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February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to be issued early in response to federal government shutdown

PIERRE, SD – Due to the current federal government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has required states to issue February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early in order to minimize the potential impact of the lapse in appropriations on SNAP recipients. In South Dakota, February SNAP benefits would normally be available Feb. […]

Sitting Bull College students selected to compete in NASA Challenge

Fort Yates, ND – Sitting Bull College students Michael LeBeau, Jonathan Catch the Bear, Kandice Hastings and Vania Henry make up one of ten teams chosen to travel to NASA Johnson Space Center in January to participate in a spinoff challenge to develop new ideas for commercialization using NASA’s technologies. Multidisciplinary teams from Minority Serving Institutions chose one NASA Intellectual […]

Noem offers policy initiatives on meth, pheasants, internet access


PIERRE, SD — Gov. Kristi Noem proposed an aggressive line-up of policy proposals during her State of the State speech on Tuesday. She promised to tackle improved internet access in rural areas, increased pheasant habitat and a crackdown on methamphetamine use. Noem pledged that her administration would live up to the state’s tradition of fiscal responsibility while she also said […]

Tribal leader asks Legislature for meth summit


PIERRE, SD — As Rodney Bordeaux gave the State of the Tribes address to the South Dakota Legislature, he noted it was the fourth year for such a speech and that the tribes still suffer from many of the same problems. Bordeaux, the president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said drug dealers who face legal difficulties in South Dakota towns […]

CRYP hosts annual winter coat distribution for Family Services members on January 23

On Wednesday, Jan. 23,  the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual Winter Coat Distribution at its Eagle Butte campus. From 1 to 6 p.m., the nonprofit community organization will be distributing winter coats to members of CRYP Family Services program. With the support of a variety of donors from across the country, including Running Strong for American Indian […]

Senator: It may be time for tighter restrictions on young drivers


PIERRE — One state senator is asking for data on motor vehicle fatalities involving young drivers and asking if the time is right for tighter restrictions on young drivers. Sen. Deb Soholt, R-Sioux Falls, raised the possibility Wednesday during a Senate Transportation Committee meeting. The committee was receiving its annual update from Department of Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist. Part of […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project announces open hours, upcoming Youth Programs for January

EAGLE BUTTE, SD – With the annual Christmas Toy Drive successfully concluded for yet another holiday season, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has reopened its doors for Cheyenne River youth. Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) is now open to teens from 5 to 8 p.m. daily, while 4 to 12-year-olds are welcome at The Main from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. […]

Four Bands Community Fund offering Hardship Loans during government shutdown

Hardship Assistance Loans up to $1,500 are available to qualifying federal employees through Four Bands Community Fund. Applications are open to all Cheyenne River residents who are federal employees and to enrolled members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, working for a federal agency on and off the reservation. This is still a loan you have to qualify for and […]

Little-known law forces children to pay for parent’s nursing care; SD law rarely used, but long-term crisis may lead to more lawsuits


An obscure South Dakota law can force adult children to pay the cost of long-term care for their parents if the elder family members cannot pay on their own. The civil law has been on the books in South Dakota since 1939, and is rarely used. But as the cost of long-term care skyrockets and nursing facilities increasingly face financial […]


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