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Saturation Patrols and Other Efforts Planned for Cheyenne River Reservation Soon

  EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Cheyenne River Agency Indian Highway Officers and other law enforcers that serve the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation will be conducting saturation patrols and they also plan other measures over the holidays.  CRST Chief of Police Burton in the Woods says the DUI checkpoints, seat belt checks and other traffic...
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Tribe Starts Training Program for Oilfield Workers

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe plans to start a new job training program centered on preparing tribal members for oilfield-related careers. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is starting a rock crusher job training program to give tribal members the skills needed to work in North...
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DM&E Mothballing Powder River Basin Extension

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Canadian Pacific Railway says it will “defer indefinitely” plans to extend its South Dakota-based Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad network into the Powder River Basin so it can ship Wyoming coal to power plants in other states. CP said in a statement Monday that it’s mothballing the plan...
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SD Attorney General Warns Shoppers to be Careful

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says holiday shoppers should use care to avoid common mistakes. Jackley says people should check refund and return policies for restrictions and exceptions. He says people buying gift cards should check for fees and expiration dates. The attorney general says shoppers also should...
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Drought Damage Reaches Hunting in South Dakota

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought that hurt South Dakota farmers and ranchers this year might also pose a threat to hunting in the state. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that drought has cut into pheasant numbers in some areas. It also is cited as a factor for an outbreak of disease in...
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Schools, Medical Providers Want More State Money

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard will propose a cautious state budget with moderate spending increases that are unlikely to satisfy schools and medical providers. Daugaard has said he will propose increasing state aid to schools under a formula that increases that funding by the rate of inflation up...
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Midwest Economic Index Rises Slightly

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index report suggests an economic slump will continue over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions index rose slightly in November to a weak 48.0 from 46.5 in October. The figure was 50.4 in September. The survey...
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Semi vs. Bridge Damages Big Rig-Railroad Bridge Unscathed

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s railroad bridge claimed another victim last night, as a semi driven by a Colorado man hit the structure and kept responders busy until early this morning.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported about 9:20 p.m.  He says the semi trailer was being driven...
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Woman Killed in Traffic Accident Near Eagle Butte Monday

  EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte woman died in a motor vehicle accident west of Eagle Butte on Monday.  The Cheyenne River Tribal Police Department says the one vehicle accident occurred on Monday evening about a half mile west of town.  23-year-old Theresa Ducheneaux was traveling southbound on Cemetery Road...
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Sobriety Checkpoints to be Held in Several SD Counties in December

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol is planning another monthly series of Sobriety Checkpoints-with December traffic stops to be held in 15 counties across the state.  In central and western South Dakota, checkpoints are to be held next month in Stanley, Sully, Bennett and Edmunds counties.  Other counties where...
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