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Judge orders Justice Dept. to release Trump obstruction memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the release of a legal memorandum the Trump-era Justice Department prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr before he announced his conclusion that President Donald Trump had not obstructed justice during the Russia…

Wind, rain pound South amid flood fears and water rescues

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relentless wind and rain have pummeled large swaths of the South, causing tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia. The National Weather Service issued the alert for…

Tourism Season has a promising outlook

The Travel Rally Day consisted of hospitality training, parks and attractions meeting and literature swap at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The state’s tourism website traffic is up…

SD DOH: 229 total new COVID-19 cases, three deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Tuesday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 175 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 107,934. 54 of the 229 total cases are considered as new probable…

Gov. Noem, FCC highlight broadband expansion in South Dakota

  BRANDON, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem stopping in Brandon Tuesday morning to tour a newly completed broadband facility. Her tour through Alliance Communications highlights the Governor's efforts to bring sustainable high-speed internet access…

South Dakota public universities to be mask optional as of May 10

PIERRE, S.D. – As South Dakota’s public universities close out spring semester this week and transition to summer operations, operational adjustments are underway. These activities coincide with the Board of Regents’ plans for a return to normal campus operations this…

Top Performer: Westley Siebdrath

RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota Mines standout Westley Siebdrath describes himself as an easy-going guy. But there's nothing laid back about his determination to become one of the top conference athletes…

Corps: Dakota Access oil pipeline to stay open during review

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Biden administration reiterated that the Dakota Access oil pipeline should continue to operate while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an extensive environmental review, although the Corps said again it could change its mind.…

FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15 by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year. That's according…

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