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South Dakota's minimum wage to increase 5.5% in 2024 | Oct 16


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South Dakota's minimum wage is set to increase by 5.5 percent next year. The Department of Labor says starting Jan.1, the minimum wage will increase from $10.80 an hour to $11.20 an hour - a bump of 40 cents.

Quality civics education creates informed citizens, but there needs to be balance in the classroom. As the Board of Regents proposes a civics requirement for South Dakota universities, education advocates say fair implementation of those standards would be essential.

A coalition who opposes eminent domain met in Sioux Falls to launch a group named "South Dakotans First." The group included lawmakers who have been in vocal support of landowners on this issue.

A new study seeks to better understand the housing conditions and needs to Native American veterans on South Dakota's reservations. The South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition is leading the statewide survey.

State officials gathered in Brookings to support the groundbreaking of 3M's new expansion. The plant was built more than 50 years ago.

And more.

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