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Sen. Rounds introduces school safety SAVES Act | Sept 14


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For many parents, a new school year brings concerns about school safety. U.S. Senator Mike Rounds proposes a new bill designed to help states make their schools safer.

Officials in northeastern South Dakota are investigating the partial collapse of a barn that injured ten workers.
Grant County Emergency Management says the barn at Blooming Valley Dairy near Summit was under construction when the rafters gave way about 5:30 p.m. Monday.

U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) introduced the Access for Veterans to Records Act. This legislation would work to eliminate the backlog of veteran records requests at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Cooling temperatures are adding a sense of urgency for the Sioux Falls homeless task force. The group discussed one shelter’s limited capacity at a recent meeting.

Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity (BHAHFH) is one of more than 230 Habitat for Humanity affiliates awarded a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation as part of its nationwide initiative to help low- to moderate-income families build and improve their homes across the U.S.

A fall tradition has started in some parts of the state – the annual search for fall color. Spearfish Canyon in western South Dakota provides one of the best autumn spectacles.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.