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Targeting deals for the trophy room
South Dakota nonprofit to build housing for ex-convicts
Man's body pulled from Big Sioux River in South Dakota park
School board to consider new bus company
2 men plead guilty to manslaughter in Rapid City stabbing
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Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
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Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
KIRK: 'Gettin' a cow in' provides frustrations, yet good stories to share
Nelson relishes quarterback competition
Cougars cruise in home golf meet
Kernel boys better own relay record
Locals lead the way at Greenway Relays
Rosario's blast carries Twins by Tigers
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert C. "Bobby" Douville, Sr.
Dennis LeRoy (Denny) Kringen
Richard J. Miller
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
ROUNDS: Undoing the Obama legacy of ‘government knows best’
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
LETTER: A look at recent changes
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
April 25, 2012
Big Eagle appeals conviction
PIERRE -- The appeal of a former Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman sentenced to three years in prison for bribery and accepting kickbacks should...
April 25, 2012 - 7:33am
Hearing set to allow Native American Telecom to operate at Fort Thompson
PIERRE -- The state Public Utilities Commission refused to grant a certificate of authority Tuesday for Native American Telecom. The commission will instead proceed to a hearing, starting June 7, on whether the company should be allowed to legally offer local exchange and interexchange...
April 25, 2012 - 7:22am
April 23, 2012
Sazue re-elected as Crow Creek chairman
FORT THOMPSON -- A former Crow Creek tribal leader has regained his position of power on the reservation. Brandon Sazue Sr. was elected tribal...
April 23, 2012 - 11:16pm
April 15, 2012
New community center on Crow Creek reservation designed to give hope to youth
FORT THOMPSON -- Resiliency, revitalization and reconciliation. These are the three values South Dakota Secretary of Tribal Relations J.R. LaPlante...
April 15, 2012 - 5:29pm
January 12, 2012
Crow Creek official charged with bribery; trial set
FORT THOMPSON -- A Crow Creek tribal council and school board member pleaded not guilty Jan. 4 to a December indictment for misprision of a felony and making a false statement. Loren "Rocky" Fallis, 58, of Fort Thompson, allegedly hid information from authorities that he knew a...
January 12, 2012 - 3:58am
November 30, 2011
Former Crow Creek leader Big Eagle to be sentenced for bribery
PIERRE (AP) -- Former Crow Creek Tribal Chairman Duane Big Eagle is being sentenced Wednesday on bribery and conspiracy convictions for his role in a scheme that rewarded tribal officials for giving construction companies contracts for new buildings at the tribe's school in central...
November 30, 2011 - 7:50am
November 4, 2011
Harvest Initiative and Hunkpati Investments: Stirring up economic development on the Crow Creek reservation
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Community Dividend, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. FORT THOMPSON -- Starting in 2008, residents of the Crow Creek Indian reservation and some apparently unlikely...
November 4, 2011 - 1:41pm
September 3, 2011
In wake of corruption, Crow Creek soldiers on
FORT THOMPSON -- Peter Lengkeek is well aware of the problems, many self-inflicted, that have plagued the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in recent years....
September 3, 2011 - 7:55am
August 17, 2011
New Crow Creek chairman elected
FORT THOMPSON -- Wilfred Keeble was elected as Crow Creek tribal chairman last week. Keeble was named interim chairman after then-chairman Duane Big Eagle was found guilty in federal court two weeks ago on bribery and conspiracy charges. Keeble was unanimously elected...
August 17, 2011 - 11:26am
August 8, 2011
MERCER: Bribes, lies and debt - Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is a disaster
PIERRE -- The federal corruption investigation at the Crow Creek reservation didn't go far enough. The bribery and conspiracy trial of tribal chairman Duane Big Eagle was a window into the financial mess there. During the trial, former chairman Lester Thompson Jr. testified that...
August 8, 2011 - 5:54am
August 4, 2011
Crow Creek chairman's corruption trial ends today, likely without his testimony
PIERRE -- Federal prosecutors finished presenting their case Wednesday in the bribery and conspiracy trial of Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman...
August 4, 2011 - 12:51am
August 2, 2011
Tribal Chairman Big Eagle's trial gets under way
PIERRE -- Tribal chairman Duane Dale Big Eagle went on trial before a federal jury on four counts of bribery and conspiracy Monday. Big Eagle...
August 2, 2011 - 12:35am
January 7, 2011
Leaders at Crow Creek attempt to stem rash of suicides
FORT THOMPSON -- The Crow Creek tribal chairman is seeking assistance from outside agencies to stem a recent rise in suicides and attempted suicides on his central South Dakota reservation, and a suicide task force has been created as a result. Two young mothers died the week of...
January 7, 2011 - 1:33pm
December 13, 2010
They ride to remember the 38 who were hanged
The snow fell and the wind blew, but the weather wasn't enough to halt a dozen horse riders focused on honoring men killed in the largest mass...
December 13, 2010 - 8:12am
November 9, 2010
Meeting on Native American justice set in Ft. Pierre
FORT PIERRE -- U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson will hold a town hall meeting today to discuss the Community Prosecution Strategy for Indian Country that he unveiled this summer. Johnson will meet with tribal leaders and others who attend the meeting at 1 p.m. Central time at the...
November 9, 2010 - 8:11am