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Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
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Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
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South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Home-court advantage benefitting Tiger women
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Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
State wrestling: Kernels hoping to carry momentum into state
Blackhawks breeze into region final
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Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
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Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
June 3, 2016
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
July 5, 2012
Air Force planes again ready for fire missions
DENVER -- Air Force tanker planes returned to the flight line for firefighting missions on Tuesday after a deadly weekend crash, bringing much-needed...
July 5, 2012 - 7:04am
June 8, 2012
SD Guard wing completes conversion to new jets
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Twenty-two dusty gray F-16s bearing the distinctive Lobo tail art of the 114th Fighter Wing are the equivalent of a poker raise. They allow the South Dakota Air National Guard to stay in the game as the Department of Defense determines what the U.S. Air Force...
June 8, 2012 - 11:11am
January 28, 2012
Dakotas officials wary of proposed defense cuts
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Proposals to slow the growth of the nation's defense spending could mean big changes to the military infrastructure in...
January 28, 2012 - 9:46am
January 26, 2012
400 airmen return to Ellsworth Air Force Base
RAPID CITY (AP) -- About 400 airmen have returned home to Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota after a six-month deployment to southwest Asia. Family and friends welcomed the bomber crews on Wednesday. One of the airmen, Kymric Walker, met his infant son for the first...
January 26, 2012 - 3:21pm