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Police: Aberdeen school social media threat not 'credible' | May 05


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Authorities in Aberdeen say a social media post threatening a school shooting is not "credible" and is likely related to widespread hoax thrests across the country. Aberdeen police say they received several calls about the threatening post Thursday night.

The state is making more than $17 million in federal funds available for childcare providers. The money is intended to boost the capacity and affordability of daycares.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is announcing more than $32 million in grants to improve broadband in rural areas across South Dakota. They’re called Connect SD grants.

Spring is red flag fire warning season, but local fire officials are taking time to bring awareness of the benefits of controlled burns. The South Dakota Grassland Coalition partnered with SDSU Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to host a free controlled burning course for landowners.

Students at North Middle School in Rapid City learned how to set up and take down full-sized tipis this week. The assembly brought students and teachers of all backgrounds together to learn.

There’s more overlap between the mathematic precision of engineering and freeform creativity of the fine arts than you may think. South Dakota Mines showed that creative connection with the BeethoVAN, a project that hopes to bring chamber music beyond the concert hall.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."