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Panel OKs draft North Dakota legislative redistricting map

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A panel of lawmakers has substantially completed a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in some rural regions. The preliminary…

SD DOH: 587 total new COVID-19 cases, six deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health's daily COVID-19 update showed 436 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 123,506. 326 total cases of the B.1.617.2 - or Delta - variant…

Five B-21 Raider test aircraft in the works

PALMDALE, C.A. — At the Air Force Association's Air, Space, and Cyber Conference, the newly appointed Secretary of the Air Force announced that five B-21 Raiders are currently in the works. In his…

Oglala Tribe issues stay-at-home order due to COVID increase

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribe is asking all tribal members on the Pine Ridge Reservation to shelter in place following a spike in COVID-19 cases. The initial stay-at-home order issued earlier this week by Oglala Vice…

3 members of South Dakota family sentenced for grain fraud

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Three members of a South Dakota family accused of bilking millions from farmers due to risky speculation in the grain business have been sentenced to time behind bars. Jared Steffensen and his wife, Tami Steffensen, pleaded…

SD DOH: 605 total new COVID-19 cases, one death reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health's daily COVID-19 update showed 436 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 123,506. 326 total cases of the B.1.617.2 - or Delta - variant…

Dakota Access asks high court to reverse pipeline decision

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review. Energy Transfer says the review puts the line at risk of being shut…

Wyoming's gov. sends Guard to help at hospitals

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor has activated the Wyoming National Guard to provide temporary assistance to hospitals that are dealing with a surge of patients with COVID-19. Gov. Mark Gordon activated 95 soldiers and airmen Tuesday to serve at…

FBI: Coroner identifies remains as Gabby Petito

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — The FBI says a county coroner has confirmed that human remains found in remote northern Wyoming along the border of Grand Teton National Park are those of 22-year-old Gabby Petito.…

SD DOH: 739 total new COVID-19 cases, three deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health's daily COVID-19 update showed 580 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 123,071. 326 total cases of the B.1.617.2 - or Delta - variant…

SD DOH: 446 total new COVID-19 cases, five deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health's daily COVID-19 update showed 363 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 122,489. 296 total cases of the B.1.617.2 - or Delta - variant…

North Dakota National Guard resumes COVID-19 duty

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of North Dakota National Guard members are resuming support for the state’s coronavirus pandemic response, military officials said. The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with…

COVID-19 affects musicals in Rapid City, Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Musicals scheduled in South Dakota’s two largest cities have either been postponed or scrapped due to the coronavirus. A musical that was set to run this weekend at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls was…

Two state prisoners accused of escape found in Rapid City

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two South Dakota state prison inmates who drove away from a community service project are back in custody. Thomas Wilson and Peyton Laird were assigned to the task in Sioux Falls when they…

Darren Clarke wins PGA Tour Champions playoff in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Darren Clarke won the Stanford International on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions victory of the season, beating K.J. Choi with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Clarke, the 53-year-old major…

Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito

In this photo provided by North Port Police Department, law enforcement officials conduct a search of the vast Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Fla., area for Brian Laundrie on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Laundrie is a…

31st annual Deadwood Jam highlights classic bands

DEADWOOD, S.D. — The 31st Deadwood Jam Musical Festival wrapped up on Saturday with a local band and bands from around the country. The Deadwood Jam, held in Outlaw Square in Deadwood, is the…

New information released on Hideaway Hills study

BLACK HAWK, S.D. — Information regarding Phase Two of Montana Tech's study on the Hideaway Hills neighborhood was released just before noon September 17. According to the findings, officials located dangerous surface fractures…

GALLERY: New Underwood Homecoming Parade

  Check out photos from Friday's homecoming parade in New Underwood! The homecoming parade was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, followed by a pep rally and pre-game tailgate party. The New Underwood Tigers play the Jones County Coyotes in the…

SD DOH: 544 total new COVID-19 cases, four deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health's daily COVID-19 update showed 408 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 122,125. 293 total cases of the B.1.617.2 - or Delta - variant…

Wyoming to ask US to lift Yellowstone grizzly protections

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor says the state will ask the federal government to remove its protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region. If the request is granted, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho would be able to manage and…

TobyMac to play The Monument in 2022

RAPID CITY, S.D -- Summit Arena at The Monument has announced one of their headliners for 2022, Christian rapper and singer TobyMac. The former member of DC Talk and seven-time Grammy Award…

SD DOH: 553 total new COVID-19 cases, three deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health's daily COVID-19 update showed 433 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 121,715. 290 total cases of the B.1.617.2 - or Delta - variant…