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11/21/14 09:53 AM
As people are getting ready to head out of town for the Holiday, the Public Works Department is reminding residents to conduct maintenance of their sewer traps and vents.
11/21/14 09:41 AM
The Milken Institute ranked Rapid City as one of the top five best cities for Successful Aging.     While the overall ranking was excellent, there are some specific areas that are severely lacking.
11/20/14 12:37 PM
(AP)  South Dakota U.S. Senator John Thune says the U.S. Air Force is in its "final step" of deciding whether to move forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would help solidify EAFB's future.
11/20/14 12:34 PM
  The National Forest Advisory Board met on Wednesday. The meeting was dominated by a discussion over the pine beetle infestation. 
11/20/14 10:41 AM
Police are trying to find a group of people accused of assaulting a man on Wednesday.  RCPD spokesperson Tarah Heupel said a 31-year-old man reported that he was walking along the bike path near Founders Park when he was approached by a group of people.
11/20/14 09:37 AM
Law enforcement is looking for a pack of dogs they believe killed an 8 year old girl.   
11/19/14 10:41 AM
Rapid City Police were called early Wednesday morning to the Corner Pantry on Fairmont Boulevard by a panic alarm.
11/19/14 06:51 AM
(AP) South Dakota School of Mines President Heather Wilson says she wasn't involved in any unlawful attempts to lobby federal officials on behalf of one of the nation's premier federal laboratories.
11/19/14 06:50 AM
(AP)  Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson could have been the vote to pass the Keystone XL pipeline through the upper chamber but opted to oppose the project. 
11/19/14 06:49 AM
(AP) A Native American tribe's president says if the Keystone XL pipeline is authorized, it would amount to an act of war. 
11/19/14 06:47 AM
(AP)  Wyoming regulators have seized roughly 3,000 idle coal-bed methane wells in the Powder River Basin from High Plains Gas Inc. after the company failed to post a required $6.8-million reclamation bond.  
11/19/14 06:28 AM
(AP)  Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
11/19/14 06:27 AM
(AP)  American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation.
11/18/14 09:01 AM
The question before the South Dakota Supreme Court on Monday morning was whether or not Deadwood casinos should pay taxes on free play on slot machines.  
11/18/14 09:00 AM
Brent Phillips of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been chosen as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Phillips will succeed Charles Hart, who has served as Regional Health’s President and CEO for 10 years.
11/18/14 08:58 AM
(AP) The CEO of High Plains Gas says the company won't be able to post a $6.8 million bond to cover the company's 3,000 idle coal-bed methane wells in the Powder River Basin by Tuesday's deadline. 
11/17/14 10:12 AM
(AP) Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland sent out a fundraising pitch on Monday calling for donations to fight against the Keystone XL pipeline and help pay campaign debt.
11/17/14 07:54 AM
(AP) South Dakota has joined a national distance learning initiative that will make more courses available to students across state lines.  
11/17/14 07:50 AM
(AP)  Two lottery ticket-holders will split a nearly $366,000 cash prize after matching all five winning numbers in the Dakota Cash lottery drawing.   The tickets were sold in Hot Springs and Spearfish and each hit the game's jackpot prize.
11/17/14 07:41 AM
The issue passed through Legal and Finance last week and now the  first reading to revise parking penalties by amending the municipal code will be before council on Monday night as they hold their regular meeting at the CESAC building starting at 6:30.
11/17/14 07:40 AM
(AP)  Congress is scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the project could still end up before an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins.   
11/17/14 07:38 AM
(AP) Wind Cave National Park officials are urging drivers to use caution when traveling through the park as bison and other large animals are once again on or near the roadways because of the recent snowfalls.  
11/14/14 08:28 AM
(AP)  The disaster aid for the mid-June storms in South Dakota including the Wessington Springs tornado has topped $10 million.  
11/14/14 07:45 AM
(AP)  Doubts over a gas company's ability to pay a $6.8 million bond are growing after the Sheridan company failed post a $6.8 million bond by Wednesday's deadline to prevent the state from plugging nearly 3,000 non-producing coal-bed methane wells.
11/13/14 01:08 PM
Open enrollment for federal health care begins Saturday.  Kim Jones of Brookings is with Interlakes Community Action Partnership and is the Brookings County navigator and oversees all the navigators in the state.
11/13/14 09:34 AM
A woman was arrested late Wednesday afternoon for an alleged assault.
 
11/12/14 12:01 PM
Firefighters in Rapid City were busy on Wednesday afternoon after a multi-occupancy commercial building caught fire. Fire officials say the call came in just after 2:00pm and when crews arrived dark black smoke was already pouring out of the building.
11/12/14 07:54 AM
The U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is traveling the nation as he did in July, hoping to create support for funding fixes to the nations aging infrastructure.
11/12/14 07:27 AM
Public meetings will continue through Thursday over Wind Cave National Park’s draft plan for the newly acquired 55-hundred acre Casey Addition.    
KOTA Radio 1380 News
11/10/14 11:50 AM
It's unfortunate that it  takes a winter storm - Storm Astro, by the way - to get national attention for Rapid City, but didn't someone once say all coverage is good coverage? And, while we're asking rhetorical questions... how bad does y
11/10/14 11:02 AM
Police were called to a fight on Sunday evening at the Time Out Lounge.
11/10/14 11:01 AM
On Saturday evening, police were called to 6526 Wellington court, where a 23-year old man had accidentally discharged his handgun, firing a round hitting his 73-year old grandfather in the leg and the hand.
11/07/14 10:47 AM
We’re just getting the corner of Winter Storm Astro which is expected to dump a lot of snow in East River. While we aren’t expected to get that much snow, the wind and the snow have created dangerous conditions. 
11/07/14 07:48 AM
(AP)  The James and Eloise Elmen Foundation of Sioux Falls is donating $1 million to the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation to support a new visitor center at Custer State Park. 
11/07/14 06:29 AM
(AP) A South Dakota man accused of creating a phony research company to bilk the National Science Foundation out of $100,000 has been convicted of numerous fraud-related counts.  
11/06/14 06:07 PM

The area known as Falling Rock has claimed another hiker's life.

11/06/14 11:30 AM
  A larger bypass pipe will be temporarily installed near the Canyon Lake Spillway to handle increased flows of water to be released from Pactola Lake.    
11/06/14 10:45 AM
The city is showing another strong month for building permits in Rapid City.  The Building Division issued 425 building permits in October with a project valuation of about 20.6-million dollars. 
11/06/14 07:56 AM
 (AP)  Some of the bison gathered during the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will be sold this month.   The bison auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15.
11/06/14 07:42 AM
The contention over whether or not the city should allow residents to have up to 6 hens reached new heights on Monday night, after the group or a member of the group gave the City Council a cartoon, over which Alderman Chad Lewis was incensed.
 
11/05/14 09:12 AM
714 of 714 precincts reporting 100%   U.S. Senate Mike Rounds, GOP 140,721 - 50 percent Rick Weiland, Dem 82,408 - 30 percent Larry Pressler, Ind 47,728 - 17 percent Gordon Howie, Ind 8,469 - 3 percent   U.S. House District 1 Kristi
11/05/14 06:38 AM
(AP) Votes cast after the scheduled poll closure at two Pine Ridge polling places won't be counted with other ballots statewide. 
11/04/14 02:23 PM
It doesn’t happen very often, changing county names, but that will happen in Shannon County where voters overwhelming said yes to change the name to Oglala Lakota County.  
11/04/14 02:15 PM
Annexation of the Countryside Subdivision and one adjacent lot were approved on Monday night, with stipulations.  The proposed annexation area contains approximately 154.74 acres located north of Sheridan Lake Road between Muirfield Road and Clarkson
11/04/14 12:43 PM
A poll worker showing up late has resulted in a delay of statewide election results being released publicly tonight.  
11/04/14 12:40 PM
The Rapid City Council on Monday night rejected a proposed pilot program that would have allowed residents to keep up to six chickens in their backyards for the next three years.
 
 
11/03/14 07:54 AM
(AP) Meade School District officials say they believe an internal error and not a hacker was to blame for a breach of personal information.   The breach made hundreds of Social Security numbers of former students available online. 
Civil Air Patrol Photo
11/01/14 10:58 AM
A South Dakota Civil Air Patrol pilot has earned a unique award. Captain Neil Schmid of the Sioux Falls Composite Squadron completed his “Fly South Dakota” Gold Level Award October 29th. The Fly South Dakota program involves attending aviati
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. 
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