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Lawmakers say education needs more than just funding

September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

PIERRE — South Dakota’s superintendents say schools are struggling to fill open positions mainly because of low teacher pay, while policymakers suggest a solution to the teacher shortage isn’t simple and the problem won’t …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD schools’ savings accounts hit record as group asks for tax increase to boost teacher pay

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The money that South Dakota school districts hold in reserve as unobligated general funds increased 10 years in a row and stood at a record $220.6 million in 2013, according to a report delivered Monday by the state Department of Legislati…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Farm expenses keep rising; no simple fix, according to experts

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new report confirms U.S. farm expenses continue to rise, and agricultural business management specialists say that should cause farmers to take a closer look at how they operate.

Farm production expenditures nationwide totaled $367.3 billion i…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

DPS budget reviewed by committee: Bottom line increased to almost $38.6 million

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Dickinson Public School Board will be reviewing a number of what Superintendent Doug Sullivan calls “big-ticket items” when it sets the 2014-2015 budget at its executive meeting August 11.
The board’s budget committee, chaired by Leslie Ro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Mitchell school board to approve budget for new fiscal year

July 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

The annual reorganizational meeting for the Mitchell Board of Education will include a measure to increase the cost of school lunches and the approval of the district’s 2014-15 budget.

The board, which will say farewell to retiring board member …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Lottery expects less income this year than last

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Lottery is anticipating a slight decrease in revenue this year.

Lottery officials estimate $105.7 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending in June 2014. Last year revenue reached $107.5 million.

Lotto gam…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD lottery revenue stands flat

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Players spent slightly less money on South Dakota Lottery games through the first nine months of this budget year than for the same period in 2013.

That would mean less revenue for state government if the trends continue, officials told …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD lottery revenue stands flat

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Players spent slightly less money on South Dakota Lottery games through the first nine months of this budget year than for the same period in 2013.

That would mean less revenue for state government if the trends continue, officials …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD lottery revenue stands flat

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Players spent slightly less money on South Dakota Lottery games through the first nine months of this budget year than for the same period in 2013.

That would mean less revenue for state government if the trends continue, officials …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

$2 million more coming for battling pine beetles

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The Legislature is putting more money into the fight against mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills.

The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to earmarking $1,950,000. SB 28 now heads to Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

The legislation provide…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com