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South Dakota: State in the United States
South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, who comprise a large portion of the population and historically dominated the territory. South Dakota is the seventeenth largest by area, but the fifth smallest by population and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 United States. As the southern part of the former Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with North Dakota. It was either the 39th or 40th state admitted to the union. Before signing the statehood papers, President Benjamin Harrison shuffled the papers so that no one could tell which became a state first. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Falls, with a population of about 187,200, is South Dakota's largest city.

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Big turnout on day one of early voting [Video]

Big turnout on day one of early voting

[NFA] Voters in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming began casting in-person ballots on Friday. In Virginia, elections officials in Fairfax and Arlington counties reported heavy turnout, with..

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Research: Sturgis Rally Likely A Superspreader Event For COVID-19 [Video]

Research: Sturgis Rally Likely A Superspreader Event For COVID-19

A new research paper on the spread of COVID-19 from the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota last month has generated both attention and skepticism. According to HuffPost, the paper claims that the..

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CDC: America's Children, Teens Are Killing Themselves At An Increasingly Higher Rate [Video]

CDC: America's Children, Teens Are Killing Themselves At An Increasingly Higher Rate

A sobering new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests suicide rates for children and young adults are still on the rise. According to HuffPost, youth suicide has been a..

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000 [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000

Cases are surging in Iowa and South Dakota, and the top U.S. infectious disease expert warned "we need to be doing much better." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Covid Death Tied To Sturgis Rally Confirmed [Video]

Covid Death Tied To Sturgis Rally Confirmed

The first known Covid-19 death stemming from Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been reported. The health department stated the death happened in Minnesota following the 10-day rally. Thousands of..

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U.S. coronavirus cases top 6 million [Video]

U.S. coronavirus cases top 6 million

U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 6 million on Sunday as many states in the Midwest reported increasing infections, according to a Reuters tally. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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COVID-19 Cases Are Spreading Following Sturgis Motorcycle Rally [Video]

COVID-19 Cases Are Spreading Following Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Coronavirus cases traced back to the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota have crossed state lines. Nebraska public health officials said at least seven Covid-19 cases have been tied to the rally...

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Camera-Shy Bison Rips Pants Off Nosy Photographer [Video]

Camera-Shy Bison Rips Pants Off Nosy Photographer

HuffPost reports a woman who got a little too comfortable with a herd of bison got viciously attacked by one of them. A group of motorcyclists was riding through South Dakota’s Custer State Park on..

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Motorbike enthusiasts gather in South Dakota despite COVID-19 spike [Video]

Motorbike enthusiasts gather in South Dakota despite COVID-19 spike

An annual biker event takes place over 10 days in Sturgis, South Dakota. Even as health officials warned of a major coronavirus spike, some 250 000 bikers gathered at the event.View on euronews

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Smash Mouth performed for largely maskless crowd at Sturgis rally [Video]

Smash Mouth performed for largely maskless crowd at Sturgis rally

The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held in South Dakota.

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Smash Mouth Performs For Crowd Of Hundreds At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally [Video]

Smash Mouth Performs For Crowd Of Hundreds At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Smash Mouth performed for hundreds of people over the weekend in South Dakota. The rock band played during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It's a massive event that typically draws roughly..

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Face It: Trump Really Wants His Face On Mt. Rushmore [Video]

Face It: Trump Really Wants His Face On Mt. Rushmore

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was faced with a tricky etiquette question last year regarding the White House. According to CNN, Trump aides reached out to her about the process of adding an additional..

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South Dakota's governor and the state's secretary of public safety are promising a thorough and transparent investigation of a fatal crash involving the state's attorney general. (Sept 15)  
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'I didn't see what I hit': South Dakota AG releases statement detailing role in fatal crash

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said he thought he hit a deer when he struck and killed a man on Saturday night.
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South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg told authorities he thought he hit a deer when he struck and killed a 55-year-old pedestrian.  
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South Dakota AG struck, killed a pedestrian with car; initially said he thought he hit a deer, officials say

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Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota's Attorney General, Investigated in Fatal Crash

Gov. Kristi Noem said that the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, was in a car crash on Saturday night that left one person dead. Mr. Ravnsborg said he was “fully cooperating with the..
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Coronavirus updates: Dakotas take hit after Sturgis rally; schools back off classroom learning; Europe sees increase in cases

Dakotas cases rise after Sturgis rally; schools back off in-class learning: Europe struggles with bump in cases: COVID-19 news.
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4 workers at Smithfield plant died; feds fine company $13,494

Regulators say meat processor failed to protect workers at plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from coronavirus.
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South Dakota governor defends COVID strategy amid surge

Over the last two weeks, South Dakota ranked second in the country for new cases per capita.
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South Dakota governor pushes tourism despite virus surge

The state currently ranks second in the country for new cases per capita over the last two weeks, with 439 new cases per 100,000 people.
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Late summer snow blankets parts of South Dakota

A late summer storm has produced winter-like conditions in parts of South Dakota. (Sept. 8)  
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SD governor criticizes study suggesting Sturgis bike rally led to 260,000 COVID-19 cases

A study by a California research group estimates that the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota led to more than 260,000 coronavirus cases.
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Coronavirus live updates: Model predicts 410K US deaths by January; Labor Day weekend brings risk; South Dakota stages state fair

Labor Day weekend presents risks, experts say. New Zealand extends restrictions. More than 100 Iowa schools report cases. Latest COVID-19 news.
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South Dakota dismisses 'elite class of so-called experts,' carries on with state fair after Sturgis rally drove COVID-19 surge

The South Dakota State Fair opened Thursday after the state's last major event, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, led to a surge of COVID-19 cases.
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Who is Kristi Noem? South Dakota governor criticizes protests in Democratic cities, praises Trump at RNC

Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., drew parallels between the founding fathers and the Republican Party in the Republican National Convention's opening speech on Wednesday night.
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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says at RNC "our founding principles are under attack"

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem gave the first speech of the third night of the Republican National Convention, pushing the night's theme of "land of heroes." Watch her speech.
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A 3,000-pound triceratops skull named 'Shady' was excavated in South Dakota

The seven-foot-long dinosaur skull — named "Shady" — was unearthed in the Badlands of South Dakota, Westminster College announced.  
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Warning issued after bar patron had COVID-19 at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that drew 460,000 vehicles

Authorities say a patron of a bar in Sturgis, South Dakota, tested positive for COVID-19 and was able to transmit the virus while attending the Sturgis Rally.  
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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Rolls to a Close as Virus Tracking Remains Complex

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South Dakota rejects Trump's expanded unemployment

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Coronavirus updates: Thousands gather at motorcycle rally again; more good news for blood plasma treatment; travel restrictions in Europe

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally draws large crowds as the U.S. tops 5 million coronavirus cases

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2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attracts thousands with no mask requirements amid pandemic

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Trump To S. Dakota Governor: Put Me On Mount Rushmore

President Trump reportedly lobbied the Governor of South Dakota to have his mug added to Mount Rushmore, which might explain his 4th of July rally at the site. Gov. Kristi Noem gifted DT a mini replica..
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South Dakota biker rally underway amid pandemic

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How Kristi Noem, Mt. Rushmore and Trump Fueled Speculation About Pence’s Job

After Ms. Noem, the South Dakota governor, flew to Washington on Air Force One, rumors about her ambitions ensued. She made a second trip to smooth things over with Mike Pence.
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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Draws Huge Crowd at Local Bar

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was true to form Friday night, as a huge group packed into a local bar with nary a mask in sight. It all went down at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota. The..
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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's COVID Precautions Seem Futile, Not Enforced

Though the reasonable, safe and smart decision would have been to cancel the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ... the South Dakota city's doing what it can to keep it from becoming a COVID..
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‘If We Get It, We Chose to Be Here’: Despite Virus, Thousands Converge on Sturgis for Huge Rally

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On This Day: 5 August 2009

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Professional Bull Riders welcomes fans into arena

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South Dakota tribal leader joins call to remove Mount Rushmore ahead of Trump visit

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, has a simple response to those that question whether Mount Rushmore will be torn down: "Not on my watch."
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Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert punched at South Dakota bar, per report

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Biden inches toward delegate win, Steve King ousted and other takeaways from Tuesday's elections

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