Cara Hetland is the Director of Radio 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 In the Moment program Innovation. She loves a good story and can’t wait to tell South Dakotan’s about it. Cara also teaches media courses at the University of Sioux Falls and loves working with interns to develop their own style of storytelling. Cara lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, Daren and three daughters. She is their number one fan whether it’s marching band, athletics or academics.
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.
The West Nile virus is continuing to spread around the country, including into the Dakotas, which are among the hardest hit states.