SD Panel: Offensive Names of Creeks and Other Features on Reservation Should Go

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has proposed renaming two creeks and three other geographical features on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to reflect the area’s traditional use for deer hunting. The locations all feature a variation of the phrase “Squaw Humper,” and each...
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Sioux Tribes Gather on Rosebud Indian Reservation

MISSION, S.D. (AP) – The second of a two-day meeting between several Sioux tribes gets under way Friday on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is hosting officials from several other Sioux tribes as part of an effort to work together as one nation on issues they deem important. Some of the...
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Dakotas Grassland Fire About 75 Percent Contained

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – A fire that scorched nearly 22 square miles on the Grand River National Grasslands in the Dakotas is about 75 percent contained. The fire spread Wednesday after a prescribed burn by the U.S. Forest Service southeast of Hettinger, N.D., escaped containment lines and moved into South Dakota’s Perkins County. Eighteen...
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Engines, Tankers From Western SD, ND Help Effort

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – The head of the Grand River Ranger District says engines and water tankers from fire departments across western South Dakota and western North Dakota have been helping to suppress a 22-square-mile fire in Perkins County. Ranger Paul Hancock tells KBJM radio in Lemmon that the wind-driven fire grew rapidly Wednesday...
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