Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reporting some progress in advance of a Tuesday deadline for reaching a pre-election deal with President Donald Trump on a new coronavirus relief package, but the same problems bedeviling the effort remain in place despite optimistic talk from the president and his team. Pelosi negotiated for nearly an hour Monday with Trump’s…

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Top Performer: Sam Grout

SPEARFISH, S.D. –  Eric Ligtenberg has coached more than his fair share of outstanding prep golfers over the years. It didn’t take the veteran coach long to realize he had another good one in Sam Grout. In fact, the senior recently wrapped up a solid career at Spearfish High School. Sam Grout from Spearfish has played golf his entire life….

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Pentagon estimates cost of new nuclear missiles at $95.8B

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has raised to $95.8 billion the estimated cost of fielding a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles to replace the Minuteman 3 arsenal that has operated continuously for 50 years. The new weapons, known as intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, are intended as part of a near-total replacement of the American nuclear force over the…

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Dakota Market Square is almost complete with construction

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Dakota Market Square located in the old KMart in Rapid City has been in development for a couple of years with more businesses renting space in the strip mall. Dream Design International is transforming the 180,000 square foot area. It’s located at East North and Campbell, one of the busiest intersections in Rapid City. With the…

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Mayor at North Dakota’s largest city wants ‘dramatic’ steps

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of North Dakota’s largest city says he would like to see a statewide mask mandate and in the meantime is requiring face coverings in most settings that don’t involve family members. Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney has been largely supportive of the approach to the pandemic taken by Gov. Doug Burgum, who has left…

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