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Legal battle over adult store continues
*UPDATED  RAPID CITY, SD - The legal battle between the City of Rapid City and the owner of Dick and Jane's Super Spot adult store on Deadwood Avenue continues in federal court. David Eliason filed for an injunction against the city in October 2017 when the city council vo...
January 11, 2019

Apply now for chance to win Rypkema Memorial Colt Award
RAPID CITY, SD – Applications are open through January 16, 2019 for a chance to win a registered Quarter Horse colt from a reputation horse breeding family. The Rypkema Memorial Colt Award (made possible by the Lloyd Rypkema family of Rapid City, SD, and the Jim and Joni H...
January 10, 2019

South Dakota lawmakers discuss phishing
PIERRE, S.D. - State Appropriators heard a different kind of ‘fishing’ report this morning in Pierre.  Phishing, with a P-H, is a cyber security term, and you’ve likely run across it.  A fraudulent email claiming to be from a reputable company ask you...
January 10, 2019

Youth Day draws big crowd at Black Hills Stock Show
RAPID CITY, SD – 4-H Youth Day welcomes kids from near and far to the 10-day, Black Hills Stock Show.  Created to bring together rural and urban interests, program and competitions offer a variety of friendly contests and the adults get in on the fun too with a Burger ...
January 10, 2019

Man dies in fire in northern Wyoming
RANCHESTER, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say a man has died in an early-morning fire in north-central Wyoming. KBBS-AM reports that the fire occurred about 2 a.m. Monday in a camper trailer and barn structure along Wyoming 345 at the town of Ranchester. It took firefighters about two...
January 10, 2019

Bringing 4-H key component of programs offered at stock show
RAPID CITY, SD – How to keep the 4-H program relevant in a changing world sees the time-honored youth program sharpening its pencil to reach kids, both rural and urban, at a time when there are fewer and fewer farm kids in the mix. Hilary Risner is a 4-H Youth Advisor who ...
January 10, 2019

Hypothermia believed to be cause of death of Mobridge woman
MOBRIDGE, S.D. - A Mobridge woman is believed to have died of exposure to cold weather. The American News reports a neighbor found the woman's body on the ground near the woman's mobile home Tuesday morning. Walworth County State's Attorney Jamie Hare says the cause of death is...
January 10, 2019

South Dakota man sentenced to life in ex-girlfriend's murder
BURKE, S.D. - A South Dakota man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his former girlfriend. Forty-eight-year-old Chance Harruff of Hamill was sentenced Wednesday at the Gregory County Courthouse. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and Gregory County...
January 10, 2019

Performance horse events, national competitions lead up to BHSS
RAPID CITY, SD – If it’s true what they say;  “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man,” then Rapid City will be a good place to be, beginning January 16, 2019.  It’s then when the South Dakota C...
January 10, 2019

Omaha woman killed in December snowmobile crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Authorities have identified a woman killed in a snowmobile accident in Spearfish Canyon. Gail Wolf of Omaha, Nebraska was reportedly riding a rented snowmobile when she veered off a snowmobile trail and collided with a rock on December 27. State Game, Fish and...
January 10, 2019

South Dakota chief justice seeks new mental health court
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Supreme Court's chief justice says officials should seriously consider creating a mental health court in the Sioux Falls region. Chief Justice David Gilbertson said Wednesday in his State of the Judiciary message that the need for such a court is ...
January 9, 2019

Sturgis passes first reading of changes to Downtown Overlay
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis city leaders passed first reading this week of changes to their Downtown Overlay project. The overlay is part of a long term project focusing on enhancing growth in business activity and events in the downtown corridor. The overlay was meant to est...
January 9, 2019

Cash strapped schools ask for Vision Funds from city
RAPID CITY, SD -  Pinedale Elementary school is in Rapid City, SD is requesting $1.9 million from the city's Vision Fund. The cash would go toward remodeling the playground and tennis courts, and adding an additional play area. According to Kimar Veluswamy, facility service...
January 9, 2019

SD Guard helicopter, crew sent to Arizona for border support
RAPID CITY, S.D.  — A South Dakota Army National Guard helicopter and four-person crew have been sent to perform aerial monitoring and detection along the southwest border. The South Dakota National Guard said Tuesday that the UH-72 Lakota helicopter and its crew of p...
January 9, 2019

State of State - Noem excited to move state forward
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem outlined priorities Tuesday ranging from improving state government transparency to connecting more people to high-speed internet in her first State of the State address. The new Republican governor marked the start of the 2019 ...
January 8, 2019

Woman seeks state survivor benefits after wife's death
PIERRE, S.D. - A former Rapid City police officer has asked South Dakota's Supreme Court to allow her to collect state retirement system survivor benefits after her wife, a former police captain, died of cancer. An attorney for retired Rapid City officer Debra Anderson argued Tu...
January 8, 2019

Plague confirmed in northern Wyoming cat
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Health officials say a cat in northern Wyoming has been infected with plague. The Gillette News Record reports the cat from the Kaycee area in Johnson County is the third plague-infected feline identified in northern Wyoming in the last six months. No human case...
January 8, 2019

Judge allows tribes to challenge Corps' Dakota Access study
BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge is allowing four Native American tribes in the Dakotas to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a Dakota Access oil pipeline spill wouldn't unfairly affect them, further prolonging a court case that has lingered for more ...
January 8, 2019

Yankton woman killed in van-train collision identified
SCOTLAND, S.D. - Authorities have identified a Yankton woman who died when the van she was driving collided with a train in Bon Homme County. The Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Isabelle Plath died at the scene Thursday night at a BNSF Railway crossing on state Highway 25 near S...
January 7, 2019

Lawmakers seek to stop state officials from hiring relatives
PIERRE, S.D. - Several Republican lawmakers say they're seeking to block state officials from hiring relatives after GOP Gov. Kristi Noem's daughter was hired to work in her administration. Republican Sen. Stace Nelson, the bill's main sponsor, said in a statement that outraged ...
January 7, 2019

Ribbon Cutting ceremony set to open 61st Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo
RAPID CITY, SD – The 61st Black Hills Stock will welcome guests and visitors to the annual Ribbon Cutting and Press Social held every year to kick-off the fourth largest in-door, winter stock show in the region. From volunteers, to supporters, sponsors and community member...
January 7, 2019

BHSS Youth Day offers competitions, scholarships
RAPID CITY, SD - The 2019 Black Hills Stock Show Youth Day will take place on January 26, 2019 in Rapid City at the Central States Fairgrounds and Walter Taylor 4-H Building . This event is hosted by SDSU Extension and South Dakota 4-H and is open to all youth, regardless of the...
January 7, 2019

Work is progressing well on new Sturgis Public Works Building
STURGIS, S.D. - The New Public Works Campus Project is now at 50% complete and is on budget. The Administrative staff has moved into the new facility. The old administration building was sold was moved to its new location at 2305 Junction Avenue last month. The project is sch...
January 7, 2019

Pierre woman identified as teen killed in I-90 crash
WALL, S.D. — Authorities say a 19-year-old woman from Pierre was the teenager who died in an interstate crash near Wall last week. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety on Sunday identified the victim as Katie Kloos. Authorities say Kloos was a passenger in a car t...
January 7, 2019

Kristi Noem sworn in as South Dakota's 1st female governor
PIERRE, S.D. — Republican Gov. Kristi Noem said Saturday that it's a "distinct honor" to serve as South Dakota's first female governor after taking her oath of office to lead state government for the next four years. In her inaugural address, Noem departed from a campaign ...
January 5, 2019

Police arrest suspect responsible for serious crash at Jolly Lane and Twilight Drive
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Police Department has arrested 20-year-old Elijah Wright of Rapid City for offenses related to the January 3rd crash that injured himself and four others at the intersection of Jolly Lane and Twilight Drive. Wright has since been arrested for of...
January 5, 2019

Sentencing delayed for man charged with manslaughter
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Sentencing was delayed Friday for a Porcupine man charged with involuntary manslaughter. Tyler Makes Him First faces prison time for the deaths of a family of three and their unborn child in a 2017 crash. Judge Jeffrey Viken was forced to delay sentencing bec...
January 5, 2019

Organizers raise 162K from big donors for Noem inaugural
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Organizers of Gov.-elect Kristi Noem's inaugural celebration have raised at least $162,500 from roughly 30 large donors — including major health systems, big energy companies and state industry groups — for the ceremonies and festivities. To...
January 5, 2019

Train-van collision in Bon Homme County kills woman
SCOTLAND, S.D. — A collision involving a train and a van in Bon Homme County killed a 21-year-old woman. The Highway Patrol says the van the woman was driving collided with a BNSF Railway train at a crossing on state Highway 25 near Scotland about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The ...
January 5, 2019

Inaugural Preparations in Full Swing
PIERRE, S.D. - Crews are hard at work today preparing the Capitol in Pierre for the inauguration of Governor-elect Kristi Noem and other state lawmakers. Events begin Saturday at 11 a.m. but a lot of work needs to come together before that time. Crews were busy hoisting banners...
January 4, 2019

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