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New York Fugitive Arrested in Murdo Saturday After Foot Chase Through Town

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) A fugitive wanted in New York was captured over the weekend in Murdo.  Jones County Sheriff John Weber says officials had been advised to be on the lookout for 30-year-old Shane Jacobs.  The man’s last known address was Hector, New York.  Weber says that Jacobs was seen traveling westbound...
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Woman Taken to Hospital After Home Explosion in Eagle Butte Wednesday

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman was taken to the hospital yesterday after a house explosion that occurred in Eagle Butte.  The afternoon explosion was reported about 1:20 p.m. Mountain Time in a northeast Eagle Butte housing area on Jefferson Street.  Tony Kennedy, who is the Fire Management Officer for the BIA...
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SD Tribes File Lawsuit Against Social Services on ICWA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two Native American tribes in South Dakota have filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the state’s Department of Social Services has violated the Indian Child Welfare Act. The lawsuit alleges that improper hearings are held when determining whether a child needs to be removed from a home. The Indian...
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Bankers Say Farm Income Helping Rural Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states expect the rural economy to continue growing in the months ahead because of the strength of farm income. The overall economic index on the March Rural Mainstreet survey remained at a healthy level of 56.9 even though it was down from February’s 58.2....
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