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SDSHS Plans Burial Mound Surveys in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials this summer plan surveys in six South Dakota counties to verify American Indian burial mound sites and determine if others exist that have not been recorded. The South Dakota State Historical Society’s Historic Preservation Office has hired contractors to do the work. Office Director Ted Spencer tells the Capital...
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Parts of Western South Dakota Getting Heavy Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – It’s almost May, but western South Dakota is dealing with heavy snow. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for the northern Black Hills, with up to 15 inches of snow expected. No travel is advised in much of the area. A winter weather advisory is...
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Court Finds Tobacco Ban Violates Inmates’ Rights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An appellate court says a tobacco ban in South Dakota prisons violates the constitutional rights of Native American inmates. The decision affirms the ruling of South Dakota District Judge Karen Schreier. It was appealed by the state’s Department of Corrections last year. The Friday ruling means the Department of...
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Entertainers Can Apply to Perform at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota entertainers can start applying to be part of this year’s Centennial Stage shows at the state fair in Huron. The fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are looking for people of all genres and styles. Linton has performed at the fair since the early 1970′s and been an advocate...
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