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(AP) - Warm Pacific air blanketing the Dakotas continues to set records in the two states, with temperatures reaching into the 50s, 60s and even 70s.
The city of Rapid City adopted the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood mapping in June of 2013. At that time, a number of properties were put into the flood plain and some were removed.
(AP)  The FBI has found no criminal activity during its investigation into the November dog-attack death of an 8-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.  
A trip to the Civic Center to see a Rush hockey game was meant to be fun for 5th through 8th grade students from American Horse School who had earned the trip through an after school program.  But the event on Saturday night turned ugly in the third period.
 A grand jury has indicted a father and son on charges stemming from a standoff near Kimball January 7th.
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(AP) State health officials are recommending students and staff at a Sioux Falls school ensure they have been properly vaccinated following a confirmed case of the measles. 
(AP) The Sioux Falls Regional Airport in 2014 set a boardings record for the fourth straight year. 487,127 passengers flew out of the airport, up 1 percent from 2013. The airport set records every month except for May, July, November and December.
AP) Lawmakers this week will consider measures to join states calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget, make child abuse allegations clearer and strengthen the state's ability to react to deadly disease outbreaks.
The federal Department of Transportation plans to deny Aerodynamics Inc.s(ADI)  application because of actions of the company’s CEO. This is the company recommended by the city of Pierre to provide air service for the city.
(AP) A pipeline oil spill in Montana that contaminated a river and a city's drinking water supply is adding to fears about a proposed pipeline to carry oil from western North Dakota to refineries in eastern states. 
(AP)  The Republican-controlled House has easily passed a bill designed to expedite the approval of natural gas pipelines.  
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(AP)  The Environmental Protection Agency says more than 4 million gallons of a mixture of freshwater, brine and oil have been pumped from the area affected by the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota's current energy boom.
 (AP)  A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground.  
Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota.
(AP)  A special prosecutor who was reviewing whether a former Campbell County sheriff improperly told a deputy to reduce a drinking-and-driving charge against the sheriff's son has resigned.  
(AP)  Wyoming financial experts are set to brief state lawmakers in Cheyenne on the state's latest revenue projections in the face of falling oil prices. 
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(AP)  The price of oil has dipped below $45 a barrel following the latest sign from OPEC that the group doesn't plan to cut production. 
At the end of each year the Rapid City Council must approve the city's supplemental budget and the city finance officer says it's in a comfortable place.   
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.
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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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