Boys & Girls State returns this week at Aberdeen & Vermillion

After a year off due to the pandemic, Girls State returns to the University of South Dakota in Vermillion this week.

Executive Director Tiffany Newman says it has been a challenge to pick it back up.

Newman says they have a good number of girls attending.

Newman says the program, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, teaches civics and government.

Boys State will also be held this week at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

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