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Rapid City, S.D. - On March 28th at around 11:15 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of Jackson Blvd. and Chapel Lane for a report of shots being fired from a vehicle. 
Witnesses told police there was a subject looking to shoot someone involved in a prior assault. Two witnesses approached a white Ford F-150 that had just driven into the neighborhood to inquire what the driver
PIERRE, S.D – A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper injured during a January standoff in Brule County has returned to work.
Sgt. John Koenig, a 28-year veteran of the Patrol, returned to full duty Monday. He is stationed in Chamberlain.
“It is good to have Sgt. Koenig back,” said Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the Highway Patrol.  “Along with
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama will visit Utah on Friday for his first visit to the state as president.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz says Obama will visit Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah to speak about the economy.

The trip will mark the 49th state that Obama has visited since becoming president.

South Dakota is the only state still awaiting a
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has failed to override the governor's veto of a measure that would have helped determine whether South Dakota's property tax burden is a barrier to entry for businesses looking to offer affordable housing rentals.

Twenty-two senators voted to support the bill Monday, two fewer than needed to override Gov.
SIOUX FALLS | A 30-year-old Sioux Falls woman found naked in her apartment with at least three boys has been found unfit to stand trial at this time. Judge Lawrence Long ruled Monday that Anne Doubler will be committed to a mental health treatment fac
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man who was allegedly robbed of a backpack containing drugs and money is facing charges after he scuffled with police.

Police say 29-year-old Matthew Buczowski and two other people were sitting in an apartment Sunday when four men entered, pulled out handguns and demanded cash and drugs. Police say they fled with Buczowski's backpack.

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a controversial measure to exempt South Dakota'syoungest workers from the $8.50 minimum wage voters approved in November.

Daugaard weighed his decision before signing the measure Friday to carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage.

The governor said previously he wouldn't support a "direct attack" on
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles directive on when county treasurers should impose an increase in vehicle license fees has upset some county officials.

A new state law increases most motor vehicle license fees by 20 percent, effective April 1.

The Division of Motor Vehicles on Monday directed county treasurers to immediately start
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed Senate Bill 1, a comprehensive state and local road and bridge funding package.
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MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A Mitchell man who died when he fled from police and crashed into a parked car had a history of running from law officers.

Court documents show that 33-year-old Ryan McManus had been involved in at least three other incidents since 2004 in which police said he fled from officers, either in a vehicle or on foot.

Police say McManus fled from a Davison County
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say a woman was robbed and assaulted by two men after leaving her home to check her mail. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the incident happened Friday morning. The victim told police there were two sus
Pennington County, S.D- The suspect, identified as T.J. Looking Horse, 26 years old, from Rapid City, was arrested at approximately 1230 p.m., March 13, 2015, on a warrant for aggravated assault on law enforcement.  Mr. Looking Horse was involved in an incident on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at approximately 7:54 p.m. Deputies from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to
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WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Police in northeastern South Dakota say a man accidentally shot himself during a gun show. The Watertown Public Opinion reports that the Arlington resident mistakenly thought his 9 mm Ruger pistol was unloaded
FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Denver filmmaker who produces training and documentary films for the military is making a documentary about rodeo legend Casey Tibbs.

Justin Koehler grew up in the South Dakota town of Midland, not far from Tibbs' hometown of Fort Pierre. He finished up just about all of the interviews he needs during a trip to Pierre-Fort Pierre earlier
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Ducks Unlimited has opened an office in Brookings in its effort to expand the waterfowl habitat in South Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region.

The group is located in the same research park building at South Dakota State University as Pheasants Forever, which opened a Brookings office last year.

Ducks Unlimited hired SDSU graduate
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