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South Dakota couple accused of drugging children, shocking them with cattle prod

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – Authorities say a South Dakota couple is facing charges for giving drugs to children and using cattle prods on them over several years. Lance Long and Chrystal Long face 14 charges, including aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, Capt. Josh Phillips of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday. Read More…

Cybersecurity Competition for small businesses in Wyoming

GOSHEN COUNTY, Wyo. Goshen County Economic Development Corporation provides information about how small businesses throughout Wyoming can join a free Cybersecurity Competition. Any small Wyoming business can enter the competition and receive free basic cybersecurity business counseling services. READ FULL STORY

WYOMING STATE PARKS NOW OPEN TO OUT-OF-STATE CAMPERS

Non-residents will be able to camp in Wyoming beginning Monday, as the state continues to gradually relax COVID-19 restrictions. In a news release, Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Darin Westby said the criteria for opening camping to non-residents has been when surrounding states open their camping and their COVID-19 cases began leveling. “Now Read More…

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How Idaho counts confirmed COVID-19 cases

BOISE, Idaho — Editor’s note: In the above video, Idaho State Epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn answers viewer questions about the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.   We have received many questions from viewers regarding the accuracy of the confirmed coronavirus cases reported on the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare website. Local public health districts may be confirming cases of Read More…

WYOMING LAUNCHES STATEWIDE CORONAVIRUS WEBPAGE

The Wyoming state government has launched a webpage to keep residents up to date on the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak as well as available resources. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon made the announcement on Wednesday. According to a release from the governor’s office: “We want to offer a single location to share information and resources from multiple Read More…

ND EMERGENCY COMMISSION VOTES TO ACCEPT FEDERAL FUNDS FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE

The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted Tuesday to accept up to $6 million in federal funds to contain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Congress passed and President Trump signed legislation last week appropriating $8.3 billion for COVID-19 preparedness, prevention and treatment efforts. Of the total, $950 million will go to state Read More…

University of Wyoming announces Edward Seidel as next president

Edward Seidel, who touted economic development and the university’s role in enhancing the state’s economic well-being, has been unanimously selected to be the 28th president of the University of Wyoming. Currently the vice president for economic development and innovation for the University of Illinois System, Seidel was one of three finalists for the position. The Read More…

Buffalo students try their hands at Western movies

BUFFALO — Johnson County is cowboy country – the land of the Virginian, Butch Cassidy and Sheriff Walt Longmire. But soon those Western heroes will have company. A new congregation of cowboys and cowgirls will descend on the county soon, courtesy of the Buffalo High School English department’s annual January Jubilee program. The jubilee, which Read More…

How 3D printing is reshaping Wyoming manufacturing

Wyoming isn’t typically known for being on the cutting edge of technology, but when it comes to 3D printing, research about and usage of the slowly maturing technology has already found a home. For instance, ceramic-printing research at the University of Wyoming could someday allow people to fly farther for cheaper. In Jackson, inexpensive prototyping Read More…

SUSPECT DIES AFTER JUMPING FROM VEHICLE DURING WYOMING HIGHWAY CHASE

CASPER, Wyo. —  A Tyler, Texas resident is reportedly deceased, after leaping from a moving vehicle, while leading Highway Patrol troopers on a pursuit. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, on Friday, February 21st, 2020 Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a suspected drunk driver in the area of Sheridan, Wyoming. Troopers report that Read More…

North Dakota OKs expanding Dakota Access Pipeline, setting up legal fight with Standing Rock

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved expanding the Dakota Access pipeline, despite concerns from environmentalists and Native Americans who said the plan makes an oil spill more likely. The 3-0 vote by the Public Service Commission clears one hurdle to double the pipeline’s capacity to 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day, but the proposal needs additional permits and Read More…

More than $7 million in airport upgrades coming to Wyoming

WASHINGTON (RELEASE) – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $7.2 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants to 10 airports in Wyoming. This investment in Wyoming’s airports is part of a $520.5 million national investment in America’s airports that was announced today by Secretary Chao. Read More…

North Dakota correctional officer charged with having a relationship with inmate was terminated for incident involving a second inmate

GRAND FORKS — A former Grand Forks County correctional officer facing charges for having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate allegedly had an incident of a sexual nature with a second inmate, according to documents obtained by the Herald. Criminal charges were brought against Savannah Marie Martin as the result of a search of Li’Von Read More…

Cellphone of missing Idaho girl found with mother in Hawaii

(KUTV) — A cellphone belonging to missing Idaho teen Tylee Ryan was found in her mother’s possession, CBS News reports. Ryan and her 7-year-old brother Joshua “JJ” Vallow were last seen in September. Their mother, Lori Vallow, was found in Hawaii last month with her new husband Chad Daybell. CBS News reports that Ryan’s phone has been used several times after Read More…

Solar farms sprout in southwest Wyoming

JACKSON — A new type of industrial activity is rising from the sagebrush and pastureland in western Wyoming: utility- scale solar farms. Three such developments have already been constructed or will soon be built in the Green and Bear river basins. The introduction of photovoltaic renewable energy technology figures to help replenish county coffers and Read More…

Wyoming Medical Center signs letter of intent with Banner Health, setting stage for possible affiliation

Wyoming Medical Center has signed a letter of intent with Banner Health, the first step in a potential future affiliation deal between Wyoming’s largest hospital and one of the most significant health care organizations in the region. The agreement is nonbinding, according to an announcement sent Tuesday by WMC, and allows both organizations to “conduct Read More…

Global economic slowdown affecting Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. — Third quarter Wyoming economic summary report was released this week indicating growth is slowing worldwide and in the Cowboy State as well. Wyoming continues to rebound from the severe downturn in 2015-16 but the pace slowed somewhat in after the first quarter of 2019. Total employment grew by 1.2 percent (3,570 jobs) Read More…