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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A bystander of the Boston Marathon bombing who had part of her leg amputated as a result of the attacks shared her journey of recovery and...
FLANDREAU (AP) — Five state lawmakers toured the indoor pot farm on Friday that will supply the main attraction of the nation's first marijuana resort, which is being built on the land of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The bipartisan group visited the marijuana-growing facility and the under-construction recreational smoking lounge at the tribe's invitation.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated on Thursday longtime federal prosecutor Randolph Seiler to be the next U.S. attorney for the District of South Dakota. Seiler, 69, has been the acting U.S. attorney in the state since March, when then-U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson stepped down for a job in private practice. Seiler's nomination as the top federal prosecutor in the state must be confirmed by the U.S.
FLANDREAU (AP) — The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota. But those enterprises have not been immune to competition and the lingering effects of the Great Recession, so the small tribe of 400 is undertaking a new venture — opening the nation's first marijuana resort on its reservation.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson two years ago is set to stand trial in South Dakota. Joseph Patterson pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and other charges in the 2013 death of Tyrese Robert Ruffin, who was the son of his girlfriend and Peterson.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota's Supreme Court reversed the attempted fetal homicide conviction Thursday of a man accused of spiking his girlfriend's beverages with an herb in 2010 to try to induce an abortion. Under the ruling, the high court found a lower court made mistakes by giving incorrect instructions to the jury about the elements of the charge and letting jurors listen a to phone call between defendant Alfredo Vargas and his wife. "...
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A collector claiming to be the rightful owner of a guitar played by Elvis Presley and later donated by a blues guitarist to a South Dakota museum has asked a federal judge to rule in his favor. The request for summary judgment from collector Larry Moss filed this month in U.S.
FLANDREAU (AP) — When the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe announced an agreement with an outside business for advice on how to grow and sell marijuana on its land, it touted the consultant's experience advising other groups on the topic and that it's a publicly traded company. But documents filed by Colorado-based Monarch America Inc.
PINE RIDGE (AP) — The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by adolescents in recent months has shaken this impoverished community and sent school and tribal leaders on an urgent mission to stop the deaths. On Dec. 12, a 14-year-old boy hanged himself at his home on the reservation, a sprawling expanse of badlands on the South Dakota-Nebraska border.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An Indian tribe in South Dakota that plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes envisions its single point of sale on the reservation as a facility that will also have a bowling alley, a bar and other entertainment features. Leaders of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on Wednesday unveiled details of their plans to sell cannabis after signing a contract with Denver-based Monarch America Inc., which will be responsible for the design, construction and development