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Science Competition Snubbed. No Assemblies for Winners.

Last week-end while most of us were paying attention to the Boy's High School Basketball Tournaments, another very important competition was snubbed.

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Misconceptions Surrounding Eating Pork And The Swine Flu Lower Hog Prices

Swine Virus Major Problem in South Dakota. Cost Goes Beyond Grocery Store.

I love bacon and I really enjoy putting a pork loin on the grill. However, I'm bracing for higher prices at the meat counter.

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NPN graphic, used with permission

STUDY: South Dakota Job Creation Rate Slows to Below National Average

(NPN) --South Dakota’s job creation growth has slowed to below the national average according to statistics complied by the Arizona State University School of Business.

January 2013 to January 2014 saw a national non-farm job creation rate 1

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard
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Governor Daugaard To Announce Political Plans Tuesday

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard will announce his political intentions at three events tomorrow March 25th.

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Mt. Rushmore Closed Due To Government Shutdown

How Happy Is South Dakota Life? You’ll Be Surprised At The Answer

We are in one of the happiest places in the country

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When It Comes To Paying Taxes, South Dakota is #5

For some reason at this time of the year it sure doesn't feel like South Dakota is in the Top 10 States that pay the lowest taxes.

WalletHub recently analyzed how state and local tax rates compare to the national median in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.

From USA TODAY here are the Top 10 states with the Lowest Taxes:

10. Colorado
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Wither Twitter and South Dakota Politicians’ First Tweets?

(NPN) -- In celebration of the eighth birthday of the microblog/messenger service Twitter, they’ve made it easy for users to discover their own—or others’ first tweets.

While still a relatively new campaign and officeholder communication tool, many of the state’s major—and minor—politicians have jumped on the social media platform

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South Dakota Hunting Dates For 2014 Released

More important than the 'normal' four seasons in South Dakota is 'hunting' season. We've got the list from Game, Fish & Parks so you can submit your vacation requests now.

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SUNSHINE WEEK: Most Sioux Falls Metro Area Schools Quickly – and Happily – Comply with Request for Budget

(NPN) -- School districts in the Sioux Falls metro area were almost unanimous in their quick responses and transparency in either sending or providing a link to their 2013-14 budgets.

Northern Plains News contacted the Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Canton, Tea Area, Lennox, Brandon Valley, West Central, Tri-Valley, Dell Rapids, Parker and Garretson districts

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Lists Of Smoking Related Diseases Continues To Grow

STUDY: South Dakotans Smoking More Smuggled Smokes

(NPN) -- Over 25 percent of all cigarettes smoked in South Dakota in 2012 were smuggled into the state and are untaxed by South Dakota, according to a study released by the Tax Foundation Wednesday.

Citing results from a Michigan think tank study, the Tax Foundation noted that 26 percent of all cigarettes smoked in South Dakota were smuggled

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