Cara Hetland

Cara Hetland is the News Director for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. She has more than 20 years in public radio as a reporter and producer.  Cara is also host of the Friday midday program Innovation.  She loves a good story and canâââ

The Impact of War
5:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Program Hopes To Help Disabled Veterans Through Free Vacations

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 8:00 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

There are a lot of programs aimed at helping disabled war veterans and thanking them for their service. A small community in the Black Hills of South Dakota is offering a thank you in the form of a free vacation. Cara Hetland of South Dakota Public Broadcasting tells us more.

CARA HETLAND, BYLINE: It's common for disabled war veterans to be offered a free meal or free admission to a tourist attraction on Veteran's Day, but a free weeklong vacation in the heart of the Black Hills?

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Politics
4:40 am
Wed March 27, 2013

GOP Eyes S.D. Senate Seat, Tim Johnson To Retire

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 5:09 am

South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson says he will not seek a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. The Democrat has served in Washington since winning the lone House seat in 1986. The decision thrills Republican in the state who see a chance to pick up a seat. Democrats are hoping they can field a strong enough candidate to prevent that.