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Near billion-dollar investment directed to tribal internet access | July 27


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On today's update...

From homework to job applications, the value of high-speed internet access has only become more prevalent in the 21st century. Now, the Biden-Harris Administration is looking to plug some of the nation's biggest coverage gaps — including here in South Dakota.

The Public Utilities Commission is hearing testimony on the application of Navigator CO2 Ventures to construct the Heartland Greenway carbon pipeline. On the second day of testimony, all parties had an opportunity to question the economic impact studies conducted.

Lightning sparked a small fire in Wind Cave National Park this week. After being noticed immediately, crews were quickly dispatched to the scene.

As the U.S. Mint continues its American Women Quarters Program, one of the new faces to enter circulation has South Dakota Roots. Zitkala-Ša, a Yankton Sioux political activist, writer, and musician, is one of five historic women to be immortalized in coinage.

Volunteer firefighters are people prepared to run into a burning building and save your life — all without getting paid. However, the gear they wear and the water they use all has to come from somewhere — and the state wants to help their bosses make ends meet.

And more.

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