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Concerns raised about state program to certify more appraisers | Aug 25


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The Department of Labor and Regulation is looking to streamline the process for those seeking an appraiser’s license. The push comes, in part, from Governor Kristi Noem, who says the state needs to address a shortage of real estate appraisers in the state.

The South Dakota Legislature is conducting a summer study on the need for regional jails. Committee members are hearing that small town jails are often old, not meeting legal requirements. One of them is in Clay County, where residents are asked to vote in November on a bond issue to pay for a new jail and law enforcement center.

The ever-rising cost of education is a burden on many students, but especially those from Indigenous backgrounds. That’s according to research conducted by the National Native Scholarships Providers.

The Oglala Sioux and Rosebud Sioux tribes will receive $68 million for high-speed internet infrastructure. The grant is expected to connect over 3,000 households to wireless and fiber service.

A new report from the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks details its efforts to fight zebra mussels. But a current and former lawmaker say more could be done to contain the aquatic invasive species.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.