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  • BIA keep surges on Pine Ridge and Standing Rock

    By Carson Walker
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota (AP)

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs is sending extra officers to the Standing Rock and Pine Ridge reservations beyond the previously set deadlines of the surges, but the long-term plan for Pine Ridge has not been decided, said the agency’s director.

    Pat Ragsdale said he’s still evaluating whether to allow the Oglala Sioux Tribe to keep its police department or have BIA take over law enforcement on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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