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02/26/15 01:21 PM
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,
02/26/15 12:37 PM
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
02/26/15 10:12 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state House has shot down a proposal that would have allowed unilateral no-fault divorce in South Dakota. The House voted 44-25 against the plan, which advocates have said would make it easier for domestic violenc
02/26/15 09:10 AM
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
02/26/15 09:07 AM
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
02/25/15 04:19 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee has approved a proposal to exempt youth from the minimum wage hike to $8.50 per hour that voters approved in November.

The House Commerce and Energy Committee on Wednesday voted 11-2 for the plan, which would carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage.

Republican Sen. David Novstrup says the evidence shows that states with a higher
02/25/15 02:07 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House of Representatives has voted to not consider a measure that would end the state's involvement in the Common Core educational standards.     The House voted 39-31 on Tuesday as part of procedur
02/25/15 02:05 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune is pushing for a legislative solution to Internet regulation after the Federal Communications Commission votes on its rules as part of the so-called "net neutrality" debate.

The commission will vote Thursday on whether to put Internet service in the same regulatory camp as telephone communications. Thune
02/25/15 12:28 PM
President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL bill that was passed by Congress a few weeks ago.

Bold Nebraska’s Energy Director, Ben Gotschall (gotsh-all) says they expected the veto based on the President’s remarks in the State of the Union. He said they are nevertheless thrilled at his veto.

Gotschall says they believe there were several reasons the President vetoed the bill,
02/25/15 11:12 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee has passed a measure that would authorize three new voter-approved games in Deadwood.

The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 10-3 to approve the proposal to allow keno, craps and roulette in the historic mining town. The measure has already passed through the Senate and now heads to the House floor.

Supporters have pushed the
02/25/15 10:44 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Republican congressional delegation is criticizing the president's veto of a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Senator John Thune, South Dakota's senior senator, says President Barack Obama's veto is disappointing but not surprising.
The pipeline proposed by TransCanada Corporation would
02/24/15 01:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House. It's the third veto of Obama's presidency.

The move puts a freeze on a top GOP priority, at least for now. It also reasserts
02/24/15 11:45 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police say three Sioux Falls teenagers accused of stealing an SUV and driving around the city recklessly were arrested after they dropped off a 10-year-old boy at school. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says a woman called po
02/24/15 11:26 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman has pleaded guilty to her seventh drunken driving charge since 1990 following a crash that seriously injured two people.

Cynthia Goeman changed her plea to guilty Monday.

Authorities say Goeman on July 13 pulled out in front of 24-year-old Quintin McMartin's motorcycle. The crash left the former University
02/24/15 11:24 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man has been sentenced to a month of house arrest and two years of probation for his role in the death of his girlfriend last summer.

Nineteen-year-old Dylan Roth was charged with felony hit and run after authorities say he accidentally ran over 18-year-old Erika Weisz with his truck last August outside the home of Roth's parents.

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