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White House stands by embattled nominee to lead Veterans Affairs
Sen. McCain discharged from hospital, returns to home near Sedona, Ariz.
Suspect in Toronto van rampage charged with 10 murder counts
Eagles owner's anti-Trump comments surface as team discusses White House visit
Trial moved to July for Yankton man shot by state trooper
Brookings fish food company expanding with $60M Volga plant
Next threat stalking American farmers is the end of cheap money
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Judge asked to reject pipeline protester's evidence request
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Corn farmers may be eligible for Syngenta settlement
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Beets return to prominence: American Crystal Sugar share values show strength
ND school unveils $450,000 ag expansion
Twins option reliever Busenitz after blowout loss
Commentary: For Wild, letting GM go was the easy part
Commentary: Wolves say they have to check the tape but fans understand what happened
Ground game gains: Rushing attack lifts Tiger offense in final spring scrimmage
Yankees tee off on Twins
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Brandon Michael Smith
Bob Lee Schaeffer
Amy M. Lake
OPINION: Potter's Sasquatch book brings originality
Daugaard: Celebrating South Dakota's conservationists
OPINION: Prosecutors get a new power if a drug deal causes a death
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
LETTER: A defense of the NRA
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Wiltz: What's the best way to feed dogs?
Wiltz: Deer hunting is mighty important to me
Antlerless deer hunting proposed for Dec. 8-16
Tom and Sherri
Donna Johnson 85th birthday
May 2, 2012
Crow Creek official convicted of felony
PIERRE -- A member of the Crow Creek Tribal Council pleaded guilty Monday in federal court at Pierre to misprision of a felony. Loren "Rocky" Fallis, 58, of Fort Thompson, is scheduled to be sentenced in July for concealing information from authorities investigating a bribery...
May 2, 2012 - 7:35am
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