TEA, S.D. (AP) - A proposed $10.5 million bond issue to fund school projects in Tea in southeastern South Dakota failed by just 14 votes. The measure needed 60 percent approval to pass, but only 59 percent of the 1,270 people who voted yesterday favored the idea. The bond issue would have paid for a new elementary school, an addition to an existing elementary school, and the start of a performing arts center attached to the high school.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - Voters in the Spearfish area have rejected the proposed annexation to the city of about a square mile of land in Spearfish Valley. About 55 percent of the 1,225 people who voted yesterday opposed the annexation of 635 acres. City officials who pushed the annexation said residents in city limits pay to provide emergency services in the outlying area when Lawrence County officials can't respond.
WAGNER, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who was slain on the Yankton Sioux Indian Reservation last month but have released no new details about the incident. The U.S. attorney's office says 56-year-old David Gonzalez was shot and killed Nov. 7 at a rural Wagner residence. The FBI has previously said the shooting was part of a home invasion.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Transportation Department has released a traveler information app for smart phones using the iPhone operating system. An app for Android phones was released earlier this year. State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist says the South Dakota 511 mobile application is another way to help people travel safely.
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