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Rapid City Man Indicted for Kidnapping of a Minor

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man was charged in federal district court with Kidnapping of a Minor by a Registered Sex Offender and Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity by a Registered Sex Offender. Christopher Bald Eagle, age 65, was charged on January 7, 2020.  Bald Eagle […]

Rapid City Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man was charged in federal district court with Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. Nikolas John Larson, age 39, was charged on December 17, 2019.  Larson appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on January 8, 2020, and pleaded not guilty to the charges.  The […]

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child was sentenced on January 13, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court. Lawrence Richard Oakie, a/k/a “LBJ”, age 38, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison, followed by 7 years of supervised release, and a […]

Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises was sentenced on January 14, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court. Andrea Circle Bear, a/k/a Andrea High Bear, age 29, was sentenced to 26 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and […]

National Newspaper Association applauds progress on Fallen Journalists Memorial

National Newspaper Association President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, today recognized the work of the House Natural Resources Committee for approving the first stages of work for a Fallen Journalists Memorial. The Committee completed its review of a bill authorizing the use of federal lands for the memorial. The legislation, HR 3465, will head to the House […]

A Hawaiian Christmas


While most South Dakotans were dealing with below-freezing temperatures, blizzard conditions, and heavy snowfall, professional photographer and West River Eagle team member Darrel Eagle Staff enjoyed the warmth, sunshine, and sandy beaches of Hawaii. Darrel gave himself a Christmas gift of a vacation to the island of Oahu. When Darrel flew out of Bismarck to Las Vegas on December 20, […]

Garreaus celebrate 73rd anniversary

Melvin and Melda Garreau, of Eagle Butte, celebrated 73 years of marriage on January 13. Melvin, who is 92 years young, held hands with his beloved, Melda (who is 3 years his junior), as they welcomed well-wishers who showered them with love, fresh flowers and inflated balloons shaped in the numbers 7 and 3. The Garreaus were married in Gettysburg […]

Recognize signs of heart attack in women

Many people are familiar with the image of a heart attack sufferer clutching his or her chest or feeling surprising, tingling sensations in his or her left arm. While those symptoms are common, heart attacks can produce a wide array of symptoms, and some of them may actually be much less apparent than chest pain or tingling in the left […]

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Aggravated Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse was sentenced on October 21, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Shawn Iron Hawk, age 25, was sentenced to 132 months in federal prison, followed by 7 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims […]

Ed Widow turns 88 years young

Ed Widow turned 88 years young on January 12. Widow is the longest-serving CRST Tribal Council Representative and has the distinguished honor of being the eldest member on council. In 2018, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declared December 8 as Ed Widow Day.    


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