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Senator Thune Talks Politics with Students in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Senator John Thune spoke to high school students in Sioux Falls this morning. The senator attended a government class at O'Gorman High School to share some of his first-hand knowledge. Thune told stories of…

School Zone: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Learning new tricks, trades, and hobbies is something many of us say we don't have time for, especially during the summer months. However, The Washington Pavilion is giving you the opportunity to pick up something new.…

University of Iowa regents raise base tuition 3.8 percent

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - The Board of Regents has raised base tuition 3.8 percent for University of Iowa resident undergraduate students for the coming school year. The board also raised nonresident undergraduate tuition 2.1 percent at its Thursday meeting…

School Zone: Ninja Warrior Camp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The end of the school year means the beginning of summer camp season. Embrace Church in Sioux Falls is hosting a 'Ninja Warrior Camp' open to kids from kindergarten to fifth grade and their parents on…

School Zone: Pipestone

PIPESTONE, M.N. - For this week's edition of 'School Zone' we take you across the border to Pipestone, Minnesota. Students at Pipestone High are benefiting from numerous programs geared towards improving mental health in the classrooms, as well as outside…

Special education costs rise for Minnesota schools

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The rising cost of special education in Minnesota is contributing to a dispute over emergency funding for schools during the last full week of the legislative session. Minnesota Public Radio reports that districts spent $2.2…

Beloved Sioux Falls Teacher Retires After 50 Years

St. Mary's beloved "Miss Mac" (aka Jan McEntee) will spend her last day in the classroom on Thursday, May 17th, after teaching at the school for the past 50 years. Just out of college, she had a job interview at the…

GOP expecting veto on tax bill as Dayton seeks school aid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republican party leaders say they expect Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to veto a tax bill squaring Minnesota's tax code with sweeping federal changes. The House passed its bill Tuesday and the Senate was expected to…

Dayton says he won't pass tax bill without school funding

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't sign a bill squaring the state's tax code to sweeping federal changes if Republican lawmakers don't include emergency funding money for schools. Dayton's comments Monday set the stage…

School Zone: Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. - For this week's edition of 'School Zone,' we head west to Mitchell. Students at Gertie Belle Rodgers Elementary School are learning through 'personalized learning classrooms.' P-L-C's focus on student's learning at their own pace, not through traditional…

Dayton pushes for $138M for schools' budget shortfalls

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for $138 million in emergency funding for Minnesota schools as districts across the state grapple with budget shortfalls. Dayton unveiled his request to lawmakers Tuesday as the Legislature heads toward…

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