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Regional Health Acquires Naming Rights to Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for 10 Years
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Regional Health today announced its acquisition of naming rights to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, which will be known as “The Monument” after expansion construction is completed in the fall of 2021. This aligns with Regional Health’s announ...
November 16, 2019

South Dakota clears officers accused of sexual harassment
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota officials are dismissing complaints against four police officers accused of sexual harassment and retaliation against a woman who was sexually harassed. The Division of Criminal Investigation says it didn't find enough evidence to move forward wi...
November 15, 2019

Sioux Falls police investigate daycare death
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police are investigating the death of a 9-month-old child at an in-home daycare in Sioux Falls. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says emergency responders were called to the home about 2:30 p.m. Thursday and found the baby unresponsive. The child was taken to a S...
November 15, 2019

Former professor denied family leave sues university
ABERDEEN, S.D. - A former professor at Northern State University is suing the school, among others, claiming a dean retaliated against him when she denied his request for paternity leave. Thomas Orr says he requested time off under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, but t...
November 15, 2019

Regional Health to become Monument Health and join Mayo Clinic Network
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Regional Health announced Thursday they are changing their name and becoming part of the Mayo Clinic Network. According to a news release, Regional Health will become Monument Health, effective January 2020, and will remain independent. The release says tt wil...
November 14, 2019

Amber Alert in Montana cancelled-Children found safe
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Three siblings who had been reported missing from Great Falls have been located in Idaho, and the Montana Department of Justice has canceled an Amber Alert issued for them. The agency says two girls, ages 5 and 3, and a 1-year-old boy were found safe T...
November 14, 2019

Man serving 90-year sentence for Meade County murder wants to change his name
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A man sentenced to 90 years in prison for killing his stepfather has petitioned the court in Minnehaha County to change his name because he wants a fresh start. Thirty-five-year-old Daniel Charles, also known as Daniel Heinzelman, was 14 when he was sent to p...
November 14, 2019

Rapid City picks Lloyd Company to develop parking lot in downtown
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A concerted effort to vet a plan for future development of the parking lot in the 500 block of St Joe in Rapid City has been underway this past year, and on Wednesday Mayor Steve Allender announced that developer Lloyd Company of Sioux Falls has been selected a...
November 13, 2019

Sturgis Water crews pinpoint source of water leak
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Public Works Department says they were hoping to have water restored to an area of town after investigation into a water leak began yesterday. The department says South Dakota Rural Water arrived today to assist in trying to pinpoint the exact s...
November 13, 2019

Sturgis Brown High School hosts Freshman Choices Simulation exercise
STURGIS, S.D. – A realistic accident scenario awaited freshmen at Sturgis Brown High School today, as area law enforcement, E-M-T’s and others held the annual Freshman Choices Simulation exercise. The annual exercise helps community police and EMS responders teach st...
November 13, 2019

South Dakota numbers part of FBI hate crime report
RAPID CITY, S.D. - An annual report that tracks hate crimes reveals that crimes reported to the FBI in 2018 are down from the year before. The report shows that nearly 60 percent of hate crimes were motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry. Religion accounted for more than 18 pe...
November 13, 2019

City of Spearfish, Volunteer Firefighters' Association reach settlement
SPEARFISH, S.D. —In a special city council meeting Tuesday night, the City of Spearfish announced it would sign a settlment agreement with the Spearfish Volunteer Firefighters' Association that would end all pending litigation that began last year. In a release, Associatio...
November 12, 2019

Murder suspects request separate trials
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Two men accused of shooting and killing a Box Elder teen in February are trying to have their trials separated. Andre Martinez and Cole Waters, both 20, are charged with aiding and abetting the first-degree murder of 17-year-old Emmanuel Hinton. Their a...
November 12, 2019

Sturgis fighting water leak on Cedar Street
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Public Works Department on Tuesday says crews have located a possible water main leak on Cedar Street. In a release, the department says at this point they are treating it as a planned repair vs an emergency repair. This enables the department will ha...
November 12, 2019

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other opponents are preparing to argue their case against a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline. Texas-based Energy Transfer wants to double the capacity of the line to as much as 1.1 million barrels daily to meet g...
November 12, 2019

Police to search for Sioux Falls woman missing since 1974
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police plan to conduct a search for the remains of a woman missing for 45 years. Ellabeth Lodermeier was 25 when disappeared from her Sioux Falls home on March 6, 1974. She has not been seen since. A Sioux Falls police spokesman says at least on...
November 12, 2019

Rapid City Police respond to shots fired by juveniles Tuesday morning
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Tactical officers responded to a home near downtown Rapid City after someone fired a gun from a car into a first-floor bedroom. Police say no one was hurt in Tuesday's shooting near Rapid City High School. Police recovered a rifle inside a vehicle nearby and t...
November 12, 2019

Meade 46-1 School Board holds November meeting
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade 46-1 School Board met for their November meeting Monday night, and got some good news in the General Fund as it pertains to the State Aid Formula. Superintendent Jeff Simmons says a 90-student rise in enrollment will equate to additional $500,000 ...
November 12, 2019

State destroys captive elk herd in Meade County infected with CWD
STURGIS, SD – The onslaught of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk in South Dakota has taken another herd of captive elk, this one near Sturgis, SD. Earlier this year in March, CWD was identified in a captive elk in Clark County, South Dakota. Sample testing was ...
November 12, 2019

Cattle killed on county roads, no suspects so far
BUFFALO, SD – In this part of the country of Harding County in South Dakota when livestock are accidentally hit by a vehicle, the first contact made is usually with the landowner and then  the county sheriff. So when cattle started showing up dead on county roads with...
November 11, 2019

Clara Hart running for US Senate
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A woman who works to support refugee families in Sioux Falls says she's running as Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. Clara Hart says the person who currently holds the seat, Sen. Mike Rounds, hasn't shown enough sympathy for struggling farmers in a s...
November 11, 2019

Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak
BISMARCK, N.D. - The Keystone pipeline has been restarted nearly two weeks after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in North Dakota. TC Energy says the pipeline "returned to service" Sunday after approval of a repair and restart plan by the U.S. P...
November 11, 2019

Shooting leaves 1 dead, another wounded in Williston
WILLISTON, N.D. - Police say they have arrested a suspect in a shooting in Williston that left one man dead and another critically injured. Authorities say a 17-year-old male was taken into custody about 4 a.m. Monday. He's being held on possible murder charges. Police respon...
November 11, 2019

Icy conditions lead to slippery roads Sunday
STURGIS, S.D. - A coating of ice and then snow led to slippery roads around the area Sunday. The South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to several crashes Sunday due to vehicles sliding off the roads. Among the incidents were a truck that lost control and wrecked off Highway 34 ...
November 10, 2019

Man dies in pickup-semi crash in north-central South Dakota
RIDGEVIEW, S.D. — Authorities say a 61-year-old man has died in a collision between a pickup and a semi-truck in north-central South Dakota. The crash happened Saturday night west of Ridgeview, in Dewey County. Authorities say a semi pulling an empty grain trailer was west...
November 10, 2019

Hay bale fire spreads to pole barn near Piedmont
PIEDMONT, S.D. —Area fire departments responded to a wildland and structure fire in the Piedmont area Saturday afternoon. The Piedmont fire Department says the fire began in hay bales before spreading to a pole barn on a ranch on Elk Creek Road. Crews from Piedmont, Blac...
November 10, 2019

Two juveniles killed in I-229 crash identified
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Names now have been released of the two Sioux Falls juvenile males involved in a one-vehicle fatal crash Tuesday night in Sioux Falls. A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on Interstate 229 when the driver lost control of the vehicle while travelin...
November 9, 2019

Rapid City extending its downtown snow removal alerts
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City is proposing extending the boundaries to its snow removal alert for the downtown corridor. The cit's public works director can declare a snow removal alert when a certain amount of snow is forecast. The alert is for residents who live within the ale...
November 9, 2019

Sturgis Coffee Company has a new look, public invited
STURGIS, SD – Just like fresh roasted beans makes for a refreshing cup of coffee, so too can a new look brighten your day.  You’ll find both at Sturgis Coffee Company during their New Look Launch Saturday, Nov. 9.  For over a decade, owner Anna Rowett and st...
November 9, 2019

New challenge introduced to get Sturgis residents to shop local
STURGIS, S.D. -The City of Sturgis wants residents to shop local, and they're setting up a new challenge in hopes of getting them to do just that. The "90% Challenge" is designed to not only benefit local businesses but bring the community together. City leaders are hoping to ...
November 8, 2019


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