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Program Helps More Native Americans Attend College

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents hopes to increase the number of Native Americans who attend state colleges. The Rapid City Journal reports the regents plan to launch a program soon based on a study of American Indian attitudes toward higher education. Based on the results, they voted to...
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Dangerously Cold Weather Blankets the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Schools are closed throughout the Dakotas as life-threatening cold weather pushes through the region. The National Weather Service reports overnight lows in the two states in the minus teens and 20s, and wind chills in the minus 30s, 40s, and even 50s. Meteorologist Philip Schumacher says frostbite can happen in...
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Animals Also at Risk from Cold Weather in Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The cold weather blanketing the Dakotas is dangerous not only for people but also for animals. Cattle are hardy animals and can survive extreme cold as long as they have adequate feed and shelter. But the cold can kill calves. South Dakota rancher Jack Dye tells KOTA-TV in Rapid...
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Two Eureka Women Killed in Crash

IPSWICH, S.D. – (SD State News) Two Eureka, S.D., women died in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 about six miles east of Ipswich on Friday, Jan. 3. Lavinena E. Guthmiller, 78, was westbound driving a 1998 Ford Explorer. Her vehicle slid sideways on an icy patch of highway into the eastbound lane...
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