CRST Game, Fish and Parks acquires new SAR equipment

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) play an important role in the safety of Cheyenne River residents– they answer the call and perform search and rescue (SAR) missions, as well as conduct evacuation missions. According to CRST GFP Director Dennis Rousseau, the department is often called upon when floods occur and during times of extreme winter conditions, […]

House lawmakers propose bill to rescind Medals of Honor awarded for Wounded Knee Massacre

(Editor’s Note: The following story is being reprinted with the permission of Stars and Stripes, which retains all rights. The story originally ran on June 25, 2019 on www.stripes.com) A bill introduced Tuesday would rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers who received them for actions during the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, when hundreds of Native Americans were […]

We don’t know how many Native American women are missing in South Dakota, that’s about to change

By Lisa Kaczke, Reprinted with permission of Sioux Falls Argus Leader Taylor Baldeagle wears a beaded necklace every day that belongs to his missing daughter Sharon Baldeagle. “She travels with me, no matter where I go,” the Eagle Butte resident said. Sharon was 12 years old and living on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation when she was last seen on […]

State & National News

State: Americans with Disabilities Act Day PIERRE, SD – Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed July 26 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Day in South Dakota. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. “It is estimated that 1 out of every 10 people in South Dakota […]

ROBINSON CRUSOE auditions July 15

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) original adaptation of ROBINSON CRUSOE Monday, July 15, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 8:15 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Among […]

Americans ride on the cusp of new norms as electric vehicles emerge from deep pockets and become more affordable

While many people hunker down into the current norm and scoff at the hazards of a brave new world, science fiction fans, inventors and technology geeks embrace the world as it could be if or when the latest imagined invention or technological advancement becomes a part of normal life.  An example of science fiction turn reality is Star Trek’s communicators, […]

Yesterday brings the Beatles back today

Director: Danny Boyle Writers: Jack Barth (story by), Richard Curtis (screenplay) Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino In a world-wide black out, Jack Malik, played by Himesh Patel, is a down and out musician who quit his position as a teacher to follow his musical career at the urging of his life-long friend, fellow teacher and music manager, […]

Combating Meth for a Safer South Dakota

13 people. That’s how many South Dakotans died last year because of meth. 3,366 people. That’s how many people in our state were arrested last year on meth offenses. These numbers are more than statistics. These are missing faces in family photos. Empty chairs at dinner tables. They are victims of an epidemic that is dramatically impacting South Dakota. As […]

Forgetting is the easiest part, or is it the hardest part?  (I can’t remember) 

Usually we say that forgetting something or someone is the hardest part of dealing with a situation or a loss. That may be in the case in those situations for many people, but I find that forgetting things can be very easy to do in more immediate situations, such as the time I left my van running when I went […]

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