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Sep. 3 Chairman Update: 33 active COVID-19 cases on CRST


Chairman Frazier’s update for today included numbers for both yesterday and today as there was no update on Wednesday, Sep. 2. Today, there are 33 active cases with 106 recovered and one death. This is an increase of 3 positive cases from yesterday’s total. A total of 6,583 tests have been conducted, with 6,443 negatives, 140 positive. There are 3,333 […]

Dewey County receives $40,000 grant from SDDOT


The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 40 Preliminary Engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling $1.47 million at its meeting last week in Pierre. Dewey County received $40,000 to be used for a hydraulic analysis, according to SDDOT official Doug Kinniburgh. The study includes a land survey and study of water flow which will ultimately determine the appropriate replacement structure needed, […]

Cook of the Month: Twila Schuler


Twila Schuler is a teacher, mother and cook. Her life shows a dedication to good food, hard work, and beautiful results. Twila is well known for her skill at canning, pickling and baking. Twice a year she sells her productions- her Harvest Sale features gleaming rows of canned bread and butter pickles, beet pickles, salsas, jams, and jellies. Her Christmas […]

Cheyenne Eagle Butte Airport receives $240,000 Grant

The Cheyenne Eagle Butte Airport in Eagle Butte is the recipient of a $240,000 infrastructure grant from Federal Aviation Administration. The announcement came from Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, as part of more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants awarded to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories. “This $1.2 billion federal investment […]

CRST COVID-19 update as of Tuesday, Sep. 1


As of Tuesday, Sep. 1, there were 134 positive cases on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, with 27 active cases, 106 recoveries, and one death, said CRST Chairman Harold Frazier in his Tuesday radio address. Throughout the week, the chairman said the Tribe is considering establishing a “grace period” that would allow the tribe time to evaluate the positivity rate, […]

Dupree Man Indicted on Cattle Conversion Charge

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conversion of Mortgaged or Pledged Property. Daris William LaPlante, age 51, was indicted on August 11, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 25, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum […]

USACE public hearing dates for KXL

In July 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District Regulatory Office received a complete application from TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP for an Individual Permit (IP) under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the proposed KXL Project. As a result, the Regulatory Office released a Public […]

Horizon Health Care now offering COVID-19 testing

Horizon Health Care announced that they are now able to offer point-of-care (POC) or in-house Coronavirus testing. The increased access to POC testing through purchase of testing kits has been made possible by a combination of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Expanded Testing Capacity Grant funds, as well as generous donations to Horizon Health Foundation’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. These […]

Bridger Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Bridger, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Sexual Abuse of a Minor, and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child. Bennett Belt, age 47, was indicted on August 11, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August […]

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation hosts annual Medicine Wheel Riders: Displays traveling MMIW exhibit

Amanda Allcock

Earlier this month, at the request of organizers, the Crazy Horse Memorial welcomed the 2nd annual Medicine Wheel Ride to its cultural and educational complex in the Black Hills. On Sunday, Aug. 9, indigenous riders and their friends, including Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen, gathered at sacred Bear Butte for a short ceremony and bike blessing and then rode together to […]


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