South Dakota GFP Looking for Help from Salmon Anglers



The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is encouraging anglers to turn in heads of tagged Chinook salmon caught on Lake Oahe and the Oahe tail waters. “Research projects are underway evaluating salmon return to anglers,” said GFP fisheries biologist Robert Hanten. “Having anglers report tagged salmon is a crucial part of the research.” Thousands of specially-tagged Chinook salmon […]

Attention Cross Country Runners



Attention 7th through 12th grade students interested in participating in cross country this season.   Preseason conditioning will begin on July 11, 2016.  You have a choice of running for twelve minutes or jumping rope for four minutes five days per week.   If you need a jump rope to use please contact Shannon Jewett 365-6609 on or after July […]

South Dakota Air National Guard celebrates 70 years



SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s not unusual to see and hear the F-16s of the South Dakota Air National Guard flying over the city of Sioux Falls. In the coming months, members of the community should keep a watchful eye out for a new and unique tail on one of these aircraft. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the […]

Norman signs spark the imagination and bring history to life



On Highway 34, a road regularly traveled by those who need to go to Wal-Mart in Pierre, play softball in the Pierre league, or want to eat at Perkins or Pizza Ranch, there are old telephone posts next to raised mounds with flattened tops. These grass-covered, man-made mounds are the remains of the old highway.  One CRST resident described how […]

A South Dakota Fourth of July



There are a lot of qualities that make South Dakotans some of the greatest people in America. They’re humble, honest, and thoughtful, and they know a hard day’s work and the true value of a dollar better than anyone else. South Dakotans have an immense respect for what it means to be an American and are grateful for the extraordinary […]

We, the people



The night sky filled with an exploding circle of tiny lights, followed by a bang echoing off the walls of buildings and cars, and the trail of smoke on the wind marks the beginning and the end of the July 4 celebration.  For a full ten days, the evenings before and after the U.S. holiday provide a cacophony of sound […]

Celebrating an unparalleled way of life



In the spring of 2012, I had the chance to visit somewhere I’d never expected to go. I joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee for a Department of Defense trip to Kuwait and Afghanistan. I am not well-traveled, so I had no idea what to expect. Our first stop was Kuwait. Although it was springtime, […]

Timber Lake Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon



United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Dustin Buffalo, age 33 of Timber Lake, was convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Buffalo was sentenced on June 21, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Buffalo was sentenced to 40 months in custody, to be served concurrent with the sentence he received in a separate assault case.  […]

Dupree Man Sentenced for assaulting girlfriend



A 41 year old Dupree man was sentenced to 41 months of custody after assaulting his girlfriend back in January.  Orville Belt, Jr. was sentenced on June 20 by U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange. Following jail, Belt will be on  supervised release for two years. He was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime […]

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury



On June 20, 2016, Carl White Eagle, 27 of Eagle Butte was sentenced to 21 months in custody, following pleading guilty to assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury on March 29, 2016. He was sentenced on June 20, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. White Eagle also received two years of supervised release. White Eagle was indicted by a […]


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