South Dakota

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign legislation to increase gas taxes through a state sales tax conversion to an excise tax. With new weight-based truck fees, motel fees, and electric vehicle fees, it will add $1 billion in new transportation funding.
Apr 3, 2015   WJBF Augusta
The Oglala Lakota community hopes plans to boost development will come to fruition after the Housing and Urban Development approves a grant.
Feb 4, 2011   The Huffington Post
Rather than being part of a car liberation or permeable pavement movement, poorly maintained county roads are having their asphalt ground into gravel as a cost-cutting measure to avoid costly road reconstruction. Lack of funding is the cause.
Jul 19, 2010   Wall Street Journal - U.S.
Federal stimulus money is bringing a new health center to a Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Locals are hopeful that the new development will add some prosperity to their poor area, but nobody's especially confident that it will.
Jul 14, 2009   The New York Times
Recognizing a need for formal cooperation between the regions in the middle of North America, the author of this article calls for a North American Central Economic Region.
Oct 8, 2008   New Geography
<p>A new airport overlay district in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has nearby homeowners crying 'taking!' Airport officials say, 'All we're trying to do is make sure we have good neighbors.'</p>
Jun 24, 2008   The Argus Leader
<p>The population shift from rural to urban areas is making big changes in the Great Plains. While many rural small towns are disappearing, the shift is opening new doors for business and preservation.</p>
Aug 27, 2007   USA Today
<p>The nation's zeal to break its oil addiction has run into conflict with a land conservation program that has been important to both farmers and hunting groups in order to boost corn production to supply ethanol as a renewable transportation fuel.</p>
Feb 10, 2007   AP via Yahoo News
<p>The state of South Dakota -- closed to the public since 1931 -- will be reopened to help the United States cope with its steadily rising population.</p>
Dec 8, 2006   The Onion
The foundation of a huge commercial development geared toward the massive crowds of an annual motorcycle rally has been laid on South Dakota prairie land directly adjacent to a state park and a mountaintop sacred to Native American tribes.
Jun 15, 2006   Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Design for a new town on the prairie, with theLocal view of the design process for the proposed new town of Laurent, at the intersection of I-90 and US Highway 81 near the old town of Salem, South Dakota, and a world away from your typical suburb. hearing
Mar 29, 2005   Smart Money