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  • Sheriff, former deputy, and police chief run for Fall River County Sheriff

    Sheriff, former deputy, and police chief run for Fall River County Sheriff

    The deadline to register to vote in the 2014 primary election is May 19. Candidates in counties across the state are out gathering support for their campaign. Three candidates are running for Fall River
    Three candidates are running for Fall River County Sheriff.
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe invokes treaties against new uranium mine

    Oglala Sioux Tribe invokes treaties against new uranium mine

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ The Oglala Sioux Tribe in southwestern South Dakota is invoking federal treaties and international agreements in protest of a proposed uranium mine in the western part of the state. Tribal president Bryan Brewer is demanding protection from the federal government from ``immediate threat of contamination and irreparable harm.'' The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently issued an operating license for a proposed uranium mine in the area. The mine still needs approv...
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ The Oglala Sioux Tribe in southwestern South Dakota is invoking federal treaties and international agreements in protest of a proposed uranium mine in the western part of the state. Tribal president Bryan Brewer is demanding protection from the federal government from ``immediate threat of contamination and irreparable harm.'' The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently issued an operating license for a proposed uranium mine in the area. The mine still needs approv...
  • 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.
  • Black Hills State University celebrates Earth Day with long-awaited announcement

    Black Hills State University celebrates Earth Day with 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, ...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Christian community celebrates Easter at Mount Rushmore

    Christian community celebrates Easter at Mount Rushmore

    At seven in the morning Christians from all over came to celebrate the resurrection of Christ at Mount Rushmore.
    The Easter Sunrise Celebration included music, prayers and a sermon by Reverend Diane Janssen Hemmen of the Hermosa United Church of Christ.
    At seven in the morning Christians from all over came to celebrate the resurrection of Christ at Mount Rushmore.
    The Easter Sunrise Celebration included music, prayers and a sermon by Reverend Diane Janssen Hemmen of the Hermosa United Church of Christ.
  • Rapid City DOC and police look for missing inmate

    Rapid City DOC and police look for missing inmate

    Rapid City DOC and police look for missing inmate

    Rapid City, S.D.- Department of Corrections staff members and local law enforcement are searching for a missing state prison inmate in Rapid City.Inmate Paul Trejo walked away from the Rapid City Minimum Unit overnight.Trejo is a 26-year-old Native American male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs approximately 245 pounds.Trejo is currently serving a 10-year sentence with two years suspended for third-degree burglary out of Butte County.Anyone who sees Trejo...
    Rapid City, S.D.- Department of Corrections staff members and local law enforcement are searching for a missing state prison inmate in Rapid City.Inmate Paul Trejo walked away from the Rapid City Minimum Unit overnight.Trejo is a 26-year-old Native American male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs approximately 245 pounds.Trejo is currently serving a 10-year sentence with two years suspended for third-degree burglary out of Butte County.Anyone who sees Trejo...
  • KOTA Territory churches prepare for an early morning Easter celebration

    KOTA Territory churches prepare for an early morning Easter celebration

    People will be up, bright and early Sunday at Mount Rushmore for a special church service at the amphitheater.
    People will be up, bright and early Sunday at Mount Rushmore for a special church service at the amphitheater.
  • New 24-hour recycling center replaces old Fairmont site

    New 24-hour recycling center replaces old Fairmont site

    You’ll have to go the extra mile if you want to be eco-friendly. The old Fairmont site where people use to drop off their recyclables and yard waste is now closed. It's been replaced with a new 24-hour facility on Highway 79 at the entrance to the landfill. Karl Merbach, superintendent of the Solid Waste Operations, said the city decided to take the money it would have used to repair the Fairmont site and build the new facility. "We think it's a great site. We have lights, we have security c...
    You’ll have to go the extra mile if you want to be eco-friendly. The old Fairmont site where people use to drop off their recyclables and yard waste is now closed. It's been replaced with a new 24-hour facility on Highway 79 at the entrance to the landfill. Karl Merbach, superintendent of the Solid Waste Operations, said the city decided to take the money it would have used to repair the Fairmont site and build the new facility. "We think it's a great site. We have lights, we have security c...
  • Egg hunt showcases Club for Boys dedication to more than just the kids

    Egg hunt showcases Club for Boys dedication to more than just the kids

    The Rapid City Club for Boys took the opportunity to show parents what the organization is all about. As part of its long standing tradition, the club hosted its Family Easter Egg Hunt. In addition to
    As part of its long standing tradition, the club hosted its Family Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Early voting begins; Penn. Co. Auditor expects high turnout

    Early voting begins; Penn. Co. Auditor expects high turnout

    Early voting is underway across South Dakota.   For the next 46 days, voters will have a chance to pick their candidates early, either by mail or in person.The first person cast a ballot in Pennington
    The first person cast a ballot in Pennington County at 8:01 Friday morning. A total of six had voted by noon.
  • Bond set at $50K for Rapid City man involved in standoff

    Bond set at $50K for Rapid City man involved in standoff

    Bond is set at $50,000 for a Rapid City man charged with three misdemeanors following a standoff in Rapid Valley Thursday afternoon.Lawrence Boise, 37, had his initial appearance in magistrate court Friday.
    Lawrence Boise, 37, had his initial appearance in magistrate court Friday.  He is charged with three misdemeanors including trespassing, obstructing an officer and threatening law enforcement.
  • Rapid City man charged with felony child abuse

    Rapid City man charged with felony child abuse

    A Rapid City man is being charged for allegedly "hitting, spanking and kicking" a nine-year-old child.Jamey Brewer, 38, faces a felony count of child abuse and misdemeanor simple assault.If convicted,
    Jamey Brewer, 38, faces a felony count of child abuse and misdemeanor simple assault.
  • Deadwood unveils first-ever multi-state progressive slots

    Deadwood unveils first-ever multi-state progressive slots

    DEADWOOD (4/17/2014) –Casinos in New Jersey and Deadwood are now part of the industry's first-ever, commercial inter-jurisdictional Wide Area Progressive called Powerbucks. Powerbucks links progressive
    Mark Hergert of Lead plays the new wide-area progressive game "Powerbucks" at Cadillac Jack's in Deadwood. The games are linked with casinos in New Jersey, with jackpots starting at a minimum of $1 million. (Courtesy Photo)
  • Rep. Noem joining delegation to Asia-Pacific

    Rep. Noem joining delegation to Asia-Pacific

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ South Dakota Republican Rep. Kristi Noem is headed to Asia with several other members of Congress.        She's one of eight Republicans and one Democrat in a group led by House
    She's one of eight Republicans and one Democrat in a group led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia.
  • Sioux Falls police recover evidence in homicide

    Sioux Falls police recover evidence in homicide

    It was over drugs, police say. Brenda Lynn Hansen, 53, is dead, murdered by a man she knew, but wasn't romantically involved with, because he wanted her Oxycontin pills. John Richard Senn, 41, is charged
    Brenda Lynn Hansen, 53, is dead, murdered by a man she knew, but wasn't romantically involved with, because he wanted her Oxycontin pills. (KSFY Photo)
  • Family waits for apology in 1971 disappearance

    Family waits for apology in 1971 disappearance

    By CARSON WALKER, Associated Press       SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ A man whose South Dakota family farm was searched as part of the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two girls says the state
    A man whose South Dakota family farm was searched as part of the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two girls says the state should apologize for the physical and emotional devastation law enforcement agents left behind.

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