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Authorities looking for infant taken in custodial dispute

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Law enforcement officials are investigating after an infant was taken during a custodial dispute on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Joann Hoof was just two days old when she was taken from her mother on April 29 at the Prairie Wind Hotel and Casino, according to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA.
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Red Cloud Indian School begins search for graves

PINE RIDGE, South Dakota — The search for truth began on a spring day under a brilliant blue sky at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge reservation. The air fairly buzzed with blossoming life, a buzz that belied the serious business at hand. Red Cloud, a Catholic Jesuit school once known as Holy Rosary School, is beginning its search for graves of children who may have been buried here long ago.

Western Nebraska produced thriller 'Fortress of Sin' to premiere in Gordon

GORDON – Ragged Sky Productions is proud to announce the premiere of “Fortress of Sin”, a thriller featuring several native born Nebraskans in the cast and crew. The film is the brain child of Paul Chomicki, the genre cult film actor from such comedy horrors as Deadly Xmas and Paranormal Halloween. While in Los Angeles, Paul befriended Nebraska filmmaker, Christian Voss. Voss told Chomicki his plans to return home to Nebraska, where films could be make easier while utilizing the vast wealth of local talents.

Infrastructure investment; millions in federal funding earmarked for tribal dam upgrades

OGLALA, S.D. — The Oglala Dam is getting an upgrade after sitting empty for years. “We’re announcing $29 million in funding this fiscal year for the dams program, including $22 million to repair the dam at Pine Ridge, along with six other dams across Indian country,” says Bryan Newland, assistant secretary, U.S. Dept. of Interior for Indian Affairs.

Oglala Sioux Tribe asking for help to locate missing nine-year-old boy

PINE RIDGE RESERVATION, S.D. — The Oglala Sioux Tribe is asking for the public’s help in locating nine-year-old Cole Lee Wayne Mills. Mills stands four-foot-eight and weighs 90 to 95 lbs. with brown eyes and light brown hair. He was last seen around 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, east of Pine Ridge.

Shirley Dohring

Shirley (Vollentine) Dohring gained her angel wings May 3, 2022, while hospitalized at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Shirley was born April 12, 1940, to Bernadine (Warnke) and Woodrow “Pick” Vollentine at Gordon, Nebraska. She obtained her early education in Gordon and graduated from Gordon High School in 1957. She attended business college in Rapid City, SD after high school.

Authorities seek info in shooting death of child

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (KELO) — The Oglala Sioux Tribe Dept. of Public Safety (OSTDPS) is asking for the public’s help in securing information in the shooting death of a young child that occurred on May 5. According to a post on their Facebook page, the OSTDPS responded to...