South Dakota

Philip Jeschke, 4, stays cool under the waterfall tower in the splash pool at The Wilton Family Y on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in WIlton, Conn. (AP Photo/The Hour, Alex von Kleydorff)

Heat blankets much of US as summer sizzles

NEW YORK (AP) — From South Dakota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the […]

07/17/2013

The Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., that is redecorated each year with corn cobs, grain and grasses.  (AP Photo/Doug Dreyer, File)

South Dakota’s Corn Palace renovations get city OK

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A quirky eastern South Dakota landmark dedicated to all things corn is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, including lit domes resembling ears of corn, in an effort to draw in more […]

07/16/2013

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Bitten by hungry T. rex, this dinosaur got away

NEW YORK (AP) — The fearsome bite of a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex left behind new evidence that the famous beast hunted for food and wasn’t just a scavenger. Researchers found a part of a T. […]

07/15/2013

Fresh cuts of pork (AP Photo)

Pig virus migrates to US, threatens pork prices

DENVER (AP) — Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate […]

07/10/2013

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Midwest could see strong windstorms from derecho

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Meteorologists are tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph. The National Weather Service says […]

06/11/2013

Mom says son who died in river was ‘biggest hero’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The mother of a man who died in an icy South Dakota river while trying to rescue a 6-year-old boy says her son made the ultimate sacrifice.

03/17/2013

Republicans: Searching for their Mr. or Mrs. Right

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Tired of election defeats, conservatives are searching for their next Mr. or Mrs. Right at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Listen to a rundown from a local college professor in this interview with Maggie and Michael.

03/14/2013

A teacher receives firearms training (AP Photo)

SD gov signs into law that teachers can be armed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed into law Friday a measure allowing the state’s school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns, the first of its kind since the Connecticut school shooting.

03/08/2013

Fingerprint scanner

SD college tests fingerprint purchasing technology

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners. It’s happening in South Dakota.

02/22/2013

Bret Lewis

Honest! The door attacked me!

Bizarre injury of the week comes from the NBA. Celtics rookie center Fab Melo (he’s fab but also mellow) suffered a concussion… in his hotel room… when he collided with… a door frame.

01/07/2013

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