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Burr Street reconstruction set to start Monday
12 candidates line up for Mitchell City Council seats
Christiansen, Gades run for open school board seat
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
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
Selland, Sage, Bartscher named to Class B all-state first team
Oropeza lifts DWU to split with Mount Marty
Mitchell starts season strong
With youth, Golden Eagles track looks to excel
ADs to consider basketball, volleyball postseason plans this week
'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
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Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
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Oglala Sioux Tribe
October 12, 2016
Authorities ID 4 victims of Pine Ridge duplex gas explosion
PINE RIDGE (AP) — Authorities have identified four people killed in a duplex explosion on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux tribe identified the victims as 78-year-old Raymond Eagle Elk and his 74-year-old wife, Oletha Mousseau, 23-year-old Samantha Tobacco and...
October 12, 2016 - 9:23am
October 5, 2015
Oglala Sioux Tribe receives $400K for suicide prevention
PINE RIDGE (AP) — The Administration for Native Americans has awarded a $400,000 emergency grant to the Oglala Sioux Tribe to pay for activities and programs designed to prevent youth suicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Kevin Yellow Bird Steele, a spokesman for the...
October 5, 2015 - 12:50pm
September 17, 2015
Feds to pay $940M to settle claims over tribal contracts
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Obama administration has agreed to pay a group of Native American tribes nearly $1 billion to settle a decades-old claim that they weren't adequately compensated as they managed law enforcement, education and other federal services on reservations. Interior...
September 17, 2015 - 11:03am
May 7, 2015
Judge refuses to dismiss Jackson County voting rights case
RAPID CITY (AP) — A voting rights lawsuit filed last year by four Oglala Sioux tribal members against Jackson County will be allowed to proceed following a ruling by a federal judge. County officials had asked U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier to dismiss the lawsuit, but she...
May 7, 2015 - 2:52pm
May 5, 2015
Dream of tribal national park in South Dakota crumbling
RAPID CITY (AP) — An effort to create the nation's first tribal national park in southwestern South Dakota has degenerated into a bureaucratic standoff. The Oglala Sioux Tribe and the National Park Service have worked for years on a plan to turn the South Unit of Badlands National...
May 5, 2015 - 11:50am
DOJ asks judge to not dismiss voting rights suit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal judge in South Dakota to not dismiss a lawsuit that tribal members filed against Jackson County in which they claim the county doesn't give equal voting access to Native American voters. After the November...
January 5, 2015 - 12:49am
Yellow Bird Steele elected leader of Oglala Sioux
PINE RIDGE (AP) — The new leader of the Oglala Sioux tribe is no stranger to the position. The Rapid City Journal reports that residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Tuesday elected John Yellow Bird Steele as chairman for the next two years. Yellow Bird Steele...
November 5, 2014 - 6:52am
November 4, 2014
Cleanup wrapping up at bombing range on Pine Ridge rez
KYLE (AP) — Seventy-two years after the military began using the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for target practice, the federal government is nearly finished cleaning up a dangerous section of the mess left behind. The Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting Wednesday...
November 4, 2014 - 2:32pm
September 10, 2014
Tribe: Pine Ridge Reservation short police
RAPID CITY (AP) — An Oglala Sioux tribal official says there is a shortage of police officers on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Isaac Last Horse, chairman of the tribe's board of trustees, says a full contingent of officers would be 51 but the police department has just...
September 10, 2014 - 1:05pm
August 27, 2014
Former Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer indicted for improper stun gun use
RAPID CITY (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer accused of improperly using a stun gun. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 32-year-old Rebecca M. Sotherland was indicted Tuesday on charges of deprivation of rights under color of...
August 27, 2014 - 11:03pm
July 1, 2014
Oglala leader defends himself against allegations
PINE RIDGE (AP) — Suspended Oglala Sioux President Bryan Brewer says allegations against him are unfounded. The Tribal Council suspended Brewer last week following allegations that he acted without the council's approval on two occasions and mishandled a $5,000 check. The council...
July 1, 2014 - 9:38am
December 20, 2013
National Park Service to ask Congress to create tribal park at Badlands
RAPID CITY (AP) — National Park Service officials working on the creation of a tribal national park in South Dakota say they hope by early...
December 20, 2013 - 2:33pm
October 18, 2012
Oglala Sioux Tribe to choose leader on Nov. 6
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- Residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will choose a leader in the Nov. 6 general election. Incumbent Oglala Sioux...
October 18, 2012 - 11:07am
September 26, 2012
VA to pay for veterans cemetery at Pine Ridge
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the creation of a new tribal veterans' cemetery on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
September 26, 2012 - 6:34am
August 28, 2012
USDA, Oglala Sioux Tribe dedicate new building
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Oglala Sioux Tribe have dedicated a new building on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to help the tribe's housing authority. The new 13,500-square-foot building will house the administration offices for...
August 28, 2012 - 9:21am