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Bruce Ellison is Rapid City Attorney who has worked in Indian Country for decades.  Today is taking part in the legal defense for those resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing of the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Reservation. Ellison joins Dakota Midday to talk about the changing nature of the protests and why he wants the pipeline stopped.  

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October brings a sea of pink to billboards, t-shirts, stores and even the NFL. Talking about every aspect of breast cancer during a designated awareness month is impossible. Patients and health providers say each person's journey is unique. A common thread does exist among these individual stories: a tenacious fight against allowing cancer any control.

The women featured here refuse to relinquish their dignity, their decisions, and their lives to a devastating disease - and each manifests this perseverance in a different way.

South Dakota Farm Land Values Down

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A new study shows a drop in South Dakota farm land prices. Officials say this is the first time farm land values have fallen since the study began 26 years ago.

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The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 3.8 billion dollar 1,200 mile long pipeline that will carry Bakken Crude Oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Construction of the pipeline is nearly complete.

Those against the pipeline are making a stand at several camps now established near the construction site in North Dakota. Local law enforcement have made several arrests of activists who are attempting to stop the pipeline. 

Libertarian Party

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson is visiting South Dakota this week.  Johnson served as the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003.   Today, Johnson says Libertarians are a viable alternative between the two major party candidates for president.

Johnson is speaking on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 PM at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.   His running mate, former Massachusetts Republican Governor Bill Weld campaigned in the state last week.

Johnson sat down with SDPB’s Lori Walsh for this interview. 

In partnership with Prairie Public Broadcasting, Dakota Midday brings you a conversation between Prairie Public's Doug Hamilton and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. The two discuss the financial cost of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the role of law enforcement, and what happens next in relations between law enforcement and tribal leadership.

Doug Hamilton is the host of Main Street on Prairie Public Broadcasting in North Dakota.

SDPB's Andrew Bork joins us with an update on one woman's search for the 84 men who signed a spoil of war. Bork shares the original segment from Dakota Life as well as new conversations with the women who found a Nazi banner in her mother's attic.

Craig Stevens is a spokesman for the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now, or the MAIN Coalition. He joins Dakota Midday for a conversation on the latest developments on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Crow Creek Rescinds Contact With The State

Oct 25, 2016
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is rescinding any and all contact with the State of South Dakota. Tribal officials say they’re not happy the state is offering aid to North Dakota law enforcement at a pipeline blockade near the Missouri River.

In a letter sent to the governor’s office on Monday, the chairman of Crow Creek says the state chose to stand against its people in favor of big oil.

However, the governor’s office says North Dakota requested help, and that resource sharing is a common practice.


US Attorney Names Point Person For Election Fraud Complaints

Oct 24, 2016
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The US Attorney’s office in South Dakota is naming a District Election Officer to field any complaints of election fraud this year.

The district officer works with other federal agencies to insure a fair election.  


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