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South Dakota: The Next Generation

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Last Updated by Jackie Hendry on

Education and workforce development are increasingly intertwined. About 60% of South Dakota graduates stay in the state after they finish their degree. Partly to encourage that trend, Governor Dennis Daugaard has established partnerships between universities and industry. SDPB’s Jackie Hendry looks at two schools in western South Dakota.

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Outdoor Activities For The Younger Generation In South Dakota

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

South Dakota has had tourism slogans that encourage people to come experience the state – and great places. There’s a tradition in many families of outdoor activities from snowmobiling in the Hills to hunting pheasants. The trick for state agencies is how to keep the next generation active outdoors.

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South Dakota Millennials Edge Into the Political Fray

Last Updated by Lee Strubinger on

A lot has been written about the millennial generation, a group of 20 to 35 year olds..They’re the first generation to come of age in the new millennium. Pew Research Center says by next year they will surpass Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation. Some millennials say a good way to help shape public policy in South Dakota is to write it.

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Coming Home Again

Last Updated by Chynna Lockett on

Lakota tradition puts a lot of value in family. Many Native American people who leave home eventually return...and some bring new ideas with them. SDPB’s Chynna Lockett spoke to three young college graduates who are using their skills to promote community development.

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Telecommuting in South Dakota

Posted by Gary Ellenbolt on

The next generation of South Dakota workers will walk into opportunities their parents and grandparents never saw coming. That means more than jobs that come from current technology; if the right tools are available, modern workers can make good salaries and never leave the home. South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Gary Ellenbolt reports.

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