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7th Circuit Court gets new judicial leadership

South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson Thursday announced through an aide that Craig Pfeifle is now the presiding 7th Circuit Court judge.

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Be careful around high water, KOTA Territory advised

The good news?  Reservoirs are at or near capacity. The bad news? Pactola Reservoir is so full that water is overflowing the south boat ramp parking area and that boat launch is closed.

Books part of effort to help all third graders become proficient readers

Give a kid a book and you change the world.  That is exactly what Rapid City public schools are trying to do.

Travel expected higer than normal for Black Hills

With gas prices a dollar less than last years average, holiday travel in KOTA Territory is expected to be higher than average.

Boy Scouts president: Lift ban on gay adults

Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults in remarks at the organization's national business meeting Thursday.

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The Mount Rushmore State joins the 2016 Rose Parade

South Dakota Department of Tourism hopes to cash in on millions of Rose Parade fans seeing a Mount Rushmore State float next New Year's Day.

Mistakes that 70 thousand parents make a year

On average a child gets sick between 12 to 15 times a year.

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School zones may be danger zones

More than 100 deaths and 25,000 injuries occur every year in school zones, one in six drivers in school zones are considered to be distracted.

Could South Dakota once again have prohibition?

This is a story that definitely has to be filed under the “Odd” category. A longtime advocate for legalized marijuana wants to criminalize booze and cigarettes.

Civic center beer spill case defendant names new lawyer

The man accused of disorderly conduct at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in a case involving beer spilled on Pine Ridge grade school students has a new defense attorney.

Rapid City firefighters put best boot forward for charity

The Rapid City Fire Department launched its annual "Fill the Boot" campaign Wednesday. All proceeds are going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

USDA confirms bird flu virus at Flandreau farm is H5N2

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — Federal agriculture officials have confirmed that a strain of bird flu that affected an egg-laying operation of 1.3 million chickens in Flandreau was the same one that's…

Summer vacationers will take advantage of cheaper gas

Survey finds 86 percent of summer vacation travelers will hit the road. That's good news for South Dakota and Wyoming, considered "rubber tire" tourism destinations.

Executive order keeps military grade weapons from police

In response to recent riots, the change is designed to ease tensions between law enforcement and the community.

County Commissioners sign off on railroad, pipeline

The Pennington County Commission approved to sign a consent letter this morning that will have a major effect on the railroad industry in western South Dakota.

The approval of a new rail project…

New local head judge

7th Circuit Court gets new judicial leadership

Be careful around high water, KOTA Territory...

Books part of effort to help all third graders...

Travel expected higer than normal for Black Hills

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts president: Lift ban on gay adults

The Mount Rushmore State joins the 2016 Rose...

Teaspoons

Mistakes that 70 thousand parents make a year

School zones may be danger zones

Could South Dakota once again have prohibition?

Civic center beer spill case defendant names...

Rapid City firefighters put best boot forward...

USDA confirms bird flu virus at Flandreau farm...

Summer vacationers will take advantage of...

Executive order keeps military grade weapons...

County Commissioners sign off on railroad,...

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