Education

Augustana Athletic Director Larscheid Stepping Down

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Augustana University athletic director Slade Larscheid is stepping down to pursue other opportunities and spend more time with family. The 34-year-old Larscheid has been on the job at the Sioux Falls school for about four…

Raven Industries Announces $5 Million Donation to SDSU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Raven Industries is donating $5 million dollars to South Dakota State University. The money will help establish a "Precision Agriculture" facility in Brookings. The facility allows for collaboration of multiple areas of learning including engineering, agronomy, and…

University Of South Dakota Gets Innovation Grant

Sioux Falls, SD- About a Million Dollars in grant money is coming to South Dakota to help spur innovation. The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business is the recipient of the I6 Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department…

Christmas Tree Shortage Not Affecting Businesses

SOUTH DAKOTA-  Experts say those looking for the picture-perfect Christmas tree this year may find it hard to come by or see an uptick in pricing due to the 2008 economy. Nationwide, businesses…

USD to Offer In-State Tuition to Nebraska Residents

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The University of South Dakota has announced it will offer in-state tuition to first-year students and transfer students from Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the school in Vermillion, South Dakota, made the announcement Thursday, describing…

Regulators Ask Enbridge To Tweak Pipeline Environment Review

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's utility regulators have rejected a state environmental review of Enbridge's controversial oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has determined the Environmental Impact Statement for Enbridge's proposed Line 3 pipeline is…

Regents OK 2 Large Projects At Northern State University

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's Board of Regents has approved two large projects at Northern State University in Aberdeen. The regents gave unanimous support to a $6.3 million football practice and women's soccer fields, complete with pavilion, and a…

GOP Plan Expands College Savings Plans To Cover K-12 Costs

A Republican proposal would allow parents to put money they save for their children's college costs toward K-12 education in a measure hailed as a win by school choice supporters. The last-minute amendment to the Republicans' tax plan allows parents…

3 Iowa Public Universities Request Funding For Financial Aid

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Presidents of Iowa's three state universities are asking for funding to pay for more financial aid for undergraduate students. But stagnant tax revenue could make additional spending unlikely. The university presidents requested $12 million on…

$4.5 Million School Plan Voted Down In Wessington Springs

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - Voters have narrowly defeated a $4.5 million bond issue to upgrade the century-old high school in Wessington Springs. 59 percent of the 751 voters in Tuesday's election favored the project, but it needed 60 percent…

The Barrel House Donates $92,000 To Kids In Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sioux Falls School District received a big donation during their school board meeting Monday night. Through their Hungry Hearts Campaign, The Barrel House donated $92,000 to the district. The majority, $82,000 worth, will go toward…

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