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Biden approves disaster declaration for areas impacted by April flooding | July 10


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President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration for parts of South Dakota impacted by severe flooding in April. The counties impacted are Brown, Clark, Codington, Day, Faulk, Grant, Hand, Marshall, Potter, and Roberts. It also applies to the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation.

The Department of Game, Fish, and Parks confirms Zebra mussels have been found in the Sand Lake National refuge in Brown County. The invasive species has been spreading across the state in recent years.

Around the U.S., there are efforts among tribal nations to reclaim stolen land from colonization and preserve language history. A new effort is for nations to govern the collection and ownership of its data, called "data sovereignty."

After eight hectic years of guiding Rapid City through problems like COVID-19 and growing political polarization, former mayor Steve Allender returns to private life. Allender reflects on nearly a decade at the wheel.

The first All My Relatives Festival in downtown Sioux Falls showcased a panel of Native American Musicians discussing their creative process. The artists share what making music has meant to them.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."