BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The 25th annual Kids Count report says there's still room for improvement in education and the number of children living in poverty in the Dakotas. The economic well-being category measures the percentage of children in poverty. The report notes that most children ages 3 and 4 in the two states are not attending nursery or preschool.
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - A Yankton man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend has been sentenced to 13 ½ years in the State Penitentiary. Curtis Wilson initially faced attempted murder and kidnapping charges but pleaded guilty in June to lesser counts of aggravated assault. Wilson blamed his actions on a combination of alcohol and antipsychotic medication.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man has been sentenced to a decade in prison on a methamphetamine charge. Michael Andrews pleaded guilty in April to distribution of a controlled substance. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier ordered Andrews to serve 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Endowment for the Humanities has granted South Dakota more than $294,000 to digitize 100,000 pages of historic state newspapers. The money will go to archive papers published between 1836 and 1922. The grant will be administered by State Archivist Chelle Somsen.
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