Thursday, December 1, 2022


Access to medication is key to HIV prevention, a Florida university uses a religious exemption to disband its faculty union, plus Nevada tribes and conservation leaders praise a new national monument plan.


The House passed a bill to avert a crippling railroad strike, Hakeem Jefferies is chosen to lead House Democrats, and President Biden promises more federal-Native American engagement at the Tribal Nations Summit.


The first-ever "trout-safe" certification goes to an Idaho fish farm, the Healthy Housing Initiative helps improve rural communities' livability, and a new database makes it easier for buyers and builders to find available lots.

South Dakota

Kelsey Scott, left, operates DX Beef in South Dakota. Scott is a fourth-generation Native American farmer who practices regenerative agriculture. (Photo courtesy of SJN)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Decolonizing Regenerative Cattle Ranching

By Ray Levy Uyeda for Yes! Magazine.Broadcast version by Mike Moen for Greater Dakota News Service reporting for the Solutions Journalism Network-…

Fire-safety experts recommend keeping space heaters at least three feet away from things that can burn, such as paper, bedding or furniture. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

With Heating Costs Up, SD Residents Reminded About Safety

After the calendar flips to December, South Dakota will see the return of colder temperatures during a period of higher natural-gas costs. Fire …

According to the Center for Biological Diversity, only about 500 adult American Burying Beetles remain in South Dakota. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, November 28, 2022

Wild Turkeys: A Blueprint for SD's Threatened Species

Wildlife advocates want more species to have the same shot at the type of recovery wild turkeys experienced. The game birds were once hunted to near-…

South Dakota's LGBTQ population is roughly 25,000 people, but advocates say harmful rhetoric in the current political climate prevents some community members from being open about their gender or sexual identity. (Adobe Stock)
SD LGBTQ Voices on Colorado Shooting: 'It's a Thin Line'

The LGBTQ community continues to mourn those killed at a shooting at a Colorado nightclub over the weekend. In South Dakota, advocates said such …

The average teacher salary in South Dakota is just below $50,000. Organizers behind a recruiting program say connecting with high schoolers about the profession can help overcome some of the barriers. (Adobe Stock)
SD Embraces Movement to Inspire Future Teachers

Teacher shortages have been a focal point in the world of education, but some working in the field say there should be more conversations about the …

It's estimated that Medicaid expansion in South Dakota will provide coverage to an additional 42,000 people. (Adobe Stock)
SD Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion

South Dakota has joined the more than three dozen states to expand Medicaid. Those who supported the ballot initiative said it goes beyond standard …

Over the past year, several polls have indicated a majority of South Dakotans support Medicaid expansion. (Adobe Stock)
Tribal Health Expert Discusses Medicaid Expansion in SD

In less than a week, South Dakota will learn whether voters support expanding Medicaid, where a researcher said approval would especially help tribal …

On a single day in 2020, domestic-violence hotlines in the United States received 21,321 calls, an average of almost 15 calls every minute. (Adobe Stock)<br />
SD Group: Multi-Faceted Approach Needed to Stop Domestic Violence

October is winding down, but groups working to prevent domestic violence still are hoping the public hears their message during Domestic Violence …

Oglala Lakota College is one of 32 fully accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States. (Photo courtesy
Tribal Colleges: Strong Voter Turnout Helps SD Campuses

South Dakota is home to three tribal colleges and universities. Higher education leaders for Indigenous populations say they hope to see strong …

Supporters of legalizing marijuana say it removes barriers that stem from an arrest for simple pot possession, including securing employment and finding a place to live. (Adobe Stock)
Recreational Marijuana Makes Another Appearance on SD Ballot

Just as in 2020, voters across South Dakota will have a chance in November to decide whether the state should legalize possession of small amounts of …

Some 14% of likely voters in the SDSU Poll, taken in the last two weeks, say they're undecided about whom to vote for in the governor's race. (Adobe Stock)
Poll Shows Tight Race for SD Governor

South Dakotans have some pretty big decisions to make casting their ballots this fall, including the race for governor. A new poll has somewhat …

In a recent lawsuit, a federal judge found nearly 10 examples in which the State of South Dakota had made it difficult for Native Americans to register to vote. (Adobe Stock)
Following Settlement with Tribes, SD Phases In Voting-Access Reforms

This election season, South Dakota is starting to implement voting-access reforms in light of a recent settlement with Native American tribes…


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