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SD DOH: 262 total new COVID-19 cases statewide, 38 West River

PIERRE, S.D. — On  Monday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 193 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 105,725. 69 of the 262 total cases are considered as new probable…

Comedy Night supporting Mission22 happening on Saturday

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Mission22 is hosting a comedy night on Saturday, April 17 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. The headliner, Brent Reed, calls himself "The Heavy Weight of Clean Comedy" and the opener for the evening is…

US to leave troops in Afghanistan beyond May, 9/11 new goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump administration. The officials say Biden has set the 20th anniversary of…

Gov. Noem asks President Biden to uphold Mount Rushmore fireworks agreement

PIERRE, S.D. –On the occasion of President Thomas Jefferson’s birthday Tuesday, Governor Kristi Noem sent this letter to President Biden advocating for South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration. “This year, as we mark our independence from [COVID-19], Mount Rushmore would be the…

US recommends 'pause' for Johnson & Johnson vaccine over clot reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and…

Black Hills Energy offering free trees to customers for Earth Day

RAPID CITY, S.D. — This Earth Day, Black Hills Energy is planning to give away more than 1,000 free trees. Customers can claim a tree through BHE's partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees Initiative beginning on Thursday, April…

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