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Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation are warning motorists that driving around barricades on closed sections of highways could result in a dangerous situation for drivers and a ticket.   Currently, a two-mile section of Highwa
City officials recently saw the projected business plan for the proposed Civic Center expansion. Mayor Kooiker told KOTA on Thursday's Focus With The Mayor that he has been digesting the report. 
A no bond bench warrant has been issued for a man accused of taking a two–year old boy hostage during a July standoff with police in Rapid City.
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There are 4 candidates running for the Secretary of State’s office. Military veteran Democrat Angelia Schultz of Aberdeen said it’s a given that the business filings process must be made as easy as possible to increase business in the state.
(AP) South Dakota's treasurer says the state has so far received $65 million in unclaimed property this year.  
(AP) — Attorneys for a Pierre teenager convicted of killing a classmate have asked the judge in the case to set aside the jury's verdict.  
(AP)  A 14-year-old Hartford girl died when she was run over by a pickup truck driven by her 16-year-old brother.    Authorities say the girl and two other girls were chasing the pickup in a parking lot on Saturday afternoon.
(AP) The two leading governor candidates vying to head South Dakota's state government differ on most issues but they're particularly split in one area: the status quo.
(AP) An FBI spokesman says an investigation into the South Dakota Regional Center and a federal investment-for-green card program is still active.
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(AP) The director of North Dakota's sole abortion provider says medication abortions have ceased at the Fargo clinic following a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling.  
(AP) The Gillette Police Department is training three new police dogs to replace two dogs that retired and another that died.    The new dogs are 2-year-old Dutch shepherds Camo and Chase along with Klause, a Belgian Malinois.
(AP) The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a state law that bans the use of one of two drugs used to perform abortions, effectively making the procedure illegal.  
(AP) — The Wyoming Highway Patrol is increasing its presence on Highway 59, between Douglas and Gillette.
(AP) The Campbell County undersheriff, who is running unopposed for sheriff, has retired so he can collect his retirement pay as well as his sheriff's salary.  
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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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TripAdvisor® announced Tuesday the 10 best burger restaurants in the U.S., according to the reviews and opinions of millions of travelers and named Black Hills Burger and Bun Company in Custer as the top burger joint in the country.
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Spurs hire WNBA star, Rapid City native, Becky Hammon as assistant
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Baseball Hall of Fame enshrines six new members
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Demaryius Thomas excused from Broncos camp
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