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Fed Comments Accepted in Indian Child Welfare Case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota’s handling of foster care for American Indian children. The Rapid City Journal reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken granted the Justice Department’s motion to comment on the lawsuit and acknowledged the...
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Rain Doesn’t Stop ND’s Statehood Celebration

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A downpour didn’t keep North Dakotans from celebrating their state’s 125th anniversary. The Bismarck Tribune reports North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Saturday unveiled the pen that President Benjamin Harrison used to sign the Dakotas into statehood in 1889. The pen was on display...
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Wilder Memoir to Give Gritty View of Prairie Life

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children’s series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted “Little House on the Prairie” fans a more realistic view of frontier living. “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography” is slated to be released by the South Dakota State...
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New Science Standards Proposed for Public Schools

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A committee drafting new education standards wants to make sure students get more hands-on experience in the sciences. The Argus Leader reports state education officials released a draft of new science curriculum standards last week. The 31-person committee that drafts the standards wants students to master scientific investigations, problem-solving methods,...
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