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Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Lila J. Steiber
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
July 29, 2016
Freeman Academy, Marion join forces in athletic co-op
FREEMAN — A pair of neighboring schools low on participation numbers have teamed up to participate for the next three seasons. Freeman Academy and Marion agreed to a cooperative deal for athletics starting this fall. The new co-op is called the Freeman Academy/Marion Bearcats,...
July 29, 2016 - 11:48pm
July 28, 2016
A boost with heart in mind: SDHSAA foundation provides AEDs to schools in need
Thanks to the efforts of the South Dakota High School Activities Association Foundation, 10 South Dakota schools will be a little safer with...
July 28, 2016 - 12:22am
July 26, 2016
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
PIERRE — The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks currently has 281 schools trained in the program with around 20,000 students participating each year. GF&P hosts an eight hour safety and proficiency...
July 26, 2016 - 11:49pm
April 13, 2016
AG's Office expects more interest in school sentinels
Now that one school has signed up for school sentinel training, the Attorney General's Office expects more to come forward. The Tri-Valley School District in Minnehaha County unanimously approved a school sentinel policy during a board meeting Monday night, becoming the first educational...
April 13, 2016 - 10:17am
April 5, 2016
South Dakota schools frequently haven't hired new S.D. teachers
PIERRE—South Dakota schools hired less than 38 percent of the first-year teachers graduated from South Dakota's state universities during 2002 through 2014. That's one of the trends identified in a report to the state Board of Regents, whose members govern the state universities....
April 5, 2016 - 5:05pm
March 2, 2016
Impact of Daugaard veto likely minimal
PIERRE — South Dakota's Legislature has attracted national attention recently, but some area superintendents took little notice Tuesday when the governor vetoed one hot-button issue.
March 2, 2016 - 11:05am
October 28, 2015
South Dakota students see math, reading scores slip slightly
PIERRE (AP) — The 2015 Nation's Report Card shows reading and math scores for South Dakota's eighth graders have slipped slightly over the...
October 28, 2015 - 7:18pm
October 21, 2015
Solen school swells with dislocated Cannon Ball students
SOLEN (AP) — The student body at the high school in Solen on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has nearly tripled in size, and many of the new students are looking up to the older students — literally. The 115 students from the elementary school in Cannon Ball are attending...
October 21, 2015 - 2:17pm
October 17, 2015
New sign shines for school crossing guards
Ron Wright loves the new sign he uses as the crossing guard at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School in Mitchell. "It has flashing lights and...
October 17, 2015 - 9:10am
State to mull limits on restraint, seclusion in SD schools
PIERRE (AP) — A proposal that would allow schools to physically subdue students only in emergency situations would remove South Dakota from the short list of states that lack regulations governing the use of restraint and seclusion. An advisory group is scheduled Thursday to...
September 17, 2015 - 4:09pm
September 8, 2015
Students in Sioux Falls public schools return to classrooms
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Public school students in South Dakota's largest city return to their classrooms Tuesday after an extended summer break. In April, Sioux Falls residents voted to begin the school year after Labor Day as opposed to the region's more typical mid-August start...
September 8, 2015 - 11:24am
July 9, 2015
ND generals ask Congress to promote bill that fights obesity
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Senior military leaders from North Dakota say Congress should resist attempts to water down a bill that sets nutrition standards in schools. Retired Gens. Michael Haugen, Keith Bjerke, Jerald Engelman and Robert Schulte say a 2010 bill that promotes healthier...
July 9, 2015 - 4:49pm
June 25, 2015
Open teaching positions remain a problem in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — It is becoming increasingly difficult to find people to fill open teaching positions in South Dakota, according to school administrators. A survey by the School Administrators of South Dakota group found that nearly one-third of the 837 open positions advertised...
June 25, 2015 - 11:26am
June 10, 2015
Lawmaker wants input into state education funding task force
PIERRE (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker is concerned that a state commission studying education and South Dakota's teacher shortage isn't taking into account the concerns of legislators outside the group. Rep. Elizabeth May said she's disappointed because she thought the...
June 10, 2015 - 1:02pm
June 5, 2015
Winner students create pen pal link to Afghanistan
WINNER — For kindergarteners, 7 miles is a long way away, let alone 7,000. But thanks to the connection of students in a Winner kindergarten...
June 5, 2015 - 1:39pm