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SD panel kills bill to drug test people on welfare

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee killed a bill on Wednesday that would have established drug testing of welfare recipients. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to defeat the measure.

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Lawmakers consider drug testing welfare applicants

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee is considering a bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Kirkeby, R-Rapid City, that would require state officials to develop testing procedures that would determine whether people applying for welfare programs are…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD spends smaller percentages on education, welfare than national averages

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News

South Dakota and most Northern Plains states spend less on welfare than the national average but are above, below and at national averages for education spending, according to a recent government study by the U.S. Census Bu…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD spends smaller percentages on education, welfare than national averages

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News

South Dakota and most Northern Plains states spend less on welfare than the national average but are above, below and at national averages for education spending, according to a recent government study by the U.S. Census Bu…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

State introduces drug testing for some welfare recipients

January 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Minnesota on Wednesday joined nine other states in randomly testing recipients of welfare for drugs.
The new law, approved during a 2012 legislation session, requires the state Department of Human Services to force recipients convict…continue reading on dglobe.com

State introduces drug testing for some welfare recipients

January 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Minnesota on Wednesday joined nine other states in randomly testing recipients of welfare for drugs.
The new law, approved during a 2012 legislation session, requires the state Department of Human Services to force recipients convict…continue reading on dglobe.com

Omdahl: It looks like we are all on welfare

September 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The farm bill is being held up in Congress by a controversy over food stamps. Some legislators think that this welfare program has gotten out of hand. Continue Reading

UND Social Work Department studies child welfare, trains workers in Indian country

July 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The University of North Dakota’s Social Work Department has grown dramatically in the past decade and, in doing so, it’s making a greater impact on the way the state reaches out to its American Indian population. Continue Reading

SD receiving fewer heating assistance applications

December 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The drop is likely the result of tightened eligibility requirements and recent mild weather.
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Humane Society: rescued mares to be released to homes; prognosis poor for colt

November 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A spokesperson for the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties said Thursday the prognosis for a rescued colt is “poor at best,” while the two mares that were rescued were being released to homes on Thursday. Continue Reading