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Pierre Continues Seeking Reimbursement for Flood Related Infrastructure Work

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Almost three years after fighting back flood waters, the City of Pierre, like other communities, continues seeking reimbursement for flood related repairs to damaged infrastructure. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill visited directly with the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month during a trip to Washington, D.C. to appeal a partial...
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SD Senate Panel Delays Ruling on Raw Milk

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – After hours of discussion, a South Dakota Senate committee has delayed a vote on a bill that would relax regulations on raw milk production and sales. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to delay the measure for two weeks to give opposing sides a chance to seek compromise....
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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 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/heating-the-rez.   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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