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USDA helps rural South Dakota grocery store cut energy costs

HURON, SD, June 11, 2019 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director for South Dakota Julie Gross today announced that Langer’s Supermarkets, Inc. (trade name Langer’s Family Foods) received $3,767 to purchase and install LED lighting in the grocery store in Gettysburg, SD. “Assisting rural communities is our mission and the grocery store in Gettysburg is vital to […]

U.S. District Court hears arguments in ACLU First Amendment Case

The U.S. District Court in Rapid City heard arguments today in Dakota Rural Action v. Noem, a case that challenges three South Dakota laws, including the newly-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten activists who encourage or organize protests – particularly protests of the Keystone XL pipeline – with fines, civil liabilities, and/or criminal penalties of up to 25 years in […]

Johnson’s office accepting fall internship applications

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Dusty (R-S.D.) announced that his office is seeking internship applicants for Fall 2019 in his Washington, D.C., Rapid City, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls offices. Duties will include researching legislation, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and providing support to the staff and the […]

SBA Disaster Assistance available to private nonprofit organizations in South Dakota and the Cheyenne River Sioux, Lake Traverse and Rosebud Reservations

SACRAMENTO, CA – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in South Dakota; and the Cheyenne River Sioux, Lake Traverse and Rosebud Reservations following President Trump’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe winter storms, snowstorm and flooding that occurred March 13 – April 26, 2019, announced acting Administrator Christopher M. […]

Governor to enact reform of youth treatment facilities


In response to news investigation, Noem orders reform of licensing and inspections Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the state Department of Social Services to enact a series of wide-ranging reforms intended to improve the safety of youths sent to privately run treatment facilities across South Dakota. The governor’s announcement came in response to an investigative report published June 5 by […]

CRYP’s groundbreaking RedCan Graffiti Jam honored

Americans for the Arts today honored the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s groundbreaking RedCan invitational graffiti jam among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected projects was unveiled this morning […]


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