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PIERRE - Many school districts in South Dakota already have resource officers in their buildings, including uniformed members of the local police force in some communities. Now comes a new concept called school sentinels that Rep. Scott Craig, R-Rapid...
PIERRE — Many school districts in South Dakota already have resource officers in their buildings, including uniformed members of the local police force in some communities. Now comes a new concept called school sentinels that Rep. Scott Craig, R-...
The state Department of Health is considering criteria for allowing more beds at nursing homes in Rapid City under a major change quietly passed by the Legislature last winter. A 2005 state law capped nursing home beds at 8,130 statewide as of July 1,...
Tags: Nursing, Executive Branch, Government, Justice System, Christmas
Thirty-one candidates for the 105 seats in the South Dakota Legislature were automatic winners Tuesday because they didn’t have opponents in the general elections. They included 12 of candidates for the 35-seat Senate and 19 of the candidates for...
American News CorrespondentPIERRE — November is still four months away, yet nearly one-third of the 35 men and women who will be members of the South Dakota Senate for the new term starting in 2013 are already elected. Those 11 don’t have opponents in the November...
American News CorrespondentPIERRE — The Senate’s Republican leader and the state Board of Regents’ twice-retired executive director were chosen Monday to lead a study committee to look at the purpose and funding of post-secondary education in South Dakota. Sen....
Tags: Jeff Monroe, Jim White
A few weeks ago over at the Pure Pierre Politics blog this scribe posted an item requesting nicknames of legislators. Naturally the best ones we can’t publish. But there are some that we can share. See how many you can get right. Nickname: “...
The state Senate decided Wednesday that county commissions should have the option of cremation for indigent people who die while in their jurisdictions. The legislation now also provides for tribal governments to be contacted by county officials, so...
Tags: Jean Hunhoff, Local Government
American News CorrespondentDay 20 (Feb. 13):Bets could range as high as $1,000 at Deadwood gambling casinos under legislation that won approval from the state Senate. The vote was 24-10 in favor. The measure goes to the House of Representatives for consideration next. The bet...
American News CorrespondentPIERRE — Some state senators who read a piece of legislation in its entirety don’t like what they found at the bottom of a proposal from counties to raise the filing fees for recording property documents. The purpose of the fee increase...
Tags: Local Government, Watertown
A special committee of state lawmakers finished drawing new boundaries for South Dakota’s 35 legislative districts on Tuesday and forwarded the recommendations for the full Legislature to consider next month. The revised map was expected by...
Real Democrats don't whine. They fight. They figure out how to win in South Dakota. They elect people such as Tom Daschle and Tim Johnson and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin to Congress, and Dick Butler and Curt Johnson and Bryce Healy and Steve Kolbeck and...
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