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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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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Coming Sunday to Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sunday brings the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Pierre.  The parade lineup will start at 3:00 p.m. at Griffin Park and the parade begins at 4:00 p.m.  Don Shields of Pierre, who helped start the parade close to twenty years ago, says it is being organized by the...
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Fort Pierre Train Depot on the Way Home!!

UNDATED – (DRG News) A building that spent many years serving travelers and shippers in Fort Pierre will be returning to the town after being used as a storage building on a Mud Butte area ranch since the 1960’s.  Fort Pierre’s former train depot, which was built in 1906 as part of the Chicago...
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