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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
School board approves new SD-based bus company for district
Take two on Main Street restoration plan
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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
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
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Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
UPDATE: Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
Defenders sweep DWU baseball
Kernels grind out pair of dual victories
Tiger men's golf in third heading to GPAC final round
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
Marilyn Jean Small
Hilda Ann Thome
Harold T. Tiede
Mary Freidel Mimmack
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MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
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
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October 12, 2014
Native Americans say voting rights are violated on Pine Ridge rez
WANBLEE (AP) — Four Lakota residents of a community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that officials in a South Dakota county are violating their voting rights. The Wanblee residents argue in the lawsuit that Jackson County is discriminating...
October 12, 2014 - 10:30pm
October 7, 2014
Lake Andes woman wins national 40 Under 40 award
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes woman has been named the recipient of a national award for American Indian leaders. Flo Clairmont, a Lake Andes resident and member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, is among the 2014 winners of the Native American 40 under 40 award. According to a press...
October 7, 2014 - 7:47am
September 30, 2014
SD gets $3.6M to make college more accessible
BROOKINGS (AP) — South Dakota has received a $3.6 million federal grant to make college more accessible to Native American students and reduce the time it takes them to complete their degree. The U.S. Department of Education announced the grant Tuesday. South Dakota State University...
September 30, 2014 - 5:10pm
September 29, 2014
Tribes want last of Indian boarding school lands
RAPID CITY (AP) — Sixteen tribes from South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska want the federal government to turn over to tribal care the three parcels of land where an American Indian boarding school sat in the late 1800s. Tribal members petitioned the government to release...
September 29, 2014 - 12:02pm
September 24, 2014
Controversial painting covered at SD Capitol
Below is an excerpt from "The South Dakota State Capitol: The First Century," by Marshall Damgaard When William Janklow returned to the Governor's Office in 1995, he inherited a long-festering controversy concerning the painting on the west wall of the Governor's Reception Room. Edwin...
September 24, 2014 - 9:52pm
September 18, 2014
Jackson County sued over Indian voting issue
RAPID CITY (AP) — A group representing four members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against Jackson County, claiming it doesn't given equal voting access to Native American voters. Part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is located in the county. Lawyers'...
September 18, 2014 - 10:43pm
September 17, 2014
Honor song issue: Civil rights complaint filed against Chamberlain schools
CHAMBERLAIN -- The honor song fight is not dead in Chamberlain. The Office for Civil Rights under the U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into a complaint filed against the Chamberlain School District for halting public comment on allowing an American Indian...
September 17, 2014 - 7:35am
August 18, 2014
Fed comments accepted in Indian child welfare case
RAPID CITY (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota's handling of foster care for American Indian children. The Rapid City Journal reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken granted the Justice Department's motion...
August 18, 2014 - 9:26pm
August 5, 2014
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska to host annual powwow
NIOBRARA, Neb. (AP) — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is hosting its annual powwow near Niobrara to celebrate culture, heritage and traditions. The powwow will run from Friday through Sunday at the Ponca Community Grounds, about five miles southwest of Niobrara. It will include...
August 5, 2014 - 5:58pm
July 28, 2014
Native Americans gather to discuss water rights
RAPID CITY (AP) — More than 100 years ago, a treaty established that all water on Native American land or that naturally flowed to Native American land was to be held by the sovereign tribes. But tribal governments say they are still fighting to make sure their water rights...
July 28, 2014 - 7:19pm
July 22, 2014
Kyle Art Institute receives USDA grant
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that the United States Department of Agriculture is providing support to Native American communities in 18 states -- including South Dakota -- to help tribal business and create jobs. In South Dakota, Cloud Horse Art Institute based...
July 22, 2014 - 10:36pm
Shannon County name change proposal OK'd for vote
PINE RIDGE (AP) — Residents of Shannon County will vote later this year on whether to change the name to Oglala Lakota County. Auditor Sue Ganje said supporters have gathered enough petition signatures and the state's attorney's office has approved the matter for the November...
July 22, 2014 - 12:45pm
July 21, 2014
Oglala Lakota pushing to rename Shannon County
RAPID CITY (AP) — A group of Oglala Lakota tribal members say they’re close to putting a measure on the November ballot that would ask local voters whether they should rename Shannon County to something that better reflects its residents. Shannon County makes up the majority...
July 21, 2014 - 12:16pm
July 18, 2014
Pressler: Memorial at Wounded Knee needed
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler says if he's elected he'll push for a American Indian "holocaust memorial" museum at Wounded Knee. Pressler says he got the idea from journalist and Oglala Lakota Tribe member Tim Giago. Pressler says the...
July 18, 2014 - 1:50pm
July 16, 2014
Land buy-back program extends to Standing Rock
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. government has signed agreements with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to extend a land buy-back program for the reservation straddling the North Dakota-South Dakota border. The agreements announced Wednesday between the tribe and the Interior Department...
July 16, 2014 - 11:21pm