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Haaland, Interior Department gather boarding school stories from Mission | Oct 17


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The Department of Interior has held its third stop on a tour to hear from Indian Boarding school survivors. One of the goals by the department is to create a permanent oral history of what occurred.

It’s pheasant hunting season in South Dakota, drawing outdoors enthusiasts from all over America to small East River communities. SDPB’s C.J. Keene shares an update following opening weekend.

Authorities in Rapid City are looking for a driver they say is responsible for a hit-and-run that left a teenager dead.
According to the Rapid City Police Department – the crash happened at the intersection of Lacrosse Street and Van Buren Street early Friday morning.

Cutting the state tax on groceries to alleviate pressures for increased costs for food is dominating South Dakota’s governor’s race. However, the state has skipped out on millions in additional food stamp benefits for low-income residents.

South Dakota ACT scores fell slightly year-to-year – but remain above the national average. The Department of Education reports the state’s composite ACT score this year is 21.5 – down a tenth of a percent from 2021.

The butterflies and fish are joining the zoo animals. The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Fall’s board of directors has announced a merger with The Butterfly House and Aquarium.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.