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Mitchell Tech showcases program in annual welding competition
Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Super Sophomore: Bridgewater-Emery’s Schultz named Republic player of the year
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Robert "Bob" Jenkinson
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
March 23, 2017
Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue
PAWHUSKA, Okla. - A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing...
March 23, 2017 - 8:56am
March 8, 2017
ROUNDS: Upholding our responsibility to our native population
Our tribal population is amidst a government-induced health care crisis as a result of decades of mismanagement and poor leadership at the Indian...
March 8, 2017 - 5:06pm
October 25, 2016
Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes
(Reuters) - Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some hope, cultivating industrial hemp could do the same. Under U.S. law, hemp - which comes from the same family of plants that produce...
October 25, 2016 - 12:42pm
September 30, 2016
Congress OKs commission to study Native children's programs
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A commission would identify the complex challenges facing Native American children across the country and recommend improvements to programs serving that population under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the president. The U.S. Senate gave final...
September 30, 2016 - 11:13am
September 29, 2016
Undoing historical wrongs to our Native American citizens
Imagine a scenario today in which the federal government, with no due process, forcibly removes children of a specific race from their homes...
September 29, 2016 - 10:04am
September 16, 2016
USD trying to attract more Native Americans to law school
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The University of South Dakota has joined an initiative that is trying to attract more Native Americans to law school. The university in Vermillion is now part of the the Pipeline to Law Initiative, which encourages Native Americans to pursue a law degree, providing...
September 16, 2016 - 10:54am
April 30, 2016
OPINION: The RESPECT Act
It is hard to believe that in 2016, our Native American neighbors and friends are still legally subject to a number of hateful and paternalistic federal laws. Unfortunately, that's the case, but I am working to reverse a list of historic wrongs against Native American citizens brought...
April 30, 2016 - 9:47am
April 13, 2016
Woonsocket Redmen no more: School district co-ops final sport
WOONSOCKET — The days of the Woonsocket Redmen are over. The Woonsocket School Board unanimously voted to enter a co-operative agreement...
April 13, 2016 - 1:03am
February 12, 2016
Your assumptions about Native Americans and alcohol are wrong
That widely held assumption that Native Americans drink way more than other groups?Not really accurate, according to a study published this week in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers found that Native Americans are more likely than white counterparts to abstain from...
February 12, 2016 - 6:15pm
February 4, 2016
OUR VIEW: Action should have been quicker on IHS issues
Why does it take "a state of emergency" for some problems to garner the attention they deserve? This seems to be the case with Indian Health Service hospitals, which treat American Indians in four Great Plains states, including the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska. The Great Plains Area...
February 4, 2016 - 4:59pm
October 13, 2015
Cancer program focused on Natives gets Ralph Lauren donation
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A program that for years has worked to improve cancer cure rates and treatment among South Dakota's Native American population is getting some help from the fashion industry. The Walking Forward program managed by Avera Health has been awarded a $50,000 donation...
October 13, 2015 - 11:29am
October 12, 2015
More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country. As the U.S. observes Columbus Day...
October 12, 2015 - 12:28pm
Brendan Johnson plans to work with tribes in law firm job
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Brendan Johnson returns to private practice in a job he says will build on what he did during his 5 1/2 years as U.S. attorney for South Dakota. He left that position Wednesday to open a Sioux Falls office for the Minneapolis-based law firm Robins Kaplan...
March 12, 2015 - 4:46pm
February 20, 2015
Avera to manage cancer program focused on Native Americans
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Avera Health will now handle a research program that for years has worked to improve cancer cure rates and treatment among South Dakota's Native American population through access to clinical trials, palliative care and screening for colorectal, cervical, breast...
February 20, 2015 - 5:13pm
Pine Ridge tribal president asks for US civil rights probe
PINE RIDGE (AP) — The tribal president from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has asked for a federal civil rights investigation into reported harassment of Native American students at a hockey game at the Rapid City Civic Center. Oglala Sioux Tribe President John Yellow Bird...
February 20, 2015 - 3:03pm