Category: Rapid City

South Dakota Task Farce on Education

South Dakota Task Farce on Education

The South Dakota Blue Ribbon Task Force on education came to Rapid City last night. The task force met at the Ramkota with educators, then business leaders, and lastly yesterday evening with members of the general public. The meeting last night was fairly well attended, with about 85 people present.

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Combat Artist to Speak in Rapid City

Combat Artist to Speak in Rapid City

Sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group, combat artist James Pollock of Pierre will visually present his documentation of the Vietnam War on Saturday, June 13 at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, 930-1130 am.

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Lakota Writer to Share Fighter Pilot Experiences

Lakota Writer to Share Fighter Pilot Experiences

Sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group, Lakota writer Ed “Eagle Man” McGaa will talk about his most recent book, the autobiographical Warrior’s Odyssey: Spirit of Crazy Horse, on Saturday, May 9, at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, 930-1130 am.

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Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Rep. Jeff Partridge

Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Rep. Jeff Partridge

South Dakota Rep. Jeff Partridge was one of the featured speakers at the Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting March 7, 2014

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Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Rep. Dan Dryden

Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Rep. Dan Dryden

South Dakota Rep. Dan Dryden was one of the featured speakers at the Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting March 7, 2014

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Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Sen. Bruce Rampelberg

Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Sen. Bruce Rampelberg

South Dakota Senator Bruce Rampelberg was one of the featured speakers at yesteday’s legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City.

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Video – South Dakota State Debt Collection Agency

Video – South Dakota State Debt Collection Agency

At the Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting yesterday, Tonchi Weaver with South Dakota Citizens for Liberty asked about HB 1228 concerning debt collections for monies owed to the state of South Dakota.

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Video – Education Rubric in the South Dakota Legislature

Video – Education Rubric in the South Dakota Legislature

At the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, a question was asked about SB 176 concerning textbook which “provide[s] for the development of online resources and a rubric of textbook analysis for use in school districts, to make an appropriation therefor.” The question was about why we were seeking to hire a private agency to do something that government was prohibited by law from doing.

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Video – On the American Legislative Exchange Council

Video – On the American Legislative Exchange Council

At the Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting todya, a question was asked about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and whether working with such groups violated the oath of office taken by legislators.

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Video – On Ending the Department of Education

Video – On Ending the Department of Education

At today’s legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City, a question was asked about HCR 1003 which calls on congress to end the federal Department of Education, and where the education funding would come from that currently comes through the federal Department of Education.

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