The EPA and the National Institute of Health are funding a new project to examine potential impacts of pollution in Indian Country.

The Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research is based at the University of Arizona.   

Researchers are focusing their work on environmental health problems in Indian Country

Lori Walsh talks live with artist/historian/filmmaker John Mollison of Sioux Falls.  On June 3, Mollison will be part of a ceremony at the Pierre Airport to honor WWII hero John C. Waldron of Ft. Pierre.  An Oglala Sioux, Waldron was killed during the battle at Midway.  As a member of the U.S.

Dakota Midday: Tom Daschle On Politics

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Lori Walsh interviews former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle.  The former Senate Majority Leader is the founder and CEO of The Daschle Group.  He co-founded the Bipartisan Policy Center and serves as Chair of the Center for American Progress Board of Directors.  He joins Dakota Midday to talk about "Crisis Point: Why We Must, and How We Can, Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America."  The book is coauthored by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.

SDSU Wins Showdown Series Taking Home Corn Trophy

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South Dakota State is taking home its third corn trophy. The trophy is part of a charity fundraiser that pits SDSU against the University of South Dakota each year. The organization South Dakota Corn created the series four years ago as a way to raise money for families in need of food assistance. This year the games raised $66-thousand dollars for Feeding South Dakota.

CETUP 2016 – this is the Center for Theoretical Underground Physics and Related Areas – who come together in the Black Hills for more than a month to collaborate. Russell Franques, CEO, Dakota Sciences; Barbara Szczerbinska, Associate Professor, Dakota State University; and Nancy Wehrkamp, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute join the program to discuss this year's session. It begins June 6 and runs through July 15.

Secretary Of State At Black Hills Forum And Press Club

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South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says she wants to make her office more transparent for taxpayers.

She addressed the Black Hills Press Club and Forum to outline some of her goals.  Krebs says she recognizes many people no longer trust their government.

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Public safety officials say this year’s holiday weekend breaks a trend in fatal crashes on South Dakota roads. Lee Axdahl is director of the state’s Office of Highway Safety.

"We always head into Memorial Day weekend, which is the unofficial start of summer, with our fingers crossed, and this year that worked," Axdahl says. "Apparently, from the information that we have so far in South Dakota, we don't know of any roadway fatalities that have been reported in the state for the official Memorial Day weekend, which is good, because in 2014 we had six fatalities and in 2015 we had four."

The State Department of Education is working to help with students nutrition and retention this summer.  The agency is joining with the U-S-D-A in the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option.  Sandra Kangas (KANG-gis) is with the Department of Education.  She says the program looks to have more students ready to learn when school re-opens this fall.

605 Day Celebrates South Dakota Pride

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South Dakotan’s share the same area code. 6-0-5 is used by every South Dakotan from Sioux Falls to Spearfish.

It’s turns out that June 5th… is 6-0-5 day… and state officials think this is a great time to celebrate what it means to be South Dakotan.   

South Dakota is one of twelve states that have one area code for all residents. The number coincidentally

  matches the date of June 5th.

Katelyn Richter is with state Department of Tourism.  She says there are many reasons to celebrate being a South Dakota citizen. 

 Indian Health Service facilities in Pine Ridge and Rosebud were closed earlier.  The move comes alongside allegations the IHS facilities are failing to meet basic standards of service and care. Now, the U-S Senate Committee for Indian Affairs is planning a hearing in South Dakota in June.  



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