Cara Hetland http://ktep.org en Program Hopes To Help Disabled Veterans Through Free Vacations http://ktep.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 21115 at http://ktep.org GOP Eyes S.D. Senate Seat, Tim Johnson To Retire http://ktep.org/post/gop-eyes-sd-senate-seat-tim-johnson-retire 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. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:40:00 +0000 Cara Hetland 13534 at http://ktep.org