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  • Black Hills State University celebrated earth day with a long awaited announcement

    Black Hills State University celebrated earth day with a long awaited announcement

    It is the first university in the state to receive a "STARS" rating and is now a leader in sustainability.
    It is the first university in the state to receive a "STARS" rating and is now a leader in sustainability.
  • Protesters want lawmakers to clean up abandon uranium mines

    Protesters want lawmakers to clean up abandon uranium mines

    A South Dakota group is leading the effort to stop abandon uranium mines from contaminating your waters. The protest coincides with a national campaign called "Clean up the Mines." Holding signs that read "Stop Uranium Mining" and "Warning: Radioactive River", the group called Defenders of the Black Hills rallied at the Cheyenne River Bridge along Highway 40 on Tuesday. They said they want to stop abandon uranium mines from polluting the water. Coordinator Charmaine White Face says rivers, ...
    A South Dakota group is leading the effort to stop abandon uranium mines from contaminating your waters. The protest coincides with a national campaign called "Clean up the Mines." Holding signs that read "Stop Uranium Mining" and "Warning: Radioactive River", the group called Defenders of the Black Hills rallied at the Cheyenne River Bridge along Highway 40 on Tuesday. They said they want to stop abandon uranium mines from polluting the water. Coordinator Charmaine White Face says rivers, ...
  • Civic center board members look at other options for A.D.A. compliance

    Civic center board members look at other options for A.D.A. compliance

    Now, civic center board members are looking at other options to serve all of their patrons.
    Now, civic center board members are looking at other options to serve all of their patrons.
  • Rapid City police investigate double stabbing

    Rapid City police investigate double stabbing

    The two stabbing victims, a 23-year-old and 26-year-old, are being treated for serious injuries.
    The two stabbing victims, a 23-year-old and 26-year-old, are being treated for serious injuries.
  • KKK flyers handed out in Hill City

    KKK flyers handed out in Hill City

    On Easter morning people in Hill City woke to find flyers from the Klu Klux Klan in front of their homes. Hundreds of flyers were passed out in Hill City neighborhoods alone.
    On Easter morning people in Hill City woke to find flyers from the Klu Klux Klan in front of their homes. Hundreds of flyers were passed out in Hill City neighborhoods alone.
  • Woman visits Rapid City pawn shop with war relics - including a live grenade

    Woman visits Rapid City pawn shop with war relics - including a live grenade

    An elderly woman brought in two items to Presidential Pawn in Rapid City that her husband had collected while serving in the Philippines during World War II.The items happened to be grenades, and one of them was still live.
    An elderly woman brought in two items to Presidential Pawn in Rapid City that her husband had collected while serving in the Philippines during World War II.The items happened to be grenades, and one of them was still live.
  • Trial date set in Rapid City forcible rape case

    Trial date set in Rapid City forcible rape case

    A 21-year-old Rapid City man will stand trial for second degree rape this summer. 
    A 21-year-old Rapid City man will stand trial for second degree rape this summer. 
  • Rushmore Plaza Civic Center board withdraws request for $50,000 from City for ADA compliance

    Rushmore Plaza Civic Center board withdraws request for $50,000 from City for ADA compliance

    Board members are faced with the dilemma of making updates now that could affect safety and become obsolete if the Barnett Arena ends up being redone in the future.
    Board members are faced with the dilemma of making updates now that could affect safety and become obsolete if the Barnett Arena ends up being redone in the future.
  • Rapid City council unanimously approves city-wide texting while driving ban

    Rapid City council unanimously approves city-wide texting while driving ban

    This approval makes texting behind the wheel a primary offense, meaning officers do not have to have another reason to pull you over.
    This approval makes texting behind the wheel a primary offense, meaning officers do not have to have another reason to pull you over.
  • Belle Fourche drug testing clinic offers free tests

    Belle Fourche drug testing clinic offers free tests

    A KOTA Territory drug testing clinic is offering free drug testing to any parent who wants to know whether their child is using drugs, but this has some parents concerned.
    A KOTA Territory drug testing clinic is offering free drug testing to any parent who wants to know whether their child is using drugs, but this has some parents concerned.
  • SD National Guard volunteer to clean up storm damage at Rapid City park

    SD National Guard volunteer to clean up storm damage at Rapid City park

    Earth Day is April 22nd and each year members of the South Dakota National Guard do something to help local communities. This year the project is called Operation Lend–a–Hand. It all began after a group of national guardsmen noticed one park still suffering from last October’s blizzard. On Monday, guardsmen and women joined about 50 volunteers to help clean up along the creek in Jackson Park still damaged by the blizzard.
    Earth Day is April 22nd and each year members of the South Dakota National Guard do something to help local communities. This year the project is called Operation Lend–a–Hand. It all began after a group of national guardsmen noticed one park still suffering from last October’s blizzard. On Monday, guardsmen and women joined about 50 volunteers to help clean up along the creek in Jackson Park still damaged by the blizzard.
  • Prescribed fire planned at Pleasant Valley Game Preserve

    Prescribed fire planned at Pleasant Valley Game Preserve

    Prescribed fire planned at Pleasant Valley Game Preserve

    RAPID CITY, S.D.— The South Dakota Wildland Fire Division, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Custer State Park will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Pleasant Valley Game Production Area located four miles west and 10 miles south of Custer. This event is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 21. Firefighters are planning to burn approximately 800 acres. The Pleasant Valley prescribed burn is being conducted to enhance native vegetation, impede invasive vegetation and create a b...
    RAPID CITY, S.D.— The South Dakota Wildland Fire Division, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Custer State Park will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Pleasant Valley Game Production Area located four miles west and 10 miles south of Custer. This event is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 21. Firefighters are planning to burn approximately 800 acres. The Pleasant Valley prescribed burn is being conducted to enhance native vegetation, impede invasive vegetation and create a b...
  • Eastbound traffic on I-90 reduced to one lane at Spearfish

    Eastbound traffic on I-90 reduced to one lane at Spearfish

    Eastbound traffic on I-90 reduced to one lane at Spearfish

    On Tuesday, April 22, construction will continue at Exit 17 in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Spearfish, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Work on the newly constructed lanes in 2013, includes sawing and sealing of the concrete pavement joints, median work and site cleanup. Eastbound traffic is currently reduced to one lane due to the reconstruction of I-90 in the westbound lanes. Eastbound traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane beyond Exit 17 ...
    On Tuesday, April 22, construction will continue at Exit 17 in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Spearfish, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Work on the newly constructed lanes in 2013, includes sawing and sealing of the concrete pavement joints, median work and site cleanup. Eastbound traffic is currently reduced to one lane due to the reconstruction of I-90 in the westbound lanes. Eastbound traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane beyond Exit 17 ...
  • Authorities identify woman killed at Falling Rock

    Authorities identify woman killed at Falling Rock

    Authorities identify woman killed at Falling Rock

    Pennington County, S.D.- A 39 year old woman has died as a result of injuries sustained from a fall while rock climbing this afternoon.At 5:00pm, Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to Falling Rock for a report of an injured rock climber. Members of the Pennington County Search and Rescue team also responded and were able to extricate the victim. She was then transported by Life Flight to Rapid City Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead.The Johnson Siding Fire Department, Rapid City ...
    Pennington County, S.D.- A 39 year old woman has died as a result of injuries sustained from a fall while rock climbing this afternoon.At 5:00pm, Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to Falling Rock for a report of an injured rock climber. Members of the Pennington County Search and Rescue team also responded and were able to extricate the victim. She was then transported by Life Flight to Rapid City Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead.The Johnson Siding Fire Department, Rapid City ...
  • Chronic illness has Rapid City woman in need of 2nd kidney transplant

    Chronic illness has Rapid City woman in need of 2nd kidney transplant

    Chronic illness has Rapid City woman in need of 2nd kidney transplant

    A chronic illness has a Rapid City woman in need of a second kidney transplant. Woope Claymore has a disease called lupus. It's a chronic inflammatory disease that affects various parts of the body. The disease is attacking the kidney she received in a transplant several years ago from Rapid City resident Jim White. Now she needs a second kidney transplant.
    A chronic illness has a Rapid City woman in need of a second kidney transplant. Woope Claymore has a disease called lupus. It's a chronic inflammatory disease that affects various parts of the body. The disease is attacking the kidney she received in a transplant several years ago from Rapid City resident Jim White. Now she needs a second kidney transplant.
  • Lemmon native saves soldiers in Afghanistan

    Lemmon native saves soldiers in Afghanistan

    Lemmon native saves soldiers in Afghanistan

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A native of Lemmon, South Dakota, has been honored for saving the lives of four soldiers in Afghanistan. The Bismarck Tribune reports that military contractor Dave Jensen received the Secretary of Defense Medal of Valor during a recent ceremony at the Pentagon. The Army says Jensen was serving as an operational adviser with the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group in September 2012 when a CH-47 helicopter he was aboard was hit by a rocket. Jensen described his actions a...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A native of Lemmon, South Dakota, has been honored for saving the lives of four soldiers in Afghanistan. The Bismarck Tribune reports that military contractor Dave Jensen received the Secretary of Defense Medal of Valor during a recent ceremony at the Pentagon. The Army says Jensen was serving as an operational adviser with the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group in September 2012 when a CH-47 helicopter he was aboard was hit by a rocket. Jensen described his actions a...
  • KOTA Territory restaurants stayed busy with Easter brunch-goers

    KOTA Territory restaurants stayed busy with Easter brunch-goers

    KOTA Territory restaurants stayed busy with Easter brunch-goers

    After attending a church service full of people, it was time for Easter brunch-goers to attend a place full of food.At the Hotel Alex Johnson, hungry people had their choice of typical brunch foods like waffles and omelets, but they could also opt for lunch items like chicken and fish.Wade Lampert, hotel general manager, says a month of planning went into preparing for the event, with a week of food preparation. Lampert says nearly 500 people reserved a plate at the hotel's brunch. To accommo...
    After attending a church service full of people, it was time for Easter brunch-goers to attend a place full of food.At the Hotel Alex Johnson, hungry people had their choice of typical brunch foods like waffles and omelets, but they could also opt for lunch items like chicken and fish.Wade Lampert, hotel general manager, says a month of planning went into preparing for the event, with a week of food preparation. Lampert says nearly 500 people reserved a plate at the hotel's brunch. To accommo...

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