Eagle Butte city council fills vacant Ward I seat, hears citizen complaints and concerns

Council appointment, citizen’s complaints and concerns dominated the first half of the Eagle Butte City council’s February regular meeting on February 18. Roland “Rollie” Ducheneaux was appointed to the Ward I seat vacated by J Shepherd. Ducheneaux had successfully turned in a petition for the vacant seat which will be voted on in April. If no one else turns in […]

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Eagle Butte man sentenced for assault

Andrew High Bear, age 38 of Eagle Butte, was sentenced to five months in custody and two years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. High Bear was convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner High Bear was first indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and the assault charge by a […]

Governor Daugaard proclaims Bald Eagle Awareness week in South Dakota

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Feb. 22-27, 2016, as Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota. Free events are scheduled across the state and interested individuals and students have a variety of opportunities to learn more about birds of prey. On Feb. 25, the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls will host an open house with a free program beginning at […]

The Missoula Children’s Theatre brings Rapunzel to high school auditorium

The play “Rapunzel” will be at the High School Auditorium this Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. The play will feature up to 55 young people from C-EB school grades  2-12 in costumes of Princes, corn cobs, potatoe, unicorns, mushrooms and more.   The Missoula Children’s Theatre residenvcy in Eagle Butte is brought to […]

Governor signs bills into law

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law today.  HB 1011 – An Act to repeal certain obsolete and unnecessary statutes concerning game preserves and refuges. HB 1025 – An Act to place certain substances on the controlled substances schedule and to declare an emergency. HB 1027 An Act to revise certain provisions regarding licensure of […]

Financing beginning farmers

PIERRE, SD– Bond purchasers can potentially save thousands of dollars in federal taxes by investing in a beginning farmer.  Through the Beginning Farmer Bond program, the South Dakota Value Added Finance Authority (VAFA) issues tax-exempt bonds for qualifying beginning farmers to purchase agricultural land at lower interest rates. The limit on a beginning farmer bond is $520,000. “To be eligible […]


This was the sixth week of the 2016 legislative session and the heat is on! The Senate passed the “bathroom bill” on Tuesday with a 20 to 15 vote. HB 1008 simply says that every restroom, locker room, and shower room located in a public elementary or secondary school that is designated for student use and is accessible by multiple […]


We’ve just wrapped up the Sixth Week and the 24th Legislative Day of the 91st Legislative Session. There are a total of 38 total legislative days, so that means we have 14 days left to get the work done.  After a week of gamesmanship and delays, today 23 House Republicans defeated HB 1182. This bill offered a solution to what […]

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EDITORIAL: Enough is Enough

South Dakota Codified Law 1-27-1.17 states, “The unapproved, draft minutes of any public meeting held pursuant to § 1-25-1 that are required to be kept by law shall be available for inspection by any person within ten business days after the meeting…. “A violation of this section is a Class 2 Misdemeanor.” Also, it is further required under SDCL 9-18-1.1 […]

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