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SD officials push for lab renovation

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
Officials in South Dakota are continuing to make upgrades to an animal disease research lab in Brookings a priority, with Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently saying he hoped to earmark $5 million in state money for the project. The almost 50-year-old lab at South Dakota State University is important to the state's livestock industry, as evidenced by the bird flu outbreak
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Council to hear Dunn on lab expansion

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
BROOKINGS, South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn will make a presentation to the Brookings City Council on the proposed remodel and expansion of the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at the council's Tuesday meeting.
The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory was established by the state Legislature in 1967 on the SDSU campus and is the state's veterinary
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Obamas donate daughters’ swing set to Wash. shelter

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP), The swing set from Brookings that President Barack Obama installed on the South Lawn for his young daughters eight years ago has a new home.
The White House said Friday that the Obamas donated the set to a shelter in southeast Washington. The Obama family plans to visit the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Program on Monday and
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Hy-Vee recalls candy

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP), The Hy-Vee food store chain has recalled store branded candy distributed to 242 stores in eight states after learning an ingredient from another company could be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee says a milk powder ingredient used in chocolate coating has the potential for contamination and the candy's manufacturer, Palmer Candy Co., announced
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South Dakota Senate approves bill to make mug shots public

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow authorities to publicly release mug shot photos taken when a criminal suspect is booked.
The chamber voted 20-12 Friday to send the bill to the House. Attorney General Marty Jackley, who proposed the measure, says it would improve transparency.
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Bridging the digital divide

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
BROOKINGS, Cathy Enlow has always been at the Brookings Public Library, it seems. Well, for 28 years, at least, which, as far as the technology she's in charge of is concerned, is like a lifetime.
As the technology services librarian, this Lincoln, Neb., native is looking forward to her retirement Jan. 13 and has seen the transformation of libraries from
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McCrory Gardens receives EcoGrant

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
BROOKINGS, 3M recently awarded McCrory Gardens one of its Eco Grants to further its mission of "Connecting people and plants through education, discovery, research and enjoyment of the natural and built landscape."

In 2016, 3M selected 12 projects to receive Eco Grants totaling $400,000. 3M gives Eco Grants to support programs in conservation and environmental education in nature centers and
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Senators propose new restrictions for lobbyists

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), South Dakota Senate leaders are proposing new restrictions on lobbyists at the state Capitol.
The proposed new rules would keep lobbyists out of the Senate chamber and adjacent hallways during work hours. Supporters of the measure say lobbyists on the Senate floor have become too much of a distraction.
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Tribal chairman promotes mutual understanding

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), The Yankton Sioux tribal chairman used his address to South Dakota lawmakers Thursday to encourage mutual understanding between Native American people and non-tribal members.
Chairman Robert Flying Hawk gave the second State of the Tribes address, a speech from a leader from one of the nine Native American tribes in South Dakota similar to the governor's State of
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Ride for the brand

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
BROOKINGS, In his office in Morrill Hall on the South Dakota State University campus, Barry Dunn quotes from a book on ethics.
"Live each day with courage … take pride in your work … finish what you start … do what has to be done … be tough but fair … when you make a promise, keep it … ride
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Chief pitches mental health proposals

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), The state Supreme Court's chief justice used his legislative address Wednesday to pitch proposals meant to improve public safety and the treatment of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system.
Lawmakers should broaden the pool of people authorized to perform mental competency evaluations and expand infrastructure to offer a telehealth option for the assessments, Chief Justice David
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SD’s college readiness test getting little use

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Gov. Dennis Daugaard expressed frustration in his State of the State speech that few school districts are using a college readiness testing program that aims to help reduce the need for remedial classes. Some things to know about the problem, the program and why it matters:

The problem
Last year in South Dakota, 30 percent of university students required
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Parking permits referred to UCC

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
BROOKINGS, A spirited debate broke out but no final decisions were made regarding parking permits around the South Dakota State University campus, during the Brookings City Council meeting Tuesday.
Scott Munsterman also presided in his first meeting this week as interim mayor after being sworn in by Deputy Mayor Keith Corbett.
The council has talked over the parking issue a
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A familiar face

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
BROOKINGS, Councilor Keith Corbett, left, administers the oath of office for mayor to Scott Munsterman before the Brookings City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Munsterman will serve as the interim mayor up to the election in April, when the newly elected mayor will take office.
Munsterman, a former Brookings mayor and state legislator, agreed to fill the open seat after Tim Reed
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Daugaard: Amazon to begin collecting taxes in South Dakota

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), Online retail giant Amazon has agreed to begin collecting state and local sales taxes on purchases in South Dakota, Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Tuesday in his State of the State address.
That's a win for state government, which is heavily dependent on sales tax collections. It comes as a lackluster fiscal outlook is forcing officials to address a
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Together again

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
Editor's note: This article originally appeared in All Hands Online: The Official Magazine of the U.S. Navy, which can be found at www.ah.mil.

Small towns exist all over the country, and each is as different as the states they occupy. For many small towns, leaving to serve your country after high school is a high point of pride.
For
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Daugaard to give State of the State address

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to give his State of the State address to legislators at the South Dakota Capitol.
The Republican governor's speech kicks off the start of the 2017 legislative session Tuesday.
Daugaard is expected to discuss issues ranging from mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system to growing meth use and mounting drug arrests.
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Krebs offers package to replace ethics initiative

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is proposing a rewrite of South Dakota's campaign finance laws that she said could replace a voter-approved government ethics overhaul Republican lawmakers are expected to repeal during the legislative session that starts Tuesday.
The state's chief election officer outlined to The Associated Press the wide-ranging changes, which include creating a campaign finance ethics
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Beyond Connections to welcome residents

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
BROOKINGS, New residents in Brookings now have a resource for meeting others in the community.
Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has created a newcomer group called Beyond Connections to bring people together to welcome new residents, network and build relationships.
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Daugaard: Debating a bathroom bill shouldn’t be a priority

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), Gov. Dennis Daugaard says that debate over restricting the bathrooms that transgender students can use at school shouldn't be a priority during the 2017 legislative session.
Daugaard tells the Argus Leader that he views the debate at the Capitol as unnecessary because school districts are handling issues on a case-by-case basis.
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