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Senators want bison declared national mammal

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal’s historical significance and importance to Native Americans.

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Buffalo Museum named spot to visit by CNN

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

White Cloud and the National Buffalo Museum have been spotted — by CNN, which recently honored them in an article as one of “50 states, 50 spots for 2014.”
“We have something to offer for everybody,” said Kim Penrod, director of the museum…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Wind Cave officials concerned about bison crash deaths

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Officials at Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota are taking steps to reduce the number of bison killed by motor vehicles after a rash of deaths this year.

Fourteen bison have been confirmed killed in crashe…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Wind Cave officials concerned about bison crash deaths

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Officials at Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota are taking steps to reduce the number of bison killed by motor vehicles after a rash of deaths this year.

Fourteen bison have been confirmed killed in crashe…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Ranchers oppose Ogalal Sioux Tribe’s bison reserve plan

December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Some cattle ranchers on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota are fighting plans for a large bison reserve being pursued by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

The tribe and National Park Service are working on mak…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Custer State Park to hold bison auction

November 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

The 2013 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction will be Saturday at the park corrals where 331 head will be sold.

The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain time at the Custer State Park Buffalo corrals, located 15 miles east of Custer on Hi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Author Dan O’Brien to speak on National Bison Day

November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Author and buffalo rancher Dan O’Brien will be one of the featured speakers Saturday at the Museum of the American Bison in Rapid City.

The celebration is part of National Bison Day.

O’Brien wrote “Buffalo for the Broken Hea…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Saturday designated “National Bison Day” by Senate

November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Saturday has been designated “National Bison Day” under a U.S. Senate resolution sponsored by western lawmakers.

The measure is intended to promote the cultural and economic contributions of bison in the United States. It …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

In Badlands, tribe helps buffalo make comeback

June 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Officials work to create first tribal national park.

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Badlands National Park bison plan questioned

June 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A proposal to expand bison grazing in Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota is being questioned by some neighboring cattle ranchers who fear it could harm their operations.
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