BIA Roads in critical condition: Bureau shows complete lack of leadership, says chairman

Another Bureau of Indian Affairs road has closed due to a culvert washout. According to the CRST Department of Transportation, BIA Route 9, which connects the Armstrong area to Highway 63 has been closed after heavy rains caused a culvert to washout. “About a month ago, storm water swirled above the pipe on the in-slope of the road. It washed […]

Elder fraud persists as a problem across the nation

Elders and caregivers should be aware of what it is, loss potential, and how to avoid it Elder fraud comes in many forms — from a caller offering a sweet deal with the promise of grant money for a small processing fee, to a person writing checks off someone’s account after obtaining power of attorney. Anyone can be duped, but […]

Mobridge man who raped and killed Standing Rock woman granted parole

Originally printed in the Aberdeen News on May 3, 2019 Update: Nicholas Scherr was released on Thursday, July 11, after serving 23 years in prison. He will reportedly live in the Sioux Falls area. The granddaughter of Candace Rough Surface never knew her grandmother, but the death will forever affect the Timber Lake teenager’s life. Mersedes Rough Surface, 16, wasn’t […]

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers closing in Eagle Butte on July 24

PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will close the disaster recovery center on the Cheyenne River Reservation at 6 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, July 24. The center is located at the Cultural Preservation Center, 98 S. Willow St., Eagle Butte. The closure comes as the center has seen a decline in visitation […]

Consumer Tips

Tips to stop unwanted robocalls and avoid phone scams Don’t answer calls from unknown numbers. If you answer such a call, hang up immediately. You may not be able to tell right away if an incoming call is spoofed. Be aware: Caller ID showing a “local” number does not necessarily mean it is a local caller. If you answer the phone […]

10 year Anniversary of the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center

The 10 year anniversary of the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 5PM. The event will include the unveiling of the third large bronze statue of Clint Johnson in the sculpture garden. Clint Johnson, a four-time world saddle-bronc champion, will be in attendance, along with his family and sculptor, TR Chytka. […]

Thune’s office accepting Fall Internship applications

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D) is currently seeking college students to serve as fall interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students in the Washington, D.C., office will have the opportunity to […]

State & National News

State: Temporary traffic devices to be placed during Sturgis Motorcycle Rally STURGIS, SD – Due to the increase in traffic volumes expected during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will activate temporary traffic signals at the following locations: Junction of U.S. 14A and U.S. 85 Junction of S.D. 34/79 and Ft. Meade main entrance Junction […]

Safety tips to remember in the summer heat

The heat of summer can be a blessing and a curse. With fluctuating temperatures, it is easy to forge the precautions one should take when the air feels like it is trying to boil us out of the atmosphere. According to the Mayo clinic, heatstroke is ‘“condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to […]

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