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Budget cuts mean no Ellsworth air show this year

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RAPID CITY (AP) -- Officials at Ellsworth Air Force Base have cancelled this year's Dakota Thunder air show because of automatic federal spending cuts that took effect this month.

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The show has been held every two or three years for decades at the South Dakota base. Dogfight shows, parachute teams and fried food draw more than 30,000 people to each show.

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