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Sunk Wakhan Agli Riders photos

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

The Sunk Wakhan Agli riders completed their prayer ride on Cheyenne River. The group began their ride in Bridger and on each day of rest, presentations were conducted on culture, language, and horsemanship. Here are some photos from those days:

CRST Tribal Primary Election to take place Tuesday, Aug. 11

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Primary Election will take place next Tuesday, Aug. 11. The election is for council representative positions in all districts, along with district chairman positions. Districts 1, 2, 3, and 6 will have two candidates elected; Districts 4 and 5 will have four candidates elected. Polling locations Polls will open at 7 a.m. MT on election […]

Trump Administration memo jeopardizes Census accuracy, boosts fear in undocumented residents

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

On July 21 President Trump signed a presidential memorandum to prevent undocumented residents from being counted for the purposes of apportionment for the next ten years. According to the Constitution, the Census falls under the authority of Congress, not the president. Recent timeline The move comes after months of political wrangling over the Census as a result of COVID-19. April […]

Feedyard Mechanic Shop: It’s much safer when it’s organized

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

Practicing good housekeeping and organization in a feedyard mechanic shop can not only help save time but may significantly improve overall shop safety. Identifying feedyard safety principles is one of the aims of Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH). This University of Nebraska Medical Center group (www.unmc.edu/publichealth/feedyard/) is conducting two research projects (funded by National Institutes of […]

Fishing Update for the Missouri River in South Dakota

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

Lake Oahe In the Pollock and Mobridge areas, the fishing is a bit tougher. Anglers are fishing in 18-25 feet in Oak Creek, the Grand, and the Moreau, using bouncers with spinners and crawlers. Out on the main lake the depths are 20-40 feet of water with bouncers and minnows or a plain hook with a bead. At Akaska, the […]

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Larceny

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Larceny. Randy Little Shield, age 29, was indicted on July 16, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 22, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is […]

SDSU breeders have new weapon to fight wheat scab

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

Wheat breeders at South Dakota State University will have a new weapon to fight scab, a devastating fungal disease that affects wheat and barley, thanks to funding from the Agricultural Research Service through the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative. Winter wheat breeder Sunish Sehgal and spring wheat breeder Karl Glover are purchasing a near-infrared seed sorter that can quickly […]

USDA invests $760,000 in lift station for Pine Ridge community

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

The United States U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the Oglala Sioux Tribe $760,000 through Water and Waste Grant funds to install a new lift station for the Pine Ridge Community, replacing the existing system that has failed numerous times. “This project provides reliable infrastructure for Pine Ridge and it protects the health and safety of its residents. Under the […]

Do teachers legally need to return to work during a pandemic?

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

Depending on where in the nation you live, back-to-school may be just days away. In what is the most politically-charged return to classes ever for students in kindergarten through grade 12, the divisions between people, positions, and possibilities continues to grow deeper by the day. The United States has 3.5 million teachers, all of whom are being inundated by conflicting […]

SDSU Extension workshops for beginning farmers/ranchers looking for land

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

SDSU Extension will host Farmland for the Next Generation, an eight-week virtual workshop series, beginning August 31. Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, the workshops are for individuals with some farming or ranching experience who are actively looking for land. The series will focus on building skills and utilizing practical […]