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Tribal President: Means Instilled Pride

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe says he wants people to remember former American Indian Movement activist Russell Means as someone who helped instill pride among Native Americans in Indian Country. Means died at his home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Monday morning after battling cancer. He...
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SD Harvest Continues to Advance with Rain

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s row crop harvest continued to progress last week, with nearly all of corn for grain harvested The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 96 percent of the corn for grain has been harvested, up from 90 percent the previous week. This...
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Drought Prompts Ranchers to Sell Off Sheep

NEWELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota cattle ranchers are being forced to sell off sheep due to the lack of feed, and most are getting lower prices than in 2011. Saint Onge Livestock sheep yard manager Barney Barnes tells the Black Hills Pioneer (http://bit.ly/Utv0Yo ) that prices were way higher last year. Barnes says...
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Details Not Set for Former Senator McGovern Services

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Details are still being worked out for services that will be held later this week for former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern. McGovern, who lost a 1972 presidential bid to Richard M. Nixon, died Sunday at a Sioux Falls hospice. He was 90. A spokesman for the McGovern family, Steve...
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