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Sioux Tribes Upset Over Sale of Sacred Site in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A prime piece of real estate in South Dakota’s Black Hills is up for auction, worrying Native American tribes that consider the property sacred space. The land known as Pe’ Sla is privately owned, but members of the Great Sioux Nation have been allowed to gather there every year...
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No State Fair Debate in SD Congressional Race

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – The two candidates for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House apparently will not debate at the South Dakota State Fair. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem earlier said she would not debate Democrat Matt Varilek at the State Fair because the event was being sponsored by the South Dakota Farmers...
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SD Student Scores Remain Steady on Math, Reading

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota students’ scores in reading and math remained about the same in an annual test given to students across the state. About 62,000 students in grades 3-8 and 11 were tested last spring. The state Education Department reports that 75.5 percent of the students scored either proficient or advanced...
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South Dakota Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Thompson man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for assault. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced recently that 29-year-old Charles His Law was sentenced for the November 2011 incident. Johnson says His Law assaulted a woman, who suffered serious injuries. He pleaded guilty to the charge...
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