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Hazards of teaching the Lakota Language


Originally published in Native Sun News Today on July 10, 2019 Mahto Luta was a Lakota warrior who lived near the close of the Nineteenth Century. He was the last of his line to have one name to identify himself; thereafter his male children, and their male children, would bear the surname of Red Bear their entire lives. Eventually this […]

State & National News

Ty Tuff Goat Tying Challenge coming to the SD State Fair HURON, SD – For the first time, the Ty Tuff Goat Tying Challenge is coming to the South Dakota State Fair on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in the North Arena with $3,000 added money. In the past, the Ty Tuff Challenge has only been hosted in North Dakota and […]

Sturgis Rally increases motorcycle traffic and invites caution


Recent releases from the Department of Transportation and SD Highway Patrol indicate an increase in the number of people attending Sturgis this year over the 2018 rallies and have already released statistics and information related to accidents. Many Sturgies riders travel on Highway 212 and Highway 34 as they move east and west across the state. Many local riders travel […]

Chip seal and fog seal projects to begin on Hwys 12, 83 and 65

MOBRIDGE, SD – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the north central area of the state beginning Monday, July 29. • Highway 12 – 17.67 miles, from three miles South of Selby to the east end of Bowdle. The chip seal will began on Monday, July […]

Purple Heart Recognition Day

PIERRE, SD – At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, as “Purple Heart Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal.     The Purple Heart, our nation’s oldest military medal, is awarded to […]

State News

New study shows $6.9 Billion increase in SD Ag Economic Contribution PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has released the 2019 South Dakota Agricultural Economic Contribution Study. The study is an update to the 2014 South Dakota Economic Contribution Study. Both studies were completed by Decision Innovation Solutions and draws from data generated by the Census of […]

Various spins on the Mueller investigation solidify after Mueller testifies to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees


In the seven hours of testimony given by former Special Investigator Robert Mueller Wednesday July 24, Republicans and Democrats deepened the lines of division between their opposing conclusions about the investigation, the report itself and each other. Republicans used the Mueller testimony as another opportunity to declare President Donald J. Trump’s exoneration from conspiracy with the Russians during the 2016 […]

Travel fears to the Dominican Republic unnecessary even after ‘mysterious deaths’ of Americans who traveled there


Tourists to the Dominican Republic typically come for the relatively inexpensive chance to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean beaches, warm weather, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, swimming in the salty seas, or hiking through the mountain terrain. Most of the tourists or extended foreign visitors, many of them sailors waiting out hurricane season, business entrepreneurs, writers, and/or retirees, couple their […]

Mobridge man who raped and killed Standing Rock woman granted parole


Originally printed in the Aberdeen News on May 3, 2019 Update: Nicholas Scherr was released on Thursday, July 11, after serving 23 years in prison. He will reportedly live in the Sioux Falls area. The granddaughter of Candace Rough Surface never knew her grandmother, but the death will forever affect the Timber Lake teenager’s life. Mersedes Rough Surface, 16, wasn’t […]

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers closing in Eagle Butte on July 24

PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will close the disaster recovery center on the Cheyenne River Reservation at 6 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, July 24. The center is located at the Cultural Preservation Center, 98 S. Willow St., Eagle Butte. The closure comes as the center has seen a decline in visitation […]


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