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Ellsworth B-1B Lancers deploy to aid in Bomber Task Force missions

DIEGO GARCIA NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY, British Indian Territory — Approximately 200 Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, along with B-1B Lancers, were deployed to Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia to support Pacific Air Forces’ Bomber…

Businesses nervously await fine print of vax-or-test rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day. The government is close to publishing the details of a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering more than…

South Dakota lawmakers craft proposal for recreational pot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have advanced a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults while repealing much of the state’s new medical marijuana law. The Adult-Use Marijuana Study Subcommittee, which has been studying the issue…

US Homeland Security secretary tests positive for COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security says Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has tested positive for COVID-19. A DHS statement says the secretary has only “mild congestion” after taking a routine…

Ellsworth AFB volunteers assist Afghan evacuees

  ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- In the closing weeks of the Afghan War, American service members found themselves working around the clock to help their Afghan partners escape the Taliban. Many service members from Ellsworth Air Force…

Early morning stabbing ruled as homicide after victim dies

RAPID CITY, S.D. — An early-morning stabbing is now being investigated as a homicide after the victim succumbed to his injuries. Rapid City Police Department officers were dispatched in the early hours of October 19 to the area of 120…

St. Onge man identified as victim in fatal crash near Custer

CUSTER, S.D. — 45-year-old Shannon Hanson of St. Onge has been identified as the victim in Thursday's crash near Custer. Hanson was the driver of a 2020 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup that was eastbound on U.S. Highway 16A just before…

GALLERY: Halloween and fall decorations

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Halloween is just a couple weeks away; send us photos of your Halloween and fall decorations to be featured in our gallery!

Red Ribbon Week kicks off at Dinosaur Park

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City area students trekked to one of the highest landmarks in the city to declare their commitment to sobriety on Monday. It's an annual tradition to make the…

Oregon illegal pot grows: More calls to send National Guard

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Last week police in southern Oregon raided a site that had roughly two tons of processed marijuana and 17,500 pot plants. Jackson County Commissioners say the surge in industrial-scale illegal marijuana growing operations is so serious…

South Dakota lawmakers split over records lawsuit payment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Top South Dakota lawmakers are feuding over whether taxpayers should pay for the state House speaker’s legal defense as he faces a lawsuit for refusing to release the names of House legislators who supported a…