Contact Us

Panel Reviewing Replacements for Offensive Names

Black Hills of South Dakota
Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names will meet next week to review proposed new names for some Black Hills sites that contain the word “Negro.”

The names are considered offensive, and guidelines established by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names require that new names be found.

The sites are near Wind Cave in Custer County, near Tinton in Lawrence County and near Medicine Mountain in Pennington County.

The board will meet Tuesday in Pierre. People have until Saturday to submit their suggested replacement names.

Suggestions can be sent to the South Dakota Board of Geographic Names, Department of Tribal Relations, 302 E. Dakota Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501.

A comment form is also available online at http://www.sdbgn.sd.gov/

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Best of KSOO-AM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksoo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KSOO VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KSOO VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.