Dozens of supporters of American Indian activist and convicted murder Leonard Peltier recently gathered in Rapid City to pray for his release, supporting his assertion that he was framed for his political activity.
The congregation of the First Lutheran Church of Harvey has cast the first of two votes to split from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Two-thirds of the congregation voted in favor of the split last month. The congregation must wait 90 days before the second and final vote.
A South Dakota conservation officer killed a young mountain lion that had killed a deer in a residential yard near Belle Fourche. Bill Eastman with the Game, Fish and Parks Department said the lion also had an injured foot, making it more likely that the animal could pose problems around humans, livestock or pets.
The silent approach of a hybrid car could have catastrophic results for pedestrians who can’t hear them, which is why blind people are working with the auto industry to research the idea of adding sounds to the otherwise quiet new cars.
Fourteen employees from at least three law enforcement agencies face internal reviews for alleged wrongdoing while working on the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force. A special panel reported last month it found “appalling and outrageous” misconduct by some members of the gang-fighting unit. On Wednesday, panel co-chairman Andy Luger gave the names of those officers to their employers.
Wildlife officials said more than 35,000 antlerless deer gun licenses are still available in North Dakota. The Game and Fish Department recently completed its lottery drawing. The remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no limit to the number of licenses a hunter can receive.
Herald Staff and Wire Reports
, August 30, 2009
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