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National Defense Authorization Act targets Ellsworth AFB developments | July 05


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The 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is advancing through Congress. This year’s act features major boosts for the future of Ellsworth Air Force Base.

The U.S. Department of Justice will funnel more resources toward addressing the alarming rate of disappearances and killings among Native Americans. The announcement came during a special commission gathered in Albuquerque.

With the swearing in of Jason Salamun, Rapid City formally has its new mayor. After a chaotic race, a close final tally, and a recount, the new mayor says it’s time to get to work.

The city of Sioux Falls is expanding its Water Reclamation Plant. The $215 million project is the largest in the city’s Public Works History.

Operating a business takes skill and unwavering commitment. Minority business owners play a large role in their cultural communities, but some say they lack support.

South Dakota debaters shined in a variety of events at this year’s National Speech and Debate Tournament. More than 6,000 students from across the country competed at the tournament in Phoenix, Arizona.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."