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Mon Aug 22, 2016, 08:16 AM

Gov. Daugaard: State won't fight renaming of Harney Peak (highest mountain in state)

Gov. Dennis Daugaard said the state will not fight the renaming of Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak, and will accept a decision from a federal board that formally changed the name of South Dakota's highest mountain.

In an exclusive interview with the Rapid City Journal, the governor said Thursday he will accept the federal renaming decision, even though South Dakota was under no legal pressure to accept the new name.

With his declaration, Daugaard removed a final obstacle to full implementation of the controversial name change.

I dont want the state to have one name and the feds another, Daugaard said, so we will make the change.

Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/gov-daugaard-state-won-t-fight-renaming-of-harney-peak/article_695d8162-52b2-5d7f-99b4-3c7e9b95bbd2.html

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