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Shannon County Name Change Proposal OK’d for Vote

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Residents of Shannon County will vote in November on whether to change the name to Oglala Lakota County. KCSR radio reports that Auditor Sue Ganje says supporters of a change have gathered enough petition signatures to put the matter on the November general election ballot. The county makes up...
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PRFD Called Monday Afternoon to Put Out Fire in Wheat Field Being Harvested

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) For the second day in a row, members of the Pierre Rural Fire Department worked to put out a fire that started while a wheat field was being combined.  Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says the fire was reported about 12:35 p.m. and was burning in a wheat...
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Dakotas Lead US in Economic Well-Being for Kids

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A new report says strong local economies and an oil boom have helped the Dakotas lead the nation in terms of economic well-being for children. But the 25th annual Kids Count report says there’s still room for improvement in education and the number of children living in poverty. The report...
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SD Gets Over $294K to Digitize Historic Newspapers

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota has been granted more than $294,000 in federal funds to digitize 100,000 pages of historic state newspapers. U.S. Senator Tim Johnson on Monday announced the grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Johnson says the funds will help preserve and promote South Dakota’s rich history. The grant will...
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