FLANDREAU, S.D. -- South Dakota’s smallest tribe -- landwise and memberwise -- is thinking green. Green as in marijuana and also as in cash, or in other words, economic development. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, with its 385 reservation members and a checkerboard of 5,000 acres in Moody County just north of Sioux Falls and along the Minnesota state line, has approved plans to not only grow marijuana but to also allow recreational smoking.
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- While the largest crowd in years is expected for the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota’s Black Hills in early August, another major gathering is a real possibility for a month earlier. A group of hippies --- some have called them neo-hippies -- are pondering having their annual Rainbow Family of Living Light event in the Hills from July 1 -7.
Gas prices are on the rise, but that still won’t stop the most residents in a decade from traveling this Memorial Day weekend.
A state fire marshal and insurance company investigators were on the scene of fatal fire in a hog barn three miles east of Jasper in far southwestern Minnesota, while co-workers and family members grieved the loss of two women who were cleaning the facility when the fire broke out.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A snowstorm that could drop as much as two feet in the Black Hills of South Dakota and a foot in southwestern North Dakota was moving in late Saturday night. However, as of about 9 p.m., the snow wasn’t really sticking to the roads yet in Rapid City. “I’m not sure what we’re going to get,” said Terry Aron of the Flying J truck stop along Interstate 90 in South Dakota. “First they say 6 to 8 inches then change it to 8 to 14.”
MINOT, N.D. -- An Ohio college student will be making his first visit to North Dakota and spend it in jail. Jesse Goble, 20, of Dayton, after breaking up with...
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation increasing penalties and cracking down on human traffickers and taking steps to stop the exploitation of children -- an effort in which this region’s two women senators -- U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. -- played a major role.
After being stalled for weeks over abortion language, bipartisan agreement on sex trafficking legislation has been reached in the U.S. Senate. The legislation was expected to be voted on late Tuesday or Wednesday, before it would move onto the House where strong support also is expected.
ALBERT LEA, Minn. -- The body, wrapped in a painter’s tarp-like material, was tucked into the trees and brush along a fence near Interstate 90 in southeast Minnesota. The man’s identity is a mystery. The first phase of an autopsy hasn’t revealed any details into how the man may have died, although a ring and a pair of shoes may offer some clues.
FARGO -- The standoff continues. On one side is a Fargo mother who refused a drug test, then fled with her two daughters to a South Dakota Indian reservation out of fear of losing custody of the girls. On the other side are the two Fargo fathers who desperately want their children back, but have been blocked by a tribal judge.