Gary Matthews-Day in Review
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Man charged with robbing Spearfish pizza restaurant pleads guilty
DEADWOOD — A man charged with robbing the Spearfish Pizza Ranch has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Daniel Orland Beck, Jr., age 19, of Rapid City, was before 4th Circuit Judge Michelle Percy this week. He was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury Aug. 8 and charged...
November 16, 2018

State veterans home in Hot Springs receives LEED certification
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs has achieved LEED Silver certification for the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs.    LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green ...
November 16, 2018

Pertussis Cases Rise In South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – Recent reports of community increases in pertussis have the Department of Heath reminding parents to make sure their kids are appropriately immunized. Since the beginning of the year, 90 cases of pertussis have been reported to the Health Department. This is...
November 16, 2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau Hosts 101st Annual Convention
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Like other ag producers across the country, South Dakota farmers are eager for Congress to pass a new farm bill - a topic that's sure to get plenty of attention when the South Dakota Farm Bureau kicks off its annual convention in Rapid City today. The Bureau's...
November 16, 2018

Man dies in Wednesday night crash in Harding County
BUFFALO, S.D. – A 21-year-old male died late Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Buffalo. Name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved. A 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup was northbound on U....
November 16, 2018

Wyoming student faces 9 counts of attempted murder
GILLETTE, Wyo. - The 14-year-old junior high student who brought two handguns and ammunition to a Wyoming school and threatened to shoot another student and staff members faces nine counts of attempted first-degree murder. Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson says each of the nine c...
November 16, 2018

South Dakota Schools Celebrate American Education Week
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota's children attend school for 6-to-7 hours each day for 180 days a year, and it takes a dedicated contingent of specialists and support staff to help them learn, keep them safe, and provide experiences for successful adulthood. This is American Ed...
November 15, 2018

Two South Dakota nursing homes may close
PIERRE, S.D. - Two South Dakota nursing homes may be closing soon. The company that took over management of nursing homes in Mobridge and Madison is taking steps to close them. A representative for Black Hills Receiver LLC told Dakota Radio Group that Mobridge Care and Rehabili...
November 15, 2018

Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
UNDATED - A publicist said country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. Clark was "H...
November 15, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court rejects Dollar Loan Center appeal
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Dollar Loan Center over whether the short-term lender could bring its case to a circuit judge. The high court said in an opinion publicly released Thursday that Dollar Loan Center must first go through an ad...
November 15, 2018

Companies named for 2 more medical marijuana dispensaries
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's Health Department has selected companies to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Grand Forks and Williston. The companies were chosen by a review panel. They'll now be invited to move forward with the registration process. It's the latest devel...
November 15, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Two volunteers from Rapid City will be joining hundreds of others in California to help with recovery efforts from the deadly Camp Fire, which all but wiped out the town of Paradise. Volunteer Becky Eisenbraun will be joined by Denise Parker as they will...
November 15, 2018

Progress made at Ag Lands Assessment Task Force Meeting
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force met in the Capital Building on November 13. The much-anticipated study by Dr. Matthew Elliott and his team from South Dakota State University was finalized and presented....
November 15, 2018

Student brings guns to school
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Police in northeast Wyoming say a 14-year-old junior high student brought two handguns and 36 rounds of ammunition to school and threatened to shoot a student and staff members because he was unhappy with them.  The Gillette News Record reports the stu...
November 15, 2018

Deadwood group to ask lawmakers for sports betting amendment
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Four years after South Dakota enthusiastically voted to allow Deadwood casino patrons to play keno, craps and roulette, a gambling industry group plans to ask state lawmakers for a 2020 ballot measure to bring legal sports betting to the historic mining ...
November 15, 2018

Monday fire destroys Belle Fourche home
BELLE FOURCHE –– Fire officials in Belle Fourche say a Monday morning fire devastated a local home, leaving a family of seven homeless. Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ryan Reeves told the Black Hills Pioneer that the department was paged to 314 Summit ...
November 14, 2018

Bid on Beef Bucks during KBHB Christmas Auction
STURGIS, SD – You can give a gift “in good taste…that tastes good,” when you purchase Beef Bucks for the Christmas season.  Part of the offering in this weekend’s KBHB Christmas Auction, the certificates are available in increments of $5, $10, ...
November 14, 2018

South Dakota's John Thune becomes Senate’s majority whip
WASHINGTON – South Dakota’s Senator John Thune moves up to the GOP’s No. 2 spot in the Senate. Thune becomes the majority whip as Sen. John Cornyn of Texas was forced out by term limits. Each party’s whip is the enforcer, ensuring discipline and that memb...
November 14, 2018

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center agrees to cover Rapid City Rush October financial losses
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center board approved paying the $73,500 bill for the Rapid City Rush Hockey Team's financial losses during the month of October. The addendum was approved Tuesday during a civic center board meeting. The funds will go to the the Rapi...
November 14, 2018

Man charged in Box Elder standoff back in court
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The man who was involved in a police standoff in Box Elder in August was back in court Tuesday. Justin Littrell asked to serve time at the South Dakota State Penitentiary for an unrelated conviction while he awaits his next hearing on the current case. Littre...
November 14, 2018

South Dakota Corrections Department releases Berget execution transcript
PIERRE, S.D. – The state Department of Corrections has released the transcript of Rodney Berget’s execution. The death penalty was carried out for Berget in October. He was convicted of murdering prison guard Ronald “RJ” Johnson in 2011 during a failed es...
November 13, 2018

Custer State Park to Hold Annual Bison Auction
CUSTER, S.D. – The 2018 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the park’s visitor center where approximately 330 head will be available for sale. This year’s offerings include 20 mature bred cows, 29 mature open cows,...
November 13, 2018

Regulators OK coal mine expansion bond despite bankruptcy
BILLINGS, Mont. - State environmental regulators have given the OK to expanding a coal mine in southeastern Montana and set a $13.7 million cleanup bond. The Department of Environmental Quality is taking public comment through Tuesday on Westmoreland Coal Co.'s proposed 10-squar...
November 13, 2018

Black Hills Harley Davidson donates Strider bikes to Rapid City Schools
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Black Hills Harley Davidson donated a fleet of Strider Bikes to Rapid City Area Schools – and today those bikes were assembled and prepared to be delivered to the area’s children. Rapid City Area Schools spokeswoman Katy Urban says "Harley Da...
November 13, 2018

City of Sturgis asks Meade County Commission to help with Exit 32 Tax Increment Finance District
STURGIS, S.D. - The Meade County Commission Friday was asked to remove verbiage in their Tax Increment Financing District laws that disallow commercial and industrical discretionary formulas within them. The request comes as I-90's Exit 32 become a focal point of commercial and ...
November 12, 2018

Diocese decides against placing accused priest at Piedmont church
PIEDMONT, S.D. - The Catholic Diocese has decided not to house an accused priest at a church residence across the street from a middle school in Piedmont. Father John Praveen was arrested on October 22 following a joint investigation by Rapid City Police and the Pennington Count...
November 12, 2018

Veterans Day celebrated with parade in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Veterans were honored Sunday at the annual Veteran's Day parade in Rapid City. City officials reported a great turnout despite some chilly, overcast weather. Veterans, first responders, and local businesses all took part in this year's parade to honor those w...
November 12, 2018

Officials: Owners have neglected Deadwood historic house
DEADWOOD, S.D. — Owners of a century-old historic house in Deadwood have neglected the property and allowed it to fall into disrepair, according to city officials. The Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission recently approved giving the historic house the status of "demo...
November 12, 2018

South Dakota House Republicans keep Qualm as majority leader
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota House Republicans have nominated Rep. Steven Haugaard to serve as House speaker and elected Rep. Lee Qualm to another term as their majority leader. House Republicans on Saturday also nominated Rep. Spencer Gosch to be speaker pro tempore. They ...
November 12, 2018

Former South Dakota House Speaker Roger Hunt dies at 80
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Former South Dakota House Speaker Roger Hunt has died following complications from surgery. He was 80. Matt Pepper, funeral director at Heritage Funeral Home, said Hunt died Friday. The Argus Leader reports Hunt served one term as speaker during his 20 ...
November 12, 2018

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