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USDA Provides Remaining Funding for Mni Waste’ Water Company

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Mni Waste’ Water Company of Eagle Butte has been chosen to receive a Water and Waste Disposal grant and a Native America grant. The grant funds will total $26.4 million dollars. USDA State Director for Rural Development Elsie Meeks announced the funding yesterday. The money will be used to...
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State-Tribal Relations Committee to Meet Thursday at Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be tomorrow for the South Dakota Legislature’s State Tribal Relations Committee. The group of lawmakers will hear informational presentations that deal with economic development and tourism efforts by Native American tribes, organizations and state agencies. Representatives of various groups will speak to the committee. Those organizations...
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SD Man Sentenced to Prison For Kidnapping

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Wanblee man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for kidnapping a man on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. U.S. Attorney Brendon Johnson says 52-year-old William Jakeway was sentenced Monday on charges of kidnapping and aiding and abetting. Jakeway pleaded guilty to the charges in June. Authorities say...
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Report Says SD Unlikely to Have Major Oil Boom

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A study done by Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office says South Dakota will not experience a boom in oil production like the one now occurring in North Dakota. The study concludes that the most likely scenario is for South Dakota’s oil production to remain steady at 1.6 million barrels of oil...
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