Rob Marciano is live in Colorado Springs, CO where the Waldo Canyon Fire rages. Also get an update on the extreme heat.
Funeral services will take place Tuesday for a South Dakota firefighter who died battling a massive blaze in the southern Black Hills.
Scenic, South Dakota, might not have much -- a dance hall, a jail and a handful of out-buildings. But it's a town. And most of it could be yours for $799,000.
The town of Scenic, South Dakota, is being put up for sale for a mere $799,000.
Sioux City, Iowa, had a recent concert with Elton John and Cee Lo Green.
A new South Dakota law requiring a woman to get counseling at a "pregnancy help center" and wait 72 hours after a physician assessment before having an abortion appears destined for a legal challenge.
Much of the upper Midwest battled blizzard conditions Saturday, with a combination of heavy snow, fierce winds and subzero temperatures pummeling the region 10 days before the official start of winter.
South Dakota's congresswoman-elect Kristi Noem is not exactly a household name, but that could soon change.
South Dakota Republican freshman Kristi Noem is poised for a leadership position in the new Congress.
Reports that incoming freshman Republican Rep. Kristi Noem is in the running for a leadership slot may have most people asking, "Who?"
You've tried to give your kids every leg up, paying for their ballet lessons, braces, bursar bills, and more. But as they approach adulthood, they may "need" something more precious than your money: your signature.
The changing leaves are just one lure for outdoor adventurers during the fall season. The tourist crowds of July and August have dissipated, and in many spots, the blistering summer heat has passed. And happily, an abundance of premier tour operators offer ready-made autumn adventures that are relatively easy on the wallet. They bring expert guides and top-quality gear and arrange all meals and accommodations -- you just bring your thirst for adventure.
Aerosmith announced the cancellation of the remainder of its summer tour Thursday, more than a week after the band's lead singer tumbled off stage in South Dakota.
State regulators shut down four banks Friday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said.
"I will not squander it," insists 23-year-old rancher Neal Wanless, who bought the winning ticket in a town called Winner
More than 5,000 patients of a South Dakota urology clinic may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV when the facility reused single-use medical products, state health officials said Friday.
More than 5,000 patients at a South Dakota urology clinic may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV after the facility reused single-use medical products on them, state health officials said.
A Nebraska couple missing along with their children since last month surrendered to police and were taken into custody Monday, authorities said in a statement.
Authorities in South Dakota and Nebraska on Friday suspended a search for a missing Nebraska family after a relative told authorities he spoke to his kin and said they are doing well.
A search will continue Thursday in the Black Hills of South Dakota for a Nebraska family that has been missing since March 20.
SI.com caught up with Seth Davis, who's serving as a CBS studio analyst during the tournament, to get his impressions of Sunday's first-round action.
Underrated: South Dakota State The Summit League champions have lost just two games this season, and one of them was to one-seed Maryland (the Jackrabbits led at the half before losing 68-56.) Otherwise the balanced, disciplined and versatile Jackrabbits have beaten everyone they've faced, including Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Gonzaga. With guards who can post up and posts who can hit the three -- six players have hit 20 or more threes this year, and as a team the Jacks make 8.2 threes a game -- the Jacks present a lot of matchup problems. "We're not a bunch of little engines that could that somehow had this miraculous season," said coach Aaron Johnston. "We have a bunch of really good players who play exceptionally well together."
Sitting at a pink formica table in the breakfast room of a Howard Johnson in Spearfish, S.D., my expectations are low.
Job seekers with no ties to any particular location often seek jobs in big cities like New York, Chicago, Illinois, Los Angeles, California, or San Francisco, California.
A string of severe thunderstorms in central Oklahoma left a blanket of tennis ball-sized hail on the ground.
As a volunteer activist and lobbyist in South Dakota in the early 1990s, William Napoli went door-to-door to collect signatures to establish term limits for elected officials.
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Voters on Nov. 4 will decide another sweeping but less restrictive ballot measure that would probably send a legal challenge of Roe v. Wade to the U.S. Supreme Court
South Dakota community bucks trend, wants an oil refinery. Will it be built? CNN's Drew Griffin investigates.
Sen. Barack Obama spoke Tuesday to a rally at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota:
Back in September, Budget Travel asked for feedback about bona fide, no-holds-barred tourist traps that readers loved anyway. Here are the top picks.
Question: I've been parking cash in auction-rate preferred shares of the MFS Investment Grade Municipal Trust. Now I'm reading about failed auctions. Are ARPS as safe as I thought they were? - David Schempf, Spearfish, S.D.
Are you cross-eyed trying to figure out which tax breaks you can take this year?
With help from the NRA, nearly 50 Senators are pushing to end a two-decade-old rule forbidding people from openly carrying firearms in most national parks
Entrepreneurs, zip up your parkas and head for the plains! South Dakota once again leads the list of U.S. states with the best tax and regulatory climate for small business, according to the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council's latest ranking.
In making "Into the Wild," Emile Hirsch forded rivers in Alaska, coped with blazing desert heat and rode raging rapids in the American Southwest.
CNN's Nicole Lapin talks with actor Emile Hirsch about his latest film, "Into the Wild."
In the march for American energy independence, not every state is stepping at the same pace.
Question: I'm 34 and am concerned about how to invest my retirement savings in this market. I currently have 100 percent of my portfolio in a mix of funds that invest in large-to-small-cap stocks as well as international funds. But I'm wondering how much I should change that mix given these turbulent times. What do you suggest? - Brian, Mitchell, South Dakota
Utah wildfires burn business
You're longing to replace those dark oak cabinets, avocado appliances and worn countertops in your kitchen. But the $50,000 to $100,000 price of a high-end renovation and the thought of living on kung pao for three months during construction make you queasy. Plus, in today's buyer's market, a full-scale renovation doesn't return what it used to: In 2006, home sellers got only 80% of their kitchen remodeling costs back, according to the National Association of Realtors, down from 91% in 2005.
You're longing to replace those dark oak cabinets, avocado appliances and worn countertops in your kitchen. But the $50,000 to $100,000 price of a high-end renovation and the thought of living on kung pao for three months during construction make you queasy.
SI.com caught up with Seth Davis, who's serving as a CBS studio analyst during the tournament, to get his impressions of Friday's regionals action.
After setting South Dakota career records for points (3,317) and three-pointers (467) while leading Mitchell Christian to a six-year record of 94-31, senior Jill Young's high school career ended on a sour note on Feb. 22 as the Golden Eagles were upset in the district finals by Alexandria Hanson, 29-24, as Young was held to 15 points.
Former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle is throwing his support to Sen. Barack Obama in the scramble for the party's 2008 presidential nomination, an Obama campaign aide told CNN.
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After months of promises, delays and legislative jockeying, lawmakers will send a nearly $40 billion tax and trade bill to President Bush that renews for two years a host of expired business tax credits and popular individual tax breaks, and introduces a new, one-year itemized deduction for mortgage insurance premiums.
A host of popular tax breaks stand a good chance of being extended this week before the House and Senate close shop for the rest of the year.
Its winters may be freezing cold, but South Dakota enjoys the warmest tax and regulatory climate for entrepreneurs, according to exclusive rankings for FSB.com from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.
As part of an upcoming "CNN Presents" on poverty, CNN.com asked its readers to imagine they had $10 million dollars to give away to help end poverty.
The Supreme Court has accepted a second case testing the constitutionality of a federal law banning a specific, controversial late-term abortion procedure critics call "partial birth" abortion.
These are the rankings and average scores for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the GMAC Insurance driving test.
More than 1,000 inmates were added to the nation's prisons and jails each week from June 2004 to June 2005, according to a report issued Sunday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Unless you've bought, sold or refinanced recently, you may not realize how much the Internet has changed the game in real estate. It wasn't all that long ago that you had to actually phone banks to get mortgage quotes or had to physically show up at an open house to get a look inside it.
Under blue skies in mild summer temperatures you reap the benefits of months of rain and dampness -- lush moss gardens, towering cedar groves, warm beaches crazy wildflowers. Olympic National Park also offers the variety-pack of life zones: wilderness beaches wild with salt spray, rocky headlands and scattered sea stacks; temperate rain forests with more shades of green than a Crayola factory; high mountain spines at Hurricane Ridge; and even glaciers in the high alpine zone.
This remote, relatively unknown region hides a fascinating, unique landscape. In "Travels with Charley," novelist John Steinbeck says of the area: "It was so beautiful that I stopped near a thicket of dwarfed and wind-warped cedars and junipers, and once stopped I was caught, trapped in color and dazzled by the clarity of the light."
Not a single doctor in South Dakota will perform an abortion, which is why Dr. Miriam McCreary has come out of retirement.
Look down from the cabin of Kevin Schieffer's twin-engine King Air 5,000 feet over Wyoming's Powder River Basin, and it's easy to see why he and his investors want to build the first major new rail...
South Dakota is so rarely found on the leading edge of the far out, the wiggy, the California-esque. But it has now staked its claim. First to Outlaw Abortion This Century. The state legislature of South Dakota, in all its wisdom and majesty, a legislature comprised of sons and daughters of the soil from Aberdeen to Zell, have usurped the right of the women of that state to decide whether or not to bear the child of an unwanted pregnancy. THEY will decide. Women will do what they decide.
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds signed a bill Monday that bans nearly all abortions in the state, legislation in direct conflict with the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in 1973.
In Washington, the revolving door usually leads lawmakers to become lobbyists so they can cash in on their connections. But in some cases, it spins all the way around; creating a rare circumstance in which a lawmaker turns lobbyist turns lawmaker.
Are home buyers any closer to actually saving money on commissions?
Most business capitals shout their names from the hilltops--literally, in the case of Hollywood. Everyone knows which industry dominates that town, and which ones rule Detroit and Houston. But how ...
An independent commission voting on the Pentagon's recommendations to close military bases handed victories Friday to two states that campaigned for their major Air Force bases to be saved.
My husband and I are trying to decide whether to stay in our current home or move to a bigger one. I think we could make do with our present house (although things are getting a bit crowded with three kids).
Each of the 50 states and and Washington D.C. in order of the number of auto fatalities among drivers aged 16 to 20 per 100,000 teen drivers, according the National Safety Council and the group End Needless Death on Our Roadways.
These are the average scores on a 20-question driver's test administered to more than 5,000 licensed drivers in a survey commissioned by the GMAC Insurance.
This week's Inside Edge ties to a new segment I am doing on CNN television.
Drawing the curtain on a decade as the Senate's Democratic leader and more than a quarter century in Congress, Sen. Tom Daschle bid farewell to his colleagues on the Senate floor Friday, saying he is approaching his future outside of Congress with "great optimism, hope and anticipation."
Your credit report is your financial resume that's seen by creditors, insurance companies, landlords and potential employers.
Former GOP Rep. John Thune has defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle after portraying the incumbent as an obstructionist who was out of touch with South Dakota voters.
There are just 10 Senate races where party turnovers are considered possible, and just two where turnovers are considered likely.
Set to address his party's convention Wednesday night, vice presidential candidate John Edwards is perhaps the best-known of the Democrats' rising stars.
Dick Cheney talks about John Kerry in Kansas City, Missouri, today, while Kerry talks about nuclear terrorism in West Palm Beach, Florida. (We have excerpts, from both!)
Three key storylines play out today: President Bush at the White House with Ariel Sharon. John Kerry in New York with Hillary Clinton. And the ongoing 9/11 commission hearings with George Tenet and Robert Mueller.
Setting up an expensive, high-stakes race with national implications, former GOP Rep. John Thune of South Dakota announced Monday night that he will try to unseat the Senate's top Democrat, Minority Leader Tom Daschle, in November's election.
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