Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Last Updated by Jackie Hendry on

Education and workforce development are increasingly intertwined. About 60% of South Dakota graduates stay in the state after they finish their degree. Partly to encourage that trend, Governor Dennis Daugaard has established partnerships between universities and industry. SDPB’s Jackie Hendry looks at two schools in western South Dakota.

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South Dakota Millennials Edge Into the Political Fray

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A lot has been written about the millennial generation, a group of 20 to 35 year olds..They’re the first generation to come of age in the new millennium. Pew Research Center says by next year they will surpass Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation. Some millennials say a good way to help shape public policy in South Dakota is to write it.

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Coming Home Again

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Lakota tradition puts a lot of value in family. Many Native American people who leave home eventually return...and some bring new ideas with them. SDPB’s Chynna Lockett spoke to three young college graduates who are using their skills to promote community development.

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Telecommuting in South Dakota

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The next generation of South Dakota workers will walk into opportunities their parents and grandparents never saw coming. That means more than jobs that come from current technology; if the right tools are available, modern workers can make good salaries and never leave the home. South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Gary Ellenbolt reports.

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Marty Jackley Discusses Governor's Race

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South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is running for governor. He joined us in the studio for a look at his campaign initiatives.

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Dusty Johnson and His Candidacy for US House

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Dusty Johnson is the vice president of Vantage Point Solutions in Mitchell and is a former Public Utilities Commissioner. He was also part of Governor Mike Rounds policy staff. Dusty Johnson is a Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives. He detailed his campaign on In the Moment.

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2018 State of the State Address from Gov. Daugaard

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard's State of the State address on January 9, 2018 included remarks on healthcare, workforce development, teacher pay, and the use of non-meandered waters for recreational use. Daugaard is term-limited; this is his final legislative session as South Dakota's chief executive.

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South Dakota Focus: Medical Marijuana

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One of our most recent episodes of South Dakota Focus featured host Stephanie Rissler and a panel of guests discussing the complex issue of medical marijuana.

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They Spoke to Me

Last Updated by Kealey Bultena on

Digging deeper with the Crisis Intervention Training from the Sioux Falls Police Department.

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A Reporter's Take: Managing My Own Emotional Intelligence

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SDPB's Kealey Bultena looks at her own personality while covering a new training for law enforcement.

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A New Voice for SDPB on All Things Considered

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SDPB radio welcomes Jeremy Ludemann as the new host of All Things Considered

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The Top-16 South Dakota Places Of 2017 That A Person Should Visit

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According to Only In Your State, these are the top-16 South Dakota places a person should visit in 2017. Some of the places are more well known than others, but all are special in one way or another. What is your favorite South Dakota location?

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SDPB's Top News Stories of 2016

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

As the year comes to an end, we look back at the most read local news stories that we covered in 2016.

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The Vision To Listen

Last Updated by Kealey Bultena on

I recently put together a story about a woman who knows that two people can see because doctors were able to save her son’s corneas and transplant them. I’ve always known my grandpa had multiple corneal transplants, so it’s seemed almost routine. But this woman rightly found joy in knowing her son saved someone’s sight, and I began to consider how grateful I should be for my grandpa’s vision.

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Initiated Measure 22

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An Act to revise campaign finance and lobbying laws, creates an ethics commission and democracy credit program.

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