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Maryland Man New Director of SD Education Association

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A union leader from Maryland has been named the new executive director of the South Dakota Education Association. Daniel Besseck will leave his position as director of AFSCME Association of Classified Employees, Local 2250, AFL-CIO in Bowie, Maryland. He starts the South Dakota job October 15th. Besseck was previously a...
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SD Had Second Highest Flu Shot Rate Last Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – New data from the federal government show that South Dakota had the second-highest vaccination rate nationally last season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than half of the state’s adult population got a shot. Massachusetts had the highest rate, with 57.6 percent, followed by South Dakota...
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2012 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup Draws 14,000

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – More than 14,000 people lined the hills of Custer State Park for the 48th annual buffalo roundup. Riders on horseback gathered more than 1,000 bison into holding pens Friday in what has become a huge tourist draw for South Dakota’s Black Hills. But park managers also use it as a...
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Unofficial Results from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Election

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a new chairman. Unofficial results from Wednesday’s tribal election show Dave Archambault II defeating Mike Faith by more than 120 votes. Archambault will replace longtime chairman Charles Murphy. The Standing Rock reservation straddles North Dakota and South Dakota.
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