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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley says if a county employee inSouth Dakota has religious objections to gay marriage they can have another employee issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple.

Jackley said Thursday that the constitutional right to marry that's now guaranteed to same-sex couples must coexist with the constitutional right of freedom
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth has avoided jail time for election law violations during her unsuccessful primary campaign in 2014.

She was sentenced Wednesday to 3 years of probation. She had faced a maximum punishment of 24 years in prison and $48,000 in fines.

Bosworth, a physician and first-time candidate, was
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is seeking to raise electric and natural gas rates for its customers in South Dakota.

The North Dakota-based utility has filed rate increase requests with South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission.

MDU says that if approved, the increases would raise a residential South Dakota gas
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a temporary court is being set up at a counterculture gathering in the Black Hills so attendees with tickets can take care of them quickly.

A summer gathering of the Rainbow Family of Living Light begins Wednesday in westernSouth Dakota and continues through July 7. The peace gatherings annually draw thousands from across the
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth is being sentenced for the election law violations a jury convicted her of in May.

Bosworth's hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

A jury found her guilty of six counts each of perjury and filing false documents. Bosworth says she's praying the judge throws out her
Rapid City, S.D. – At around 6:30 on the morning of June 30th, the RCPD’s Street Crimes Unit and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at 121 E. Knollwood Drive apartment #23.
Four occupants were located inside apartment #23; William Scott, Marcella Adams, Cyril Black Spotted Horse and Kayla Gay. After finding methamphetamine, marijuana, and a
With an AmbuBus conversion kit, a school bus has been given a new job to do this summer. Rapid City firefighter/paramedics can now transport as many as 18 patients at a time with a single vehicle. This super-sized Ambulance Bus (AmbuBus) can transport as many patients as 9 ambulances depending on injuries. A standard ambulance is normally equipped to treat/transport up to 2
A Rapid City man facing multiple rape charges asked for a bond reduction in Seventh Circuit Court on Monday.
Cory Icenogle is accused of raping two children under the age of 16 and was looking to modify his bond from $500,000 to $100,000.
The mother of the alleged victims was in court on Monday and wrote a letter to the judge saying she is concerned about the
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is receiving more than $260,000 from the federal government to provide re-employment and eligibility assessments for those who receive unemployment benefits.

The funding from the U.S. Department of Labor aims to help the newly unemployed reduce the time between jobs and help prevent improper payments from the federal Unemployment
This week of council committee meetings in Rapid City is the last set of committees for outgoing Mayor Sam Kooiker.  He spoke on the weekly mayor’s segment on KOTA last week and highlighted a number of items which he will oversee at committee t
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Same-sex couples in South Dakota can now use a marriage certificate and a number of other documents to change a name on a South Dakota-issued driver's license.

The state's Driver's Licensing Program says individuals can request name changes starting Monday.

For a name change on a license with a gold star, individuals need to
Rapid City, S.D. – At around 12:15 p.m. on June 26th, the RCPD and PCSO were notified of the death of a child at Rapid City Regional Hospital. The infant child was taken there for treatment. The six-month-old female’s injuries were sustained in the morning hours of June 26th in an apartment at 825 Willsie Avenue.
The suspect is identified as 26-year-old Kristopher Houchin of
Pennington County, S.D. – At 2:12 Sunday afternoon, Pennington County Search and Rescue responded to a call for an injured subject at Hippy Hole, a popular swimming hole four miles south of Rockerville.
A male in his early 20’s had jumped off a cliff and failed to clear the rocks below, resulting in serious leg and foot injuries. He eventually had to be airlifted by a
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