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Economists Expect Less Money Coming From Taxes. Schools and Hospitals Getting Nervous.

The promise of a budget surplus in December has dissipated into cold reality.  As the South Dakota Legislature wraps up their main session this week, the funding projections are somewhat lower than first anticipated.  

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Annual Homeless Survey Aims For Accurate Census Of New York City's Street Population

SURVEY: Dakotas Among Best and Worst Poverty Rates in Region

(NPN) -- One Dakota has the best poverty rate in the region and one of the best in the nation. The other Dakota has the worst poverty rate in the region but fares OK nationally.

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South Dakota Needs to Drop Nanny Act Over Sioux City Speeding Cameras

Apparently this Sioux City automated camera speed trap is causing quite a stir.  The South Dakota legislature and Governor Dennis Daugaard want to cut off communication with Iowa in response to numerous speeding tickets issued on Interstate 29. 

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You Can Help Some Vermillion Students Win a National Science Prize For their Research About Asian Carp in the Missouri River

A Vermillion 8th grade science class's research about Asian Carp in the Missouri River has made them one of fifteen national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. The winners are chosen by online vote and the class need your vote!

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South Dakota Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup / Dept. of Tourism
South Dakota Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup / Dept. of Tourism

Custer State Park Visitor Center Gets $1 Million Donation

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has given a $1 million donation to assist in the construction of a new visitor center at Custer State Park.

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Ethanol Gets A Boost From South Dakota Governor

Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota gave ethanol, specifically E-15 ethanol, a boost.

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Learn How to Avoid Consumer Scams

There is still time to be aware of consumer scams in this, Consumer Protection Week, March 2-8 in South Dakota and across the United States.

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Majority of South Dakota Legislators Guilty of Texting While Legislating

Both Houses of the South Dakota legislature have passed "wink and a nod" legislation dealing with texting while driving.

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Politician for Life? Not in South Dakota. Term Limits Stay in Place.

Term limits for South Dakota lawmakers that are currently in place will remain after the  Senate rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have extended those limits. 

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FDA To Propose Ban On Artificial Trans Fats

STUDY: South Dakota – Buckle of the Northern Plains’ Fat Belt?

While not in the bottom 10 states nationally for obesity, South Dakota - in the middle of the Northern Plains - has an obesity rate of 28.3 percent of the population, with Iowa a slim 0.2 points behind S.D. in fatness.

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