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Jackson County Sued Over Indian Voting Issue

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A group representing four members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against Jackson County, claiming it doesn’t give equal voting access to Native American voters. Part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is located in the county. Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed...
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Economy Remains Slow in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West will continue slowing down in the next few months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday that crop prices are significantly lower than last year, and that’s a drag on the economy...
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Braiden McCahren September 5, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Jury in McCahren Trial Completes Second Day of Taking in Testimony and Evidence

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) A forensic scientist with South Dakota’s Division of Criminal Investigation was one of those to testify today in the trial of a Pierre 18-year-old charged with murder. The DCI’s Frans Maritz was on the witness stand for over an hour this afternoon as one of the prosecution witnesses in...
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Jury in McCahren Trial Begins Second Day of Hearing Case

WINNER,  S.D. – (DRG News) Jurors in the murder trial for a Pierre teen are into the second day of testimony at the Tripp County Courthouse in Winner. 18-year-old Braiden McCahren of Pierre faces murder and other charges for the December 2012 shooting of 16-year-old Dalton Williams at McCahren’s home. A third teen was...
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