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Landowners sue South Dakota utility, phone company over fire

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A group of landowners is suing a South Dakota utility and a Minnesota-based telephone company for alleged negligence in the third-largest wildfire in the Black Hills region's history. The Rapid City Journal reports that the…

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Keystone to condemn private land

The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in northwestern South Dakota's Harding County. The Rapid City Journal reports TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain condemnation petitions in state court against parcels of land…

Trump plan rolls back Obama's coal emissions standards

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is preparing a plan to give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. The Environmental Protect Agency says states will be…

UK says EU should weigh tougher Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Britain wants the European Union to ensure its sanctions on Russia are sufficiently comprehensive in response to accusations Moscow poisoned a former Russian spy in Britain, using a nerve agent. In advance excerpts from his first speech…

Broadband Access Expands In Rural South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota has a low population density. Actually, three quarters of South Dakota is rural.  Sometimes rural communities miss out on the latest tech, but according to a new report,…

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