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DOT seeking public input on I-90 Exit 63 interchange study

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Rapid City Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the City of Box Elder, will hold a virtual public meeting between January 20 and February 20, 2021, to inform…

150 new Wyoming COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Wednesday, the Wyoming Department of Health reported 150 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 42,788. 1,407 cases are considered active in the state, an increase of 51 from Tuesday.…

Gov. Kristi Noem issues statement on Keystone XL presidential order

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem issued a comment regarding President Joe Biden's Keystone XL presidential order. President Biden has revoked a presidential cross-border permit allowing the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline. Ian Fury, Gov. Noem's Communications…

ND sees COVID hospitalizations at lowest point in five months

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota has reported their lowest number of hospitalizations since late August after fixing a computer glitch that caused delays in the states reporting system. 55 people are currently hospitalized statewide, with seven of those patients in…

Two deaths recorded in SD after COVID-19 vaccinations

PIERRE, S.D. — State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton confirmed in a conference call on Wednesday that two individuals in South Dakota - one in Pennington County and the other in Hutchinson County - have…

Work on Keystone XL pipeline suspended ahead of Biden action

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it has suspended work on the pipeline in in anticipation of incoming U.S. President Joe Biden revoking its permit. Biden’s Day One plans included moving to revoke…

SD DOH: 277 total new COVID-19 cases, 73 West River

PIERRE, S.D. — On Wednesday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 200 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 94,967. 77 of the 277 total cases are considered as new probable…

Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Codify Healthcare Flexibilities

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem announced Wednesday that she will introduce two pieces of legislation to codify executive orders that originally provided flexibility to healthcare providers in response to COVID-19. The two pieces of legislation cover telehealth and recognition…

Biden sworn in as nation's 46th president

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday,…

Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20,…

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