Cheyenne River gets Schimmeled…..again

For the second time in two years, the Schimmel family has journeyed to Cheyenne River to share their personal journey from the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon, to the national spotlight playing Division 1 NCAA basketball and for Shoni, playing in the WNBA.  Just a few short years ago, most people probably never heard the last name Schimmel, but over the […]

Chairman Frazier to meet with DC officials this week

CRST Chairman Harold Frazier is on the road this week as he is scheduled to meet with South Dakota legislators and high -ranking Federal Officials in Washington D.C. this week. The visit will meet with officials in an attempt to increase awareness with those in D.C. of the short falls and roadblocks the tribe is facing in the areas of […]

Snow Queen contest to be held December 5 in Eagle Butte

Applications due November 13

 The 2015 Eagle Butte Snow Queen contest and talent competitions will be held December 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the C-EB Auditorium.  Applications for Snow Queen, Junior Snow Queen contests, the Little Miss Snowf lake and the talent contest will be available in each school office, or by contacting Terri McLellan.  Application forms NEED to be turned in NO […]

New South Dakota license plate design for 2016 unveiled

An image of the new license plate design for the 2016 South Dakota license plate reissue was unveiled today.  The current plate design has identified South Dakota motor vehicles since 2006. Many existing plates are succumbing to age, damage and loss of reflectivity, all of which can create readability problems.  The design was a cooperative effort led by Gov. Daugaard, […]

Criminal Justice Reform Update

Several years ago, I became aware of a problem with our state’s criminal justice system. South Dakota’s imprisonment rate was higher than any of our six neighboring states. Per capita, we were locking up 75 percent more men than North Dakota and four times as many women as Minnesota. Worst of all, our high imprisonment rate wasn’t making our public […]

EPA’s Faulty Analysis

By Senator Mike Rounds

South Dakotans continue to suffer from overreaching, misguided rules being promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since President Obama took office, the EPA has issued more than 3,300 new final regulations, averaging more than one a day. Last year alone, these rules resulted in an estimated $42 billion in compliance costs, and the public has been forced to foot […]

Seniors Face Higher Medicare Premiums, Deductibles Next Year


The last couple of weeks have brought unexpected and unwelcome news to millions of seniors and disabled people on Medicare. Their already high out-of-pocket costs are going to get higher. For some, premiums for Medicare Part B coverage that pays for doctor and outpatient services will go up as much as 52 percent. For everyone Part D premiums, which cover […]

Schimmels promote perseverence

Perseverance. The message, shared in many ways, boiled down to perseverance.  Persevere means “to persist in a purpose, an idea, or a task in the face of obstacles or discouragement,” according to the American Heritage Collegiate Dictionary.  Both Shoni and Jude Schimmel and their parents Ceci and Rick Schimmel, shared personal stories with C-EB students and parental advice with C-EB […]

DHS is Tough Enough to Wear Pink

DHS went pink once again this year when the Dupree National Honor Society held a Think Pink Day at Dupree School on Monday, October 19th. The Think Pink festivities, which were accomplished by joining forces with the DHS Student Council and Volleyball players, were in support of breast cancer awareness month and in memory of past staff member Vicki Young.  […]

Vallietta N. (Miner) LaPlante

“Wanahca Ska Winyan - White Flower Woman”

Vallietta Laplante, 84, of Pierre died on Monday, October 12 2015, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. Visitation was held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Isburg Funeral Chapel with funeral services at 9:00 a.m., Friday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pierre.  Interment will be at 1:30mst Friday at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.  On the […]

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