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Girl Scouts to Help Deliver Ballot Boxes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A group of Sioux Empire middle school and high school kids can’t vote yet, but they’re playing a special part in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Emma Shea, a senior Girl Scout, won’t be able to officially cast a ballot until the next governor’s race. “It’s something you go grow up to want to do,” said Shea. However,…

South Dakota Ballot Measure Campaigns Reaching Key Deadline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota ballot question groups hoping to put a slew of initiatives before voters next year are hitting a crucial campaign deadline. Campaigns must turn in thousands of signatures by 5 p.m. Monday to the secretary of state. Supporters have been gathering names on issues ranging from legislative redistricting to establishing open primary elections. Plans to…

Deadline to Submit Ballot Measures for 2018 Election Approaching

Monday is the last day to submit a measure to appear on the 2018 ballot. New Approach South Dakota is a state group collecting, counting, and validating signatures of support. “What we have are initiative processes that we can partake in where we can collect enough signatures so that when our voices aren’t heard, we can make them be heard,”…

Voters Approve Spending $15 Million To Build New School In Tea

Goal is to house more students without increasing class sizes

Voters in the Tea Area School District have approved paying more than $15 million for a new elementary school. 70% of voters were in favor of the measure Tuesday night.  The school district needed 60% to authorize the $15.4 million bond sale for the project.  Now, the project can go out to bid and the school district should know which…