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Parade of Lights brightens Main St.

Downtown Eagle Butte was abuzz with excitement, children’s laughter, plenty of blankets and warm mugs of hot chocolate. The annual Parade of Lights magically illuminated Main Street and kicked off the holiday celebration. Nine brightly-lit floats from various organizations and groups showcased different themes and decorations. The City of Eagle Butte Police Department led the way with its patrol car […]

Correction: murder suspect charged with federal, not state law

Last week, in an article titled, “Eagle Butte man charged with murder,” I reported that the consequences for murder were life imprisonment or in some cases the death penalty, according to the State of South Dakota codified law. However, on tribal land, state laws are inapplicable. In homocide cases on the reservation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has jurisdiction and […]


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