Iowa Murderer Set for Jan Execution, Winnebago PowWow Continues This Weekend

Jul 26, 2019

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The execution date for a notorious Iowa drug kingpin who killed witnesses and children in 1993 has been scheduled for Jan. 15. Formerly of Britt, Iowa,  Dustin Honken was convicted for the murders of five people, including a mother and her two young daughters.  Honken is among five federal death row inmates whose execution dates were announced yesterday by the Justice Department. His trial was held in Sioux City.  The announcement came as Attorney General Bill Barr directed federal capital punishment to resume for the first time in nearly two decades.

The American Indian tribe at the center of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline plans to unveil a solar farm Friday that came about partly due to the tribe's fierce opposition to the oil pipeline's environmental impact.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's solar project is located just 3 miles from the pipeline. The tribe says the project is the first step toward clean energy independence and a way to power all 12 of the reservation communities in North Dakota and South Dakota. 

The annual Winnebago Pow Wow is underway in Winnebago, Nebraska.

This is audio of intertribal dancing provided by a listener of Siouxland Public Media.

The 153rd Winnebago Homecoming runs through Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park. 

It is known as two of the world’s oldest powwows and honors Chief Little Priest and 75 of his Winnebago warriors who served with the U.S. Cavalry in 1865. 

Tonight is the final show for the Downtown Live! concert series.

The Taylor Scott  Band performs tonight in front of the Sioux City Public Museum.

Taylor is a young guy.  He calls his band American Rock and Roll and that is what it is. 

That’s organizer Brent Stockton.  The Taylor Scott Band also plays a little soul and funk. 

Downtown Live! starts tonight at 6.