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Grants available for mosquito control programs

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 06, 2020

Cities, counties and tribes can again apply for state grant funding to help control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV). “Since West Nile first appeared in South Dakota, local mosquito control programs and the state have worked together to reduce the risk of West Nile. We’re very pleased to continue that partnership with this latest round of grants,” said […]

BREAKING NEWS: Prepare yourself for possible meat shortages says CREDCO CEO

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | May 05, 2020

“Lakota Thrifty Mart is advising its customers to buy extra meat supplies in the coming week. There is much talk in the meat industry that we will experience shortages in the next three weeks due to meatpacking plants being shut down. It is best to have extra in your freezer as we head into uncertain supply periods for protein supply,” […]

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe announces new mandates after first COVID-19 case

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | April 30, 2020

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier announced the first case of COVID-19 on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation on Wednesday night, April 29. Soon after the announcement, CRST issued a new emergency executive order with details about mandatory-stay-at-home order, curfew, fines for violating curfew, and closure of daycares and tribal health clinics. CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE ORDER #02.5-2020-CR WHEREAS, […]

BREAKING NEWS: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reports first case of COVID-19

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | April 29, 2020

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has reported its first positive case of COVID-19. The person who is infected is currently hospitalized at the Cheyenne River Health Center (IHS) in Eagle Butte. The case is travel-related and the patient was infected when visiting Pierre, said CRST Chairman Harold Frazier. “Avoid these hot spots,” said Chairman Frazier in a video he posted […]

ACLU seeks records from Gov. Noem, Trump Administration, and Dept. of Corrections on COVID-19 impacts on prison population

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | April 29, 2020

On Wednesday, April 29, the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota filed a public records requests with Gov. Kristi Noem, the South Dakota Department of Corrections, and the Trump administration seeking information on what the Bureau of Prisons, the Governor, and the Departments of Corrections knew about the potential impacts of COVID-19 on their prisons and the communities surrounding […]

Rancher sentenced for killing bald eagles on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | April 29, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Flasher, North Dakota, man convicted of Unlawful Taking of Bald Eagles, Unlawful Taking of Migratory Birds, and Unlawful Use of Restricted Use Pesticide was sentenced on April 2, 2020, by U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes. David Alan Meyer, age 58, was ordered to pay a total of $58,800 in restitution, $9,800 […]

Need for food skyrocketing among poor or unemployed South Dakota residents during pandemic

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | April 29, 2020

Demand for food assistance among needy South Dakota residents has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and donations of food and the volunteers needed to help distribute it are becoming harder to find. So far, the food collection and delivery systems in South Dakota have kept up and most families are getting the food they need. But in early April, the […]

Make the CARES Act part of your financial plan

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | April 29, 2020

For many Americans, the current state of the economy is creating real financial challenges and concerns. However, the federal government’s recently enacted CARES Act is intended to provide some financial relief to families and business owners who may be struggling to manage their finances, using cash disbursements, expanded unemployment benefits, and different loans and tax credits. In addition to reading […]

How to wear cloth face coverings

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | April 29, 2020

In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where it can be difficult to maintain social distancing measures. That means people are advised to wear cloth face coverings while shopping for groceries or in any other settings where it might be difficult […]

Planning for COVID-19: Single parents

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | April 29, 2020

Every single parent dreads the thought of what would happen if they were to become incapacitated, and this concern is magnified with the coronavirus pandemic. Planning is key to helping single parents prepare for uncertain days. Here, we take a look at steps to help families organize and plan. Single parents should always have a family emergency plan with these questions in […]