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Herreid Bar Owner, 3 Others Face Felony Arson Charges

HERREID, S.D. (AP) – The owner of a bar in Herreid and three other people face felony arson charges in a fire that significantly damaged the business. Road House Bar and Grill owner Lori Brandner also faces a felony insurance fraud charge for filing an insurance claim after the Jan. 21 fire. Brandner could...
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Analysis: Few SD Vets Wait More Than 30 Days for Appointment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Interviews from an Associated Press analysis found that relatively few South Dakota veterans waited more than a month for an appointment at a VA medical center or clinic between September and February. The AP examined waiting times to see how things might have improved since a national scandal over...
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Lower Brule Sioux Leader Seeks Out New Tribal Attorneys

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – A Lower Brule Sioux tribal official acting as chairman has asked for new tribal counsel and appears to have dismissed three tribal attorneys who worked under late Chairman Michael Jandreau. Then-Vice Chairman Kevin Wright cited the tribe’s constitution and bylaws when he took over leadership Friday, hours before Jandreau...
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SD Schools Use Grants to Improve Math, Science Instruction

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Federal grants of $270,000 will go toward six South Dakota projects geared toward improving science and mathematics instruction in middle and high schools. South Dakota State University, Black Hills State University and the Sanford Underground Research Facility are involved as are K-12 schools in Waubay, White River, Newell, Hoven, Bennett...
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