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01/29/15 09:48 AM
(AP) A North Dakota official says a pipeline that spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state prior to being used.
01/27/15 05:35 AM
(AP)  The Environmental Protection Agency says more than 4 million gallons of a mixture of freshwater, brine and oil have been pumped from the area affected by the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota's current energy boom.
01/26/15 10:35 AM
 (AP)  A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground.  
01/22/15 08:41 AM
Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota.
01/22/15 07:46 AM
(AP)  A special prosecutor who was reviewing whether a former Campbell County sheriff improperly told a deputy to reduce a drinking-and-driving charge against the sheriff's son has resigned.  
01/16/15 07:43 AM
(AP)  Wyoming financial experts are set to brief state lawmakers in Cheyenne on the state's latest revenue projections in the face of falling oil prices. 
01/15/15 07:20 AM
(AP)  North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that would require high school students to take the same test that immigrants must pass to become a U.S. citizen.  
01/06/15 09:13 AM
(AP)  People worried about booming oil development in the Cheyenne area will get a chance to air their concerns with state regulators and oil industry officials.  
12/30/14 08:22 AM
(AP)  Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. plunged by 35 last week to 1,840.   
12/29/14 08:14 AM
(AP) Proposed new federal regulations, clogged rail lines and plunging prices added up to a tough year for coal mined from the Powder River Basin.  Even so, several companies are on track to top last year's production and the region's mines remain valuable assets.
12/22/14 06:25 AM
(AP) Planners looking at how to improve the supply of ground water in Laramie County. The Laramie County Water Appropriation Committee is studying the problem.
12/18/14 03:17 PM
Yesterday, we reported to you that the Rapid City Police Chief had denied a rally and march permit for a Native American group. That group wanted to highlight perceived police intolerance toward Indian people, but the police department cited problems enco
12/18/14 09:21 AM
 (AP) The executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority says Wyoming could help finance the construction of a coal export dock in the Pacific Northwest. 
12/16/14 06:02 PM
A Native American group calling itself “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot- South Dakota” has been denied a permit to hold a rally and march in Rapid City. The group applied for a permit to hold a special event for a “Police Brutality Awareness
12/15/14 06:11 PM

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Norm and Eunabel McKie family of Rapid City is donating $1 million to build a statue to help mark South Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the donation Monday to fund the 45-foot statue of a star quilt being received by a Native American woman. The monument titled "Dignity" will be placed in Chamberlain
12/12/14 06:17 AM
(AP) Two new games are expected to join the Wyoming Lottery lineup next year.   State lottery CEO Jon Clontz says The Cowboy Game, or Cowboy State Game, will debut in March.
12/10/14 11:03 AM
(AP) New research in Wyoming finds that cloud seeding can increase mountain snowfall by up to 15 percent a year.    In addition, the state-funded research suggests cloud seeding has negligible environmental effects — and almost no effect on precipitation.
12/08/14 06:05 PM
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Air travel between Gillette and Salt Lake City is about to get a bit faster. Delta air carrier Sky West plans to begin offering jet service between the two cities starting Feb. 1. The jet flights will shave about 20 minutes o
12/05/14 09:21 AM
(AP) The state of Wyoming continues to try to pressure Oregon to permit a coal terminal on the Columbia River that could allow export of coal to Asia. 
12/05/14 09:19 AM
(AP)  A 60-year-old man was seriously injured when he was pinned between his pickup and a fence while trying to load a car he purchased at the Campbell County sheriff's impound lot.  
12/02/14 09:05 AM
(AP)  Environmentalists are criticizing plans to drill up to 17 natural gas wells from five well pads near the Adobe Town badlands in southwestern Wyoming.
12/01/14 10:51 AM
(AP)  Law enforcement officials in east-central Wyoming say they're seeing more crimes committed by newly arrived workers in the area's booming oil fields.  
12/01/14 10:20 AM
(AP)  North Dakota is one of the first states that might require high school students to take the same test that immigrants must pass to become a U.S. citizen.  
11/25/14 08:38 AM
(AP)  Thanks to a tip from a citizen, the Wyoming wildlife authorities have cited four Wisconsin residents for poaching an antlered mule deer. 
11/25/14 06:36 AM
(AP) A legislative committee has endorsed the idea of Wyoming taking over sole regulation of uranium mining in the state.   Currently, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the state both oversee the industry. 
11/21/14 10:14 AM
(AP)  Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is buying a 43-turbine wind farm in southwestern North Dakota.   Allete Clean Energy will develop the project near Hettinger.
11/21/14 06:27 AM
(AP)  The annual tree-lighting ceremony at the South Dakota Capitol has been scheduled for Tuesday.  
11/20/14 09:39 AM
(AP) — Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall is resigning from office in the midst of a state investigation into an allegation that he tried to suppress his son's arrest on a drunken driving charge.    
11/19/14 06:48 AM
(AP) The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission recommends an increase to the minimum allowable distance between oil and gas drilling rigs and dwellings.  
11/12/14 07:23 AM
(AP) A Gillette man has been charged with assault and battery after his wife had a miscarriage. She was three months pregnant. Authorities say James Gray got into an argument with his wife Sept. 2 and hit her.
11/12/14 07:22 AM
(AP)  A company has agreed to pay a $5,000 state penalty for spilling uranium solution at a newly opened uranium mine in Wyoming.     Two spills occurred at the Nichols Ranch in-situ mine between Casper and Gillette last summer.
11/07/14 07:47 AM
(AP)  Federal regulators have granted a 10-year license extension for a uranium mine in the northern Panhandle of Nebraska.
 
11/07/14 07:42 AM
(AP) Company and state health officials say the public has nothing to fear from the possibility that a medical waste incinerator in Fargo could accept Ebola hospital waste from other parts of the country.
 
11/06/14 06:07 PM

The area known as Falling Rock has claimed another hiker's life.

11/04/14 12:42 PM
(AP)  There are more signs of distress in the nation's nuclear force. The Air Force has fired two commanders and disciplined a third in response to internal investigations of leadership lapses and misbehavior at two of its three ICBM bases.
10/31/14 09:58 AM
(AP) A 53-year-old Minnesota man was arrested after Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers found 3.6 pounds of marijuana in his rental car during a traffic stop. 
10/29/14 09:41 AM
(AP) The director of North Dakota's sole abortion provider says medication abortions have ceased at the Fargo clinic following a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling.  
10/29/14 09:40 AM
(AP) The Gillette Police Department is training three new police dogs to replace two dogs that retired and another that died.    The new dogs are 2-year-old Dutch shepherds Camo and Chase along with Klause, a Belgian Malinois.
10/29/14 07:02 AM
(AP) The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a state law that bans the use of one of two drugs used to perform abortions, effectively making the procedure illegal.  
10/29/14 06:36 AM
(AP) — The Wyoming Highway Patrol is increasing its presence on Highway 59, between Douglas and Gillette.
10/27/14 11:15 AM
(AP) The Campbell County undersheriff, who is running unopposed for sheriff, has retired so he can collect his retirement pay as well as his sheriff's salary.  
10/22/14 11:05 AM
(AP)  A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by environmentalists who sought a review of plans in New Mexico and other Western states that aim to reduce haze-causing pollution.  
10/15/14 09:32 AM
(AP) Authorities are investigating after a 22-year-old man was apparently hit and killed by a train in Gillette.  
10/14/14 06:42 AM
(AP)  Heroin use is spreading in Wyoming.    The state is following the national trend in which people addicted to prescription painkillers increasingly are turning to the street drug, often with deadly results.    Kebin Haller is
10/13/14 08:28 AM
The final dance and singing competitions got underway Sunday as the annual Black Hills Pow Wow wrapped up its 28th year at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena.
10/08/14 09:21 AM
On business days for the month of October, Rapid City Firefighters will wear pink shirts while on-duty to promote breast cancer awareness within Rapid City. Working with IAFF Local 1040, the Rapid City Fire Department has provided firefighters with pink s
10/08/14 07:19 AM
(AP)  A 36-year-old Gillette man convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl has been sentenced to seven to 15 years in prison.    John Wayne Butler was sentenced Monday.
10/06/14 09:10 AM
(AP)  Coal production in Wyoming increased in the first half of 2014 compared with last year, but coal exports continued a decline that started in 2012.  
10/06/14 08:48 AM
(AP)  Wyoming is one of several states where same-sex marriage is expected to begin now that the Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages.
10/02/14 03:36 PM
Craig Baltzer has been named as the new Executive Director of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  He replaces former General Manager Brian Maliske.   Baltzer has more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment management business. The
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