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Amateur baseball roundup: Bankers power past Nationals
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Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
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Friedrick 60th anniversary
Marlene and Pat Weller
June 15, 2017
Air Force plans exercise in Northern Plains training area
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Air Force is holding another large-scale exercise in the Powder River Training Complex in the Northern Plains. The training area covers nearly 35,000 square miles of airspace in the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming — the largest over the continental U.S. Officials...
June 15, 2017 - 10:07am
May 25, 2017
Tyndall resident, Dante native was an aircraft armorer in World War II
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a three-part series chronicling the lives of three area veterans of World War II leading up to Memorial Day....
May 25, 2017 - 8:11am
May 8, 2017
Senate confirms Trump's pick for Air Force secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Senators approved Wilson's nomination 76-22, making...
May 8, 2017 - 5:30pm
April 3, 2017
Amsoil founder Al Amatuzio dies
DULUTH, Minn.—Whether it was for military service or job creation, for philanthropy or friendship, Al Amatuzio always seemed to be there...
April 3, 2017 - 8:13am
Large-scale exercise set in Powder River Training Complex
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Air Force is set for another large-scale exercise in the massive Powder River Training Complex in the Northern Plains. The training area covers nearly 35,000 square miles of airspace in the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming — the largest over the continental...
June 3, 2016 - 11:14am
January 18, 2016
Air Force base houses new indoor training facility for dogs
RAPID CITY (AP) — An obstacle course inside a renovated aircraft hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base is helping some members of the military get ready for duty. But those training at the base in western South Dakota aren't airmen. The course with a catwalk, tunnel, jumps, seesaw,...
January 18, 2016 - 4:52pm
April 21, 2015
Air Force puts B-1, other long-range bombers in 1 command
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — B-1 bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and Dyess Air Force Base in Texas are joining their long-range B-2 and B-52 bomber counterparts under a single Air Force command as part of a leadership shift announced Monday. The Air Force is grouping...
April 21, 2015 - 12:58pm
April 20, 2015
SD delegation: Ellsworth Air Force Base joins new command
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota congressional delegation says Ellsworth Air Force Base is joining a new command, which U.S. Sen. John Thune says solidifies its status as a "premiere" Air Force site. The delegation announced the change Monday that moves the base and its...
April 20, 2015 - 2:03pm
January 16, 2015
Sen. John Thune says Air Force has approved an expanded training airspace over Northern Plains
PIERRE (AP) — Sen. John Thune says Air Force has approved an expanded training airspace over Northern Plains.
January 16, 2015 - 5:55pm
January 12, 2015
ND senator to Air Force: Consider training airspace impacts
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — With a U.S. Air Force decision likely imminent on whether to establish an enormous bomber training area over the Northern Plains, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said she urged a senior Air Force official to consider the expansion's impact on civilian aircraft, businesses...
January 12, 2015 - 1:17pm
December 25, 2014
Montana gov wants changes in bomber zone
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he remains opposed to an Air Force proposal to establish a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would cover an area larger than West Virginia. An Air Force decision is due possibly by the end of the month...
December 25, 2014 - 12:32am
May 17, 2013
Military furloughs affect Ellsworth Air Force Base
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The military's plan to furlough civilian employees to save money will affect an estimated 566 workers at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. The Defense Department announced this week that it will furlough about 680,000 civilian employees across the country...
May 17, 2013 - 2:25pm
April 12, 2013
Ellsworth training flights grounded to cut costs
RAPID CITY (AP) -- B-1 bomber training flights are being grounded at Ellsworth Air Force Base in southwestern South Dakota as part of larger Air Force efforts to save nearly $300 million. The military is halting training operations for 12 active-duty fighter and bomber squadrons...
April 12, 2013 - 11:23am
December 11, 2012
Ellsworth Authority easement hailed as big step
BOX ELDER (AP) -- The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority has taken a step toward removing about 250 homes, businesses and other properties from hazard zones around Ellsworth Air Force Base. The media reports Lori and Daniel Ellefson have agreed to sell to the authority...
December 11, 2012 - 12:45pm
August 28, 2012
Ellsworth airman killed in 1999 remembered
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Ellsworth Air Force Base has unveiled a memorial to an airman who died in a vehicle accident while deployed to the Middle East 13 years ago. Airman 1st Class Leasha Bjork-Hardesty died in Saudi Arabia on Nov. 16, 1999, when she was thrown from an armored vehicle...
August 28, 2012 - 11:35am