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SD Man Sentenced to Prison for Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin man accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash has been sentenced to 1  1/2 years in prison for manslaughter. Thirty-three-year-old Jody Red Bird also was ordered to spend three years on supervised release following his prison term and to pay more than $6,200 in restitution. U.S....
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Tribal Leader Wants Boycott of South Dakota City

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is calling for an economic boycott of the city of Chamberlain, after the school board refused to allow a tribal honoring song during Sunday’s graduation ceremony. The Argus Leader reports that Chairman Brandon Sazue also has called for the withdrawal of millions...
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SD High School Graduates Expected to Increase

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A new report expects South Dakota to buck the trend of a nationwide decline in high school graduates. The study by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education was presented to the South Dakota Board of Regents this week. It says that South Dakota is expected to show a significant...
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Tribal Members Walk Out of Keystone Oil Pipeline Meeting

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Tribal representatives walked out of a meeting with U.S. State Department officials who came to Rapid City to discuss concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Rapid City Journal reports that Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer made a statement dismissing the gathering as a sham because no leadership...
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