January 22, 2022

Spearfish authorities investigating homicide

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Authorities in Spearfish are investigating a Saturday morning homicide. At approximately 12:48 a.m. Saturday morning, the Spearfish Police Department received a 911 call requesting medical services for a 43-year-old female at 713 St. Joe Street in Spearfish. When officers arrived, they discovered a female had suffered a gunshot wound, and she was […]

January 21, 2022

Rapid City police investigating Friday night shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police Department officers were dispatched to an apartment at 100 Surfwood Drive Friday evening for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a single male with gunshot wounds. A medical unit arrived shortly after and transported the man to a hospital. The man’s injuries appear to […]

January 21, 2022

Custer, Hill City fire crews respond to Thursday night structure fires

CUSTER, S.D. – Firefighters in the southern hills battled a pair of fires in Custer and Hill City Thursday night. In Custer, fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 400 block of Harney Street. First arriving firefighters found a free burning fire in the interior of a two story residential structure with fire […]

January 21, 2022

Noem’s school ‘prayer’ bill rejected by House Republicans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Republican-dominated South Dakota House committee has rejected Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposal to require public schools to have a moment of silence to start the day. The Republican governor first billed the proposal at a conservative Christian conference last year as “putting prayer back in schools.” But a House committee rejected […]

January 21, 2022

State reports nineteen new deaths in Friday COVID-19 report

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota has recorded its deadliest COVID-19 report this year as 19 new deaths were reported by the Department of Health Friday. The surge in deaths sent the state’s death toll past 65-hundred to 6,501. Among the new deaths, there were 3 reported out of Pennington County and one out of Meade […]

January 21, 2022

Icy roads lead to accidents Friday morning

STURGIS, S.D. – Some light freezing rain and snow made for a slippery morning commute Friday. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and South Dakota Highway Patrol were working numerous accidents on I-90 between Rapid City and Wall. The sheriff’s office reported accidents at exits 107, 72, and 60, including a semi truck that had rolled […]

January 21, 2022

Man charged with arson pleads guilty, but mentally ill

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man pleads guilty but mentally ill in connection with a number of fires he allegedly set. On Thursday, 69-year-old Raymond Andrzejewski pleaded guilty but mentally ill in Seventh Circuit Court to one count of first-degree arson, a Class 2 felony, and one count of second-degree arson for starting […]

January 20, 2022

Senate passes funding boost for private school scholarships

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate is passing a $1.5 million funding boost for a private school scholarship program that is funded through tax credits. The bill’s proponents argue the program allows low-income students to go to the school of their choice, including religious schools. But public education groups have opposed the program […]

January 20, 2022

Active Cases of COVID-19 hit another new high at 34,086; nine new deaths

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota set another new high for active COVID-19 cases as the Department of Health reported 34,086 Thursday. New cases totaled 2,588 with 630 of those listed as probable. Hospitalizations because of the virus have surpassed 400 statewide as health care providers report 403 individuals under their care. Monument Health has 73 […]

January 20, 2022

Meade County Commission sets first hearing for redistricting resolution

STURGIS, S.D. — The Meade County Commission has set a hearing for first reading of a resolution to set new commission district boundaries. The boundaries are redrawn following the release of the census every ten years. The hearing will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. The new redistricting map must be approved by Feb. 22. […]