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Morgan Matzen


Sioux Falls, SD, United States

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Recent articles by Morgan:

State of South Dakota websites down

Government websites controlled by the state of South Dakota were down Friday morning. → Read More

Brookings teacher named South Dakota's Teacher of the Year, will represent state in D.C.

Stephanie Ballard, a special education teacher at George S. Mickelson Middle School in Brookings, has been named the South Dakota Teacher of the Year. → Read More

University of Sioux Falls creates new USF Community Band open to all instrumentalists

This new ensemble will give interested community members an opportunity to make music and enjoy fellowship with other local musicians. → Read More

University of Sioux Falls creates new USF Community Band open to all instrumentalists

This new ensemble will give interested community members an opportunity to make music and enjoy fellowship with other local musicians. → Read More

Nationwide workforce shortage continues to impact Sioux Falls schools weeks into new year

A nationwide workforce shortage is still impacting the Sioux Falls School District more than six weeks into the school year. → Read More

Gov. Kristi Noem appoints first members to Freedom Scholarship Board

Gov. Kristi Noem announced Friday that five board members are appointed to the Freedom Scholarship endowment. → Read More

Universities reveal plans for new opportunity centers during SD Board of Regents meeting

The South Dakota Board of Regents passed three policies related to “Opportunity for All” in its Thursday meeting. → Read More

Want to feel the college spirit? Here are 4 homecomings in, near Sioux Falls you can drive to this month

Here are four homecomings within an hour’s drive where you can get a sense of the spirit of the Coyotes, Cougars, Vikings or Jackrabbits this month. → Read More

South Dakota's university structure is about to get a major overhaul. Here's what that could mean.

The South Dakota Board of Regents is considering everything from selling buildings in Sioux Falls to redefining university missions. → Read More

These four South Dakota schools were named as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021

Four South Dakota schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, including Sioux Falls O'Gorman High School. → Read More

'Senseless erasure': Across the U.S., states are reckoning with the need for Indigenous education

At the same time South Dakota is reckoning with Indigenous education, other states like Montana are being sued for not including it. → Read More

District reports it's $10.5 million under budget so far with $190 million in bond projects

Sioux Falls School District officials report they are more than $10.5 million under budget so far with the $190 million bond passed in 2018. → Read More

Tri-Valley School District to ‘steer directly into the future' as voters approve $52M bond for two new schools

The proposal for the bond was not brought by the superintendent or school board, but by the patrons of the district, the superintendent noted. → Read More

South Dakota education department to change social studies standards after review

Education Dept. releasing new planned standards to go to hearings between now and 2022 for social studies on South Dakota, US and world topics. → Read More

Medical marijuana-using students in South Dakota can access their meds in school this fall

K-12 students in South Dakota’s public schools who are cardholders with practitioner’s recommendations to use medical cannabis will be able to access it in schools this year with the help of registered designated caregivers. → Read More

Sioux Falls school board approves budget with more than $2.8 million increase

The Sioux Falls School District Board of Education approved the district’s budget for fiscal year 2022 with an increase of more than $2.8 million more than was initially proposed. → Read More

SDSU opens school of psychology, sociology and rural studies

South Dakota State University has launched its School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies. → Read More

U.S. Department of Education passes American Rescue Plan funding for South Dakota's schools

The Department of Education approved seven American Rescue Plans, including in South Dakota, which has requested more than $382 million in funds. → Read More

Faith Through Frames: Sioux Falls photographer seeks grant funding to continue free portrait service

He takes portraits, lets clients pick their favorite and then prints it out and frames it for them to keep. And he doesn't charge a penny. → Read More

From marijuana to Maher's first year: 4 things to know from South Dakota Board of Regents meeting

South Dakota's public colleges will continue to prohibit marijuana on campuses. Here are four major developments to follow from Wednesday’s meeting: → Read More