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Four Bear receives Presidential Award

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal member, Kara Four Bear, has been recognized as one of two educators to receive the inaugural Presidential Cybersecurity Educator Award. Four Bear has served the New Town Public School District as an administrator for five years, with the last three years as the middle school principal. Upon her initial commitment to NTMS, it was identified there […]

Mass testing to be conducted at Medicine Wheel Village


Medicine Wheel Village in Eagle Butte will be one of the facilities to receive mass testing for COVID-19 through the State of South Dakota. The facility has 24 nursing home residents, nine assisted living residents, and a staff of 69. All of them will be tested for the coronavirus. Mass testing starts this week throughout the state for congregate living […]

USDA announces details of Direct Assistance to farmers through the coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced this week details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with […]

S.D. colleges face vast logistical and financial unknowns heading into next academic year



The COVID-19 pandemic has already changed the way colleges and universities are teaching students, forcing a move this spring and summer away from in-person classroom learning to remote education. Moving forward, the virus and the unknowns surrounding it have the potential to fundamentally alter the short-term and long-range future of higher education in South Dakota and across the country. The […]

South Dakota Farmer’s Union supports Johnson’s work for truth in labeling

In a letter sent May 13, South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson urged the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to find a meaningful solution to allow accurate labeling of U.S. beef. South Dakota Farmers Union applauded Representative Johnson for his work for truth in labeling. “Thank you. Your support for accurate labeling, comes at […]

Know the basics of raising pigs

Many people subscribe to the notion that “everything is better with bacon.” Imagine being able to control the quality and flavor of pork products, and knowing just what went into producing delicious bacon? In an era of growing uncertainty about commercially produced food, many agriculturally inclined people are raising livestock right on their properties, and small-scale pig farms can be […]

When communication becomes difficult

Trouble communicating with others can be a symptom of various disorders. Difficulty conveying words or emotions can be a condition of autism spectrum disorder, but quite frequently it occurs when a neurological injury affects the portion of the brain responsible for language. The National Aphasia Association states that aphasia is an impairment of language that affects the comprehension or the […]

What to know: Cancer and COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak of 2020 caught many people, particularly those in the western hemisphere, off guard. As the virus spread, the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout North America and Europe changed dramatically and seemingly overnight, prompting many to wonder if they or their loved ones were going to get sick. No one was thought to be immune […]

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to mass test Running Antelope District

Mass COVID-19 testing will be conducted at the Running Antelope District gymnasium on Thursday, May 21 beginning at 12 p.m.  There are a total of 75 test kits for this operation and swabbing will be done for community members who elect to be tested for coronavirus. The testing is a joint collaboration between the Standing Rock Indian Health Services and […]

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Rapid City Super 8

State Health officials announced Saturday, May 16, that an employee at Super 8 on 2520 Tower Road in Rapid City has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual worked while able to transmit the virus to others during these dates and times: Thursday, April 29th – 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday, April 30th – 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, […]


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