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

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.

Health
4:47 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

South Dakota Hit As West Nile Virus Spreads

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 6:06 pm

The West Nile virus is continuing to spread around the country, including into the Dakotas, which are among the hardest hit states.