You decide: What was 2012's biggest story from South Dakota - KOTA Territory News

You decide: What was 2012's biggest story from South Dakota


The election might be over, but it's time once more to vote: What was the biggest story to come out of 2012 in South Dakota?
Here's the list of contenders from the Associated Press:

  • The executions of Donald Moeller and Eric Robert, taking place within two weeks of one another;
  • The state's seemingly endless battle with the devastating drought;
  • The deaths of former Gov. Bill Janklow, former Sens. George McGovern and Jim Abdnor, and Native American activist Russell Means;
  • The opening of the Sanford Underground Research Facility, the world's most sensitive dark matter lab;
  • The purchase by several Sioux tribes of land in the Black Hills considered sacred to the Native people;
  • And ABC News' controversial report labeling finely textured beef as "pink slime," sparking a national debate over food safety and health.

Go to the KOTA Territory News Facebook page to vote on which story or combination of stories you think had the biggest effect on the state in 2012.

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