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Historians Form Group Focused on Midwest History

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A group of historians has formed an organization whose goal is to increase the study of the Midwest. The Midwestern History Association was launched recently at a conference in Sioux Falls with the stated mission of giving the region a stronger voice in the historical profession. The group’s first...
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Senator Tim Johnson

US Senator Johnson Raises Awareness About Adoption

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson is raising awareness about the importance of foster care adoption. Johnson says every child deserves to be raised in an “environment that allows them to flourish.” Johnson this month participated in the 10th annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project, which highlights the experiences and needs of...
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SD Department of Transportation

DOT Awards $1.1M in Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state’s Department of Transportation has awarded $1.1 million to six small South Dakota cities and one county for road improvements. The funds were given through the Community Access grant program to improve roads leading to schools, main business areas, hospitals, grain elevators and other economic areas in the communities....
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Railroad Track

South Dakota Workers ‘Hi-Rail’ for Safety

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – Record crop yields and the North Dakota oil boom have led to a resurgence of rail transit in South Dakota, and it’s Lynn Kennison’s job to make sure the tracks are safe. He’s a transportation specialist at the state Department of Transportation and inspects the rail lines using a road-rail,...
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