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ND, SD universities get bioprocessing grant

Four universities in North Dakota and South Dakota have been awarded a $6 million grant to establish a research consortium that will study the use of a plant material to replace petrochemicals. Full story

USDA gives development grants to SD electric coops

The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded grants to three South Dakota electric cooperatives to help support economic development projects. Full story

Black Hills Electric Coop gets federal money

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Black Hills Electric Cooperative will get $13.1 million in loan guarantees to help improve its South Dakota system. Full story

South Dakota, More Than Just Gorgeous Views

   South Dakota is the winner of the annual "America's Top States for Business" study. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the state's economy and its stunning views.

Sioux tribes plan large-scale wind energy project

A group of Sioux tribes in South Dakota are hoping to pump some much-needed revenue into their economies with an ambitious wind project, but some wind industry experts question whether the tribes understand the hurdles they face with such a large-scale development. Full story

Underground Experiment Asks Why We're Not Antimatter

A new experiment buried deep underground in a South Dakota mine aims to detect rare particle decays that could explain the mystery of antimatter. Full story

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South Dakota tries to change "Negro" and "squaw" place-names

Body of South Dakota teen who died trying to save brother found

South Dakota governor signs extended abortion wait period law

South Dakota extends abortion wait period for weekends, holidays

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  Winter thaw leads to Dakota ice jams

Large ice formations have spotted in South Dakota's Sioux River. NBCNews.com's Alex Witt reports.

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Lawton of Deadwood, South Dakota fires his single action revolver after cocking the gun with his left hand during the Canadian Open Fast Draw Championships in Aldergrove
Lawton of Deadwood, South Dakota fires his single action revolver after cocking the gun with his left hand during the Canadian Open Fast Draw Championships in Aldergrove

Frank Lawton of Deadwood, South Dakota fires his single action revolver after cocking the gun with his left hand during the Canadian Open Fast Draw Championships in Aldergrove, British Columbia July 21, 2013. The present-day Fast Draw competition was born from the Hollywood myth of the western gunf

Lawton of Deadwood, South Dakota, fires his single action revolver after cocking the gun with his left hand during the Canadian Open Fast Draw Championships in Aldergrove
Lawton of Deadwood, South Dakota, fires his single action revolver after cocking the gun with his left hand during the Canadian Open Fast Draw Championships in Aldergrove

Frank Lawton of Deadwood, South Dakota, fires his single action revolver after cocking the gun with his left hand during the Canadian Open Fast Draw Championships in Aldergrove, British Columbia July 20, 2013. The present-day Fast Draw competition was born from the Hollywood myth of the western gun

Floyd of Ludlow, South Dakota wrestles a steer in the steer wrestling event during the 101st Calgary Stampede rodeo in Calgary
Floyd of Ludlow, South Dakota wrestles a steer in the steer wrestling event during the 101st Calgary Stampede rodeo in Calgary

Chason Floyd of Ludlow, South Dakota wrestles a steer in the steer wrestling event during the 101st Calgary Stampede rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ANIMALS SOCIETY)