Small towns in SD facing big challenges amid pandemic and historic declines

Editor’s note: This article is the first of three parts of a special report South Dakota News Watch. The “Small Towns — Big Challenges” series was supported in part a grant from the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program sponsored Facebook. Parts two and three will appear over the next two weeks and include profiles of small towns on the cusp of change and a look at issues surrounding access to rural health care. Nick Lowrey</p><p>and Bart Pfankuch
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