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Winter Storm Wesley shuts down the state; residents shovel and summon spring


Winter Storm Wesley swept across 455,000 square kilometers, dropping 30 inches of snow and impacting 3.9 million people according to Weather.com meteorologists. Gov. Kritsi Noem shut down government offices April 9, 10 and 11 in most of the state’s 66 counties. CRST Tribal Chairman issued and Department of Transportation’s Dakota Longbrake posted on the CRST Road Conditions Facebook page no […]

“Tatanka and other Legends of the Lakota People” distributed to SD second graders; Oceti Sakowin to be recognized as SD official indigenous language

BROOKINGS, SD  – South Dakota second graders will soon receive copies of the 2019 Young Readers One Book “Tatanka and Other Legends of the Lakota People” from the South Dakota Humanities Council. The book is the first in the history of the Young Readers program to be made available in both Lakota and English, and its recipients will read it […]

Tornado warning systems to be tested April 24

A statewide tornado drill will be conducted for South Dakota by the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 am MDT (10:00 and 10:30 am CDT) on Wednesday, April 24. Because the exercise is used to ensure communications and warning systems are functioning properly before storm season, people will see and hear the actual alerts used for tornadoes. Outdoor warning […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project Executive Director Julie Garreau receives NCAIED’s prestigious Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Apr. 12, 2019) — The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that its executive director, Julie Garreau, has received the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s prestigious Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award. Garreau accepted the award at NCAIED’s annual Indian Progress in Business gala on Tuesday, Mar. 26 in Las Vegas. Each year, […]

Crime report shows increase in drug offenses in South Dakota for 2018

PIERRE, SD – Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg released on April 2 the Crime in South Dakota 2018 report.  This report is compiled annually by the Attorney General’s Criminal Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) and is the most accurate and comprehensive compilation of criminal statistics in the state as it reflects the actual arrest and reporting information by South Dakota law enforcement.  […]

Frank Ducheneaux, Reid Chambers, and Harry Sachse honored for Lifetime Achievement in Federal Indian Law

The Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section is proud to announce that Frank Ducheneaux, Reid Peyton Chambers, and Harry Sachse are the 2019 recipients of the Lawrence R. Baca Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Federal Indian Law. “Reid Chambers and Harry Sachse are monumental figures in the federal Indian legal community and Frank Ducheneaux is renowned for his decades […]

State & National News

State: Pavement rehabilitation to begin through Pierre and Fort Pierre April 23 PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin on Tuesday, April 23, to finish the pavement rehabilitation project on highways U.S. 14/U.S. 14B/U.S. 83 and S.D. 34 through Pierre and Fort Pierre. This work was postponed due to the blizzard last week. The work […]

High Elk honored for perseverence

Lois High Elk, a resident for the Northern Hills Training Center was honored for her excellent progress with a certificate and a trip to visit the Santa Crus/Monterey Bay through TRIPS Inc. at the center’s 43rd Annual Awards Banquet April 6, held at the Spearfish Holiday Inn and Convention Center. High Elk has accomplished a 360 degree turn-around concerning her […]


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