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Wildfire burns at least 600 acres near Oglala | July 20


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On today's update...

A wildfire west of Oglala, South Dakota, has burned up at least 600 acres since it started yesterday afternoon. It began near Prairie Wind Casino and moved southeast. The exact cause is not known.

Nine more states have been approved for a piece of nearly $10 billion in relief money being distributed by the federal government to promote small business growth.

The Board of Regents is prioritizing tuition affordability at its public universities for the 2024 fiscal year. The board hopes to do this by freezing tuition rates.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds wants to make it easier for Native veterans to buy, maintain and remodel homes. Rounds introduced a bill last week to reform the Native American Direct Loan program.

South Dakotans experiencing a crisis related to mental health, substance abuse or suicide can dial 988 for help beginning Saturday.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.