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State Representative Tim Goodwin (District 30) joins us for an update on the sale of state property that formerly housed the STAR Academy near Custer. Rep. Goodwin says the state legislature should have blocked the sale of the property.

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Last week, the Governor gave his annual budget address and outlined his budget proposal. He's recommending a cautious budget this coming fiscal year, due to lower than expected tax collections.

After the speech, SDPB's Lee Strubinger asked several lawmakers about how lower than anticipated revenue generation will shape the coming session.

Brandon Valley School District

Officials with the South Dakota Department of Education have named Fred Assam Elementary a National Title One Distinguished School. 

The school is located on Sioux Falls' east side and is part of the Brandon Valley School District. 

Principal Susan Foster says the school has received the recognition through its "Walk to Read" program. She says the initiative started four years ago.

Legion Lake Fire Spreading Quickly By Wind

Dec 11, 2017
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A forest fire in Custer State Park is estimated at 2,500 acres, and observers say it’s likely to grow.

About 200 fire fighters are on the scene, with more on the way.

Five residences are evacuated.

Scott Jacobson is the public information officer for the Legion Lake Fire. He says the fire is fed by windy conditions.

“It’s wind driven. They’ve got zero containment on it right now,” Jacobson says. “With the weather forecast the way it is the next several days, this is going to go into the rest of the week, we’re guessing.”

In The Moment ... December 11, 2017 Show 237 Hour 2 

Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer joins us for a look at this week's Images of the Past. Today we discuss efforts to bring the United Nations headquarters to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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In his new book, "That's What They Used to Say": Reflections on American Indian Oral Traditions, Donald Fixico invites readers into his own oral tradition to learn how storytelling, legends and prophecies, and oral histories and creation myths knit together to explain the Indian world.

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We welcome author Joseph Bottum to In the Moment for a conversation about the sacred stories of Christmas.

Find more of his Christmas writings here:

Joyous Surrender: A Rhapsody in Red (and Green)

Amazon Kindle Singles series "Wise Guy: A Christmas Tale"

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How does tax reform stand to impact graduate students in South Dakota? Dr. Ranjit Koodali is Dean of the Graduate School at the University of South Dakota.

He recently returned from the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools.

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The Lakota Nations Education Conference invites educators, parents, administrators and friends of education to the table for a four-day conference in Rapid City. Terrie Jo Gibbons has served 26 years as conference coordinator. She joins us for a preview.

The Black Hills Ski Season Is Finally Upon Us

Dec 11, 2017
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Black Hills ski bums can finally unite this weekend at Terry Peak.
 
The northern hills ski area’s opening day is this Saturday.
 
Terry Peak is the only one of two ski areas that will open this year.
 
Those patiently waiting for skiing and snowboarding season to start shall wait no longer, but they’ll have limited options this season.
 
One of the two ski areas in the Black Hills is closed this year.
 
Mystic Miner at Deer Mountain was sold during a sheriff’s sale earlier this year and is closed for the season.
 

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