Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Larceny



Sage Nelson, age 29, was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release for stealing a pickup from downtown Eagle Butte last June. A federal grand jury orginially indicted Nelson for Larceny on December 8, 2015.  He pled guilty on March 29, 2016. The conviction stems from a June 19, 2015, incident when Nelson stole a pickup truck […]

Cherry Creek Man receives 41 months for Assault



United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on June 20, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Randy Little Shield, age 25, was sentenced to 41 months in custody along with three years probation. Little Shield was indicted by a federal grand jury […]

Former State Secretary of Tribal Relations LaPlante announces Candidacy for State House



Sioux Falls attorney JR LaPlante announced his candidacy for a seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives from District 14 today. LaPlante made history in 2011 when Governor Dennis Daugaard appointed him as the first South Dakota Secretary of Tribal Relations.  “I’m really looking forward to getting out and talking with my neighbors in District 14 about the issues […]

Changes to open meetings laws take effect July 1



Every July 1 means new laws in South Dakota and this year it includes the laws governing how public entities such as school boards, city councils and county commissions conduct their official meetings. The Legislature this year approved three bills that amended what is commonly known as South Dakota’s open meetings laws. Most legislation approved by legislators and signed by […]

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects in Mobridge area



The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the north central area of the state beginning Monday, July 5, weather permitting.  The contractor plans to chip seal the following routes in the order listed with fog sealing closely following the chip sealing. The order of sealing is subject […]

Mother and daughter head to World’s National Pageant



Jonni Rae Hertel and her daughter Robbie Jade Laurenz will be going to Clarksville, Tennessee on July 8 through July 10 to compete in the World’s Tourism National Pageant.  Both ladies have competed at the state level and earned their prespective titles. Jonni was crowned World’s Ms. South Dakota Tourism 2016 and was selected Miss Congeniality. Robbie was crowned World’s […]

Dr. Stacey Jolly new lead Principal Investigator for Strong Heart Study



Research, Inc. is excited to announce that Dr. Stacey Jolly, M.D. has been named the new Lead Principal Investigator for the Strong Heart Study (SHS) Dakota Center starting July 2016.  Missouri Breaks is home to the Dakota Center which serves the Oglala Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, and Spirit Lake Nations.  “Dr. Jolly’s experience working with the Strong Heart Study as […]

First arrest made in fully operational CRST drug court

Individual faces CRST banishment

Last year, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal council took a hardline stance against meth distribution by passing a resolution calling for the banishment of those individuals engaged in the distribution of methamphetamine. Since that time, the tribal government has been busy putting together a criminal court system to prosecute those offenders at the local level. The law enforcement department has […]

Eagle Butte Post Office provides tutorial using the new 911 physical addresses



In this digital age, the famed Pony Express of the 1800s, and Air Delivery of the 1900s is now called snail mail. Addressing emails and posts online has nearly antiquated the letter.  In addition, in many rural areas such as the reservation, a physical address has been limited to seven miles north of Highway 212 on Cemetery Road or the […]


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