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South Dakota’s Congressional delegation is expressing concern over allegations of misuse of federal funds at the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.
 
The group Human Rights Watch recently filed a report citing allegations of corruption by top tribal officials after a two year investigation.   The report includes tribal audits showing millions of dollars in missing funds.
 
Some Lower Brule Tribal officials call the report nonsense, but Congressional officials say they are monitoring the situation and waiting for the outcome of any further investigations.

Sex Trafficking At The Sturgis Rally

Jan 6, 2014

We begin now a series of reports looking at sex trafficking in South Dakota.    It’s an issue you might not think occurs in a rural state like this.  But experts note that human trafficking could be happening right under your nose.

On today’s Dakota Digest – SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray takes us to the Sturgis Rally –where a number of arrests made for sex trafficking this year.

We need to issue a warning-- the descriptions in this story are graphic.
 

State Not Immune To Sex Trafficking

Jan 14, 2013

Sex trafficking may seem like a problem in a big city or foreign country.

But the U.S. Attorney for South Dakota says this state has its own problem with human trafficking.