Earth Day: Taking care of Uŋčí Makȟá

CHAMBERLAIN – For the Lakota students at St. Joseph’s Indian School, taking care of Grandmother Earth – Uŋčí Makȟá – isn’t a one-day-per-year thing, but a daily spiritual commitment. Still, the grade-school students energetically embraced the event, planning and participating in several Earth Day activities. Seventh- and eighth-grade students partnered...
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Former Sioux Falls nonprofit CEO admits to making 'false statements' to DOJ, HHS about Chamberlain women's shelter

PIERRE, S.D. — A Sioux Falls nonprofit leader has entered a plea agreement in federal court admitting she made "materially false statements" while being interviewed by federal authorities who were investigating administrative discrepancies at a Chamberlain-based women's domestic violence shelter she led until her resignation in 2019. Tami Haug-Davis, who...

Sparking Careers for Native American students through scholarships

CHAMBERLAIN – St. Joseph’s Indian School recently awarded $84,350 in spring-semester scholarships to Native American students across the nation, bringing the total awards for the academic year to $176,050. This spring, the school provided 68 scholarships: 16 to alumni, 13 to family members of St. Joseph’s Indian School alumni and 39 to others enrolled in a federally recognized tribe and pursuing higher education.

Farmers group celebrates Kimball, SD, ranch family

Visit the Ness ranch most any spring or summer evening after chores and you are bound to find siblings Swayze, 16, Shayda, 14, and Synch, 12, in the middle of roping practice. “We rope a dummy every night and have contests to see who can rope better. Whoever loses has to do dishes,” explains 14-year-old Shayda.

Positive outlook gets Chamberlain man through spending holidays in the hospital

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Eric Storms lifted his phone to video chat with his wife and three children on Christmas Day, but the pain was unbearable. The 32-year-old Chamberlain resident was 10 days removed from a kidney and pancreas transplant after diabetes left his kidney function at 12%. The procedure at University of Minnesota Fairview Health Clinics and Surgery Center left him so weak that simply lifting his phone in the air sapped the strength from his body.