South Dakota

SD Population Grows as State Becomes More Urban

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Census data shows that the Black Hills region is the fastest growing part of the state. Eric Abrahamson with Black Hills Knowledge Network tells the Rapid City Journal that the population in the Black Hills has increased 10.9 percent from 2000 to 2010, while the state population grew at...
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SD Group Wants More Time on Ferret Plan

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is requesting a delay to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s plan to reintroduce the black-footed ferret in 12 western states. The association has written a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Director Dan Ashe asking for an...
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SD Governor Believes Current State Gun Laws Good

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he believes the state’s current gun laws are good and he sees no need to change them. Daugaard says he supports the state law that allows people to carry concealed weapons if they have permits. He says he opposes allowing people to carry concealed...
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SD Senate Leader Suggests Needs-Based Scholarship

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The leader of the Republican majority in the South Dakota Senate says he will introduce a bill to create a state program that awards scholarships based on financial need. Senator Russell Olson of Wentworth says South Dakota is the only state that has no scholarship program based on financial need....
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