Santee Sioux

Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, and Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter and columnist, visited about former South Dakota Governor Walter Dale Miller who died Monday at the age of 89.  Other topics included the South Dakota Gear Up Program, the possible expansion of South Dakota's Medicaid program, and the Santee Tribe's announcement of a new marijuana resort.

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Leaders of the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe are legalizing marijuana on the reservation. The executive board has approved the ordinance after examining how other areas handle legalized marijuana. Members are planning for an operation that grows marijuana for medicinal and recreational use.

The Flandreau Santee Sioux executive board is making marijuana a tribal business. President Tony Reider says leaders are working to create a secure environment to cultivate the crop.