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During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - SD: Budget Policy & Priorities

Educators want state lawmakers to consider South Dakota kids when they allocate budget revenues, which are higher than originally predicted. (HollyDornak/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. - Supporters of public education in South Dakota hope the state's brighter revenue picture means legislators will focus on schools and provide the financial resources to help them thrive. State law says aid for schools must increase annually by the rate of inflation, which currently is

Cancer is a leading cause of death among American Indian populations, but palliative care in South Dakota is often a long drive from the state's Indian reservations. (aamc.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Finding a balance between traditional customs and modern health care is the goal of a national research project in South Dakota. Mary Isaacson, an associate professor at South Dakota State University College of Nursing in Rapid City, has been doing research on American Indian

In her second State of the State address, Gov. Kristi Noem promised to grow South Dakota's economy, which has lagged behind the nation's. (foundationforgovernment.org)

PIERRE, S.D. -- Gov. Kristi Noem stressed that South Dakota is "open for business" in her second State of the State address on Tuesday, citing tax laws that encourage companies to move to the state or expand their operations. Noem said she's committed to what she calls the "four pillars of protecti

The closure of nursing homes in rural communities across the Midwest means loved ones live farther away from families and their communities. (sbinevanerp/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The number of rural communities with few options for elder care continues to grow across South Dakota. The Hudson Care and Rehab Center in the southeastern corner of the state was the most recent closure, and marked the sixth nursing home center closure in the past year-and

Ten percent of South Dakota's campsites were unavailable in 2019 because of conditions created after severe spring flooding. (Nate Wek/listen.sdpb.org)

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota parks saw a decrease in usage this year because of spring flood damage. And now state residents are being asked to comment on a proposed rate increase. As of July 1, revenue from user fees for entrance and camping were down by nearly $2 million compared with 2018,

Some farmers in the Midwest this year did not get all the corn planted they normally would due to rain, snow, cold and flooding. (1778011/pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – America's corn growers are in Washington this week urging Congress to ratify a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, would replace the 1994 agreement known as NAFTA. John Linder, a farmer and a member of the Cor

South Dakota says it needs $46 million in federal disaster-relief funds to recover from severe winter and spring weather that affected virtually every part of the state. (fema.gov)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota is asking for a federal emergency declaration that would include $46 million to repair homes, businesses and infrastructure destroyed by extreme winter weather and spring floods along several rivers. Gov. Kristi Noem sent a letter to President Donald Trump th

The 2020 U.S. census will determine how much South Dakota's population has grown since 2012 - estimated then at 833,354, an increase of 2.4 percent over 2010. (JackFAdobe)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — As the U.S. Census Bureau begins hiring more than a half-million workers nationwide to help with the once-a-decade count, advocates for South Dakota's children are reminding residents of its importance. The 2020 census on April 1 of next year will determine how much feder

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