South Dakota

Official: Anthrax found in bison, no food concern

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The year’s first case of animal anthrax in South Dakota has been confirmed in a bison herd in the northern part of the state, which is home to the most […]

08/04/2014

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment rates fall in nearly all US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell or were unchanged in all 50 U.S. states in November, evidence that hiring is improving across the country. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added jobs in 43 […]

12/20/2013

Wallace Coffey, chief of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, second from right, holds his tribe’s Congressional Gold Medal, together with representatives of other Native American tribes, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, honoring twenty-five Native American tribes who received the medal in recognition of the dedication and valor of the code talkers and their service to the U.S. Armed Forces during WWI and WWII. “Code talkers” refers to those Native Americans who used their tribal languages as a means of secret communication during the war. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Congress honors American Indian code talkers (Photo Gallery)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, the wartime service of 96-year-old Edmond Harjo and other American Indian “code talkers” was something that wasn’t even officially acknowledged, let alone publically recognized. But on Wednesday, Harjo sat in […]

11/20/2013

This May 15, 2013 file photo shows stacks of paperwork awaiting members of the House Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington as it meets to consider proposals to the 2013 Farm Bill. Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations Wednesday, Oct. 30, on the five-year, roughly $500 billion farm bill. If they don't finish it dairy supports could expire at the end of the year, sending the price of a gallon of milk skyward, and a contentious debate over food stamps could spill into election season. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Food stamps, milk prices on table in farm talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk […]

10/28/2013

Tourists hike along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with the North Rim in background, Arizona

Ariz., some other states reopen national parks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen national parks, which had been closed as a […]

10/12/2013

Major roads are plowed, but piles of snow are melting causing potential flood hazards in Rapid City, S.D., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Benjamin Brayfield)

Early snow kills thousands of cattle in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as […]

10/07/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT shows a developing storm in the Northern Rockies is generating clouds with rain showers and snow across the Upper Mississippi Valley and Northern and Central Plains into the Northern Rockies and Intermountain West. Fair conditions exist across the remaining regions. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

Heavy snow, thunderstorms moving into Midwest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. A foot of […]

10/04/2013

Signs just outside of Whiteclay, Neb. urge a no vote on the alcohol referendum for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Chris Huber)

SD reservation alcohol vote too close to call

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A vote to end prohibition and allow alcohol on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation got most of the votes, but the election outcome was too close to call late […]

08/14/2013

A sign outside Whiteclay, Neb., urging Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents to oppose the legalization of alcohol sales. (AP Photo/Carson Walker)

Last dry reservation in SD considers alcohol sales

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Jobs and confidence are in short supply on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the rugged beauty of South Dakota’s Badlands contrasts sharply with dilapidated houses, rusted-out vehicles and trash […]

08/12/2013

Children play on a fountain at Pier A Park during a heat wave, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Relief from worst heat on the horizon by weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooler temperatures are within sight but likely not soon enough and cool enough for a large swath of the country hit with dangerously high temperatures for days as the largest heat […]

07/18/2013

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