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Numbers Show Segregation in Sioux Falls Schools [OPINION]

Data from Sioux Falls elementary schools reveals stark differences in diversity and poverty.

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Poverty Rates Continue to Rise in Sioux Falls

Poverty rates continue to climb for the third year in a row in the Sioux Falls area.

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Poverty, Despair in Sioux Falls Looking to Be Replaced by Hope

A group of people in the Sioux Falls area see poverty as a growing concern. Together they are the Hope Coalition whose goal is giving aid to the needy.

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New WIC Guidlines Mean More Could Qualify

New guidelines for family income and qualifying for the WIC supplemental food program were put into effect on May 1,2015 for residents of South Dakota.

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South Dakotans Behind National Average in Obtaining University Degrees

Among many studies touting South Dakota ranking high for many positive things, comes a report saying our work is cut out for us in getting a university degree.

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Anti-Chicken Man, Min. Wage Budget, And Native Journalism On VPU

Has raising the state minimum wage had an impact on poverty issues in Minnehaha County?

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Four in 10 Public School Students Qualify for Free Lunches in South Dakota

Forty percent of South Dakota’s public school children qualify for free school lunches, according to a new report. That is still better than the national rate.

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South Dakota Sees Increase in People Living in Poverty

Census Bureau estimates show that South Dakota was one of 15 states that saw increases in the number of people living in poverty between 2012 and 2013.

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VPU’s 1310 Series: County Welfare Programs Look to Protect Families, Children

On the second installment of Viewpoint University’s “The Number is 1310” series Tuesday, Rick Knobe and Dan Peters talked to Carol Muller, head of the Minnehaha County human services department and Stacey Tieszen, the county’s homeless coordinator...

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VPU’s 1310 Series: Poverty Makes It Tougher for Sioux Falls Children to Learn

While Sioux Falls has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and polling says that citizens are among the most optimistic in the country, there are some disturbing economic issues facing the city.

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