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01/27/15 06:00 AM
(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.  
01/27/15 05:25 AM
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.
01/26/15 01:39 PM
 A grand jury has indicted a father and son on charges stemming from a standoff near Kimball January 7th.
01/26/15 08:38 AM
The first Legislative Crackerbarrel for 2015 took place over the weekend at the South Dakota School of Mines. These special legislative meets are designed so people can come with questions or concerns.  
01/26/15 08:12 AM
(AP) Crews have recovered the body of a Wyoming man after an all-terrain vehicle broke through the ice of a lake in northwestern South Dakota.
01/26/15 08:01 AM
Ballot explanation and language for the March 10 special referendum election has been finalized, according to City Attorney Joel Landeen.           
01/23/15 04:53 AM
With January coming to a close, the city is reminding people that the new downtown parking fine schedule takes effect on February 2nde. The new parking fines affect the two-hour zones downtown and metered parking.
01/22/15 02:08 PM
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says the man found Wednesday morning in a field near Spearfish has been identified as 59-year old Kenneth Bartels of Spearfish. An autopsy has concluded that Bartels died from a single gun shot.
01/22/15 12:12 PM
A man was arrested after a vehicle chase with police that started in Rapid City ended in Black Hawk.  It began Thursday morning, shortly after 1 when an officer saw a pickup at North Street and Lemmon Avenue, that was allegedly speeding .
01/22/15 12:11 PM
The 2015 legislative crackerbarrels will be Saturdays, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and March 7 on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus.
01/22/15 08:21 AM
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says they received a report of the body of a man found lying in an open field off Highway 14 west of Spearfish at 11:12 Wednesday morning.
01/22/15 08:05 AM
During a presentation before the House Ag and Natural Resources committee this week, DENR Secretery Steve Pirner gave the Committee an overview of the department’s priorities this session, among them an executive reorganization order the Governor's office.
01/21/15 09:38 AM

Sometimes special assessments aren't paid by mortgage companies.

01/20/15 01:16 PM
(AP)  Public safety and tourism officials across South Dakota are preparing for a potentially record-setting 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
01/20/15 01:03 PM
The House Ag and Natural Resources Committee of the South Dakota Legislature on Tuesday moved a bill forward to allow live bullheads to be used as bait.
01/20/15 11:29 AM
The Forest Service proposes to designate a new motorized trail on Bearlodge Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest, north of Sundance, Wyoming.
01/20/15 11:25 AM
(AP)  The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has taken its first steps in Nebraska since the state's high court cleared the way for the planned route. 
01/20/15 11:11 AM
The city council allocated money last year for road and infrastructure repairs in the Big Sky Subdivision contingent on areas not within city limits be annexed.
01/20/15 06:28 AM
The mountain lion hunting season picked up over the weekend, as there was a bit of a warm up.  The total harvest as of this morning stands now at 16, of which 8 are female.  All harvested lions must be inspected within 24 hours.
01/19/15 10:24 AM
Police are investigating a car fire.  At about 5:45 Monday morning, police were dispatched to St. Martin’s Monastery to help the fire department with a vehicle fire.
01/19/15 08:16 AM
The city has allocated about 800-thousand dollars for repair of some streets in the Big Sky Subdivision, some of which are dependent on annexation.  
01/19/15 06:26 AM
(AP)  New rules are in the works to try to slow the spread of invasive species in South Dakota's waterways.
01/19/15 06:16 AM
(AP) The National Park Service is looking for ideas on how to mark its 100th anniversary in 2016.   Three public sessions are planned in western South Dakota to take input on the centennial.
01/16/15 08:36 AM
Two members of the state’s Congressional delegation are applauding  Friday’s decision regarding the Powder River Training Complex expansion. The Air Force announced today that it finalized its Record of Decision to approve the PRTC. 
01/16/15 08:26 AM
Residents wishing to make voter registration changes, request absentee ballots or to vote early for the March 10 special election must do so by 5 p.m. February 23 at the Pennington County Auditor's Office.
01/16/15 07:48 AM
A release from the Attorney General’s office on Friday into the shooting death of Allen Locke on December 20th of last year in Rapid City, found that RCPD Officer Anthony Meirose was justified in firing his weapon and using lethal force.  
01/16/15 07:45 AM
(AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has voted to allow the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions on private land outside of the Black Hills. 
01/16/15 07:44 AM
The President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe along with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association have called on President Obama for an emergency meeting regarding the Keystone pipeline.
01/15/15 01:41 PM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states because of low grain and oil prices. The region's overall economic index improved slightly to 50.9 in Janua
01/15/15 11:05 AM

Mayor Kooiker agreed that the issues with the Civic Center should have been addressed, but also acknowledge there's little that can be done now except move forward with the proposed expansion.

01/15/15 07:54 AM
(AP)  The association that governs high school sports in South Dakota is considering new rules aimed at reducing concussions among prep football players.   
01/15/15 07:26 AM
The mountain lion hunting harvest in the Black Hills now stands at 14, 7 of which are female.   All harvested lions must be inspected within 24 hours.
01/15/15 07:21 AM
A decision to move an historic house in Deadwood could further degrade the city’s historic status.   
01/15/15 07:04 AM
(AP) Harley-Davidson says it's finalizing an agreement to make its motorcycle the official bike of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.  
01/15/15 06:59 AM
South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson said that the Crime In South Dakota Report for 2013 found that drug arrests were up 40-percent from the previous year and drug use had a ripple effect in other criminal areas.
01/14/15 12:36 PM
As the Governor laid out his plan before the 2015 Legislative Session to fund transportation and criminal justice departments, he said spending in the short-term is smart because of the long-term savings.  He said modest investments are a w
01/14/15 12:32 PM
Public Works Committee members on Tuesday talked about allowing cross country skiing at Meadowbrook Golf Course. Golfers didn't like the idea because they believe skiers would cause damage to the green.
01/13/15 06:51 AM
(AP) The attorney representing six same-sex couples in South Dakota says he plans to challenge a federal judge's order that put legal same-sex marriages on hold after the state's ban was declared unconstitutional.
01/13/15 06:49 AM
Transcanada can begin taking land as early as this week.  Nebraska opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline say they'll continue to fight the project even though the state's Supreme Court allowed its planned route to stand.  
01/13/15 05:41 AM
On Monday, U.S District Judge Karen Schreier ruled against South Dakota's unconstitutional amendment banning marriage equality. Nancy Rosenbrahn and her wife Jennifer, who were legally married in Minnesota expressed shock at the decision.
01/13/15 05:36 AM
The Rapid City Police Department is currently investigating more than a dozen incidents that appear to have happened in the evening hours of Jan. 9th and Jan 10th.
01/12/15 06:56 AM
(AP) A decision on the expansion of the Powder River Training Complex expansion over the Northern Plains is expected in the next few weeks. It then would go before the FAA for authorization.
01/12/15 06:18 AM
(AP) — The South Dakota Department of Tourism is looking for travel counselors and supervisors for the 10 information centers along Interstates 29 and 90.  
01/12/15 06:05 AM
(AP) Game, Fish and Parks commissioners will take input next week on a proposal to allow the use of hounds for mountain lion hunting outside of the Black Hills.  
01/12/15 05:56 AM
(AP)  A Colorado man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trying to buy sex with an underage girl during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
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01/09/15 05:56 PM
Authorities have identified a suspect in the theft of a vehicle that was burned on January 4th from 1980 Seger Drive.
01/09/15 12:34 PM
Members of Congress from the Dakotas say President Barack Obama has lost a reason to veto a measure authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline after Nebraska's Supreme Court tossed a lawsuit challenging a proposed pipeline route.   
01/09/15 10:26 AM
(AP) A South Dakota lawmaker wants to introduce legislation that would allow felons to vote as soon as they're released from prison.     Sen. Craig Tieszen of Rapid City says he plans to push for the bill this legislative session.
01/09/15 10:23 AM
After pleading guilty to attempted robbery and aggravated assault from a Box Elder shooting last spring, Shawn Mousseau appeared in court to hear his sentence. The incident occurred last March when Mousseau and his wife Michaela were involved in an alter
01/08/15 12:41 PM
Congresswoman Kristi Noem offered her unwavering support for the Keystone XL pipeline and exempting Transcanada from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.
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