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Todd Epp
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Sept. 8, 1881: Miller Settled by Millers
On Sept. 8, 1881, Henry Miller and his son Eudell returned to the area they had staked out on July 7, 1881 with 22 additional men and settled Miller. Source: Portraits of South Dakota , p. 120 (2006). ___ Copyright 2013-14 Northern Plains News, LLC. All R...

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May 19, 1898: 1st South Dakota Infantry Mustered into Service
On May 19, 1898, the First  South Dakota  Infantry,  United States Volunteers , was placed into federal service in  Sioux Falls .  They eventually traveled to  California  for training then to the  Philippines . Source:  Sioux Falls, South Dakota: A Pictori...

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May 13, 1927: ATF Special Agent Charles Bintliff and IRS Agent Charles Halpin Murdered Near Redfield
On May 13, 1927,  Special Agent  Charles Bintliff of the  ATF  and Agent Charles Halpin of the IRS were  murdered  near  Redfield  while investigating a bootlegger. An excerpt from the S.D. Fraternal Order of Police LEO Memorial: Special Agent Charles Bintl...

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May 1, 1979: Former MLB Pitcher Brandon Claussen Born in Rapid City
On May 1, 1979, former  Major League Baseball  pitcher  Brandon Claussen  was born in Rapid City. ___ Copyright 2013-14 Northern Plains News, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Columnists and other content providers syndicated on NPN retain all rights to their wor...

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Oct. 21, 1885: Arthur C. Mellette Accepts GOP Nomination for "Governor"
On Oct. 21, 1885, future territorial and  state Governor   Arthur C. Mellette   accepted the nomination for "governor" at the  Republican  meeting in Huron and later won "election." There was one problem: the territory was not yet authorized by  Congress  t...

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Oct. 12, 1981: Sioux Falls Made Balloon Completes Trip Across The USA
On Oct. 12, 1981, the  Super Chicken III,  a balloon made in  Sioux Falls , completed the first nonstop flight across the  United States . Source:  The Bet On It Book Of S.D. Trivia , p. 54 (1992). ___ Copyright 2013-14 Northern Plains News, LLC. All Righ...

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Sept. 9, 1876: Lakota Leader American Horse Killed At Slim Buttes
On Sept. 9, 1876, Lakota leader American Horse was killed during the Battle of Slim Buttes. An excerpt from the Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce: Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce: "On September 9, 1876, at Slim Buttes, near the present town of...
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