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SD governor appoints Flandreau tribal member to state Senate

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday appointed a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to the South Dakota Senate.

Chuck Jones, 42, of Flandreau, will succeed Republican Sen. Russell Olson, of Wentworth, who stepped down this fal…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD governor appoints Flandreau tribal member to state Senate

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday appointed a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to the South Dakota Senate.

Chuck Jones, 42, of Flandreau, will succeed Republican Sen. Russell Olson, of Wentworth, who stepped down this fal…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Flandreau renames community center after Janklow

October 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FLANDREAU (AP) The community center in Flandreau has been renamed in honor of former South Dakota governor and U.S. Representative Bill Janklow.
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Flandreau man’s family connected to US-Dakota Conflict of 1862

August 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Myron Taylor is the great-grandson of Ocepiduta his Christian name was John Taylor who lived in the area between Redwood Falls, Minn., and Morton, Minn., when the 1862 uprising unfolded. Continue Reading

Living history: Taylor’s ancestor played role in 1862 U.S.-Dakota Conflict

August 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

FLANDREAU, S.D. When Myron Taylor encountered an Abraham Lincoln impersonator a few years back at Pipestone’s Civil War Days, the two men had a lot to discuss. Myron is a direct descendant of one of the Native Americans the real Lincoln pardoned in the wake of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.
“I felt bad, because I’m confined to a wheelchair, and you’re supposed to stand in the presence of the president, don’t you?” recalled Myron about the meeting, adding that a friend later told him that “Mr. Lincoln said one of the most powerful moments he’d had was meeting a real survivor (of the pardon).” Continue Reading

Revisiting a war that shaped Minnesota, 150 years later

July 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Historical Society has been thinking long and hard about how to tell the story of one of the most divisive turning points in state history. Continue Reading

Tribe still pursuing Sioux Falls casino resort

June 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Proposal needs to pass several state, federal hurdles prior to initiation. Continue Reading

Flandreau tribe still wants to build casino in Sioux Falls

May 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in South Dakota says a proposal to build a $120 million casino in Sioux Falls in exchange for a revenue-sharing plan with the city is still on the table.
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2 people killed in crash near Flandreau IDed, from Omaha

April 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FLANDREAU (AP) Authorities have identified a Nebraska woman and a 9-year-old girl who died after the car in which they were riding hit a bridge guardrail on Interstate 29 north of Flandreau. Continue Reading

2 people killed in crash near Flandreau

April 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FLANDREAU (AP) Two women died and a third was injured after the car in which they were riding hit a bridge guardrail on Interstate 29. Continue Reading