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Advocate Hopes to Alter Reservation Heating Method

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – American Indian advocate Chase Iron Eyes is launching a program to try to find an alternative to propane-heated homes on the Standing Rock Reservation, where the nationwide propane shortage is hitting particularly hard. A fundraising program dubbed “Heating the Rez” is being coordinated through   Iron Eyes says the...
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Propane Lack Fuels Crisis at Dakotas Reservation

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – A nationwide propane shortage has created what tribal officials say is a life-and-death emergency on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas. The crisis can be summed up in the death of 61-year-old Debbie Dogskin, whose body was found in a mobile home with an empty propane tank....
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SD Panel Approves Bill to Stabilize State Bank Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has unanimously approved Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to stabilize state income from its tax on bank income. The state’s bank franchise tax is based on the portion of a bank’s property, payroll and receipts attributable to South Dakota. State Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach says the...
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Lake Oahe Walleye Continue Post-2011 Flood Rebound

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Wildlife officials say walleye are rebounding in Lake Oahe after millions of rainbow smelt baitfish were flushed through the Oahe Dam during 2011 Missouri River flooding. Rainbow smelt is the primary baitfish in the Dakotas lake, especially for big walleyes. Biologists began seeing Oahe’s bigger walleyes die off in...
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