SD Scientists Welcome Renewable Research Boost

Dec 7, 2015

World leaders are meeting in Paris to hash out a new agreement on the best way to deal with climate change.   As part of the effort President Barak Obama announced a doubling in funding for renewable energy research.   
This could have a direct impact on on-going research into new biofuels in South Dakota.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Professor Jim Stone is part of a team of scientists researching the potential for oil seeds as a renewable fuel crop.

President Obama To Speak In Watertown

Apr 13, 2015

Lake Area Tech officials say President Barack Obama is scheduled to give the commencement address to the graduating class of 2015.

Luann Strait is with Lake Area Technical Institute.  

The two-year school is located in Watertown and one of many technical schools around the state.   

Strait says the announcement came as a surprise.

BH Logging Contractors Settle Undocumented Worker Case

Nov 24, 2014

A federal court case in the Black Hills on harboring illegal aliens and submitting false claims to officials is unchanged despite President Obama’s recent actions allowing about 5-million people to stay in the United States legally.
The case that involves a settlement of more than $450-thousand in civil penalties.

KXL Decision Pending

Sep 22, 2014

You can join the live town hall at 7:00pm central 6:00 pm mountain here.

A decision from the Whitehouse on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is expected in November.

The pipeline proposes to bring tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada across the Dakotas and to refineries in the Southern United States.

Tribal Residents Cheer President Obama

Jun 16, 2014
Dave Thompson / Prairie Public Broadcasting

President Obama made his first visit to Indian Country. 

The president attended a small outdoor pow-wow in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on the Standing Rock Reservation.    
President Obama reaffirmed his commitment in maintaining a positive relationship with tribes and offers new plans to overhaul tribal education and to improve economic development in Indian Country.
Many tribal residents welcome his visit  and hope his promises are kept.

Tribal Members Comment On Presidential Visit

Jun 13, 2014
Courtesy Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Following up on a promise made last Fall to tribal leaders from across the country, President Barack Obama is on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota today. And though a presidential visit is a big event in any part of the country, feelings on this Native American land that stretches across 2 states is being met with mixed feelings.

Former SD Senator Opposes Force Against Syria

Sep 5, 2013

President Barrack Obama is seeking congressional approval of a resolution authorizing limited strikes in retaliation for the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus.  James Abourezk, who served in Congress from 1971-1979, is against the use of force by the United States.  Abourezk joined Dakota Midday Thursday at the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the measure next week.

Roadblock For Lewis And Clark

Apr 15, 2013

Last week, President Obama released his FY14 Budget, which allocated $3.2 million for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System.  Lewis and Clark Executive Director Troy Larson said that the water system is not able to initiate any construction in 2013 due to a lack of funding and the $3.2 million is not enough to allow any pipeline construction to move forward in 2014.

"The Choice 2012" - A Frontline Documentary

Oct 9, 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have crafted their campaign narratives, telling you who they are, what they've done, and how they would lead America. But there’s more to their stories. Tonight acclaimed FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk presents “The Choice 2012.” This two-hour long documentary journeys into the places, people, and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates — and our choice this November.

Kealey Bultena

In one week, northwest Iowa hosted two of the men who hope to win November’s presidential election. First, President Barack Obama hosted a rally in Sioux City. On Friday, Governor Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in a nearby college town. Thousands of people found their way to Romney’s event in Orange City.

The crowd leaps up as a band ushers in presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He strides out on a stage built in the middle of Northwestern College’s gymnasium.

Kealey Bultena

The president of the United States spent part of Labor Day weekend just across the border from South Dakota. President Barack Obama made a stop in Sioux City, Iowa as part of his Road to Charlotte tour for the Democratic National Convention.

President Barack Obama hops onto the podium to deafening cheers about 45 minutes before the crowd expects him.

"And it was important for me to begin that journey right here in Iowa, because this is where it all began four years ago," Mr. Obama says.