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Flags Should Fly at Half-Staff on Pearl Harbor Day

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say all flags should be flown at half-staff Friday in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. President Barack Obama has called for flags to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset in recognition of the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl...
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Faith Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Fatal Crash

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 63-year-old Faith man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for driving drunk on the wrong side of the road in a rural Haakon County crash that killed one woman and injured another. Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett gave Walt Lee Taton the maximum sentence for vehicular...
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Agreement Boosts Access for American Indian Vets

  WASHINGTON (AP) – Native American military veterans will be able to access health care closer to home thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Indian Health Service. The agreement allows for Veterans Affairs to reimburse IHS for direct health care services provided to eligible American Indian and...
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Feds Pledge to Improve Protection of Sacred Sites

  WASHINGTON (AP) – Protection of sites held sacred by American Indian and Alaska Natives will be bolstered under a memorandum of understanding signed by four federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The memo signed Thursday by the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Interior also calls for improving tribal access...
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