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35 arrested at Leonard Peltier rally in D.C. | Sep 14


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Indigenous activists and allies took to DC aiming to secure clemency for Leonard Peltier this week in protest. Peltier remains incarceerated with two life sentences for his inolvement in a 1975 shootout involving the FBI on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The Sioux Falls School District is facing a federal lawsuit from supporters of the school's now-defunct gymnastic team. The school board pulled the plug on the program during the most recent round of budget writing in July.

Representatives from the state Farmers Union made their way to Capitol Hill to offer their South Dakotan perspectives on legislation. Farmers Union vice president Wayne Soren says he's disappointed in the discussion orbiting this year's Farm Bill.

The National Science Foundation awards a four-year grant to South Dakota State University in partnership with universities across the nation. The project was led by the University of Maine and aims to find ways to secure electric grids in rural communities.

Law enforcement agencies frequently cite 'interagency collaboration' as a reason for a closed case — and now there's a program aiming to make that easier. It's called Safe South Dakota.

There are 34,370 students in South Dakota's university system — and that number has grown for a second consecutive year. Officials say it's time for students to get back in the classroom.

And more.

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