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Our neighbor to the southwest, South Dakota, has a smaller population and an economy about one-sixth the size of Minnesota’s. But the two states have more in common than they have differences. The economic diversity that can serve as a buffer against negative national and international trends — long a Minnesota strength — is increasingly evident in South Dakota, which is gaining attention as one of the best places in the United States to start and grow a business. Some of the state’s assets for businesses are naturally occurring phenomena, such as the solid work ethic often cited by employers, and some are the result of efforts…

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Sept. 18, 2014 – South Dakota State University is encouraging all South Dakota college students to participate in the university’s upcoming student app development contest. Sponsored by Vision Brookings, with $5,000 in prize money awarded to the winners, the contest will provide college students an opportunity to showcase their technical, entrepreneurial and innovative skills. Students are invited to submit their independently developed mobile app for consideration. The app will be judged on the quality of the idea, its implementation and overall effectiveness. Teams must have at least one member enrolled in a South Dakota college or university.…

SIOUX FALLS, SD – You hear a lot about the importance of science and math education in our schools to help prepare the workforce of the future. This week on Inside KELOLAND we’re focusing on science and a large grant from the National Science Foundation heading to South Dakota to help grow science and technology opportunities. Watch the full video at KELOLAND News.

Undergraduate students participating in the Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs at South Dakota’s public, private, and tribal universities gathered in Pierre, S.D. July 25 to present their summer research at the South Dakota Undergraduate Research Symposium. The REU program, established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1986, offers undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a ten-week research experience where they conduct research alongside university faculty. More than 100 undergraduate and two high school students from South Dakota public, private and tribal colleges and universities participating in the REU program presented at the symposium. This year’s symposium was…

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