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Feds: SD erroneously paid $36 million in unemployment benefits during pandemic | Oct 03


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On today's update...

A new federal report says South Dakota wrongfully distributed at least $36 million in unemployment benefits over the past three years. Most of that money came from federal COVID-19 pandemic aid.

After years of deliberation and planning, South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks is leading the development of a 400-acre shooting sports complex in the western part of the state. The South Dakota Shooting Sports Complex was designed with all shooting sport enthusiasts in mind.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights reports one in every five students admits to being bullied.

With populations in larger cities increasing across the state, Sioux Falls breaks ground on a public "One-Stop." The new service building will be located at Dawley Farm and construction is already underway.

South Dakota has a new Teacher of the Year. George Hawkins teaches social studies at Jefferson High in Sioux Falls.

For the next two months, South Dakota students looking to apply at a state university or technical college can do so for free. The free college application period began this week and runs through the end of November.

And more.

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