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Governor Proclaims Oglala Lakota County Name Change





            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

                                   

 

Governor Proclaims Oglala Lakota County Name Change

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Following voter approval and a resolution from the Legislature, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed that Shannon County be renamed as Oglala Lakota County.

 

The name change will be official on May 1, 2015.

 

State law requires the governor to publicly proclaim the new name of a county by issuing an executive proclamation. The name change becomes official on the first day of the next month.

 

Last fall, Shannon County voters approved the name change by more than the required two-thirds majority. The state House and Senate then passed House Joint Resolution 1005 during the 2015 Legislative Session to adopt the new name.

 

 

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