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Dakota State hosting oral interpretation tourney

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An oral interpretation tournament honoring the late Sen. Karl Mundt will be held at Dakota State University on Saturday.

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The Annual Dakota Invitation Karl E. Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament is in its 31st year with more than 170 students and 40 judges from eastern South Dakota schools.

Students compete in three morning rounds and break before the final rounds in the afternoon. Categories include poetry, oratory, humor, prose, drama, duet and reader's theater.

Mundt was a high school speech and debate coach who came to the former Eastern State Normal School in 1928. He served as head of the speech department of what is now Dakota State.

The invitational is sponsored by the DSU College of Arts and Science with a grant from the Karl E. Mundt Foundation.