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Appeal of Indian Land Trust Settlement Rejected

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court won’t consider a Colorado woman’s challenge of a $3.4 billion settlement between the federal government and Native American land trust beneficiaries. The settlement was reached in 2009 following years of litigation in which Montana resident Elouise Cobell, who is now deceased, argued government officials mismanaged billions...
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Canadian Firm Optimistic About Oil Pipeline

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Canadian company that wants to build another oil pipeline to carry crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries remains optimistic about the project after President Barack Obama won re-election. TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard says the company believes Obama will eventually approve the Keystone XL project once it reaches his desk...
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South Dakota Voters Reject Governor’s Top Initiatives

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he and the Legislature will have to take another look at education and economic development issues now that voters have rejected two of his main proposals in those areas. Voters defeated Daugaard’s plan to set up incentive grants to attract large industrial projects...
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Couple Appears in Federal Court on Charge Linked to Theft at Pierre Bank

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man and woman who have been accused of Bank Larceny and Aiding and Abetting, made their initial appearance in federal court late Tuesday afternoon in Pierre. Ismael Espinoza Ortiz and Alejandra Corral Madrid are each charged in a criminal complaint with one count—-Bank Larceny and Aiding and Abetting...
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