Cara Hetland http://whqr.org en Program Hopes To Help Disabled Veterans Through Free Vacations http://whqr.org/post/program-hopes-help-disabled-veterans-through-free-vacations Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>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.<p>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?<p>Tourists are a big deal here. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Cara Hetland 39897 at http://whqr.org South Dakota Hit As West Nile Virus Spreads http://whqr.org/post/south-dakota-hit-west-nile-virus-spreads The West Nile virus is continuing to spread around the country, including into the Dakotas, which are among the hardest hit states. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:47:00 +0000 Cara Hetland 23187 at http://whqr.org