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Veterans should register in the Burn Pit Registry

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 22, 2020

Typically, when we hear the word “registry” we think of a gift registry for weddings, showers, births, graduations, and anniversaries. But there is another kind of registry veterans need to be aware of. The VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry is available to eligible veterans and service members to document their exposures and report health concerns through an […]

Home Improvement and Garden Tips

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 22, 2020

Greetings everyone, I hope all is well with your families and homes. This week I will answer some questions I have received, and will share some garden information. January is an important month for  garden preparation. The question I received was about venting systems for houses. Your home has vents built into it for various purposes and all are very […]

Rapid City Man Indicted for Kidnapping of a Minor

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 22, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man was charged in federal district court with Kidnapping of a Minor by a Registered Sex Offender and Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity by a Registered Sex Offender. Christopher Bald Eagle, age 65, was charged on January 7, 2020.  Bald Eagle […]

Rapid City Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 22, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man was charged in federal district court with Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. Nikolas John Larson, age 39, was charged on December 17, 2019.  Larson appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on January 8, 2020, and pleaded not guilty to the charges.  The […]

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 22, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child was sentenced on January 13, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court. Lawrence Richard Oakie, a/k/a “LBJ”, age 38, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison, followed by 7 years of supervised release, and a […]

Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 22, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises was sentenced on January 14, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court. Andrea Circle Bear, a/k/a Andrea High Bear, age 29, was sentenced to 26 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and […]

National Newspaper Association applauds progress on Fallen Journalists Memorial

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 22, 2020

National Newspaper Association President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, today recognized the work of the House Natural Resources Committee for approving the first stages of work for a Fallen Journalists Memorial. The Committee completed its review of a bill authorizing the use of federal lands for the memorial. The legislation, HR 3465, will head to the House […]

Cheyenne River artists awarded fellowship

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 22, 2020

First Peoples Fund (firstpeoplesfund.org) recently selected two Cheyenne River artists to receive $5,000 grants from a nationwide pool of applicants as part of its Cultural Capital Fellowship program, which places emphasis on supporting individuals whose work focuses on passing down ancestral knowledge. Local artists Dawnee LeBeau and Darrel Eagle Staff, both members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, were selected […]

South Dakota DENR Board approves KXL water permits: no other permits needed in South Dakota for TC Energy to begin construction, states big oil corporation

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 21, 2020

On Tuesday, January 21, the South Dakota Water Management Board approved five water-permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction. Dakota Rural Action, the Yankton Sioux Tribe, and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe all contested the water permit. Steve Vance testified that the proximity of the workforce camps to the reservations and their locations within Lakota and Dakota Treaty Territory will significantly […]

Stephen R. Falkenberg found guilty

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | January 21, 2020

Stephen R. Falkenberg, 45, Yankton, was found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder, a class B felony and guilty of 1st degree Manslaughter, a class C felony stemming from the March 1, 2019 death of 46-year old Tamara LaFramboise of Yankton. La Framboise’s body was discovered in Menominee County, Michigan, on March 16, 2019. The charges carry punishments of mandatory life […]