SD dentists offering cash for Halloween candy
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 08:52
A group of dentists in South Dakota is offering trick-or-treaters cash for their candy.
The Argus Leader reports the Sioux Falls clinics have given children $1 per pound of Halloween candy. The candy will be shipped to American troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude care packages.
A clinic has already collected more than 145 pounds of candy through the Halloween Candy Buyback program.
Elisabeth Olsen with Sensational Smiles says children don't need to eat all those sweets and dentists would like them to spread the candy around.
Cleanup wrapping up at reservation bombing range
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 08:49
Seventy-two years after it began using the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for target practice, the federal government is nearly finished cleaning up a dangerous section of the mess left behind.
The Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting Wednesday night at the Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort near Kyle to present a proposed next step for the cleanup of three former target areas within the old Pine Ridge Gunnery Range.
The government created the range in 1942, displacing 125 reservation families.
During World War II, warplanes on practice runs pummeled the range with shells and bombs. Over the next few decades, the Air Force and National Guard used the range. Most of the land has since been returned to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.