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10/31/14 09:50 AM
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
10/31/14 07:27 AM
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. 
10/31/14 06:58 AM
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.
10/30/14 08:53 AM
The cooler weather is moving in just in time to chill out the party-goers this Halloween Friday.  But, the good news is we aren’t going to be as cold as other places, and the wind will diminish by evening.
10/30/14 08:53 AM
The group Rapid City Hens was before the Legal and Finance Committee on Wednesday, to talk about their Pilot Program.
10/30/14 08:17 AM
(AP)  The South Dakota Army National Guard is fielding new Black Hawk helicopters meant to be used in medical evacuations. 
10/30/14 08:13 AM
(AP)  A woman is in custody but a man remains at large after a vehicle chase with law officers that began in Pennington County and ended on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 
10/30/14 08:04 AM
The jury trial continued Wednesday for a Rapid City man facing a dozen counts of first degree rape. 39-year-old Joseph Arguello is accused of raping three young girls.  
10/29/14 07:03 AM
(AP) Two utility companies have opened a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne.   Officials from Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power and Black Hills Corp. held an opening ceremony for the Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station Tuesday afternoon. 
10/29/14 06:37 AM
The state Public Utilities Commission has approved nearly 45 applications from individuals and groups that want to have a say in South Dakota's decision on whether to re-approve the portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that would run through the state.
10/29/14 06:35 AM
(AP) — Bison from Wind Cave National Park have been transferred to preserves in South Dakota and other states to help form new or boost existing herds.  
10/28/14 09:14 AM
Police are looking for a man who pepper sprayed some employees at Walmart on Stumer Road.  RCPD Spokesperson Tarah Heupel said on Monday two security employees saw a man stealing some steaks and other items.
10/27/14 11:19 AM
Rapid City Police are investigating what they say has been an increase in burglaries at local businesses over the last two weeks. 
10/27/14 11:18 AM
(AP) Increasing oil development in eastern Wyoming is helping state revenues but a new state report says state job growth isn't increasing as fast.    
 
10/27/14 11:12 AM
(AP) Lead Police Chief John Wainman says one of his officers who shot and killed a mule deer buck with large antlers in the backyard of a residence was not trophy hunting.  
10/27/14 09:09 AM
Rapid City police made a total of 16 DUI arrest over the weekend. 34-year-old April Abdelgabar of Sturgis was one of those weekend arrests.
10/24/14 11:59 AM
(AP) A South Dakota man has been sentenced to two years in prison for attempted sex trafficking.    Twenty-one-year-old Curtis Austin, of Rapid City, was arrested during an undercover operation in August 2013 at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
10/24/14 11:25 AM
(AP) The discovery of human remains in western South Dakota's Lawrence County has solved a 14-year-old mystery.
10/23/14 11:08 AM
The Pita Pit at 724 Main Street was burglarized some time on Thursday evening.  Police spokesperson Tarah Heupel said someone broke in and stole money from the safe.  
10/23/14 08:24 AM
Rapid City Council meetings have shortened in the last couple of years because city leader have been streamlining the process.  There was time when the meetings regularly lasted into the wee hours of the next morning.
10/23/14 08:22 AM
(AP)  Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a minimum-security prison in Rapid City.    State Corrections Department officials says Jay Dooley was last seen Wednesday night.  
10/23/14 08:13 AM
 The man found on West Chicago Street earlier this week has been identified as Terry Taves, age 53 of Rapid City. 
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10/22/14 06:16 PM
 As German officials look on, Rapid City council president Jerry Wright signs an agreement renewing the Sister City partnership between Rapid City and Apolda, Germany.
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10/22/14 06:13 PM
 Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker sits in the mayor's chair in the Nikko City Council Chambers.  The Council is set up like a legislature, according to Kooiker, with 28 council members and sessions that can last days and weeks at a time. Nikko i
10/22/14 10:35 AM
City Council on Monday night gave approval to Destination Rapid City to add more parking spaces to what originally began as a controversial parking lot.
10/22/14 09:30 AM
(AP) National Park Service officials and fire fighters are ready for a nearly 2,200-acre planned fire at Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota.    The blaze is scheduled for Thursday and is expected to last three days.
10/21/14 10:11 AM
Rapid City police and the Pennington County Sheriff’s office continue to investigate the death of a man whose body was found on West Chicago Street on Monday evening.
10/21/14 09:00 AM
That's why Regional Health is encouraging people to get their annual flu vaccination ASAP.
10/21/14 08:29 AM
City Council on Monday night approved the formation of an executive task force to oversee the Civic Center expansion, which will also take care of the long-ignored ADA violations.
10/20/14 12:35 PM
(AP) _ A prescribed burn is scheduled for Monday at Custer State Park in western South Dakota.    The burn will take place in and adjacent to the southwest corner of Custer State Park.  
10/20/14 12:33 PM
A brush fire in town on Sunday afternoon is a reminder to be cautious. Oliver White from the fire department said they had predicted a later wildland fire season, and there is still concern.
10/20/14 12:31 PM
The first reading of an ordinance will be before council on Monday night to consolidate the City’s Vision Fund and the Capital Improvement Funds into separate accounts within a Unified Fund by amending the city’s municipal code.
10/17/14 09:46 AM
Jackson county has agreed to open a satellite office for voter registration and early voting in Wanblee on Monday.
10/17/14 09:08 AM
Sturgis police say a routine traffic stop earlier this week turned up over a pound of crystal meth.   
10/17/14 09:02 AM
Officials say that the brood count is substantially higher than last year, and that has created a lot of excitement.
10/17/14 08:25 AM
(AP)  A Belle Fourche police officer has been put on unpaid leave after being accused of assaulting his estranged wife.  
10/16/14 12:33 PM
The Rapid City Police Department is stepping up its traffic enforcement. The Department will have 2 officers per shift 24/7 whose sole objective will be to enforce traffic control.
10/16/14 12:31 PM
Parts of Western South Dakota are under a Red Flag Warning, meaning conditions could make wildfires spread quickly .In Rapid City, the fire condition is very high.
10/16/14 08:47 AM
Friends of Rapid City say they won’t sue but they still oppose the project.
10/16/14 08:42 AM
(AP)  A number of tribes in South Dakota have received $3 million in federal funds to help families that struggle to heat their homes during the winter and cool during the summer. 
10/16/14 08:40 AM
(AP) Rapid City-based Black Hills Corporation is acquiring Energy West Wyoming Inc. a subsidiary of Energy West Inc.,  for $17 million.  
10/16/14 08:00 AM
Legal and Finance approved the mayor’s request to form a Civic Center Executive Task Force, and will be before council on Monday for the first reading.  
10/15/14 10:13 AM
South Dakota native Dr. Julie Gerberding says that the greatest threat to the population in the face of an Ebola outbreak is panic.
10/15/14 09:33 AM
A number of Council committee members expressed concern over safety issues on the Bike Path, and concern that those repairs would not be made in a timely manner. That prompted a discussion centered on how to fund the repairs. 
10/13/14 05:57 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson have met for the third time in this election season to discuss their platforms. Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick We
10/13/14 09:52 AM
(AP) An upcoming public hearing will address proposed changes to the gaming compact between the state of South Dakota and the Oglala Sioux Tribe.  
10/13/14 09:51 AM
(AP) A natural gas company says it expects a 17-mile stretch of pipeline in the Black Hills to be completed by the middle of November.  
10/13/14 08:28 AM
The final dance and singing competitions got underway Sunday as the annual Black Hills Pow Wow wrapped up its 28th year at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena.
10/10/14 11:06 AM
Aberdeen Central High School has ended coach-led prayers before football games, after the Freedom From Religion Foundation received a complaint.
10/10/14 11:01 AM
(AP)  The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved plans for a new graduate program that would better equip potential principals to work in rural districts in the state.  
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