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North and South Dakota lead nation in growth of COVID-19

Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks and personal freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the pandemic.

Op-Ed: South Dakota governor's executive order targets BDS movement

On January 14, Kristi Noem the Republican Governor or the US state of South Dakota signed an executive order that prohibits state offices from doing business with any companies that boycott Israel.

Lou Gramm talks Foreigner reunion rock concert in South Dakota Special

Sturgis - On July 12, 2018, Lou Gramm, the original lead singer of Foreigner, chatted with Digital Journal about their reunion concert on August 4, 2018 in South Dakota.

University of South Dakota pole vaulter, NCAA Champion opens up Special

South Dakota pole vaulter and NCAA champion Chris Nilsen has the fourth best performance this year (5.86 meters) in the men's outdoor pole vault. Nilsen chatted with Digital Journal about his career in the sport.

Keystone Pipeline spill comes on eve of decision on Keystone XL

Amherst - After a drop in pressure was detected in its operating system in South Dakota, the Keystone Pipeline, operated by TransCanada, was shut down at 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning CST.

Oil not flowing yet, but Dakota Access Pipeline already leaking

It was only a matter of time before Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Pipeline had an oil spill or leak, and sure enough, it has happened. Funny thing about it, though - It happened last month and we're just now hearing about it.

S. Dakota governor signs anti-LGBTQ adoption, foster care bill

Pierre - South Dakota's Republican governor has approved a law allowing taxpayer-funded adoption and foster care agencies to deny custody to prospective LGBTQ parents in the name of "religious freedom."

Keystone oil spill almost 100 times larger than thought

The Keystone pipeline oil spill discovered last week in a field in South Dakota has turned out to be much bigger than the 187 gallons of crude oil TransCanada originally reported. New estimates say 16,800 gallons was spilled.

Keystone pipeline shut down over oil leak in South Dakota

A key section of the Keystone pipeline was shut down due to an oil spill TransCanada said on Monday. TransCanada is reporting that the spill amounted to 187 gallons of crude oil.

In Mississippi, retiring politicians can pocket campaign cash

When it came time for former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck to shutter her campaign committee at the end of 2013, she took with her the $158,342 remaining in the committee account.

Op-Ed: Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Review: Calamity Jane in myth far exceeded her real life, says professor Special

Portland - As movie star, Doris Day celebrates her 91st birthday this month, one of her most memorable roles was that of the rambunctious portrayal of Calamity Jane.

Avian flu hits fourth Minnesota farm and reaches into S. Dakota

Minnesota is the country's largest poultry producer. In March, the state was hit with three outbreaks of the highly infectious avian flu in Pope, Lac qui Parle, and Stearns counties. But the virus continues to spread.

South Dakota same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled on Monday that South Dakota's voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage violates the US Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law.

Man chokes to death during South Dakota hot dog eating contest

Custer - Walter Eagle Tail probably did not expect a hot dog eating contest to end in tragedy for him. Unfortunately the 47-year-old man got one piece caught in his throat and choked to death during the competition.

The town of Swett, South Dakota is on sale for $400,000

One man has exclusive rights to the town of Swett and is now selling it off to anyone who can match his asking price. Businessman Lance Benson is putting these holdings up to focus on his core business and you have a chance to buy them.

Taco John's employee allegedly forced to wear 'gaytard' name tag

Yankton - A 16-year-old Taco John's employee recently quit after claiming that his manager bullied him and forced him to wear a name tag that said "gaytard."

South Dakota calls for impeachment of president

Sioux Falls - Republicans at the GOP convention in Rapid City, North Dakota on Saturday voted 191-176 in favor of a resolution impeaching President Barack Obama because they claim Obama "violated his oath of office in numerous ways."

South Dakota's ranchers attacked by surprise snowstorm

Sioux Falls - An out-of-season October blizzard hit South Dakota with a vengeance at a time when not even a hint of snow is to be expected for a while. No one was prepared for the blast that would ultimately wipe out numerous ranchers' livestock.

Locked and loaded: South Dakota teachers now able to carry guns

Pierre - A law went into effect on July 1st which could allow some teachers in South Dakota to legally carry a firearm onto school property.

State of South Dakota paying attorneys to move there

South Dakota became the first state to pass a law that offers an annual subsidy for lawyers to live and work in areas that are rural.

South Dakota legalises guns in schools

South Dakota has officially passed a law granting schools the authority to allow employees to carry firearms within the school premises.

Newspaper carrier accused of burglarizing South Dakota homes

Sioux Falls - A newspaper carrier has been linked to the burglaries occurring over the holidays in Sioux Falls, S.D. Police believe the man had targeted customers who had suspended their delivery service while they were on vacation.

The Council of Canadians responds to Keystone XL pipeline reroute Special

Calgary - The Council of Canadians responded to the rerouting of the Keystone XL pipeline. Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, and Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner, answered the questions in this interview.

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 2) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada where he dismisses false allegations about the recent Keystone XL pipeline. It continues from What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline PART 1.

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 1) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada about the recent Keystone XL pipeline reroute.

Op-Ed: S. Dakota gov. stuck on control of women, signs abortion-wait law

Sioux Falls - South Dakota’s governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law on Tuesday a measure that will require women seeking an abortion to meet with their doctor, in person, and wait three days after that consultation before an abortion is performed.

South Dakota law would allow people to kill abortion providers?

South Dakota is considering legislation that would allow people to protect themselves or loved ones from harm coming to an unborn child. Critics fear it would legalize homicide against abortion providers.

House bill would mandate gun ownership in South Dakota

Sioux Falls - South Dakota lawmakers have introduced a bill in response to President Obama's federally mandated health insurance proposal that would require adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others by owning a firearm.

South Dakota denies lesbians drivers licenses in married name

Sioux Falls - A lesbian couple were denied South Dakota driver’s licenses in their married names because of the state’s 2006 constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriages and civil unions and denied their recognition.
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Extent of North Dakota drought.
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Extent of Drought in South Dakota.
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