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Young Lakota Woman Featured in Documentary Airing on SDPBS
In 2006 the Oglala Sioux Tribe impeached then president Cecelia Fire Thunder, in part, because of her stand on the availability for abortion services on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. A feature article in the Rapid City Journal tells about Sunny Clifford, a young woman who had returned to Kyle, SD after completing Read more »
Former SD Governor Bill Janklow's Portraits Join Display at Capitol Building
During a ceremony in the capitol rotunda, Bill Janklow's wife and three children unvelied two portraits of the former governor. Each portrait represents the two seperate terms Janklow served in 1979-1986 and 1995-2002. A Rapid City Journal article reports the ceremony was also attended by Bill Janklow's 99 year-old mother. Read more »
Enrollment Helpers Guide Native Americans To Get Health Insurance
New Population Estimates Show Growth in Black Hills
The population of the Black Hills region grew by nearly 1.2 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, according to new estimates released today by the U.S. Census. The total population for the seven Black Hills counties in July, 2012 was 194,393.
With a growth rate of nearly 2.0 percent, Meade County was the fastest growing county in the Black Hills. Its population rose to 26,052.
Pennington County's population increased nearly 1.5 percent to 104,347. Most of Pennington County's growth took place in Rapid City where the population rose from 67,193 to 69,849. Read more »
Harney Peak Lookout Tower Gets Facelift
Built in 1938, the Harney Peak Lookout Tower is being restored by US Forest Service Employees and volunteers. According the to Rapid City Journal story the restoration is on a five-year plan and will include enclosing the tower with new doors and windows, redoing masonry work and rebuilding an observation deck. Read more »
DM&E Rail Line For Sale May Have Possible Buyers
Rail service allows South Dakota products to enter markets at a cost savings for producers and consumers. One such rail line in South Dakota is the DM&E line, currently owned by the Canadian Pacific. Last December the Canadian Pacific announced that it may sell the portion of the line that runs through Tracy Minnesota to Colony Wyoming which includes the entire line in South Dakota. Read more »
US Senator Thune Talks Beetles and Dollars with Forest Officials
Members of the Black Hills Regional Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group, the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board, and the US Forest Service told US Senator John Thune that fighting the mountain pine beetle could use more federal help. Read more »