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US Land Agency Gets New Director for Montana, Dakotas

BILLINGS, Mont. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has named a new director to oversee its administration of public lands in Montana and the Dakotas. BLM acting director Brian Steed said John Mehlhoff will assume the Billings-based post on May 12. He’ll be responsible for management of about 13,000 square miles of public lands and more than 700,000 square…

Wildfire Haze

Dakotans experience wildfire haze, air quality issues

Residents in the Dakotas are experiencing lower air quality and seeing some hazy skies because of the ongoing wildfires in the western part of the United States and Canada. The low air quality will be coupled with some hot summer days heading into the weekend with estimates of up to 100 degrees in some parts of the state. Individuals who…

Local Red Cross Volunteer Helps In Houston, Shares Stories of Heartache And Hope

Organization Has Sent More Than 100 Volunteers From The Dakotas To Areas Hit By Hurricane Harvey, Irma

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Since Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit, the American Red Cross has provided nearly 1 million overnight stays to victims. They have opened shelters in 8 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. More than 100 North and South Dakotans have answered the call for help as well. “It’s just natural for me to…