“Never Forget the Names,” Students March for Missing Indigenous People

On Thursday, February 16, USD students, faculty and staff joined the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) and the Native American Cultural Center for a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person march.  There are 132 missing people listed on South Dakota’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse. 71 of the persons listed are Native American or Alaskan Native.  Attendees […]

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Heavy Snow and Freezing Temperatures Topple a New Semester 

Over the course of the last two weeks, Vermillion has been hit with multiple feet of snow and subzero temperatures. This blast of winter weather has caused many problems for students, faculty, and staff on USD’s main campus. The first day of classes for the Spring 2024 semester was scheduled for January 8. However for […]

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Vermillion High School Hosts Veterans Day Service

On Saturday Nov. 11, members of the Vermillion community came together to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by veterans and their families at the annual Vermillion High School (VHS) Veterans Day Service. The planning for this honorary event begins taking place in August and has been taking place annually for well over a decade. […]

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KKK History Explored at Local Library 

The Vermillion Library held an event on Nov. 1 called the “‘…Strengthening Our Democracy by Remembering Our History’: Shining a light on the KU Klux Klan in South Dakota.”  The adult service supervisor at the Vermillion Public Library, Kendra Brewer, said the whole point of this presentation was to inform people about the history of […]

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Vermillion Businesses and USD Organizations hosts a Community “Trick or Treat” Event 

On Friday Oct. 27, multiple downtown Vermillion businesses and USD student organizations celebrated Halloween by hosting a community wide “trick or treat” event in downtown Vermillion. This event was mainly catered to children and families, but was open to participants of all ages at no cost for attendance.  Some of the businesses that volunteered at […]

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Virginia Man Arrested in Vermillion Last Week

On Oct. 18, the Vermillion police alongside the U.S. Marshal Service, the FBI, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Clay County Sheriff’s department took a suspect into custody. These law enforcement organizations were in the area to locate the suspect who had a warrant out for his […]

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D-Days Committee Reaching Out to All USD Supporters

Dakota Days is right around the corner and USD is putting final touches on plans for the week. Dakota Days will be held from Oct. 1-7 with events meant for all USD fans. Trevor Sinclair, President of the Dakota Days committee, said they have been working for 10 months on planning events for the USD […]

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USD Coyote Assistance Offers Student Rides to Local Grocery Stores

Students at the University of South Dakota now have the opportunity to sign up for scheduled and assisted rides to grocery stores within Vermillion through Coyote Assistance. Kasie Heiden, the associate director of the Gallagher International Center, said Coyote Assistance helps all students with access to stores around Vermillion so they can purchase things they […]

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SD Legislature Removes Clause Limiting Drag Shows

 Two House Bills (HB) were introduced in South Dakota legislation on Jan. 24 that would prohibit events like USD Spectrum’s annual drag show from occurring on campus or with children in attendance. However, only one passed, and it passed with amendments that remove the clauses involving references to drag performances. HB 1116 is the “act […]

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