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New man to lead Ellsworth Task Force

Ellsworth Air Force Base is an economic engine for the region. 

No challenges by deadline for vote on opt-out

With no challenge by the deadline, the Rapid City school district is planning on certifying petitions and setting opt-out election.

Rapid City's downtown fire station busting at seams

Mike Maltaverne said the department's needs are beyond what the 40-year-old building can provide.

Spearfish taking control of airport, adding runway

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The city of Spearfish is taking ownership of the local airport from Lawrence County and planning to add a paved crosswind runway.

State mulls dropping 80 mph limit west of Rapid City

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Travelers on a roughly 55-mile stretch of I-90 west of Rapid City to the Wyoming border may not be able to drive the new 80 mph speed limit for much longer.

Butte County Flood victim recalls 13-hour ordeal

Two women were swept away by flood waters last June. One was killed. The other lived through 13 hours of torture.

Judge orders stay in execution of SD guard killer

A circuit court judge has issued a stay of execution for Rodney Berget, who was sentenced to death for the murder of a South Dakota prison guard.

Some students injured in Rapid City school bus crash

The crash happened about 7:45 a.m. when a woman in a Jeep turned onto Sheridan Lake Road from Sunshine Trail.

Feds try to speed up wind farm reviews in Dakotas

The proposal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Western Area Power Administration would cover projects in Montana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

Thune: Command change puts EAFB in good position

John Thune said Wednesday that the move further solidifies the base as prime home for the next generation bomber, which will roll out in 2025.

Hot Springs holds Children's Day celebration

All across the globe Wednesday was Earth Day. But in one KOTA Territory town it was that ... and more.
It was also "Children's Day." 
 
Here’s how it started: When Marla Zimiga heard reports that…

From restaurant and event center to reunion cabin

Soon Rapid City may boast of a reunion cabin/retreat center on the shore of Canyon Lake. 

Wildfire breaks out Wednesday north of Spearfish

According to Great Plains Fire Information, the Redwater CA Fire was reported about 1:08 p.m. along upper Red Water Road.

More avian flu found, CDC works on human vaccine

Dr. Alicia Fry, an influenza expert with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says they're optimistic there won't be any human cases of the H5N2.

Rapid City's growth threatens to slow emergency response

Last year, fire crews responded to more than 15,000 calls in the Rapid City area. That's up seven and a half percent from 2013, and up nearly 50 percent since 2005.

New man to lead Ellsworth Task Force

No challenges by deadline for vote on opt-out

Rapid City's downtown fire station busting at...

Spearfish taking control of airport, adding runway

State mulls dropping 80 mph limit west of Rapid...

Butte County Flood victim recalls 13-hour ordeal

Judge orders stay in execution of SD guard killer

Some students injured in Rapid City school bus...

Feds try to speed up wind farm reviews in Dakotas

Thune: Command change puts EAFB in good position

Hot Springs holds Children's Day celebration

From restaurant and event center to reunion cabin

Wildfire breaks out Wednesday north of Spearfish

More avian flu found, CDC works on human vaccine

Rapid City's growth threatens to slow emergency...

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