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Mitchell man who escaped from Davison Co. Jail receives probation
Brandon man strikes oncoming vehicle in crash near Menno
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J.C. Penney to add toy sections in all stores
The happenstance farmer: Young Minnesota producer in unexpected career
Testing times: Drought means watching forage, water
How drought victims can use ND's 1.4M acres of CRP land to find relief
Nebraska soybean plant predictor of South Dakota project
AgweekTV: Canola is king
Vermillion wins Class B Legion title
Study shows signs of brain disease in 99 percent of former NFL players
Study finds CTE in 99 percent of ex-NFL players
Vermillion ends Royals' run with rain-delayed shutout
Duluth native Ham appears headed for larger role with Vikings
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Flax oil good for humans, pets
Bee management practices continually changing
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Rose Arla Daum
Regina Bad Horse
Geraldine "Gerry" Mathis
Keillor: A new idea about Amelia Earhart
Beat the heat with easy entree salads
Nurture versus nature: Mom's life lesson
DAUGAARD: Budget practices: SD vs. DC
OPINION: State agencies know governor is watching
Wiltz: A dream of an outdoor TV show
South Dakota drought conditions affect pheasant population
Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
Wiltz: What exactly was a mountain man?
Wiltz: Fishing and prairie dogs is a full SD day
Lori Vogt Bridal Shower
Richard 'Wally' Moe
Florence (Smith) Wilson
Jim and Connie Lynde
October 13, 2014
Harney relative supports peak renaming effort
RAPID CITY (AP) — The effort to have South Dakota's tallest point renamed has gained the support of a distant relative of the Army general for whom Harney Peak is named. The name change is being sought by a group including Basil Brave Heart. The Pine Ridge Reservation resident...
October 13, 2014 - 11:16pm
SD US Senate hopefuls present platforms at forum
By Regina Garcia Cano SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Four candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson discussed the quality of life in Indian country, immigration policy and Washington's partisan gridlock during a private forum Monday. The question-and-answer...
October 13, 2014 - 11:07pm
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