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SD Joins Effort to Improve Distance Education

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is joining a national effort to make distance education more accessible to college students across state lines. The Daily Leader in Madison reports the program is called the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, or SARA. Board of Regents executive director and CEO Jack Warner says it also makes it...
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Tribal President: Keystone XL is an Act of War

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe’s president says if the Keystone XL pipeline is authorized, it would amount to an act of war. Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Cyril Scott says he’ll move to block the pipeline’s path through the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation...
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US Senate Shoots Down Keystone XL Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson could have been the vote to pass the Keystone XL pipeline through the upper chamber but opted to oppose the project. The 59-41 Senate vote Tuesday was one short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure, teeing up another vote once Republicans take...
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Report on Tribal Youth and Violence Urges Action

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem. A U.S. Department of...
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