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Cherry Creek All Chiefs Wacipi: family, love, tradition


Sometimes things go viral that I would have never expected to- a photo, or a story, and even a video. I attended the Naca Wacipi/All Chiefs Powwow in Cherry Creek this past weekend and I recorded one of my favorite dancers during her category- Mary Buck Elk Thunder. “Miss Mary”, as she is known by many people, was dancing fancy […]

Home Improvement Tips

Greetings everyone and thank you again for your continued following. This week I will cover the basics of hiring a service professional or general contractor for your upcoming spring and summer remodeling. This is a task that takes some homework, but if you follow through, your chances of facing major problems and financial loss will be minimized should you find […]

U.S. Economy and the Agricultural Economy: A tale of two economies

It’s no secret that the agriculture economy has seen better days. Bad weather, low commodity prices, and protracted trade disputes have created an untenable situation for many folks in the heartland. What’s flyover country to some is home to others, particularly those who help feed the world, and I’ll never stop fighting for them or their way of life. In […]

Noem, Flute, Ravnsborg invite Tribes to engage in MOUs for expanded law enforcement resources

Governor Kristi Noem, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, and Secretary of Tribal Relations David Flute yesterday invited tribal leaders and members to engage in a partnership to combine state and tribal law enforcement resources to combat drug use on reservations. “We are taking a step forward to make South Dakota safer for everyone,” said Noem. “Removing drugs from our communities is […]

Update on fourth week of the South Dakota Legislature

This week we seen bills that range from industrial hemp, over-height hayloads, invasive aquatic species, and surrogacy. First up, industrial hemp: HB 1008. As many of you know, I’ve been the prime on this bill for the past few years. Well this year, I really think we will pass a bill that will allow South Dakota farmers, ranchers and processors […]

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Your guide for prevention and wellness


Primary care doctors do a lot of different things. We diagnose illnesses from the trivial, to the catastrophic. We treat maladies both chronic and acute. We confront, and we console. Of course, these are common roles in medicine, filled by many different providers. One role the primary care physician is more uniquely suited to fill, however, and one of my […]

Home and Garden Tips


Greetings everyone and thanks as always for your continued following. I will begin this week with some home improvement tips in preparation for spring’s approach. Some of the tips are specific for readers outside of South Dakota and in order not to confuse anyone, I will note each region as I give a tip. Here in South Dakota, we are […]

Letter to the Editor: Sierra Club of South Dakota

To Governor Noem and all South Dakota State Representatives and Senators: Whether it is the catastrophic fires devastating Australia, the staggering loss of ice in Greenland, or the unprecedented rainfall and flooding here in South Dakota in 2019, the evidence that climate change is upon us is beyond dispute. Considering our national administration’s dismissal of science and scientists, it has […]

Letter to the Editor: proud veteran of the United States Army

My name is Angie V. Grissette, my maiden name is Condon, I am the daughter of Bernice R. Condon. I am married to my husband of 11 years, Damien Grissette and we have 4 sons together, from oldest to youngest, Angel, Braylon, Cordae and Cortez Grissette, we live in Colorado Springs, CO. I am a proud veteran of the United […]

Garden Tips


Greetings everyone and as always thank you for your following. You, the readers, make this possible and I am honored to be a part of this community. There are folks far and near who have been following this weekly column and I have received a request to have a question answered by a group called the Funky Food Growers in […]


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