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Fire Burns Eagle Butte Home Saturday

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that broke out at an Eagle Butte home Saturday is being investigated by Tribal Police.  Acting Chief Chad Olson of the Cheyenne River Law Enforcement Agency says the fire occurred at a home in southeast Eagle Butte in the Habitat Housing area on Saturday evening.  It...
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Welcome Home Ceremony Held for Pierre’s Boys Basketball Team

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ceremony was held at the Riggs High Gym yesterday as Pierre offered congratulations and a welcome home for Governor’s basketball players. The team won the state championship over the weekend. Speaking to the crowd that gathered last night were Dan Whalen, the district’s Athletic Director, Pierre Mayor Laurie...
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No Jackpot Winner

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Saturday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 03-07-21-44-53 Powerball: 16 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $216 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $260 million for Wednesday. Tickets that...
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US Attorney Honored for Violence Against Women Work

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson is being honored for his work in combatting violence against women. The South Dakota Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee selected Johnson as its Prosecutor of the Year. The SDDVCC is an organization led by the South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence and the South...
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SD Agriculture Department Helps Beginning Farmers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Agriculture Department says it can help beginning farmers buy land at lower interest rates through a bond program. The Beginning Farmer Bond program works through a local bank to finance a land purchase. The bond program allows a lender to get tax-exempt interest for a loan or...
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Late-Winter Storm Affecting Travel in Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A late-winter storm is causing travel problems throughout much of North Dakota and eastern South Dakota. Motorists in many areas are being advised not to travel or to use extreme caution when venturing out because of snow and blowing snow. Ice also is a problem in eastern South Dakota. Many...
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SD Holds 25th Annual Environmental Conference

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s 25th annual conference on the environment and ground water quality will be held Wednesday in Fort Pierre. The conference will include exhibits and technical presentations covering ground water, geology, mining and mineral resources. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is hosting the conference. State Environment...
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SD Agency Hosts Wildfire Training Academy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Wildland Fire agency is hosting a training academy for wildland firefighters. The state agency reports that 266 firefighters have registered to attend the academy, which is being held in Fort Pierre on March 21st through 24th. Officials say firefighters from volunteer fire departments and state and federal...
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Budget Cuts Hamper Opening of Tribal Jail in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A $25 million jail on the Rosebud Indian Reservation meant to provide cultural and spiritual wellness programs for tribal members charged with crimes was supposed to open earlier this year. Instead, it sits empty, with inmates being transported to another jail on a reservation nearly three hours away. Officials...
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Tribes Plan for Worst with Looming Budget Cuts

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – When it comes to the automatic spending cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers spared from hard hits those programs that help the nation’s most vulnerable, such as food stamps, Social Security and veterans’ assistance. But that wasn’t the case with programs serving American Indian reservations, where unemployment...
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