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SD petition to secede from the US gets 5,000 signatures

Published 11/15/2012, Forum Communications

MITCHELL, S.D. — Well, the name of the state is South Dakota. Maybe that explains why some residents in the state have joined in a secession movement. But unlike the 11 southern states who tried to leave the union from 1860 to 1865, this secession isn’t about slavery, states’ rights or other issues that launched the Civil War.

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