CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) - The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is calling for an economic boycott of the city of Chamberlain. The call from Chairman Brandon Sazue comes after the school board in the southeastern South Dakota city refused to allow a tribal honoring song during Sunday's graduation ceremony.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man has been sentenced to six years in prison on an assault charge. Twenty-3-year-old Isiah Mesteth of Eagle Butte pleaded guilty in February on a federal charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Authorities say the assault happened in October 2011.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A McLaughlin man accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison for manslaughter. Thirty-3-year-old Jody Red Bird also was ordered this week to spend three years on supervised release following his prison term and to pay more than $6,200 in restitution.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Senator Mark Udall of Colorado is urging the U.S. Forest Service to make sure a contract dispute doesn't ground large air tankers used to fight wildfires. Missoula, Montana-based Neptune Aviation on Thursday formally protested a recent U.S. Forest Service decision to award national firefighting contracts to five other companies.
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