERRE (AP) — A bill making its way through the South Dakota Legislature would protect faith-based foster care and adoption agencies that deny a child's placement with same-sex couples and single people. The agencies could still benefit from state funds and contracts without fear...
February 13, 2017 - 11:28am
November 14, 2016
The miracle of adoption
Not every family's path to parenthood is easy. Many people struggle in ways that can be devastating for a family to endure. Pat and Julie Schneider,...
November 14, 2016 - 5:15pm
January 29, 2016
State searching for foster families in Black Hills area
PIERRE (AP) — The Department of Social Services is searching for people who want to know more about the need for foster families in the Black Hills area. The agency says when placing a child with a family member isn't a possibility, the department turns to foster families. Child...
January 29, 2016 - 2:36pm
May 18, 2015
Dogs, cats found in back in SUV thriving, being adopted
SPEARFISH (AP) — Three weeks after police found 36 dogs and five cats in the back of an SUV in Spearfish, the animals are thriving and being adopted. KOTA-TV reports Spearfish police officers found the 36 toy-breed dogs and five cats inside the vehicle last month in a Walmart...
May 18, 2015 - 2:52pm
May 11, 2015
Haiti fixes adoption system, but some fear too few adopted
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Anne-Marie Saintou walks with a megaphone along the dusty lanes of a Haitian fishing village, imploring people not to make the same mistake she did. "Ladies, say 'NO!' she shouts. "We will not give away our children anymore." Saintou is part...
May 11, 2015 - 8:26am
November 24, 2014
US Sen. Johnson raises awareness about adoption
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson is raising awareness about the importance of foster care adoption. Johnson says every child deserves to be raised in an "environment that allows them to flourish." Johnson this month participated in the 10th annual Adoptive Family Portrait...
November 24, 2014 - 7:59am
July 23, 2014
Thune Selects Nagys for 2014 Angels in Adoption Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., announced Wednesday his selection of Scott and Jamie Nagy and their family of Brookings for the 2014 Angels in Adoption Award presented by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, of which Thune is a member. Scott, the head coach...
July 23, 2014 - 10:15pm
June 13, 2014
Sen. Johnson accepting nominations for Angels in Adoption
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., announced Friday that he is accepting nominations for the Angels in Adoption program. Each year, Johnson recognizes South Dakotans who have made a difference in the lives of children in need of a family. "As the grandfather...
June 13, 2014 - 11:26pm
March 14, 2014
New SD law bans adoptions at pregnancy centers
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a new law to tweak the policy governing the state's pregnancy help centers. The law forbids the centers from lining up adoptions. It will take effect in July. The centers are designed to provide neutral counseling...
March 14, 2014 - 10:21pm
March 4, 2014
Senate takes action on pregnancy centers
Pregnancy help centers will now be required to submit a list of licensed counselors to the state.
March 4, 2014 - 10:04pm