South Dakota received $294,000 to digitize historic newspapers from 1836-1922, reports the Rapid City Journal.
The grant is from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and was announced by U.S. Senator Tim Johnson. The grant will be administered by State Archivist Chelle Somsen, who is also leading South Dakota's Digital Newspaper Project. This is part of a national effort to archive newspapers from the 18th century to the present.
As part of this program, you can now search for historical newspapers in South Dakota on the South Dakota State Historical Society's website. The Black Hills Knowledge Network also has more recent digital archives of news articles from the Black Hills region.