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Omicron is affecting children more than previous variants | Jan 05

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On today's update

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is affecting children more severely than previous than previous variants. With public schools back in session after the holidays, many districts face uncertainty about the health of students and staff this semester.

High-tech industries with high paying wages aren’t immune to labor shortages. The C-E-O of a South Dakota engineering company says improving the visa process for foreign workers could help.

Debate on marijuana will be on the table again as state lawmakers gather for the 2022 legislative session in South Dakota this month.

South Dakota’s snow plows have new names. The state Department of Transportation held the second annual naming contest to engage people on the topic of winter weather driving awareness.

And more.

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