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12/19/14 10:32 AM
(AP)  Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he won't visit the VA hospital in Hot Springs until after a study is complete on the potential ramifications of closing the facility.
12/19/14 10:31 AM
(AP) Deadwood casinos will no longer have to pay state gambling taxes on promotional programs that give patrons free credits to play slot machines.  
12/18/14 06:18 PM
On Wednesday of this week, we reported that Rapid City Police responded to a report of a deceased male lying on the sidewalk under the Interstate-190 bridge near Omaha Street. Late Thursday, police identified the man as 55-year-old Elvis Presley Means of
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12/18/14 03:17 PM
Yesterday, we reported to you that the Rapid City Police Chief had denied a rally and march permit for a Native American group. That group wanted to highlight perceived police intolerance toward Indian people, but the police department cited problems enco
12/18/14 09:23 AM
(AP)  A survey has found that most South Dakota deer hunters aren't convinced that changes are needed to the state's deer licensing system.   
12/18/14 07:40 AM
Residents opposed to the Meade County Commission’s proposed bypass road and TIF district to pay for it have started a petition drive to send it to a public vote.   
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12/17/14 05:35 PM
On the afternoon of Dec. 17, Rapid City Police responded to a home invasion and assault at a North Rapid City residence. The residence was forcibly entered and the 72-year-old homeowner was violently assaulted.
12/17/14 01:08 PM
Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris has denied the permit for Last Real Indians to hold a rally on Friday.
12/17/14 08:40 AM
The Rapid City Police Department has denied a special permit request for a Police Brutality Awareness Walk, which had been proposed for this Friday.
12/17/14 08:03 AM
(AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court has appointed Bernie Schuchmann as a full-time magistrate judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit.    Schuchmann is an adjunct professor at Black Hills State University and previously served as Lawrence County&
12/17/14 07:45 AM
Rapid City Council this week approved an increase to the Canyon Lake Dam Reconstruction Project of $144,353. This is for the 48-inch bypass line that is being installed.      
12/17/14 07:44 AM
(AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard's administration says drug and DUI courts are working for offenders and taxpayers in South Dakota, and the governor is pushing for lawmakers to fund three new ones in the 2015 legislative session.  
12/17/14 06:39 AM
(AP)  The U.S. Geological Survey says groundwater levels are declining in the Ogallala Aquifer.
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12/16/14 06:02 PM
A Native American group calling itself “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot- South Dakota” has been denied a permit to hold a rally and march in Rapid City. The group applied for a permit to hold a special event for a “Police Brutality Awareness
12/16/14 11:31 AM
(AP)  Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.  
12/16/14 10:54 AM

Public Works director maintains is reccommendation to reject the request.

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12/15/14 06:11 PM

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Norm and Eunabel McKie family of Rapid City is donating $1 million to build a statue to help mark South Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the donation Monday to fund the 45-foot statue of a star quilt being received by a Native American woman. The monument titled "Dignity" will be placed in Chamberlain
12/15/14 10:49 AM
It has taken a few years, but residents have been recycling their Christmas lights this year, dropping used lights into containers placed strategically around town for the Christmas Light Recycling Program.  The containers were a bit more used last year, but nothing compared to this year.
12/15/14 10:33 AM
A rescue operation at Canyon Lake Park on Saturday involved more than just mud. RCFD spokesman Oliver White said there was a lot of goose dung which was pretty unpleasant for everyone involved. 
12/15/14 07:20 AM
(AP)  Some funding is available to researchers, educators and naturalists who have an idea for a native wildlife project. 
12/15/14 07:20 AM
(AP) Montana's congressional delegation is pushing the U.S. Air Force for modifications to the proposed bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would cover an area larger than West Virginia. 
12/12/14 10:14 AM
(AP)  The federal government says it's OK for tribes to grow and sell marijuana on reservations, but tribes in the Dakotas don't appear to be jumping at the opportunity. 
12/12/14 10:10 AM
Fire officials are planning to continue ignition of the Prairie prescribed fire on the Black Hills National Forest today, Friday, December 12. Starting mid-morning, fire crews plan to burn about 160 acres.
12/12/14 09:47 AM
The Rapid City Fire Department has been working on a cleanup project in the Skyline Wilderness area and they want residents to know they are using a "burn box".
12/12/14 07:41 AM
(AP)  State officials have decided that a public safety campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of jerking the steering wheel on icy roads is too risque.   The Department of Public Safety has pulled the "Don't Jerk and Drive".
12/12/14 07:06 AM
(AP) Many in Indian Country are wary of the idea of legalizing marijuana on tribal lands, even if the U.S. Justice Department says it's OK. 
12/12/14 06:19 AM
This nearly summer-like weather is why we are called the Banana Belt. We did break a record on Thursday.
12/11/14 01:32 PM
The city and resident Jordan Mason have agreed to dismiss legal action against the city brought by Mason over the resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds for the proposed Rushmore Plaza Civic Center expansion.
12/11/14 06:29 AM
Spearfish development is moving full steam ahead with the latest record-breaking building permit numbers of 450 permits at the end of November, already higher than last year’s numbers.
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12/10/14 11:29 AM
At around 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 9th, Rapid City Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Cash and Go, at 1430 Haines Avenue.  Initial reports indicate a Native American male suspect entered the business with a firearm and demanded money. Dur
12/10/14 09:42 AM
Rapid City police made four arrests early Wednesday morning after following up on a report of suspects checking to see if vehicles were unlocked.
12/10/14 08:01 AM
(AP) Representatives of eight communities, including the Black Hills,  and an energy company are joining officials with the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development at an outdoors show in Las Vegas.  
12/10/14 07:57 AM
Rapid City’s Parks and Rec Director said the entire downtown landscaping needs to be looked at.
12/10/14 07:56 AM
(AP) A woman accused of driving a bus full of coal miners through a construction zone and into a line of stopped cars — killing three Gillette men — has pleaded not guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide.  
12/10/14 07:51 AM
The RCFD is looking to improve on their Youth Fire-setting Prevention/Intervention program, after fire and police units were called on Monday afternoon to an area of town where 10 teens were starting a fire on a concrete slab. 
12/08/14 06:05 PM
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Air travel between Gillette and Salt Lake City is about to get a bit faster. Delta air carrier Sky West plans to begin offering jet service between the two cities starting Feb. 1. The jet flights will shave about 20 minutes o
12/08/14 10:51 AM
One person was rushed to Rapid City Regional Hospital on Sunday evening after being ejected in a rollover accident. Highway Patrol trooper Nic Allen said the accident happened around 6p.m. near the Blessed Sacrament Church.
12/08/14 10:50 AM
(AP) Authorities in South Dakota are investigating a vandalism case in which a portion of state-owned rail line was blown off by an explosive.   
12/05/14 09:22 AM
November proved to be another solid month for building permits in Rapid City with this year’s numbers on pace to be the second highest in the past five years.        
12/05/14 08:26 AM
(AP)  Bond has been set at $1 million for a homeless man in North Dakota charged with felony murder in death of a 57-year-old Mississippi man.   Forty-five-year-old Mark Butts  was charged Thursday in Bismarck.
12/04/14 09:49 AM
(AP)  South Dakota is among a 17-state coalition that has filed a federal lawsuit over the Obama administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration. 
12/04/14 09:47 AM
(AP)  A South Dakota man is charged with driving drunk through freshly poured concrete in downtown Gillette, causing up to $1 million in damages.     31-year-old Bobby Rice of Belle Fourche accused of driving around barricade to drive on wet concrete.
12/04/14 09:39 AM
Residents of the Fox Run Drive area had appealed a plan to relocate the Cornerstone Women and Children's Group Home which was rejected by council this week.
12/03/14 11:31 AM
(AP)  U.S. Sen. John Thune says a final decision on an expansion of training airspace for bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota could come as soon as February.  
12/03/14 09:33 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three-time track and field Olympian Cindy Greiner, former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Ben Leber and two-time world boxing champion Battling Nelson are among 21 people being inducted into the South Dakota Spor
12/02/14 10:29 AM
The United Way director reported today that they have reached 80-percent of goal with just 4 weeks left to raise more than 450-thousand dollars.
12/02/14 09:10 AM
(AP) U.S. Sen.-Elect Mike Rounds has hired key staffers in South Dakota and Washington.    They include Jeff Marlette, West River director in Rapid City.
12/02/14 09:04 AM
(AP) Plunging oil prices and other factors are slowing Wyoming's fledgling oil boom.    Industry executives and observers blame a 40 percent drop in price, months of tepid global demand and news that OPEC will not curtail production.
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12/02/14 06:36 AM
The council meeting discussion on Monday over the Civic Center expansion and the 180-million dollars in bonds the city will need was hours-long.  Many community members spoke some of them saying they didn’t realize the council was ready to vote on the project.
12/01/14 10:17 AM
Rapid City Police are looking for subjects involved in an assault and theft at the Mobil gas station at 2113 North Lacrosse Street.  The incident happened just before midnight on Friday.
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