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Rounds hires housing expert Polak for congressional office | May 10


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On today's update...

The former director of South Dakota Housing Lorraine Polak has a new position in the congressional office of U.S. Senator Mike Rounds. Polak served as the executive director of the state's Housing Development Authority for about two years until she left the position in March of this year.

This is Teacher Appreciation Week, but in South Dakota, educators are mixed on whether they feel supported. Each year around this time, the National Education Association ranks states by comparing factors such as educator salaries.

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender is taking in his final few weeks on the job, but there's a crowded field looking to sit at the same desk. What thoughts does the outgoing mayor have for his potential successors?

A former broadcast reporter has pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge filed for making a prank phone call using South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's personal cell phone number. Reporter Austin Goss pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor.

Summer Schultz will be the next superintendent of the Brookings School District. Schultz held the same role in Dell Rapids.

A tied school board vote has saved Roosevelt Elementary in Watertown for the time being. The district weas considering closing the 70-year-old school as part of an effort to save funds and consolidate resources amid declining enrollment numbers.

And more.

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