We don’t know how many Native American women are missing in South Dakota, that’s about to change

By Lisa Kaczke, Reprinted with permission of Sioux Falls Argus Leader Taylor Baldeagle wears a beaded necklace every day that belongs to his missing daughter Sharon Baldeagle. “She travels with me, no matter where I go,” the Eagle Butte resident said. Sharon was 12 years old and living on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation when she was last seen on […]

State & National News

State: Americans with Disabilities Act Day PIERRE, SD – Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed July 26 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Day in South Dakota. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. “It is estimated that 1 out of every 10 people in South Dakota […]

Americans ride on the cusp of new norms as electric vehicles emerge from deep pockets and become more affordable

While many people hunker down into the current norm and scoff at the hazards of a brave new world, science fiction fans, inventors and technology geeks embrace the world as it could be if or when the latest imagined invention or technological advancement becomes a part of normal life.  An example of science fiction turn reality is Star Trek’s communicators, […]

CRYP Earns NPS “Connecting with our Homelands” Travel Grant

Plans Trips to Wind Cave National Park in July and August Hopa Mountain, in partnership with the National Park Service, has announced that the Cheyenne River Youth Project is a 2019 awardee of the “Connecting with our Homelands” travel grant. The grassroots, nonprofit youth organization is one of 21 indigenous organizations, schools and nonprofits that have earned travel funds for […]

Noem, Tribal Leaders discuss Meth at State-Tribal Luncheon

PIERRE, SD – On July 1, Governor Kristi Noem hosted 10 tribal leaders at the Governor’s Residence to discuss State-Tribal partnerships on meth prevention and law enforcement. “I am incredibly grateful for the seven tribes who sent representatives to Pierre to discuss ways we can work together to combat meth and strengthen economic development on reservations,” said Governor Kristi Noem. […]

C-EB High School says farewell to retirees

Three employees recently retired from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School: Principal James Nelson Jr., Computer Applications Teacher Jerry Peacock, and Special Education Paraprofessional Linda Berndt. The retirees were honored at the Senior Honoring in May, presented with star quilts, and said their goodbyes while wiping tears. Each expressed both excitement for the new chapter in their lives and sadness that they […]

First human West Nile Virus detection of 2019 reported

PIERRE, SD – A Turner County resident is South Dakota’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) detection of the season, the state Health Department reported today. The person is in the 30 to 39 age group. “Active transmission of West Nile virus is occurring in South Dakota and people need to protect themselves, especially during evening outdoor activities, such as […]

Today’s racism rears its head in functional ignorance through well-intentioned people

In an interview with Tasi Barondeau, a member of the Pine Ridge reservation and mother of Miles Livermont, the student whose eagle feather was briefly taken from him while he waited to receive his diploma from Brookings High School, Barobdeau mentioned that the situation seemed very much like this idea of settler agnosia, which she read about in a research […]

New South Dakota Codified Laws available online

PIERRE, SD – Changes made to the South Dakota Codified Laws by the 2019 South Dakota Legislature can now be viewed on the Legislative Research Council’s website. A total of 218 bills from the 2019 session passed the Senate and House of Representatives and were signed into law. Unless a bill prescribes when it will take effect or it is […]

Nominations sought for MGE Board of Directors

Individuals who are interested in running for the Moreau-Grand Electric board of directors will have from June 20, 2019 through July 22, 2019 to file a nominating petition for the election to be held at the annual meeting. All candidates from a district must have the qualifying petition with 10 or more signatures in a Moreau-Grand office by 4 p.m. […]

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