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Rounds, Johnson get RESPECT Act passed through Congress | Dec 16


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Congress is passing a bill that repeals 11 federal laws that discriminate against Native Americans. Two Republican members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation pushed the bill forward—Senator Mike Rounds and Representative Dusty Johnson.

Authorities in Mitchell are investigating a couple who they say was traveling with the body of their eight-year-old daughter. Police say the couple told the Davison County Coroner they were traveling from Washington state to Pine Ridge with their deceased adoptive daughter.

A powerful blizzard failed to keep fan from attending the Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City.

The Jolley Historic District in Vermillion has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The residential area is located near downtown Vermillion and contains 397 buildings. Built in 1958, The Jolley Elementary School is in the center of the district.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.