Noem would support grand jury in attorney general crash case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem would support using a grand jury to decide whether charges should be filed against the state’s attorney general, who struck and killed a man along a highway in September. Noem has been critical of the fact no decision has been made by prosecutors on whether Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should…

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Rounds receives assurances from V.A. Secretary nominee regarding Hot Springs, Black Hills V.A. centers

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds questioned Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee, about the future of Hot Springs’ V.A. facility. Rounds asked, “The Hot Springs VA facility in Hot Springs, South Dakota, is a critical part of the department’s Black Hills Health Care System…I’d like your commitment, if confirmed, to work on moving the Hot…

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Listen To New CHEAP TRICK Single ‘Light Up The Fire’

The new CHEAP TRICK single, “Light Up The Fire”, can be streamed below.

Last fall, CHEAP TRICK singer Robin Zander said that fans won’t have to wait too long to hear new music from the band. “We have an album that’s already done and it’s ready to go,” he told AXS TV‘s “At Home And Social With”. “It’s been put on hold because of the virus… We’re very excited about it. We signed a deal with BMG. And we’ll see what happens.”

According to Robin, the new CHEAP TRICK LP will please the band’s longtime followers, including those who have supported the group since its inception nearly five decades ago.

“We’ve made a lot of records, and we just continue making records — for ourselves mostly, but also for our immediate fans that still cling to us,” he says. “It’s something, I think, that is our lifeblood; it keeps us going… And I believe that we still make quality records. If we didn’t, we probably wouldn’t do it anymore.”

In September, CHEAP TRICK released a cover version of David Bowie‘s “Rebel Rebel”. The track was engineered and produced by Jack Douglas.

Back in 2018, CHEAP TRICK released a single called “The Summer Looks Good On You” and followed it up with 2019 updates of Harry Nilsson‘s “Ambush” and John Lennon‘s “Gimme Some Truth”.

The band has released nearly 20 studio records, including three in the past four years: 2016’s “Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello” and 2017’s “We’re All Alright!” and “Christmas Christmas”.

In 2018, CHEAP TRICK took part in the “Nothin’ But A Good Time Tour” with POISON.

A career highpoint for the quartet was its 2016 induction into the Rock And Roll Of Fame, where it accepted its award before performing three of its hits — “I Want You to Want Me”, “Dream Police” and “Surrender”.

CHEAP TRICK‘s current lineup includes three of its original members: Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen and bassist Tom Petersson. Drummer Bun E. Carlos stopped touring with the band in 2010 and was replaced by Nielsen‘s son Daxx.

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Senate bill looks to appropriate funds for new Custer State Park Bison Center

CUSTER, S.D. — A bill could send $500,000 to Custer State Park to help build a bison center. Senate bill 54, if passed, would allocated a half-million dollars from general funds for the center. The Helmsley Charitable Trust has donated a grant of four-million dollars to Custer State Park, where the estimated cost of the project is about 5-million dollars….

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Monument Health to provide support during Black Hills Stock Show

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Along with other vendors, Monument Health will also be busy during the stock show. Vendor set-up began this week, and Monument felt the concerns over COVID were too important not to participate this year. Monument Health will be set up in the ice arena, primarily for COVID issues. Answering questions concerning testing, vaccinations and so-on. “We…

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