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South Dakota lawmaker apologizes for Facebook post
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized for a "lack of judgment." Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme Sept. 7 depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. It was posted less than a month after a driver hit c...
September 20, 2017

Three Local Businesses Fail Latest Alcohol Compliance Check
RAPID CITY, S.D. - On September 18th,  the Rapid City Police Department conducted compliance checks of local alcohol establishments.  A total of 15 establishments were checked and 12 were found to be in compliance. Three of the establishments, Marlin’s Roadhouse ...
September 19, 2017

Daugaard to appoint longtime judge to SD Supreme Court
PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he will appoint longtime Judge Steven R. Jensen of Dakota Dunes to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Daugaard said Tuesday he will appoint Jensen to succeed Supreme Court Justice Lori Wilbur, who retired in June. Jensen has been a circuit ...
September 19, 2017

Lawrence County Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A female pedestrian has died from injuries she sustained when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Spearfish. Names of the deceased and the driver have not yet been released pending notification of family.  A 2015 Kia Optima was tr...
September 19, 2017

Rapid City Council denies conditional use permit for adult oriented business
RAPID CITY, S.D. – An adult oriented business with a current location in Sturgis wants to expand to Rapid City. However, the Rapid City Council last night put a big dent into that plan. On a 6-4 vote, the council voted to deny the conditional use permit for David Eliason&r...
September 19, 2017

Drought affecting producers bottom line; but also mental health
STURGIS, S.D. – The drought of 2017 has hit a lot of producers hard – and that has taken a toll not only on their livelihood, but also their mental health. Jim Kinyon is Executive Director of Catholic Social Services. He says Midwesterners are people who believe in p...
September 19, 2017

Texas trucker dies in crash in North Dakota oil patch
NEW ENGLAND, N.D. - A trucker from Texas is dead after a crash in the western North Dakota oil patch. The Highway Patrol says the 62-year-old man from Houston was hauling a load of pipe on state Highway 21 in Slope County when his semi hauling a flatbed trailer went into the dit...
September 19, 2017

Two teens plead not guilty in fatal Sioux Falls park shooting
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Two teens have pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of a teen at a Sioux Falls park. Eighteen-year-old Dylan Holler is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 28 death of Riley Stonehouse. He's also charged with the attempted first-degree murder of ...
September 19, 2017

Sioux Falls man indicted in death of escaped inmate
PIERRE, S.D. - A Sioux Falls man has been indicted in the death of an escaped South Dakota prison inmate. A Fall River grand jury indicted 26-year-old Thomas Lucero on first-degree murder, second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Authorities say 32-year-old Moses Dubray was...
September 18, 2017

Jones County crash claims two lives
MURDO, S.D. – Two people died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash about 14 miles west of Murdo. The names of the individuals involved are not being released pending notification of family members. The 2013 Freightliner was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 when ...
September 18, 2017

Woman drives sports car into Mitchell store; no injuries
MITCHELL, S.D. - No one was injured when a woman drove her sports car into a Dollar Tree store in Mitchell over the weekend. Police responded to the scene shortly before 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Officer Paul Wilson tells The Daily Republic that the woman was pulling into a parking sp...
September 18, 2017

Wind Cave Fire now 100-percent contained
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - Firefighters have completely contained a wildfire that burned more than 2,100 acres in Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota. The National Park Service says firefighters had the blaze 100 percent contained Saturday morning. The fire started wit...
September 18, 2017

Lead carver of Mount Rushmore honored with plaque
KEYSTONE, S.D. — The chief carver of Mount Rushmore who was responsible for refining the expressions on the faces of the monument's four presidents was honored Saturday with a plaque that recognizes his work. Luigi Del Bianco was an Italian immigrant and stone carver who...
September 17, 2017

South Dakota woman to plead guilty in emaciated kids case
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Kyle woman is expected to plead guilty after two of her children were found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Court records indicate 34-year-old Darcel Featherman will plead guilty to felony child abuse and neglect Sept. 29. She admitted...
September 17, 2017

South Dakota governor supports habitat work group
MITCHELL, S.D. - The South Dakota governor says he believes his habitat work group is making a difference despite a 45 percent drop in pheasant numbers seen in an annual survey earlier this year. The Daily Republic reports that in December 2013, Gov. Dennis Daugaard hosted a Phe...
September 16, 2017

Deployment ceremony to be held for National Guard unit
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A deployment ceremony will be held for more than 90 Soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. (MST) at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center theater. The public is encouraged ...
September 16, 2017

Police identify driver involved in fatal crash at W. Omaha Street and Mountain View Road
RAPID CITY, S.D. - At around 4:50 p.m. on September 13th, the Rapid City Police Department and the Rapid City Fire Department were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash near the Rapid Creek bridge at West Omaha and Mountain View Road. A four-door passenger car struck...
September 16, 2017

Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED -  Here is your Friday Night, September 15, High School Football Scoreboard: SOUTH DAKOTA:      Avon 52, Centerville 0      Bon Homme 54, Lower Brule 0      Brandon Valley 55, Rapid City Central ...
September 16, 2017

Drug Store robbery suspect apprehended
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The suspect in a Wednesday armed robbery and assault at 909 E. Saint Patrick Street in Rapid City has been apprehended.  Nick Perry was arrested in the morning hours of September 15 at a residence along Meadow Road in Box Elder. The Pennington County Sher...
September 15, 2017

Two men charged with murder will be tried separately
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Two Rapid City men charged with murder in the death of a convenience store clerk will be tried separately. Cody Grady, 19, and Carlos Quevedo, 17, will be tried separately in the accused murder of Kasie Lord. Lord was a clerk at the Loaf N' Jug on Mount...
September 15, 2017

Rapid City Mayor suggests rebuild rather than renovate for Civic Center arena
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The discussion continued on what to do with the Don Barnett Arena Thursday night as Mayor Steve Allender hosted a public forum to present pros and cons of both sides of the issue. Allender says remodeling the arena would cost nearly $25 million. Renovations wo...
September 15, 2017

Ellsworth AFB says airman charged in son's death
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - Officials at Ellsworth Air Force Base say an airman has been charged with murder in the death of his infant son. Airman 1st Class David E. MacDonald faces a pretrial hearing in military court on Oct. 26. A statement from the base says the charge ...
September 14, 2017

New fire breaks out near Rankin Fire in Wind Cave National Park
CUSTER, S.D. - Fire crews are battling a second blaze in the Wind Cave National Park area. The Beaver Wildfire burning west of the Rankin fire in Wind Cave has grown to an estimated 400 acres. It is burning about 4 miles east of Pringle or 11 miles southeast of Custer. No str...
September 14, 2017

South Dakota's high court rejects law aimed at e-retail
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's Supreme Court has rejected a state law aimed at collecting sales taxes from out-of-state retailers. It's a defeat the state wanted. South Dakota is hoping to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider precedent that retailers can't be required to coll...
September 14, 2017

South Dakota Mountain Lion Season Set for Two Years
PIERRE, S.D. -The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission agreed with a Department recommendation to make no changes to the 2017-18 mountain lion hunting season from the 2016-17 season during their September meeting in Sioux Falls.The Black Hills Fire Protection District wil...
September 14, 2017

Crews Continue Efforts to Suppress Fire Burning in Wind Cave National Park
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, SD – Firefighters continued their efforts to contain a 1,000 acre fire burning in the interior of Wind Cave National Park. The fire started in the northern region of the park and has been burning to the south, into the park, since it was first repor...
September 14, 2017

Dollar Loan Center shut down again by regulators
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota banking regulators have revoked the lending license for the Dollar Loan Center stores in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. The state Division of Banking shut down the stores after learning the short-term loan company was charging 36 percent interest a...
September 14, 2017

Man accused of killing girlfriend acquitted
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A jury in Pennington County has acquitted a man accused of killing his girlfriend. Brian Duncan walked out of the courthouse Wednesday night as a free man after spending the last 14 months in jail. He had been charged with second-degree murder, which carries ...
September 14, 2017

RCPD investigating fatality crash at West Omaha and Mountain View Road
RAPID CITY, S.D. - At 4:49 p.m. on September 13th, the Rapid City Police Department and Rapid City Fire Department were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash near the Rapid Creek bridge at West Omaha and Mountain View Road.  A four door passenger car hit the bridge a...
September 14, 2017

Authorities in Rapid City searching for suspect who held up drug store
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Police in Rapid City are still searching for a man they say robbed a drug store and assaulted an employee there Wednesday. At around 9:30 a.m. on September 13th, police were called to 909 E. Saint Patrick for a report of an alarm that was triggered. On arrival...
September 13, 2017

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