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Rapid City Police Continue to Urge Parents to get Involved During Thursday Night Concerts
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Police in Rapid City say the downtown Thursday evening concert events are still experiencing an increase in juvenile disturbances and physical fights at these community events. In the last two weeks, the Rapid City Police Department has had to intervene on at ...
June 24, 2017

Historian to speak on vigilante committees in early-day Black Hills communities
STURGIS, SD – In the Old West, people meted out their own brand of justice.  Often times referred to as ‘vigilante committees,’ there were citizens who had no qualms of carrying out a brand of law and order that left a number of unfortunate souls hanging fr...
June 23, 2017

Second Annual Hay Day held Thursday
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The second annual Hay Day was held Thursday at Seven Down Arena near Spearfish. The day is set aside to discuss issues concerning production agriculture. Vendors at today's show varied from aerial agronomy to seed technology, to spraying and agricultural equip...
June 23, 2017

U.S. Officials lift Yellowstone-region Grizzly Bear protection
HELENA, Mont. - U.S. government officials say grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park region are no longer threatened, and that they will lift protections that have been in place for more than 40 years. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that the recovery of Yellow...
June 23, 2017

Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
PIERRE, S.D. — U.S. Sen. John Thune says drought aid is coming to ranchers with cattle in six counties of South Dakota. Thune said Thursday the U.S. Drought Monitor indicates those counties are now categorized as being in extreme drought. That triggers three months of pa...
June 23, 2017

Daugaard: Cuts to Medicaid could reduce federal deficit; Delegation says 'it's a start'
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Senate Republicans released a 142-page draft of their bill to eliminate much of the Obama health care law today. However, it is facing uniform Democratic opposition. Along with Democratic opposition - at least a half-dozen Republicans - both conservatives ...
June 22, 2017

Drought conditions worsen in South Dakota from last week
PIERRE, S.D. - Drought conditions in South Dakota have worsened over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 2 percent of the state being in extreme drought. None of the state was in that category a week ago. Another 18 percent of the state is rated in severe d...
June 22, 2017

Spearfish man killed in dump truck crash identified
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish man has been identified as the person who died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash three miles west of Spearfish. Alan Campbell, 43, was driving a  2000 Conventional 5800 dump truck northbound on Gobbler Road. The vehicle, which wa...
June 22, 2017

Kyle man sentenced to time served in child death case
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Kyle man who admitted failing to report that his wife had been physically abusing a child who later died will not see further jail time. Forty-four-year-old Mitchell Wisecarver was sentenced Wednesday to time already served behind bars - about 1  1/2 ye...
June 22, 2017

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether rules out a run for Congress
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether says he will not seek the U.S. House seat being vacated by Kristi Noem. Huether's second term as mayor ends next May, and there had been some speculation that he might make a run for Congress. He announced Wednesday that he will...
June 22, 2017

Pierre landscaping crew uncovers human skull fragment
PIERRE, S.D. - State officials are studying a human skull fragment that was uncovered by a landscaping crew in Pierre. Police were called to the scene Wednesday afternoon. Authorities believe the skull fragment was in a load of rock used during landscaping in the area 17 years a...
June 22, 2017

First DJ at KBHB recalls the beginnings of the Big 81
STURGIS, SD -  Bringing a radio station on air is no small feat and in 1962, it was Les Kleven who brought KBHB to life in Sturgis, SD.  From its first days, it’s first DJ, Gene Walter now of Palm Desert, CA joined us in the studio for a look back at the infancy o...
June 22, 2017

Polygamous leader hit with new felony charge after capture
SALT LAKE CITY - Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs is being charged with a new felony count after he was captured following nearly a year on the run. Authorities say Jeffs could face up to 10 years in prison on the new failure to appear charge filed in federal court in Salt Lake...
June 21, 2017

$1 million cash bond in slaying of retired teacher
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Bond has been set at $1 million cash for a man accused of escaping from custody in South Dakota and killing a retired teacher in Rapid City. Andrew Eastman is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 64-year-old Larry Mintzlaff. Authorities say Eastma...
June 21, 2017

Goehring, Johnson join call for emergency CRP haying
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson have joined the call for emergency haying and grazing of grassland enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program. Goerhing has sent a request to U.S. Ag...
June 21, 2017

Two people hurt after pickup collides with car in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - Two people were hurt after a two vehicle collision in Sturgis Wednesday morning. Sturgis police, Meade County Sheriff's deputies and Sturgis Ambulance crews responded to the crash at the corner of Middle and Lazelle Streets at around 11:00 a.m. Sturgis Police Ch...
June 21, 2017

Forbes: Sanford richest in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Forbes magazine has listed the richest person in every state. In South Dakota, T. Denny Sanford tops the list with a net worth of $2.1 billion. The man who made his money in the banking and credit card industries is wealthier than last year. Forbes 400 list i...
June 21, 2017

Sturgis History Day includes socials, tours, programs
STURGIS, SD – There was a time in Sturgis when you were known by the street you lived on.  Take David Super. The Sturgis native who would make his way to Washington, DC for a career and then travel back again to the Black Hills to retire, is an original ‘Commanch...
June 21, 2017

Man accused of threats pleads not guilty to drug charge
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota man accused of livestreaming himself brandishing weapons and making threats outside an anti-Islam event in April has pleaded not guilty to a drug charge. Forty-six-year-old Ehab Jaber of Sioux Falls was arrested April 21 for allegedly making te...
June 21, 2017

Case against man charged in killing of convenience store clerk could be moved to juvenile court
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A 17-year-old accused of stabbing a Rapid City convenience store clerk to death during a January robbery wants to be tried as a juvenile rather than an adult. Carlos Quevedo of Rapid City is charged as an adult with alternate counts of first- and second-degree...
June 21, 2017

Pennington County Commission to pave South Rochford Road
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County Commission narrowly approved a decision regarding the paving of South Rochford Road. Tuesday, Commissioners voted 3-2 to move ahead with paving the 12-mile stretch of gravel road between Deerfield Reservoir and Rochford. Many have conside...
June 20, 2017

Montana court asked to block Marsy's Law
HELENA, Mont. - A group of Montana individuals and organizations is calling a voter-approved list of crime victims' right a hostile takeover of the state constitution. The constitutional amendment known as Marsy's Law was passed by voters last fall and goes into effect July 1. &...
June 20, 2017

Initiative would ban out-of-state giving to ballot measures
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - House Speaker Mark Mickelson is pursuing a ballot measure that aims to ban out-of-state contributions to initiative campaigns. The Republican lawmaker said this week that supporters are tired of people who don't live in South Dakota using the state to test p...
June 20, 2017

Drug forfeiture money goes to 13 law enforcement agencies
PIERRE, S.D. - From Narcan kits to K9 equipment, law enforcement agencies throughout South Dakota have new money to purchase equipment using the profits of drug dealers. Attorney General Marty Jackley Tuesday announced monetary awards for 13 law enforcement agencies using $195,...
June 20, 2017

Civil War History presented at Fort Meade
FORT MEADE, S.D. - Civil Way history came alive at Fort Meade Monday, during a special presentation. Working with the Civil War Trust group,  area students presented a person of history from the civil war -- including a part about the youngest medal of honor recipient who w...
June 20, 2017

Pine Ridge man pleads not guilty in abuse, death of child
PIERRE, S.D. - A Pine Ridge man accused of abusing a young child and causing her death has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him. Twenty-three-year-old Zachariah Poor Bear is charged in federal court with first-degree murder along with assault and child abuse coun...
June 20, 2017

Sixth Circuit upholds PUC certification for Keystone XL
PIERRE, S.D. - TransCanada has successfully fended off another challenge to the Keystone XL pipeline. In a decision filed Monday, June 19, Sixth Circuit Judge John Brown determined that the SD Public Utilities Commission acted appropriately when it accepted TransCanada's asserti...
June 20, 2017

Truck driver killed in rollover accident in Lawrence County
SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash three miles west of Spearfish. The name of the male driver is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only occupant in the vehicle. A 2000 Conventional 5800 dump truck, carr...
June 20, 2017

Rapid City Council signs off on one of two lawsuits
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Council on Monday signed off on of two lawsuits and delayed taking action on the other. The Council decided to settle its long standing battle with Presidents Plaza LLC over a piece of property downtown. By an 8–1 vote, the council agreed...
June 20, 2017

Manslaughter charge filed against two people in connection with Fentanyl deaths
SPEARFISH, S.D. – Charges have been brought forth against several people in connection with the drug overdose death of two people in Spearfish earlier this year. Carrera Hall, 23, and Troy Kuntz, 38, died from what authorities believe was an overdose of Fentanyl. Eric Ree...
June 20, 2017


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