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Caravan calls for Peltier's release ahead of parole decision | June 28

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A caravan full of activists and organizers worked its way through downtown Rapid City on Thursday calling for Leonard Peltier's release from federal prison. Peltier has spent nearly five decades behind bars.

After historic flooding in East River, some are beginning to pick up the pieces, and others have lost everything. In some communities, recovery is only just beginning.

Governor Kristi Noem's office is defending her decision to not deploy the National Guard during the flood response efforts. Noem's spokesperson, Ian Fury, sent a statement to media outlets saying some news reports tying the governor's decision to deployment costs are unfair to the governor.

The railroad company that operates a bridge in North Sioux City that collapsed due to flooding says they've put in place a plan to keep trains moving in the area. A Burlington Northern Sante Fe spokesperson says trains that would have used that bridge are being rerouted at Creston, Iowa.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."