Teachers Scramble to Scoop Up Cash in Promotion Called Demeaning

Ten teachers in South Dakota competed for $5,000 in dollar bills to spend on classroom improvements. Critics called the event at a hockey game in Sioux Falls demeaning.

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40-Year-Old Cold Case of South Dakota Baby Ends With Conviction

Decades after a baby was found by the road, DNA testing led to criminal charges. On Friday, a woman entered an Alford plea in the case, maintaining her innocence while pleading guilty to manslaughter.

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How Are Americans Catching the Virus? Increasingly, ‘They Have No Idea’

New outbreaks used to be traced back to crowded factories and rowdy bars. But now, the virus is so widespread not even health officials are able to keep up.

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Father Michel J. Mulloy Resigns Weeks Before Becoming Bishop of Duluth

Father Michel J. Mulloy was chosen by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., but then an allegation from the 1980s surfaced, church officials said.

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A Shortage of Steak? Yes, and Ranchers Knew It Was Coming

The pandemic has laid bare the instability of the industrialized food chain.

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South Dakota Meat Plant Is Now Country’s Biggest Coronavirus Hot Spot

Refugees from around the world worked at the Smithfield pork factory in Sioux Falls. Now they face mounting illness and the sudden loss of their jobs.

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