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Yesterday, we reported to you that the Rapid City Police Chief had denied a rally and march permit for a Native American group. That group wanted to highlight perceived police intolerance toward Indian people, but the police department cited problems enco
(AP)  A survey has found that most South Dakota deer hunters aren't convinced that changes are needed to the state's deer licensing system.   
Residents opposed to the Meade County Commission’s proposed bypass road and TIF district to pay for it have started a petition drive to send it to a public vote.   
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On the afternoon of Dec. 17, Rapid City Police responded to a home invasion and assault at a North Rapid City residence. The residence was forcibly entered and the 72-year-old homeowner was violently assaulted.
Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris has denied the permit for Last Real Indians to hold a rally on Friday.
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(AP) A jury has awarded five families a combined $1 million in a lawsuit against the state of South Dakota over flood damage caused by inadequate drainage.   
(AP) Months after a tornado tore through Wessington Springs, residents say the town continues to adapt to the changes brought by the disaster.   
(AP)  A Sioux Falls immigration lawyer is working to help 52 unaccompanied children apply to stay in the country after they entered without documentation.  
(AP)  Officials expect to recover about half of the grain after a 40,000-bushel grain bin collapsed at an elevator in northeastern South Dakota.  
(AP) Buying coverage during the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period hasn't been as difficult for South Dakotans as it was during the program's inaugural window.
(AP)  South Dakota's Criminal Investigation Division says it has significantly reduced the average turnaround time for forensic testing this year.   
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Yesterday, we reported to you that the Rapid City Police Chief had denied a rally and march permit for a Native American group. That group wanted to highlight perceived police intolerance toward Indian people, but the police department cited problems enco
 (AP) The executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority says Wyoming could help finance the construction of a coal export dock in the Pacific Northwest. 
A Native American group calling itself “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot- South Dakota” has been denied a permit to hold a rally and march in Rapid City. The group applied for a permit to hold a special event for a “Police Brutality Awareness

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Norm and Eunabel McKie family of Rapid City is donating $1 million to build a statue to help mark South Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the donation Monday to fund the 45-foot statue of a star quilt being received by a Native American woman. The monument titled "Dignity" will be placed in Chamberlain
(AP) Two new games are expected to join the Wyoming Lottery lineup next year.   State lottery CEO Jon Clontz says The Cowboy Game, or Cowboy State Game, will debut in March.
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The United Way director reported today that they have reached 80-percent of goal with just 4 weeks left to raise more than 450-thousand dollars.
(AP) Plunging oil prices and other factors are slowing Wyoming's fledgling oil boom.    Industry executives and observers blame a 40 percent drop in price, months of tepid global demand and news that OPEC will not curtail production.
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The council meeting discussion on Monday over the Civic Center expansion and the 180-million dollars in bonds the city will need was hours-long.  Many community members spoke some of them saying they didn’t realize the council was ready to vote on the project.
(AP) Black Hills Corp. says it has bought another small natural gas utility.    Rapid City, South Dakota-based Black Hills announced this week Wyoming regulators approved its $6 million purchase of MGTC.
(AP)  Twenty-five years after voters approved gaming in Deadwood, residents are turning back to casinos as the historic mining town works to reinvent itself.
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three-time track and field Olympian Cindy Greiner, former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Ben Leber and two-time world boxing champion Battling Nelson are among 21 people being inducted into the South Dakota Spor
LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders near Sioux Falls have been able to enjoy Great Bear Recreation Park's earliest opening in more than 20 years. General manager Dan Grider said that chairlifts started running people up limited runs on S
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Applications are available for the 2015 South Dakota mountain lion hunting season. The state's Game, Fish and Parks Department says there's no deadline to submit an application for the season. However, hun
(AP)  Thanks to a tip from a citizen, the Wyoming wildlife authorities have cited four Wisconsin residents for poaching an antlered mule deer. 
(AP)  South Dakota officials have classified Lewis and Clark Lake as "suspect" for contamination by zebra mussels. 
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