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SD Leads Nation in Native American Poverty Rate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New Census numbers show that South Dakota leads the nation in the percentage of Native Americans living below the poverty line. Five years’ worth of data from The American Community Survey on poverty shows that more than 48 percent of the state’s 65,000 Native Americans live below the poverty...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Urged to Expand Medicaid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health care officials and some low-income people have urged South Dakota lawmakers to expand Medicaid to cover thousands more people. The House and Senate committees on Health and Human Services held a joint meeting Wednesday to consider the advantages and drawbacks of expanding the program as part of the federal...
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Forecasters Watching Developing Weather for Region

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The forecast currently has a Winter Storm Watch mentioned for later this evening through much of Thursday.  The National Weather Service continues to keep an eye on how the potential storm is developing.  Dan Mohr with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen said this morning that it is possible...
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SD Tribe Seeking Designs for Sioux Coin

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribe is seeking design ideas from the public for a new Sioux Nation dollar coin. The tribe’s Office of Economic Development is working with the Native American Mint on the contest. The winning design will be displayed on a 39 millimeter coin. Designs should represent Sioux...
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