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APR. 6, 2015 - VOL. 50 No. 7

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The long and winding road
DakotAbilities´ capital campaign will renovate Longfellow School
School Board election April 14
Learn more about net neutrality at April 16 Policy & A Pint
Chamber creates Sioux Empire Farm Show scholarship

The long and winding road

If you want the short story, SB 1 was passed on the final day of the 2015 Legislative Session and signed into law by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. It equates to a nearly $86 million increase in annual funding for roads and bridges in our state, county and township systems with many provisions effective as of April 1, 2015.

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DakotAbilities´ capital campaign will renovate Longfellow School

DakotAbilities´ Opening Doors, the Campaign for Longfellow Center will allow the organization to renovate Longfellow Elementary School, transforming it into a centralized location to more effectively serve the needs of its clients. This Chamber Community Appeals Campaign kicked off April 1 and runs through July 31, 2015.

Opening Doors seeks to raise more than $1 million from Community Appeals and $918,000 from additional sources for a total goal of more than $1.92 million...

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School Board election April 14

An election to fill the two seats on the Sioux Falls Public School Board will be held Tuesday, April 14. In order to vote, you must live within the Sioux Falls School District and have registered by March 30.

Also included on the ballot will be a school start date referendum. This referendum asks whether to hold the opening day of school before or...

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Learn more about net neutrality at April 16 Policy & A Pint

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce strives to educate its members on issues of importance to the business community. The Chamber regularly studies issues and hosts events in order to share that information with Chamber members.

A newer event called Policy & A Pint combines a networking opportunity with an educational forum. The latest installment will talk about net neutrality. This issue is the idea that everyone with an Internet connection should have equal access to video, music, email, photos, social networks, maps...

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Chamber creates Sioux Empire Farm Show scholarship

A new scholarship has been created for Sioux Empire Farm Show exhibitors attending or planning to attend a two- or four-year post-secondary school with plans to study agriculture. Funds for the scholarship were raised from the Sioux Falls area business community at a silent auction during the 2015 Mayor´s Round-Up & Sale of Champions dinner, which is part of the annual Farm Show.

Applicants must be at least a senior in high school as of March 1 of the present year. GPA must be a minimum of 3.0 or greater...

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