Guttierez appointed to national board for American Corrections Association

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A national appointment for the man who oversees the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center. Commander Joe Guttierez has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Corrections Association. Board members can either be elected or appointed, Commander Guttierez was appointed by members of the A.C.A. He says being on the board will give him…

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Tourism unknowns make COVID-19 projections difficult

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Monument Health in Rapid City released data Wednesday showing a stark reality of what may come to Western South Dakota. COVID-19 cases West River are expected to nearly triple in the next two weeks, based on local data from the health care system.  While local data is being used to make those predictions, so much is…

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Construction work on highways 79 and 18

CUSTER, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Transportation says highway pipe culvert upgrades followed by a micro mill and asphalt overlay will take place on highways 79 and 18 in the Custer area beginning Monday, June 1. Work will start with guardrail upgrades followed by the mill and asphalt overlay on Highway 18 from Maverick Junction to Hot Springs….

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Leisure & Hospitality Industry takes biggest hit in South Dakota unemployment numbers

Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, according to The Associated Press. For the month of April, South Dakota lost 34,000 jobs, according to the SD Department of Labor and Regulation. South Dakota went from an unemployment rate of 3.1 percent to 10.2 percent, which is the highest it’s ever been including the last recession from…

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Court denies request to revive US pipeline permit program

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has turned down a request by the Trump administration to revive a permit program for new oil and gas pipelines that was canceled by a lower court. The case originated with a challenge to the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. but has affected oil and gas pipeline proposals…

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