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Jury Finds Eagle Butte Man Guilty on Multiple Charges

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Dustin Red Legs age 41, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Sexual Exploitation of Child, and Possession of Child Pornography as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 years, with a […]

Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Larceny

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Larceny was sentenced on July 29, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court. Yesica Rose Lara, age 34, was sentenced to time served through July 29, 2020, 3 years of supervised release, restitution in the amount of $2,119.42, and a special assessment […]

Sisseton Woman Charged with Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sisseton, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization. Jordyn Juanita Kirk, age 25, was indicted on July 20, 2020. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on July 30, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum […]

DENR accepting applications for Water Quality Projects

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is accepting applications through Oct. 1, 2020, for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants. Eligible applicants include governmental agencies; state government subdivisions, such as conservation districts, water development districts, counties and municipalities; universities; certain nonprofit organizations; and federally recognized Indian tribes. Other groups […]

DSS’ 605 Strong program off to solid start

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

More than 1,875 South Dakotans have found COVID-19 support and resources since the launch of the 605 Strong program, the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) announced today. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every one of us in South Dakota and it is important to remember there is help available when you don’t know where else to turn,” said […]

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Kindness is the best medicine

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

My name is Joanie Holm. I am a certified nurse practitioner in Brookings, South Dakota and I am the person fortunate to have been the life partner of the original Prairie Doc®, Richard P. Holm, M.D.  Rick and I were married for 40 years before his passing in March of 2020. During those wonderful decades together, if I could point […]

Lawn and garden tips

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

Greetings everyone and thanks for your continued following and support of the West River Eagle. This week I will cover some garden tips and mid-season/early season equipment tips. Watering in the August heat Best times to water are a half hour before sunrise and half hour before sunset. Before sunrise is best and unless the area being watered is shaded. […]

South Dakota: Small world, big family

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

South Dakota is a special place. We all know that. It’s where we choose to live, work and raise our kids. It’s where we call home and are surrounded by the people we love, our family. Last week, I was out in the Black Hills visiting with folks. On my way home to Fort Pierre, I stopped in Philip, as […]

Multitasking: The work goes on

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

While the Senate continues to carefully monitor the implementation of our COVID relief efforts, listen to and learn from states and communities, evaluate where future health and economic assistance might be required, and develop targeted proposals to help those in need, we’re also focused on other issues that are important to the American people. We can walk and chew gum […]

Governor Noem advocates school reopening

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | August 05, 2020

On July 28 Governor Noem held a news conference to discuss plans for reopening schools. In her comments, Noem indicated that she relies on real world experience over scientific modeling and that because most people who contract the virus do not die, it’s worth the risk to those who do, that elders are the most vulnerable, and that children are […]