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Rapid City, S.D. – At around 10:30 a.m. on March 3rd, police were dispatched to Memorial Park for a report of a deceased subject that was found in the area. Police located the body in the southeast corner of Memorial Park, near the intersection of 5th Street and Omaha Street.
 
The deceased has been identified as 55-year-old Webster Allen Twohawk of Rapid City.
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate has failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline.


The 62-37 vote Wednesday was the latest chapter in the fight between the GOP-led Congress and the White House over energy policy. It was the first of many possible veto showdowns to come in Obama's final
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee has approved a measure aimed at making child sexual abuse reporting clearer but has defeated a plan to authorize more time to study how to address the issue in South Dakota.


The House State Affairs Committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a plan that would require a mandatory reporter who first hears a child's account of
PIERRE, S.D., -- The South Dakota Commission on Gaming announces the 2015 annual funding release from Gaming Tax Revenues in South Dakota.

“The Department of Revenue enjoys an excellent relationship with Black Hills schools and municipalities,” Andy Gerlach, Secretary of the Department of Revenue said. “We are enthusiastic to help distribute funding and help create funding
The Civic Center held its final coffee talk session Tuesday morning, leading into next Tuesday's vote on the proposed Civic Center expansion project. While topics like financing were discussed, the session kept gravitating to debates over how the cam
Rapid City, S.D. – At around 10:30 a.m. on March 3rd, police were dispatched to Memorial Park for a report of a deceased subject that was found in the area. Police located the body in the southeast corner of Memorial Park, near the intersection of 5th Street and Omaha Street.
 
The deceased is a Native American male in his mid-50s. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the man’s
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Ellsworth Air Force Base, (KEVN-TV) The commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, Colonel Kevin Kennedy, gave his State of Ellsworth Address Thursday morning, discussing operations, updates and enhancements in regards to the base. Enhancing the quality of life fo
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.


The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow web traffic,
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux officials are pushing for a popular basketball tournament to be moved out of Rapid City due to racial tensions.


Tensions were exacerbated by reports of Native American children being subjected to racial slurs and sprayed with beer at a minor league hockey game in Rapid City in late January.

Oglala Sioux tribal leaders are pushing the board of the
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Box Elder man has pleaded guilty to burglary and grand theft charges in connection with a six-hour-long standoff with law enforcement officials in July.


Kidnapping charges against 32-year-old Raymond Cuny were dropped as part of the plea deal. Authorities say Cuny took a 2-year-old boy hostage during the standoff at a Rapid City home that he was trying to
The Rapid City Police Department has hired a detective to investigate cold cases going back 40 years.  Wayne Keefe an investigator who retired from the department last year, will work part time.  Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker spoke about two rece
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — State Corrections officials are working to address the use of an illegal synthetic drug at the minimum security unit of the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Authorities believe smuggled synthetic drugs likely sickened tw
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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
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced for committing a federal wildlife crime while acting as a hunting guide in South Dakota.


U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 59-year-old Randy Miller shot and killed a turkey vulture on a U.S. Forest Service trail while guiding hunters in May 2013. Turkey vultures are protected under federal law.

Miller was sentenced to a

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man charged in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will remain in jail until his trial in September.

Judge Bradley Zell on Tuesday said he does not think 29-year-old Joseph Patterson is a flight risk, but he does think Patterson is a danger to his ex-girlfriend.

Patterson is charged with second-degree murder,
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