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1 year 11 months 5 days ago March 24, 2015 Mar 24, 2015 Tuesday, March 24 2015 March 24, 2015 6:55 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA- The government gave final approval for a huge bomber training area over the Northern Plains with B-2 and B-1 bombers flying in the airspace.

The FAA approved a plan to expand the Powder River Training Complex over North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Its 35,000 square miles and will be the largest training area in the continental U.S.

B-1 bombers from Ellsworth Air force Base in South Dakota and B-2's from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota will use the range and its seen as a move to prevent the closing of Ellsworth.

Critics argue it will scare livestock and disrupt rural communities and businesses.

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