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February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to be issued early in response to federal government shutdown

PIERRE, SD – Due to the current federal government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has required states to issue February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early in order to minimize the potential impact of the lapse in appropriations on SNAP recipients. In South Dakota, February SNAP benefits would normally be available Feb. […]

Wounded Knee Descendants meeting scheduled for Saturday in Takini

The Si Tanka Takini Omniciye will host a Wounded Knee Descendants meeting on Saturday, January 19, at the Takini School cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A potluck meal is planned and everyone is invited to bring their favorite dish. For more information, contact Manny and Renee Iron Hawk at 605-200-0125/0997 or Violet Catches at 605-538-4399.

Sitting Bull College students selected to compete in NASA Challenge

Fort Yates, ND – Sitting Bull College students Michael LeBeau, Jonathan Catch the Bear, Kandice Hastings and Vania Henry make up one of ten teams chosen to travel to NASA Johnson Space Center in January to participate in a spinoff challenge to develop new ideas for commercialization using NASA’s technologies. Multidisciplinary teams from Minority Serving Institutions chose one NASA Intellectual […]

Noem offers policy initiatives on meth, pheasants, internet access


PIERRE, SD — Gov. Kristi Noem proposed an aggressive line-up of policy proposals during her State of the State speech on Tuesday. She promised to tackle improved internet access in rural areas, increased pheasant habitat and a crackdown on methamphetamine use. Noem pledged that her administration would live up to the state’s tradition of fiscal responsibility while she also said […]

Tribal leader asks Legislature for meth summit


PIERRE, SD — As Rodney Bordeaux gave the State of the Tribes address to the South Dakota Legislature, he noted it was the fourth year for such a speech and that the tribes still suffer from many of the same problems. Bordeaux, the president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said drug dealers who face legal difficulties in South Dakota towns […]

CRYP hosts annual winter coat distribution for Family Services members on January 23

On Wednesday, Jan. 23,  the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual Winter Coat Distribution at its Eagle Butte campus. From 1 to 6 p.m., the nonprofit community organization will be distributing winter coats to members of CRYP Family Services program. With the support of a variety of donors from across the country, including Running Strong for American Indian […]

Senator: It may be time for tighter restrictions on young drivers


PIERRE — One state senator is asking for data on motor vehicle fatalities involving young drivers and asking if the time is right for tighter restrictions on young drivers. Sen. Deb Soholt, R-Sioux Falls, raised the possibility Wednesday during a Senate Transportation Committee meeting. The committee was receiving its annual update from Department of Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist. Part of […]

USD announces fall 2018 Dean’s List and Academic Honors

VERMILLION, SD – The University of South Dakota announced its Academic Honors and Dean’s List to recognize over 2,200 students for their high academic achievement during the Fall 2018 semester. Full-time, undergraduate students are named to the Dean’s List if they received a 3.5 GPA for courses they took in the Fall 2018 semester and had no incomplete or failing […]

Continuum series on Netflix worth checking out


One of the great things about Netflix is that it exposes someone who does not watch regular TV anymore to some great shows that said someone would not have been exposed to otherwise. Continuum is one of those series that I have discovered on Netflix and that has captured my imagination as it projects a possible future, and imagines how […]


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