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SD DOH: 247 total new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Saturday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 209 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 95,683. 38 of the 247 total cases are considered as new probable…

RCFD responds to overnight suspicious fire on 12th Street 

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday morning, the Rapid City Fire Department was called out for a structure fire in the alley behind the nursing school in the 1000 block of 12th Street. Upon arrival, they noticed…

Whitewood dogs ready for adoption

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Following the seizure of over 30 abused and neglected dogs from a Whitewood residence last year, the Western Hills Humane Society in Spearfish does has some good news to share.…

Chinook Days holds ice sculpture contest

SPEARFISH, S.D. — The Matthews Opera House held its Second Annual Snow Sculpture Contest as part of the Chinook Days celebration. It was an opportunity for the community to mix history, science and…

North Dakota reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths, 196 new cases

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say three more people have died from COVID-19 in the state, bringing the overall death toll from the pandemic to 1,403. An additional 196 new cases of the virus were confirmed. There…

BHSU ENACTUS Team hosts 'Tech for Retirees' Classes

One highly successful community-based project for the ENACTUS Team is 'Tech for Retirees', which teaches the retired community about new and ever-changing technology. ENACTUS TEAM ( all pictures listed were taken…

110 new Wyoming COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths reported Friday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Friday, the Wyoming Department of Health reported 21 new coronavirus-related deaths in the state, bringing the total number of deaths to 571. The deaths were reported in the following counties: five in Laramie County, four in…

SD DOH: 319 total new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Friday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 247 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 95,473. 72 of the 319 total cases are considered as new probable…

Keystone XL Pipeline cancelled

RAPID CITY, S.D. — President Biden has already made good on a few of his campaign promises, one of his first executive orders, being, the cancellation of the Keystone KL cross-border permit. It's seen…

RCFD 2020 call numbers up four percent from 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. — First responders, like many, have faced increased challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rapid City Fire Department responded to 19,517 calls in 2020, a rise of four percent which…

253 new Wyoming COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported Thursday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Thursday, the Wyoming Department of Health reported 253 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 43,041. 1,451 cases are considered active in the state, an increase of 44 from Wednesday.…

SD DOH: 337 total new COVID-19 cases, six deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Thursday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 252 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 95,221. 85 of the 337 total cases are considered as new probable…

Wyoming GOP legislator launches long-shot run against Cheney

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Republican state legislator who calls Wyoming U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney “out of touch” for her vote to impeach President Donald Trump says he's running against her. State Sen. Anthony Bouchard of Cheyenne announced his campaign…

Biden issues executive order on mask-wearing

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, on his first day in the Oval Office, signed an Executive Order designed to protect the Federal workforce from the coronavirus and encourage all Americans to wear masks and…

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…

123 new Wyoming COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths reported Tuesday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Tuesday, the Wyoming Department of Health reported 28 deaths from coronavirus. Seven deaths were recorded in Natrona County, four in Campbell County, three in Laramie County, two each in Fremont and Sweetwater Counties, and one each…

ND adds 138 cases of COVID-19, state Senator among them

BISMARCK, N.D. —  North Dakota State Senator Terry Wanzek has tested positive for COVID-19, and will quarantine for 10 days following the diagnosis. Wanzek stated that he does not believe he had any close contacts in the legislature and has…

SD DOH: 127 total new COVID-19 cases, 27 West River

PIERRE, S.D. — On Tuesday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 112 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 94,652. 15 of the 127 total cases are considered as new probable…

Chinook Days kicks off for second year

SPEARFISH, S.D. — The annual Chinook Days Festival is underway in Spearfish. Brothers Patrick and John Williams started the festival last year. Meant to be a celebration of the diverse weather in the…

North Dakota sees no COVID-19 deaths for 5th time this month

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s rate of positive examinations for COVID-19 remained low in the health department's daily update, which included its usual sparse amount of processed tests from the weekend. The update Monday included 69 new cases from…