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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

Spring Creek Elementary
(605) 255-4345
Spring Creek School
Spring Creek, SD 57744
Sturgis Elementary
(605) 347-2386
1119 3rd St
Sturgis, SD 57785

Middle Schools

Harding County Jr Hi
(605) 375-3241
102 West Allison St
Buffalo, SD 57720
Waubay Jr Hi
(605) 947-4529
202 West School Road
Waubay, SD 57273

High Schools

Dupree Hi Sch
(605) 365-5140
B Street
Dupree, SD 57623
Wolsey Wessington Hi Sch
(605) 883-4221
375 Ash St Se
Wolsey, SD 57384

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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