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United Church of Christ break-in one of several in recent years


A shattered window. Papers, files and objects scattered haphazardly around the pastor’s office, and a large flat-screen television leaning against the wall just outside the office. A tribal police officer walking around inside the building. This is not what you would normally expect to see at a church just prior to the beginning of Sunday morning services, but it’s what […]

Exploring the impacts of climate change


In the Fourth Climate Assessment released in November by the White House, the assessment includes chapters that focus on different regions of the United States and the impacts of climate change in those regions. The Northern Plains Region chapter focuses on water, agriculture, recreation, tourism, energy and indigenous peoples. In previous articles, we have explored all but the impacts of […]

Indigenous actress earns history Best Actress nomination


Actress Yalitza Aparicio was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for her perfor-mance as Cleo in the 2018 film, Roma. Her nomination is historical because it is the first time an indigenous actress has ever been nominated for in this category. Aparicio is half Mixtec and Triqui, which are both indigenous tribes in Mexico. At 24 years old, Aparicio […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project starts winter-spring session of Children’s Garden Club

EAGLE BUTTE, SD — It might be the middle of winter, but that doesn’t mean the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Garden Club is hibernating. To the contrary, the nonprofit organization’s Garden Club starts its winter-spring session at 4:30 p.m. today; open to the 4- to 12-year-olds who attend programming at The Main youth center, this session of Garden Club will […]

State & National News

National: Congressional Budget Office reports $11 million lost because of shutdown In its report released on January 28, the CBO estimated that the five-week partial government  shutdown delayed $18 billion in federal discretionary spending and the suspension of some federal services. The shutdown also lowered the projected level of real Gross Domestic Product in the first quarter of 2019 by […]

Outstanding school administrators recognized

PIERRE, SD – The School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD) held a luncheon at the Ramkota Convention Center to recognize the eight Outstanding Administrators of South Dakota.  Among the eight were: Kelly Glodt, Pierre, School Superintendent; Cotton Koch, Madison, Middle School Principal; Cathy Telin, Britton Hecla, School Business Official; Chris Noid, Howard, Elementary School Principal; Julie Marshall, Timber Lake, Secondary […]

140 years young; Sioux YMCA celebrates area youth

Another year at the Sioux YMCA has come and gone. This past year was as busy as ever. The Y ran overnight camps, day camps and afterschool programs. They took youth to Washington, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Colorado, as well as celebrated holidays and Powwows. The Sioux YMCA opened new buildings and created new opportunities for the youth and families that […]

Voices of our Political Leaders…


Oren Lesmeister Representative District 28A   The bitter cold blowing through the Midwest did not slow down South Dakota this week as we passed more bills through the committees, the house, and as Governor Noem signed her first bill into South Dakota law on Thursday, Jan. 31. In the house we started the week by passing House Bill 1020 (HB1020) […]

USS South Dakota is Navy’s newest nuclear submarine


USS South Dakota (SSN 790) is the Navy’s newest nuclear submarine, commissioned on Feb. 2, 2019. It is the 17th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet. It was a true honor to be a part of the commissioning event. USS South Dakota will play an important role in the mission of our sailors, and it will also serve as […]


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