SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A University of South Dakota study has concluded that the number of students in Sioux Falls' public schools will grow by more than 20 percent over the next 10 years. The study also says the student population will become more diverse, with the proportion of white students dropping from 69 percent last year to 58 percent in 2023.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Aberdeen's city attorney is stepping down at the end of August. Adam Altman says in his resignation letter that personal and family responsibilities prevent him from dedicating the time necessary for the position. Altman has been the city attorney for 8 ½ years.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for areas in South Dakota affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from June 13th to June 20th. The federal money may be used for emergency work and for repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding. Federal funding is also available for statewide hazard mitigation measures.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. Michael Young pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the April 2012 stabbing death in a Wal-Mart parking lot of Morgan Myers. Prosecutors will drop other charges including first-degree murder and fetal homicide as part of the deal.
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