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Connie Lezotte at Storybook Island said she and her crew of three were devastated on Monday when they stumbled upon vandalism at the park. She said there were more than a hundred strings of lights that were torn apart, torn down, and are not fixable. But they will still open on Friday.
A woman shopping at Walmart on Stumer Road in Rapid City late in the afternoon on Monday had her purse stolen.  Police spokesperson Tarah Heupel said this is the third report of this nature which they’ve received in the last week.
Storybook Island was recently vandalized and police are asking the community for any information.   
This year’s Festival of Lights Parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. The parade will begin on East Boulevard and head west on Main Street to 7th Street.
The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is joining forces with the Regional Cancer Care Institute and a national breast cancer awareness campaign known as 'Justice for a Cure.'   
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(AP)  South Dakota officials have classified Lewis and Clark Lake as "suspect" for contamination by zebra mussels. 
(AP) The state's Department of Transportation has awarded $1.1 million to six small South Dakota cities and one county for road improvements.
(AP) A group of historians has formed an organization whose goal is to increase the study of the Midwest. 
(AP)  A group of Sioux Falls surgeons has stopped selling surgical implants at a local hospital amid concerns over conflicts of interest and legality.      
(AP)  The leader of an effort to make marijuana a legal medical drug in South Dakota says the best avenue likely is an initiated measure to get the question on the 2016 general election ballot.  
Attorney Marty Jackley confirmed on Monday that the following individuals lost their lives in the tragic shooting in Sisseton over the weekend.
Regional News
(AP)  Thanks to a tip from a citizen, the Wyoming wildlife authorities have cited four Wisconsin residents for poaching an antlered mule deer. 
(AP) A legislative committee has endorsed the idea of Wyoming taking over sole regulation of uranium mining in the state.   Currently, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the state both oversee the industry. 
(AP)  Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is buying a 43-turbine wind farm in southwestern North Dakota.   Allete Clean Energy will develop the project near Hettinger.
(AP)  The annual tree-lighting ceremony at the South Dakota Capitol has been scheduled for Tuesday.  
(AP) — Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall is resigning from office in the midst of a state investigation into an allegation that he tried to suppress his son's arrest on a drunken driving charge.    
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(AP)  A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the "Catapencil"  are among an annual list of unsafe toys.
The South Dakota Retailers Association is inviting customers to nominate their favorite retail store or restaurant for the South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award. The prestigious award is presented annually to a business owner or manager who runs a top notch business.
A new business aimed at meeting the growing needs of area seniors has opened in the Black Hills serving seniors who live in Rapid City, Box Elder, Sturgis, Spearfish, Custer and Hot Springs.
The Rapid City Chamber of Commerce has announced Julie Schmitz Jensen as the new Executive Director of the Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Jensen replaces Michelle Lintz, who has retired after 28 years with the Bureau. According to Linda
After 28 years of service to the community and the hospitality industry, Michelle Lintz has announced her plans to retire as Executive Director of the Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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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. 
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no c
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The Spink County Sheriff says a Wisconsin man accidentally shot himself in the foot while hunting in near Doland. Sheriff Kevin Schurch tells the Aberdeen American News that the accident occurred Monday afternoon. The man'
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