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BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD

December 27, 2018

AP-South Dakota stories for Dec. 29-31. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 612-332-2727.

For Saturday, Dec. 29, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-FAMILY SEEKS CURE

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ A South Dakota family facing a rare brain disease is working to support each other while searching for a cure. Kandie Nelson has seven tangles of blood vessels known as cerebral cavernous malformations in her brain. The mulberry-shaped tangles can bleed and lead to seizures or stroke-like symptoms. But instead of letting the disease control their lives, the Nelsons have banded together as a family, drawing strength from one another. By Makenzie L. Huber, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1003 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-KEEPING RESORT IN FAMILY

YANKTON, S.D. _ A South Dakota resort is getting new owners, but will stay in the family. For Michael and Valeri Grave, coming to Yankton’s Lewis & Clark Resort as owners is a new life chapter, as well as a homecoming. Jeff Wahl was there at the beginning when the Lewis & Clark Resort was built. He ran it for the last 18 years, and recently decided to sell it _ to his nephew Michael Grave. By Cora Van Olson, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 669 words.

For Monday, Dec.31, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-DEBT-FREE GRADUATE

ABERDEEN, S.D. _ A college student has graduated from a South Dakota university without any debt. Olaf Hanson did something few college students are able to _ he graduated from Northern State University without any debt. Hanson, who grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, played football for the Wolves, which provided one scholarship. A WolfPACT scholarship, based on academic achievement, also put a dent in his tuition. The rest of his costs he was able to cover through work and paid internships. By Katherine Grandstrand, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 734 words.

EXCHANGE-STUDENTS-SCAVENGER HUNT

SPEARFISH, S.D. _ South Dakota students recently taught each other science through a scavenger hunt. About a dozen sixth-grade students at Spearfish Middle School enjoy science so much that they’ve approached their teachers about preparing and teaching lessons themselves. Teachers decided to honor the initiative the students showed, allowing students to teach lessons, which in turn gives the teachers more time to work with students who are struggling with concepts. By Kaija Swisher, Black Hills Pioneer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 780 words.