Federal grant to help plan potential SD state park

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (AP) October 2010

Sen. Tim Johnson says South Dakota will receive a $75,000 federal grant to create a master plan for a future state park at the Blood Run National Historic Site.

The South Dakota Democrat says the money is through the National Park Service’s Preserve America Grant Program.

The state owns about 300 acres within the 3,000-acre Blood Run National Historic Site and would like to buy more land to develop a state park. The project cost is estimated at more than $5 million.

Blood Run takes its name from the legend of a battle between Indian tribes that left the water of a creek red from blood. Part of the site includes land across the Big Sioux River in Iowa.




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