Rapid City Council cuts over $200,000 from fire department budget
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Council this week cut an additional $54,000 from the city's fire department budget. This is on top of an earlier proposed cut of $194,000. Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender says the department's equipment budget will take the hit. The city will no...
September 19, 2018

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds pays tribute to David Fischer
STURGIS, S.D. – South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds gave tribute to a fallen Sturgis firefighter this week on the floor of the Senate. Rounds says David Fischer exemplified what it meant to serve others. "As a soldier, firefighter and first responder, Dave spent over half hi...
September 18, 2018

State settles brutality case against Highway Patrol trooper
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The state of South Dakota will pay $100,000 to settle a police brutality case brought against a Highway Patrol trooper who slammed a defenseless man into the floor of a garage. The Argus Leader reports Trooper Cody Jansen claimed that Troy Rokusek was resisti...
September 18, 2018

Wyoming man struck and killed in construction zone
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A 42-year-old Wyoming man whose pickup truck ran out of gas was struck and killed while trying to flag down help in a construction zone on Interstate 25 in eastern Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the crash happened at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 13 about 11 ...
September 18, 2018

US appeals court overturns South Dakota child removal ruling
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit rendered an opinion in favor of The Department of Social Services (DSS) and other state defendants Friday. The opinion overturns the district court's prior orders which granted partial summary judgment and declar...
September 18, 2018

Sturgis to apply for grant to build more bike paths
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis has applied for a South Dakota Department of Transportation Grant that would help them build a bike path to connect an existing trail to the city’s proposed trail system. The city is working with the group Black Hills Trails and the Forest Ser...
September 18, 2018

Police seek public help in investigating burglaries, theft of firearms
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City police are currently working to investigate several burglaries involving what are believed to be the same suspects. Two male suspects are believed responsible for burglarizing two Rapid City residences, stealing a vehicle, and making off with four st...
September 18, 2018

Pennington County jail inmate transported to hospital dies
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Richard Zimmerman, 31, of Rapid City was pronounced deceased at Rapid City Regional Hospital after becoming unresponsive while at the jail, Saturday, September 15, 2018. Zimmerman was arrested on a parole violation by the Department of Corrections on Friday, S...
September 17, 2018

Matthews named recipient of prestigious Tom Brokaw Award
STURGIS, SD – Award winning KBHB Radio program, news and sports director Gary Matthews has been selected to receive the Tom Brokaw Award that recognizes excellence in broadcasting. Presented in a cooperative effort between the South Dakota Broadcasters Association (SDBA) a...
September 17, 2018

Long Draw prescribed fire planned for Tuesday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Black Hills National Forest Central Zone Fire is planning to ignite 116 acres on the Long Draw project on Tuesday, September 18, weather permitting. This project is located approximately 5 miles west of Hill City, SD near Newton Fork Road, south of Reno Gulch ...
September 17, 2018

State will investigate trooper shooting in South Dakota
VERMILLION, S.D. - The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation will investigate a trooper-involved shooting. Attorney General Marty Jackley said Monday in a statement that the Highway Patrol requested the investigation following Sunday's shooting during a traffic stop. ...
September 17, 2018

Air Force to hold exercise in Northern Plains training area
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Air Force is planning another training session next month in the massive Powder River Training Complex over the Northern Plains. The Combat Raider exercise is scheduled for three days beginning Oct. 16. It will involve several different types of military a...
September 17, 2018

Deputy dives into ditch to avoid suspected drunken driver
VIBORG, S.D. - The Highway Patrol says a sheriff's deputy dove into an interstate ditch in southeastern South Dakota to avoid being struck by a drunken driver who slammed into the back of his patrol car. The patrol says the Turner County deputy was working a motorcycle crash on...
September 17, 2018

Meade Education Association to revisit techer salary demands in spring
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade Education Association is deciding to wait until next year to demand a fairer salary structure for the district’s teachers. That’s according to a letter released this past week from the Association. Teachers and the Meade 46-1 School D...
September 17, 2018

Great Plains Fire reports two fires Sunday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Great Plains Fire Dispatch says fire crews knocked down a 2-acre fire northwest of Pringle Sunday. The Carroll Fire was reported around 10:50 a.m. along Carroll Road. Local, state and federal resources responded and the fire was contained just after 5:30 Sund...
September 17, 2018

Vintage motorcycle race, Cannonball Run, hits Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - A slightly different rally invaded Sturgis this weekend as the Cannonball Run rolled into town. The Cannonball Run is known as the most difficult antique motorcycle run in the world.  Entries from six countries are taking part in this year's event. The...
September 17, 2018

Hundreds gather for funeral of fallen firefighter
STURGIS, S.D. - Hundreds of people gathered at Sturgis Brown High School Saturday for the funeral of David Fischer -- the Sturgis Firefighter who lost his life battling a fire in Tilford September 7. Speakers told of Fischer's dedicated service to his community, and that he died...
September 16, 2018

Matthews, Thompson recipients of Tom Brokaw Award for Excellence in Broadcasting
STURGIS, SD – Award winning KBHB Radio program, news and sports director Gary Matthews has been selected to receive the Tom Brokaw Award that recognizes excellence in broadcasting. Presented in a cooperative effort between the South Dakota Broadcasters Association (SDBA) a...
September 15, 2018

Woman accused of calling false report to school makes court appearance
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The woman accused of calling a false report to police that led to the temporary lockdown of the Pinedale Elementary School in Rapid City pleaded not guilty Friday. Ricky Peck made an appearance via video from the Pennington County Jail. The 29-year-old woman,...
September 14, 2018

South Dakota special session on online sales taxes cost $35K
PIERRE, S.D. - A legislative administrator says it cost roughly $35,000 to hold this week's special session on sales taxes for online purchases. Legislative Research Council Director Jason Hancock said Friday that legislator pay and per diem made up over $31,000 of that price ta...
September 14, 2018

Two car accident leads to citation
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis fire crews, police and ambulance services were dispatched to a two vehicle accident on Lazelle Street Friday morning. Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater says a Jeep Cherokee from Tennessee failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of Lazelle...
September 14, 2018

Autistic boy found safe after nightlong search
LETCHER, S.D. - A 9-year-old boy with autism who went missing in rural Davison County was found safe after a nightlong search. Eastin Dorr was last seen about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Sheriff's Deputy Josh Peterson found the boy walking along the side of a road about 9 a.m. Thursday. ...
September 14, 2018

Acting leader of Regional Health gets job permanently
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The woman named acting president and CEO of Rapid City-based Regional Health in July has been given the job permanently. Paulette Davidson took over as leader of the health system after then-CEO Brent Philips left in a move the board would describe only as a "...
September 14, 2018

House receives significant damage after early morning fire
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 5383 Conifer Lane, Rapid City, South Dakota. The fire was reported just before 2:00 a.m. Friday morning. Neighbors initially smelled smoke then-noticed fire and took qu...
September 14, 2018

Visitation held for fallen Sturgis firefighter
STURGIS, S.D. - Due to an expected large turnout, visitation for David Fischer was held at the Sturgis Community Center Thursday. Fischer died while battling a house fire in Tilford last Friday. Jim Bussell, the public information officer for the South Dakota Local Assistance S...
September 14, 2018

Seventeen prison inmates charged with possessing marijuana
TYNDALL, S.D. - Seventeen inmates at South Dakota's state prison in Springfield are charged with possessing marijuana. Attorney General Marty Jackley said Thursday a Bon Homme County grand jury indicted each of the 17 on one felony count of possession and one misdemeanor count ...
September 13, 2018

Spearfish pellet company assessing damage after fire
SPEARFISH, S.D. - A Spearfish company is cleaning up and assessing damage after a fire. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that firefighters responded to the Spearfish Pellet Company's mill Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. The fire started somewhere in the mill system...
September 13, 2018

North Dakota volunteers help set up hurricane shelters
BISMARCK, N.D. - Some North Dakota volunteers are on their way to the Carolinas to provide help as Hurricane Florence makes its way toward land. The American Red Cross Dakota Region says 17 people left Bismarck Wednesday in three disaster response vehicles to help those in North...
September 13, 2018

Rapid City woman arrested for making false report that put school on lockdown
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City Police say a woman is arrested following a false report that someone with a gun was around Pinedale Elementary School Wednesday afternoon. A Rapid City Police Department release states that 29-year-old Ricky Peck was arrested for false reporting to ...
September 13, 2018

State lawmakers approve online sales tax bills
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota will start collecting sales taxes from many out-of-state internet retailers this fall under a bill approved by the Legislature. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday during a special session to support Gov. Dennis Daugaard's measure, which would ...
September 12, 2018

Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785