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(AP)  Some South Dakota producers say the Keystone XL pipeline won't be a cure-all for rail congestion that's hindering crop shipments.  
(AP) Black Hills Corp. says it has bought another small natural gas utility.    Rapid City, South Dakota-based Black Hills announced this week Wyoming regulators approved its $6 million purchase of MGTC.
(AP)  Twenty-five years after voters approved gaming in Deadwood, residents are turning back to casinos as the historic mining town works to reinvent itself.
A Delaware fugitive was arrested Wednesday morning after a high speed pursuit that started on Highway 16 just south of Rapid City and continued on to I-90 between Rapid City and Tilford, where he was stopped and arrested.   
23-year old Kelly Croyle will stand trial in March. Croyle is accused of fatally shooting 49-year old Dick Mashek in a Box Elder home in September.     The trial is slated to last about a week and a half.    
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(AP) Rapid City-based Lynn's Dakotamart is buying grocery stores in Pierre and Fort Pierre.
(AP)  A South Dakota company that makes balloons featured in Macy's Thanksgiving parade in New York will debut a record number of balloons this year.    Raven Aerostar made six balloons that will be part of Thursday's parade.
(AP) South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has named an interim secretary of health.    Daugaard on Tuesday announced he has chosen Kim Malsam-Rysdon to assume the position starting in mid-December and until a permanent secretary is named. 
(AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court says a circuit court doesn't have the authority to expunge two dismissed charges against a former deputy state's attorney.  
(AP)  Attorneys for the state and for a group of same-sex couples challenging South Dakota's ban on gay marriage have asked a federal judge to bypass a trial and rule on the case.  
(AP)  Police in Sioux Falls are investigating the death of a woman who was found in her apartment.    Police said Tuesday they initially classified the 39-year-old woman's case as an unattended death after finding her body Monday.
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.    
Business News
(AP) Black Hills Corp. says it has bought another small natural gas utility.    Rapid City, South Dakota-based Black Hills announced this week Wyoming regulators approved its $6 million purchase of MGTC.
(AP)  Twenty-five years after voters approved gaming in Deadwood, residents are turning back to casinos as the historic mining town works to reinvent itself.
(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.
KOTA Sports & Recreation
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. 
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
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