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2020 Dewey County Property Tax Exempt list

Isabel City AMERICAN LEGION POST #120, S 8’9” OF LOT 11 & ALL OF LOT 12, BLOCK 11, ISABEL   MEETING ROOM:  IC (50% EXEMPT) (#5535) CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, N 10’ OF L0T 10, ALL OF 11, & 12, BLOCK 8, ISABEL   CHURCH:  IC   100% EXEMPT  (#5045) DEWEY COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE ASSOCIATION, LOTS 1-3, BLOCK 14, ISABEL   AMBULANCE […]

International Women’s Day: Notable women who helped shape history

Women continue to blaze trails in the 21st century, influencing world events, politics and businesses near and far. In the United States, more women were elected to Congress in 2018 than in any other point in history. In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman to hold a seat in the House of Representatives, and today there are 110 women […]

Habitat funding on its way to governor


A bill to add a habitat stamp to hunting and fishing licenses is on its way to Gov. Kristi Noem after passage through both chambers of the Legislature. SB75 creates a habitat stamp of $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. Participants who purchase both hunting and fishing licenses would need to purchase only one habitat stamp. Excluded from the […]

Shared parenting bill fails in committee


A bill seeking a presumption that parents would have equal access to their children in a divorce proceeding failed Thursday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. HB1133 called for a rebuttable presumption in favor of joint physical custody, allowing both parents an equal footing in divorce proceedings. That presumption could be rebutted if one parent failed to be interested in caring […]

McLaughlin Man Charged with Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child and Sexual Contact. Joseph Dallas Spotted Horse, age 61, was indicted on February 11, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on February 21, 2020, and pled not guilty to […]

Noem zoning bill heads for the House


Gov. Kristi Noem once again personally made her case for SB157, her bill that would streamline county zoning decisions in South Dakota. As she did before the Senate State Affairs Committee earlier in the session, Wednesday morning Noem testified before the House State Affairs Committee declaring: “The support for this legislation is strong.” SB157 is designed to put some clarity […]

Updated texting ban heads for governor


A ban on most uses of electronic devices while driving was approved by the S.D. House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon. Already approved by the Senate, HB1169 now goes to Gov. Kristi Noem for her signature. Currently it’s illegal to text while driving, but it’s a secondary offense. An officer has to pull the car over for another infraction before […]

U.S. Attorney attends Department of Justice 2020 National Opioid Summit

WASHINGTON D.C. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons attended the Department of Justice’s National 2020 Opioid Summit held on March 4-6, 2020, at the Robert F. Kennedy Building in Washington D.C.  The summit brought together U.S. Attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement officials, health professionals, and other experts from across the country to discuss strategies for confronting and solving the opioid crisis.  […]

Missouri Breaks launches new Cheyenne River resources website


A new interactive website featuring community resources available on Cheyenne River launched on March 1. The website, Cheyenne River Oyate, is an off shoot of the Cheyenne River Resource Guide that was printed by Missouri Breaks in 2015. According to a press release from Rae O’Leary from Missouri Breaks Research, the Eagle Butte-based business was contacted by Partnership to Advance […]

CRST officers complete training


Seven officers from the Cheyenne River Police Department completed various trainings for their career paths and this week, took a moment for the camera. Austin Giroux, Marcus Hollow Horn Jr. and Brittany Youpee completed and are now certified graduates from the Indian Correctional Officer Training Program in Artesia, New Mexico. Their training took place from January 13 to February 25, […]


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