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Additional $5M in aid approved for ranchers in drought

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s State Water Commission on Friday approved $5 million in additional aid to help ranchers who are battling drought conditions this summer. As part of the aid, the commission approved two additional water supply assistance…

Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Federal health officials say Florida has reported more than 21,600 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus,…

Finke wins swimming gold for US in 1500m

TOKYO (AP) — American Bobby Finke has won gold in the grueling men's 1,500-meter freestyle race. The American won his second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with another strong finishing kick.…

At 46, African skateboarder finally wows mom at Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — The age-range of competitors in skateboarding's Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games is remarkably broad and testifies to the sport’s inclusivity. Dallas Oberholzer, 46, from South Africa, takes part in a men's park…

Memorial Service held for David Lust

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A memorial service for former state representative, David Lust, was held on Saturday at the Fine Arts Theatre at The Monument. Lust passed away on July 23 after serving as…

Walmart mandates vaccines for workers at headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is requiring that all workers at its headquarters as well as managers who travel within the U.S. be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 4. The retailer based in Bentonville, Arkansas, is also reversing its mask…

Rapid City suspends trolley rides for the season

RAPID CITY, S.D. — If taking a tour on Rapid City's City View Trolley is on your summer bucket list, your last chance is fast approaching. The trolley, which is part of the Rapid…

Ledecky wins 2nd Tokyo gold in 800m free

TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky has closed out her Tokyo Olympics with another gold medal. Ledecky became the first female swimmer to capture six individual gold medals in her career with a…

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