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South Dakota Profile

A Great Plains state, South Dakota was named for the Dakota division of the Sioux Indians, and is known as the Coyote State. Admitted simultaneously with North Dakota after the Dakota Territory was divided along the 46th parallel, South Dakota is mainly a rural state. Today, just less than 10 percent of its population is American Indian. South Dakota is known for two monumental sculptures carved into the Black Hills--Mount Rushmore, which honors presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt, and the Crazy Horse Monument, still under construction, which honors the Oglala Sioux war chief. The state flower is the pasqueflower, also called the May Day flower; its blooming is one of the first signs of spring in South Dakota. ...Read more here: South Dakota - The Coyote State

Capital City:
Pierre (Pronounced Peer)
Nickname:
Mt. Rushmore State / Coyote State
Motto:
Under God the People Rule.
Statehood:
November 2, 1889 (39th or 40th -- Admitted the same day as ND.)
Origin of State's Name:
Dakota is a Sioux Indian word for "friend."
Largest Cities:
Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings
Border States:
Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming
Land Area:
75,898 sq. mi., 16th largest
State Bird:
Ring-necked Pheasant
State Flower:
Pasqueflower (pulsatilla hirsutissima)
State Tree:
Black Hills Spruce (picea glauca)
State Song:
Hail, South Dakota

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South Dakota Schools

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Elementary Schools

Jamesville Colony
(605) 387-5161
43582 Ne Jim River Rd
Utica, SD 57067
Wood Elementary
(605) 452-3251
102school St
Wood, SD 57585

Middle Schools

Stickney Jr Hi
(605) 732-4221
506 E Main
Stickney, SD 57375
Highmore Jr Hi
(605) 852-2275
415 Iowa Ave S
Highmore, SD 57345

High Schools

Philip Hi Sch
(605) 859-2680
330 Scottie Ave
Philip, SD 57567
Iroquois Hi Sch
(605) 546-2426
111 E Washita
Iroquois, SD 57353

Sex Offender Information for South Dakota

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In South Dakota, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.dci.sd.gov/administration/id/sexoffender/index.asp. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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