South Dakota http://www.kunc.org en Feds To Consider State Funding To Reopen National Parks http://www.kunc.org/post/feds-consider-state-funding-reopen-national-parks With <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/10/231440270/report-parks-shutdown-saps-750-million-in-visitor-spending">economic impacts mounting</a> and one Utah county <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/09/231086726/county-in-utah-threatens-takeover-of-national-park-areas">threatening to take over national parks</a>, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will "consider agreements with governors" to allow state funding of national parks so that some can reopen to visitors.<p>Details are sketchy, but the agency "will begin conversations about how to proceed as e Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:51:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 50644 at http://www.kunc.org Feds To Consider State Funding To Reopen National Parks Another Car, Another Watery Grave, Another Cold Case Solved? http://www.kunc.org/post/another-car-another-watery-grave-another-cold-case-solved Just one week after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/18/223711703/2-cars-5-or-6-bodies-from-decades-ago-found-in-oklahoma-lake" target="_blank">discovery of two long-lost cars in an Oklahoma lake</a> and what appear to be the remains of six long-lost people inside them, a 1960 Studebaker Lark has been recovered from a creek in South Dakota.<p>It's thought that the skeletal remains inside the Studebaker may be those of two 17-year-old girls from Vermillion, S.D., who disappeared in 1971 <a href="http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/a1/skeletal-remains-discovered-inside Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 50026 at http://www.kunc.org Another Car, Another Watery Grave, Another Cold Case Solved? Pine Ridge Reservation Lifts Century-Old Alcohol Ban http://www.kunc.org/post/pine-ridge-reservation-lifts-century-old-alcohol-ban Native Americans at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota have voted to overturn a more than century-old ban on alcohol in a decision that critics say will spur an increase in already high rates of domestic abuse, suicide and infant mortality.<p>Tribe members finalized the vote count Wednesday: 1,871 for legalization and 1,679 against.<p>Federal law has long prohibited the sale of alcohol on Native American reservations unless the tribe specifically allows it. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:52:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48384 at http://www.kunc.org Pine Ridge Reservation Lifts Century-Old Alcohol Ban Wild Weather Warning: Tornadoes, Heavy Snows, High Winds http://www.kunc.org/post/wild-weather-warning-tornadoes-heavy-snows-high-winds While a "<a href="http://www.startribune.com/local/south/202302021.html" target="_blank">Minnesota winter that won't end</a> is expected to dump up to a foot of snow in the Twin Cities by Thursday night," people in Missouri and Arkansas are "grappling with the aftermath of a series of storms that <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/11/us/storms/index.html" target="_blank">spawned at least two tornadoes</a>."<p>And the wild weather is spreading to other parts of the nation:<p><blockquote><p>"A cold front will continue to advance eastward Thursday into Thursday night bringing a threat of severe Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:37:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 42750 at http://www.kunc.org Wild Weather Warning: Tornadoes, Heavy Snows, High Winds South Dakota Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns In Schools http://www.kunc.org/post/south-dakota-governor-signs-law-allowing-guns-schools South Dakota on Friday became what's "believed to be the first state to pass a law that specifically allows teachers to carry firearms," <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/us/south-dakota-gun-law-classrooms.html" target="_blank">as <em>The New York Times</em> writes</a>.<p>Gov. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:43:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 41271 at http://www.kunc.org South Dakota Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns In Schools