RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The state Board of Regents has given the University of South Dakota approval to offer three new minor degrees. The minors are in child and adolescent development, inter-professional disabilities services and teaching K-12 English as a new language. The new degrees will use existing courses.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A San Francisco-based investment banking firm has submitted the winning $44.3 million bid for an idled South Dakota beef plant. White Oak Global Advisors is the new owner of Northern Beef Packers, which filed for bankruptcy in July because it lacked money to buy cattle for slaughter.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Board of Regents says a new study shows the state needs to produce more university graduates to deal with the threat of a shortage of qualified workers. The study indicates that 72 percent of resident students remain in South Dakota the year after college graduation to work or pursue additional education. A third of out-of-state students also stay put.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A new report from the South Dakota Board of Regents recommends ways to help American Indian students succeed in state universities. Recommendations include reaching out to Native American high school students to help them enroll in college. The group also urges more scholarships and grants to American Indian students.
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