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Facing staffing shortage, Early Head Start temporarily closes its center

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of Dickinson’s few child care options has had to close its doors.

The Early Head Start program, part of the North Dakota Head Start Association and managed in part by the Community Action Partnership, temporarily closed its center after five o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.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

A guide to the EB-5 program investigation in SD

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Republican and Democratic lawmakers hope to delve deeper into the scandal involving an investment-for-green-card program at the Sept. 24 Government Operations and Audit Committee meeting in Pierre. Here’s a look at key elements of the investigations …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Murphy: EmPower Commission helps in legislative process

August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Energy Development and Transmission Committee, on which I serve, met Aug. 14 in Bismarck to hear the reporting of two entities: IHS Chemical and the ND EmPower Commission.
IHS did a study for North Dakota (as they do for many states and corporat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Murphy: EmPower Commission helps in legislative process

August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Energy Development and Transmission Committee, on which I serve, met Aug. 14 in Bismarck to hear the reporting of two entities: IHS Chemical and the ND EmPower Commission.
IHS did a study for North Dakota (as they do for many states and corporat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC budget seeks staff for proposed oil pipeline, rail inspection programs

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission is requesting more than half a dozen new employees in its 2015-17 budget to monitor the state’s growing number of oil pipelines and railroad traffic that has increased with oil-by-rail shipmen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Day County township boards vacating roads to keep anglers off flooded lands

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Farmers with flooded lands are using their elected township boards to legally shut down many miles of public roads in Day County this summer.

The 66-feet wide strips are returned to the adjoining landowners to become private property.

The strat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

South Dakota official: Prison reform working

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

PIERRE — A state law aimed at reducing South Dakota’s prison population and save money is working, South Dakota’s general counsel said Tuesday, saying that the number of offenders in drug courts has dramatically increased, l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com