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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.


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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Donald Trump Jr.'s Girlfriend, Trump Campaign Rainmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19 [Video]

Donald Trump Jr.'s Girlfriend, Trump Campaign Rainmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19

Top Trump campaign official and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for coronavirus. Guilfoyle tested positive in South Dakota before she was set to attend President..

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Donald Trump decries cancel culture at Mount Rushmore event [Video]

Donald Trump decries cancel culture at Mount Rushmore event

US President Donald Trump took aim at so-called “cancel culture” during an impassioned speech at Mount Rushmore.His comments at the South Dakota landmark came amid wider discussion on race issues..

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Meatpacking workers absent after reopen order [Video]

Meatpacking workers absent after reopen order

Smithfield Foods is missing about a third of its employees at a South Dakota pork plant because they are quarantined or afraid to return to work after a severe coronavirus outbreak, according to the..

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Large crowds of motorcyclists converged in South Dakota at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as the U.S. topped 5 million coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, a Utah man says the community is honoring his..
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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.. - Published

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Even as health officials warned of a major virus spike, thousands of bikers descended on the small South Dakota city of Sturgis for an annual 10-day motorcycle rally. Many bikers expressed defiance of.. - Published

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. - Published

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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.. - Published

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Tens of thousands of motorcyclists roared into the western South Dakota community on Friday, lining Main Street from end to end, for the start of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. - Published

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‘Boxed Into a Corner,’ Residents Brace for Thousands to Attend Motorcycle Rally

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may attract 250,000 people despite an uptick in South Dakota’s coronavirus cases. - Published

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In 2009, singer Steven Tyler fell off the stage during an Aerosmith show in South Dakota. (Aug. 5) - Published

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Smithfield Foods is asking the courts to intervene in a federal workplace safety investigation over a COVID-19 outbreak at Sioux Falls plant. - Published

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

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South Dakota dirt track race will go on with 700 fans amid coronavirus pandemic

A dirt track in North Sioux City, South Dakota, is planning to hold a race Saturday with tickets capped at 700 fans despite governor's plea. - Published

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The Smithfield Foods, Inc. plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota closed indefinitely as COVID-19 cases among employees surpassed 500 this week. - Published

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