Latest Mike Rounds News

GOP paints Biden's choice for bank regulator as radical

Nov. 18, 2021 14:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s choice to become one of the top banking regulators endured a contentious nomination hearing Thursday, with Republican senators warning she would nationalize the U.S. banking system and Democrats saying she's eminently qualified and would be tough...

Jean Rounds, wife of GOP Sen. Mike Rounds, dies from cancer

Nov. 02, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jean Rounds, the wife of Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota, died Tuesday following a battle with cancer. She was 65. Jean Rounds had a sarcoma cancer and had been undergoing treatment since May of 2019. Doctors initially found a...

Native American reporting icon retiring, sort of, at 87

Oct. 30, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Over the course of a news career that covered more than four decades, I’ve had some pretty cantankerous reactions to my journalism. But I’ve never been firebombed. I’ve never had my windows shot out. And I’ve never had an attempt on my...

Guard members deploying to help at US southern border

Oct. 04, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Dozens of National Guard members from South Dakota will answer a call from the Pentagon to help at the country's southern border. One-hundred-twenty-five members of the 1742nd Transportation Company are being deployed for 9 to 12 months. ...

University to receive $11 million for cold weather research

Sep. 16, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has been awarded an $11 million federal grant to develop better material and manufacturing technology to withstand cold weather. South Dakota Mines will partner with the U.S. Army Corps of...