South Dakota

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South Dakota bank apologizes for stunt featuring teachers scrambling for $1 bills
Bank originally allotted $500 for each of the ten teachers involved and has since also issued an additional $500 to those teachers

Erum Salam

14, Dec, 2021 @5:28 PM

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South Dakota teachers scramble for dollar bills in ‘demeaning’ game
Company behind the competition apologises after footage showing teachers stuffing notes into clothing to fund classrooms goes viral

Josh Taylor

13, Dec, 2021 @11:31 AM

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Pandora papers reveal South Dakota’s role as $367bn tax haven
Some trusts held in midwestern state linked to individuals or companies previously accused of misconduct overseas

David Pegg and Dominic Rushe

04, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Republicans in six states rush to mimic Texas anti-abortion law
North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, Indiana, Arkansas and Florida eye similar measures to new Texas ban after six weeks

Samira Sadeque in New York

03, Sep, 2021 @5:14 PM

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The battle for Mount Rushmore: ‘It should be turned into something like the Holocaust Museum’
The national memorial draws nearly 3 million visitors a year – and Native Americans want the site back with a focus on oppression

Annette McGivney

03, Jul, 2021 @9:15 AM

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South Dakota governor uses private funds to send troops to Mexico border
• Republican Kristi Noem deploys national guard to Texas, claiming move is in response to ‘crimes’ committed by migrants

Sarah Betancourt

30, Jun, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Fear that Johnson & Johnson pause could heighten vaccine hesitancy in US
A deflating pattern is emerging in rural, conservative and vaccine-hesitant states as authorities worry that stakes could not be higher in those same communities

Jessica Glenza

19, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘I want to show the pride’: photo essay of the Two Spirit Indigenous people
Photographer Magdalena Wosinska spent about two weeks sleeping in the basement of a community center looking to show the beauty of the community in Pine Ridge

Sunnie R Clahchischiligi. Photographs by Magdalena Wosinska

12, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How trans children became 'a political football' for the Republican party
Dozens of bills would ban trans youth from certain sports teams. Experts say they’re based on unfounded fears and could harm vulnerable kids

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

23, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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South Dakota gripped by pandemic amid Kristi Noem's no-mask approach
State has alarming Covid positivity rate of almost 60% and governor’s hands-off policy is having dire consequences

Talli Nauman in Rapid City, South Dakota

23, Nov, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Kristi Noem rigidly follows Trump strategy of denial as Covid ravages South Dakota
Republican governor clings to the president despite his defeat and claims ‘we’re doing really good’ with state’s positivity rate at 60%

Ed Pilkington

19, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Trump and Biden head for Minnesota as early voting begins in three states
Candidates both hit key state where Democrat retains an edge while lines form at polling stations in Virginia

Joan E Greve in Washington and Sam Levine in New York

18, Sep, 2020 @8:08 PM

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