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02/27/15 11:19 AM
Ellsworth Air Force Base, (KEVN-TV) The commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, Colonel Kevin Kennedy, gave his State of Ellsworth Address Thursday morning, discussing operations, updates and enhancements in regards to the base. Enhancing the quality of life fo
02/26/15 01:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.


The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow web traffic,
02/26/15 09:07 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux officials are pushing for a popular basketball tournament to be moved out of Rapid City due to racial tensions.


Tensions were exacerbated by reports of Native American children being subjected to racial slurs and sprayed with beer at a minor league hockey game in Rapid City in late January.

Oglala Sioux tribal leaders are pushing the board of the
02/25/15 04:19 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee has approved a proposal to exempt youth from the minimum wage hike to $8.50 per hour that voters approved in November.


The House Commerce and Energy Committee on Wednesday voted 11-2 for the plan, which would carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage.

Republican Sen. David Novstrup says the evidence shows that states with a higher
02/25/15 12:28 PM
President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL bill that was passed by Congress a few weeks ago.

Bold Nebraska’s Energy Director, Ben Gotschall (gotsh-all) says they expected the veto based on the President’s remarks in the State of the Union. He said they are nevertheless thrilled at his veto.

Gotschall says they believe there were several reasons the President vetoed the bill,
02/25/15 11:12 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee has passed a measure that would authorize three new voter-approved games in Deadwood.

The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 10-3 to approve the proposal to allow keno, craps and roulette in the historic mining town. The measure has already passed through the Senate and now heads to the House floor.

Supporters have pushed the
02/20/15 01:18 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The US. Department of Agriculture says there were 400 fewer small operation farms and ranches in South Dakota last year.


The Department's annual survey shows the state had about 31,700 farms and ranches in 2014. The state saw a net loss of 300 from 2013.

While there were 100 more farms and ranches that brought in more than $100,000 in
02/18/15 11:50 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's federal prosecutor is joining his North Dakota counterpart in leaving those posts and opening local offices for a large national law firm that's expanding to the Dakotas and looking to tap their expertise in the area.


Brendan Johnson says he'll step down as U.S. attorney
02/18/15 11:33 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal officials say more than 21,000 South Dakotans have chosen health plans through the federal insurance marketplace during the latest enrollment period.


The second enrollment period for President Barack Obama's signature health care law began Nov. 15. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday said that said 21,183 people
02/18/15 11:33 AM
Allen, SD - A meeting between city and county officials with the American Horse School ended early on Wednesday afternoon after the meeting turned tense.
City Attorney Landeen says, “We felt that it was important to reach out to the parents in person so they didn’t have to learn of the charging decision through the media.”
The meeting included presentations by RCPD Chief of
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