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Man looking at $12 million payback in medical fraud case
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A judge says former Rapid City dentist convicted of medical fraud should pay back about $12 million to victims. KOTA-TV reports that Larry Lytle was sentenced in April to 12 years in prison after he was accused of selling hand-held devices to more than 3,000 c...
September 21, 2018

North Dakota cuts bighorn licenses again as disease persists
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is making only three bighorn sheep hunting licenses available this year, as deadly bacterial pneumonia continues to impact the western Badlands population. Biologists counted 77 rams in a summer population survey, 12 fewer...
September 21, 2018

Two people now arrested in Sioux Falls in shooting death
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police have made two arrests in Sioux Falls in connection with a homicide earlier this week. Authorities arrested 29-year-old Henry Little Long and 23-year-old Kelsey Roubideaux Thursday in Sioux Falls. Both are due in court Friday. Roubideaux was booked in...
September 21, 2018

Woman accused of threatening medical center on Instagram
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City woman is accused of posting a video on social media threatening to bomb a local medical center. Amy Butts, 27, is charged with making a terrorist threat against Regional Health Behavioral Health Center. She allegedly posted it on Instagram in June...
September 21, 2018

South Dakota candidates, parties urge backers to vote early
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Some of South Dakota's top elected offices are on the line in November, so campaigns are wasting no time in mobilizing supporters as early voting gets underway. Absentee voting starts Friday in the state, where candidates are running for governor, the U...
September 21, 2018

Legionnaires disease cases jump in Sioux Falls
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota health officials are investigating a jump in the number of Legionnaires' disease cases in Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Department of Health said Thursday there are 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who live in or have travel...
September 21, 2018

South Dakota Board of Regents releases fall enrollment numbers
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Board of Regents Thursday released fall enrollment data for he state's public universities. Statewide, enrollment was down by 541 students to a total of 26,093. Total headcount at the six public universities was 35,737, which is a decline of 2.5-p...
September 20, 2018

South Dakota School of Mines sees enrollment drop
RAPID CITY, SD – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology saw a drop in enrollment of about 4.5 percent for the fall of 2018, according to new data from the South Dakota Board of Regents. The drop is due to several factors, including a large number of May 2018 graduate...
September 20, 2018

South Dakota Assisting With Hurricane Response
PIERRE, S.D. – Two staff members from the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management have deployed to North Carolina to assist that state with its response to Hurricane Florence. Cari Leidholt and Autumn Stout will be stationed in the state emergency operations center in ...
September 20, 2018

Williston man killed in motorcycle crash identified
WILLISTON, N.D. - The Highway Patrol has identified a Williston man who died in a motorcycle crash in Williams County. Authorities say 26-year-old Thomas O'Dell lost control of his bike on a curve on U.S. Highway 85 early Wednesday, and it overturned in the ditch. He was pronou...
September 20, 2018

Democratic governor candidate Sutton visits Rapid City to unveil health plan
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota Democratic candidate for Governor Billie Sutton on Wednesday released his policy plan on health care in Rapid City. Sutton says the plan is called "A Strong and Healthy South Dakota," touching on improving healthcare access in the rural areas of t...
September 20, 2018

Firefighters battle two blazes on Tuesday
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. - Fire officials say a grass fire burned just over a hundred acres north of New Underwood Tuesday night. The fire was reported just before 4:00 p.m. Firefighters estimate 104 acres were lost, but the fire did not damage any buildings or affect any livestock...
September 19, 2018

Death of man found near Renner investigated as homicide
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sheriff's officials say the death of a man whose body was found in a ditch in Minnehaha County is being investigated as a homicide. Minnehaha County Sheriff's Capt. Jason Gearman said Wednesday the homicide is apparently drug related. No one is in custody. ...
September 19, 2018

Absentee Voting begins Friday, September 21st in South Dakota
PIERRE, SD – Absentee voting will begin for registered voters in South Dakota on Friday, September 21st, 46 days prior to the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Registered voters can vote in person at their County Auditor’s office by bringing a...
September 19, 2018

Rapid City woman pleads not guilty to charges in fatal crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City woman has pleaded not guilty to six charges related to a July motorcycle trike crash in Box Elder that killed her passenger. Sophia Elbow Shield, age 39, faces charges including felony vehicular homicide and misdemeanor driving under the influence...
September 19, 2018

State water board to consider water permit for gold mining in the Black Hills
RAPID CITY, SD – South Dakota’s Water Management Board will consider an application from Mineral Mountain Resources for a water permit to draw water from Rapid Creek. The Canadian company’s application seeks to draw up to 1.8 million gallons from Rapid Creek th...
September 19, 2018

Remains identified as missing Montana woman
MANNING, N.D. - Sheriff's officials say remains found in western North Dakota earlier this month are those of a missing Montana woman. The Dunn County Sheriff's Office says the family of Darlene Billie has been notified of the identification. The 55-year-old woman from St. Igna...
September 19, 2018

Two women accused of vandalism at Poets Table make court appearance
CUSTER, S.D. - The two women charged with vandalizing Poet's Table in Custer County were back in court Tuesday. Sklyer Anders and Shelby Johnson are accused of intentional damage to property and petty theft. The charges are misdemeanors. The two were videotaped earlier this yea...
September 19, 2018

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


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