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Knight awarded SDSU 2020 Outstanding Professional Award

Nathania Knight has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Professional Award by the South Dakota State University Professional Staff Advisory Council. The Outstanding Professional award recognizes professional staff members who strive to exemplify South Dakota State University’s core values as a land-grant institution. Nathania Knight serves as an SDSU Extension Family and Community Health Associate. Knight began her career with SDSU […]

Municipal elections will be held in June

The city of Eagle Butte has yet to announce the date of their primary election. Here is a breakdown of the municipal contest: Incumbent Mayor Verzella LaPlante is seeking reelection and challenging her is current Ward I Councilperson Randall James Traversie. Because Traversie is seeking the mayor position, his seat opened up for candidates Dale McCrea and Kiel Lemke. In […]

Little Eagle Woman charged with assault with a Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. Georgianne Madison, II, age 38, was indicted on March 9, 2020.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on April 30, 2020, and pled […]

National Military Appreciation Month

At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed May as “National Military Appreciation Month,” a time for all to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served in the past and those now serving, as well as their families. “The vigilance of the members of the Armed Forces has been instrumental […]

June 2 primary for counties and state legislature

Primary elections for Dewey and Ziebach counties and the state legislature will be held on June 2. Voter registration for the June 2 election ends on May 18 and absentee voting began April 17. The deadline for absentee voting requests is June 1; however, all absentee ballots must be returned by 7 PM MST on election date to be counted. […]

Farmers Union Enterprises donates 150,000 pounds of pork ribs to five states

Farmers Union Enterprises teamed up with South Dakota Farmers Union to donate 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to Feeding South Dakota. “Because of COVID-19, many families have seen their grocery budget shrink. We saw a way to help not only feed families, but keep our employees working,” explains Doug Sombke, President of FUE. The donation comes at a time when […]

Loans available to U.S. ag businesses impacted by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s portal is open as a result of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act. The legislation, signed into law by the President one week ago, provided additional funding […]

U.S. Attorney’s office committed to investigating predatory housing practices related to COVID-19 Pandemic


Attorney General William Barr has directed U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country to in-vestigate reports of housing-related sexual harassment resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic. As the country adopts drastic measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, many Americans have lost their jobs and many more have seen their wages curtailed. These losses have forced some to seek abatements or […]

Grants available for mosquito control programs

Cities, counties and tribes can again apply for state grant funding to help control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV). “Since West Nile first appeared in South Dakota, local mosquito control programs and the state have worked together to reduce the risk of West Nile. We’re very pleased to continue that partnership with this latest round of grants,” said […]

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe announces new mandates after first COVID-19 case

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier announced the first case of COVID-19 on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation on Wednesday night, April 29. Soon after the announcement, CRST issued a new emergency executive order with details about mandatory-stay-at-home order, curfew, fines for violating curfew, and closure of daycares and tribal health clinics. CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE ORDER #02.5-2020-CR WHEREAS, […]


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