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Senate OKs Measure Blocking Fees for Missouri River H2O

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. Senate has passed an amendment blocking the Corps of Engineers from charging fees to access water in upper Missouri River reservoirs. The effort spearheaded by senators from the Dakotas and Montana is part of the 2013 Water Resources Development Act, which now goes to the House. The corps...
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Law Enforcers Honored Today for Peace Officers Memorial Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day, and as happens each year in Pierre, the day has been noted with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Law Enforcement Memorial along Capitol Lake and a memorial service at a local church. Earlier this morning, a wreath was placed before a monument...
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Armed Man Causes Scare at SD Indian School

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – An apparently armed and suicidal person prompted a brief lockdown at the St. Joseph’s Indian School campus in Chamberlain. Police responded to the school Monday afternoon after a report that a former school employee was on campus with a handgun, threatening to kill himself. Police Chief Joe Hutmacher tells The...
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AP Exclusive: Health Reforms Penalize Some Indians

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – For decades, the government has paid for American Indians’ and Alaska Natives’ health care as part of its longstanding treaty obligations to tribes. But under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, tens of thousands of Native Americans are about to face a new reality. They will have to buy their...
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