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Judges to Speak at Summit About South Dakota Foster Care

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Tribal and state judges will be among the speakers Thursday at a summit focusing on Indian child foster care in South Dakota. The three-day summit is in response to a 2011 National Public Radio series that said South Dakota routinely broke the Indian Child Welfare Act. Under federal law,...
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SD Schools Getting Increased Internet Bandwidth

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications and the South Dakota Department of Education says it will increase Internet bandwidth this summer to 159 school sites across the state. Telecommunications manager Pat Snow says the work is part of an effort to double K-12 bandwidth every two to three...
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Public May Feel Left Out of SD Big Game Management

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The half dozen people at a meeting in Pierre say many South Dakota hunters and landowners feel their views are not taken into consideration in the management of big game in the state. The meeting was held by a consulting firm hired by the state to make recommendations on how...
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Native Americans Trade Tales of Displaced Children

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – More than a dozen Native American families described through tears children being taken from them by South Dakota social workers. The stories were delivered Wednesday during the first day of the Great Plains Indian Child Welfare Act Summit in Rapid City. Parents detailed the difficulty in regaining custody of...
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