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BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD

September 5, 2018

AP-South Dakota stories for September 8 and September 10. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 605-332-3111.

For use Saturday, September 8, and thereafter.


BROOKINGS, S.D. — A South Dakota football player is making a name for himself amid pressure to live up to his famous uncle’s legacy. Though Chase Vinatieri was a standout wide receiver at Roosevelt, there was no escaping that he was expected to be the team’s kicker, and a good one, too. After all, his coach at Roosevelt was Kim Nelson, the same guy who coached Chase Vinatieri’s famous uncle, future Hall of Famer Adam Vinatieri, at Rapid City Central. By Matt Zimmer, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1099 words.


RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Transportation is creating more grip so your car won’t slip on some of the Black Hill’s windiest roads. The process is called High Friction Surface Treatment, and the state DOT is the first in the nation to use it to reduce road-departure crashes on curvy roads in winter conditions. Statistics show the new treatment is leading to fewer crashes, and it has earned the department some national recognition. By Chris Huber and Holly Edmiston, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 634 words.

For use Monday, September 10, and thereafter.


YANKTON, S.D. — A South Dakota school is celebrating 20 years of providing special education services. Stewart School in Yankton, which was built in 1966, was a good fit because it was fully accessible to students with physical disabilities. In addition to the usual classrooms, The special education wing includes an office for a speech therapist, a physical therapy room, an occupational therapy room, an outdoor playground in the back and a kitchen. By Cora Van Olson, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1262 words.


RAPID CITY, S.D. — A new fundraising campaign hopes to bring Rapid City closer to having its own children’s museum, where hands-on learning will be mixed with big doses of imagination and fun. The Children’s Museum of the Black Hills has launched “Gearing Up for Greatness,” a capital campaign that aims to raise $850,000 by the end of September so the nonprofit museum can open in early 2019. If successful, the museum will be located in a renovated former retail space in downtown Rapid City. By Tanya Manus, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 634 words.

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