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Sioux Tribe to Discuss Black Hills Negotiations

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council next week plans to discuss whether to reopen negotiations with the federal government over compensation for the taking of the Black Hills in the 1800s. The federal government in 1980 reached a $102 million settlement with nine tribes. The tribes refused to accept the...
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Report Released at DC Conference Addresses Public Safety on Tribal Land

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A national panel of judicial and law enforcement experts has released recommendations on how to make tribal communities safer. The Indian Law and Order Commission traveled around the country for two years to hear about criminal jurisdiction, tribal courts, grant funding and other topics. The result is a 324-page report...
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Tribal Leaders Gather for White House Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – American Indian leaders are gathered in Washington, D.C., to talk directly with officials in President Barack Obama’s administration about their needs. The White House Tribal Leaders Conference is scheduled for Wednesday. Obama is set to deliver remarks to representatives invited from 566 tribes across the country at the U.S. Department...
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Groups to Decorate Trees for Capitol Display

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More than 90 Christmas trees will be decorated later this month for the annual Christmas at the Capitol holiday display. Groups from schools, churches, communities and civic organizations from across the state will begin working on the trees Nov. 23-24. Thousands of guests visit the South Dakota State Capitol each...
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Pierre Police Department Investigating Stabbing Death

PIERRE – (DRG News) Here is a press briefing from the Pierre Police Department: On 11-12-13 at 6:48 PM law enforcement and emergency medical services were dispatched to the 400 block of S. Ree Street on a report of a stabbing.  One person has died.  Law enforcement officials are investigating this incident.  There is...
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Android Pushes Past 80% Market Share

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. November 12, 2013 – Google’s Android operating system reached a new milestone during the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. With a total base of 211.6 million smartphone units shipped during the quarter, Android accounted for 81.0% of all smartphone shipments, marking the...
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Mobridge Regional Hospital Blood Drive A Success

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) On Monday November 11th the Mobridge Regional Hospital held a blood drive.  Donors were treated to a free pizza lunch buffet provided by the Pizza Ranch in Mobridge, S.D. Katie Gregg, Marketing Director for the hospital gave us the results from the Mobridge Regional Hospital blood drive. 62 people registered...
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South Dakota Harvest Progress Near Average

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s soybean, corn and sorghum harvest is about where it normally is this time of year, despite the recent rain and snow in some parts. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says the soybean harvest is around 97 percent complete. Roughly 79 percent of the corn crop is out...
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SD Reservation to Investigate Minn. Priest

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Authorities on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation have opened an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of children by a Minnesota priest. Supervisory special agent Grace Her Many Horses says authorities will try to locate several men who as boys may have been sexually abused by the Rev. Clarence Vavra....
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Hoven Community Blood Drive Needs Help

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for United Blood Services, contacted us with the following information and a plea for help: WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Currently the demand for blood is outpacing our supply across the Dakotas! Hoven Community has a very big blood drive coming up and unfortunately it is the...
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