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Heather Dawn Thompson, CRST attorney, appointed Director of USDA Office of Tribal Relations

By francarr | February 18, 2021

Heather Dawn Thompson, Thašúŋke Híŋ Zi Wiŋ, has been appointed as Director of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Thompson is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe and from Rapid City. She reports directly to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.   Diverse and bipartisan Thompson’s appointment is part of the trend […]

FBI Increases reward in 2016 Eagle Butte murder case

By francarr | February 18, 2021

The FBI has increased the reward money in the murder investigation of Jessie Wallace Cook, 32, of Cheyenne River. The reward doubled and is now $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators. According to the FBI, Cook was found on the ground, unresponsive, near the water tower on the corner of Willow Street and Highway […]