Deaf Activist To Settle New South Dakota Town

Marvin Miller has grand plans to transform 600 acres of South Dakota prairie into a new "deaf utopia".
March 16, 2005, 12pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Deaf activist Marvin Miller's idea to transform 600 acres of South Dakota into a deaf-friendly community has both South Dakotans and the hearing-impaired talking.

"More than 90 families or individuals from 17 states -- along with a few people from England and Australia -- have their names on Laurent's reservation list...they call it an inspiration that could showcase deaf culture and offer them financial power and political clout.

...Others worry that the town could isolate them or turn them into roadside curiosities."

Thanks to Ryan Dunn

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Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 in Star Tribune
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