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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday turned down the Trump administration's request to revive a permit program for new oil and gas pipelines, an outcome that industry representatives said could delay more than 70 projects across the U.S. and cost companies up to $2 billion.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — At least 44 meatpacking workers in the U.S. have died from the new coronavirus and another 3,000 have tested positive, according to an estimate released Thursday by the largest union representing workers.

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A presidential task force charged with coming up with ways to address missing and slain Native Americans resumed tribal listening sessions Wednesday, encountering some technological glitches in the virtual version.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is developing a plan to use some of the $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds to pay state employees’ March salaries and balance the budget, in case the Trump administration doesn't allow her to use the money to plug revenue …

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BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Residents of a Black Hawk neighborhood where a sinkhole has exposed an abandoned mine endangering their properties have filed a $75.5 million lawsuit claiming government entities and private developers were negligent.

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday previewed her plan to disburse the $1.25 billion the state has received from the federal government for coronavirus relief following a push from President Donald Trump's administration to share the money with local governments.

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills Area Community Foundation is awarding over $17,000 in grants to three western South Dakota school districts that provide free summertime meals to children — and often to their parents and grandparents too.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police are investigating a fraud case involving a victim who lost $45,000. Police say the individual got a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Language Arts teacher Tracie Robinson sat cross-legged in the hallway outside her classroom at Memorial Middle School. A list of names and locker numbers lay to her left and a stack of paper bags to her right. She pulled photos of smiling teenagers off locker walls, …

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — As a first-year junior hockey player that laced up skates exactly once in a two-year span directly following his graduation from Owatonna High School in 2017, Carter Broton’s journey to becoming a future college athlete could best be described as unconventional, at lea…

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Friday:

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A contact tracing app pushed by the governors of North Dakota and South Dakota as a tool to trace exposure to the coronavirus violated its own privacy policy by sharing location and user identification information with third-party businesses, according to a report fr…

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KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — Mount Rushmore is opening sooner than expected. The national memorial and its facilities and restaurants will be opening Saturday, about three weeks earlier than previously planned.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. But it has not resolved a courtroom setback that would make it hard to finish the $8 billion …

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said on Thursday that her stance against Native American tribes operating coronavirus checkpoints on federal and state highways isn't just about the response to the coronavirus pandemic, but about setting “precedent” on tribes' ability t…

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states inched upward in May from April’s record low, but still remained profoundly low as efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the rural economy.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little enforcement muscle behind them, fueling anxiety that working conditions could put employees' lives at risk.