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Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
June 22, 2015
Police: Man arrested in connection to death of Oglala woman
OGLALA, S.D. (AP) — Authorities on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation say they've arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in April. The body of 31-year-old Jessie Waters was found April 30 in a remote area just outside her hometown of...
June 22, 2015 - 6:43pm
February 6, 2015
Former head of Oglala Sioux forms group to combat racism
RAPID CITY (AP) — The former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has formed a group to confront racism in Rapid City in response to reports that some Native American children were subjected to racial slurs and sprayed with beer at a local hockey game. Former President Bryan...
February 6, 2015 - 2:23pm
July 27, 2014
Rosebud, other tribes seek Congressional hearing on water rights
RAPID CITY (AP) — Native American leaders in the Dakotas are working to preserve water rights they say are guaranteed by a century-old treaty. Representatives of the Standing Rock, Oglala and Rosebud tribes are part of the Great Plains Water Alliance, which the Rapid City Journal...
July 27, 2014 - 11:41pm
June 25, 2013
In Badlands, tribe helps buffalo make comeback
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK -- Buffalo stroll undisturbed, pausing occasionally to wallow in the grass and caked dirt, while prairie dogs yip intermittently...
June 25, 2013 - 8:01am
April 7, 2013
OST president to get hip replaced soon
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will have hip replacement surgery. Tribal officials say Bryan Brewer is scheduled for the operation Wednesday afternoon at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Brewer was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Dec. 29, at which...
April 7, 2013 - 9:46am
February 20, 2013
SD tribe seeking designs for Sioux coin
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe is seeking design ideas from the public for a new Sioux Nation dollar coin. The tribe's Office of Economic Development is working with the Native American Mint on the contest. The winning design will be displayed on a 39 millimeter coin....
February 20, 2013 - 4:50pm
January 15, 2013
Oglala Sioux president set to return to work
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is scheduled to be back in his office on Wednesday after spending more than two weeks...
January 15, 2013 - 12:40pm
November 27, 2012
Deadly road gets makeover on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Roadside memorials that stand in silent testimony to six miles of a dangerous road on the Pine Ridge Reservation spoke loudly...
November 27, 2012 - 2:57pm
August 23, 2012
Whiteclay activists to gather at Nebraska Capitol
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Activists who oppose beer sales in Whiteclay are planning a new effort to draw attention to the Nebraska town, which borders a South Dakota Indian reservation where alcohol is banned. The group has scheduled a rally Thursday at noon outside the Nebraska Cap...
August 23, 2012 - 10:16am
August 3, 2012
Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Powwow starts Friday
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- It's a weekend full of events on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The 27th annual Oglala Lakota Nation Powwow and Rodeo in Pine Ridge continues Friday. It runs through Sunday. The event features dancers of all ages performing in a variety of competitions. Also...
August 3, 2012 - 10:02am
July 19, 2012
Oglala Sioux Tribe declares drought emergency
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has declared a drought emergency for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota. President John Yellow Bird Steele says record heat and a lack of rain are a threat to public health and property and the reservation's...
July 19, 2012 - 3:23pm
June 15, 2012
Man wanted for Ohio sex crime found living in tent in SD
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A man wanted in Ohio for failing to appear on a charge of gross sexual imposition has been found living in a tent on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. Paul Thielsen, the U.S. Marshal for the District of South Dakota, announced Friday...
June 15, 2012 - 3:12pm
April 25, 2012
South Dakota wildfire burns 7,000 acres
OGLALA (AP) -- Firefighters say a wildfire that has burned thousands of acres in southwestern South Dakota is 80 percent contained. According to media reports, at least 7,000 acres have burned so far in Fall River and Shannon Counties from the fire that started around 9 p.m. Tuesday. No...
April 25, 2012 - 1:40pm
April 3, 2012
OUR VIEW: Oglalas should get chance to manage South Unit
The future of the South Unit of Badlands National Park is up in the air, and we think that's a good thing. The vast, unspoiled region -- with few signs of modern life and even fewer humans -- is currently part of the federal national park system.
April 3, 2012 - 8:05am
July 17, 2011
Oglala Sioux Tribe begins construction of nursing home in Whiteclay, Neb.
WHITECLAY, Neb. (AP) -- South Dakota's Oglala Sioux Tribe has started construction of a nursing home across the Nebraska border in a village at the center of a booze dispute. The 60-bed nursing home, with room to expand to 80, is slated to open in August 2012 in Whiteclay.
July 17, 2011 - 6:57pm