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11/28/14 06:53 AM
(AP)  Some South Dakota producers say the Keystone XL pipeline won't be a cure-all for rail congestion that's hindering crop shipments.  
11/28/14 06:50 AM
(AP) Black Hills Corp. says it has bought another small natural gas utility.    Rapid City, South Dakota-based Black Hills announced this week Wyoming regulators approved its $6 million purchase of MGTC.
11/27/14 05:39 AM
(AP)  Twenty-five years after voters approved gaming in Deadwood, residents are turning back to casinos as the historic mining town works to reinvent itself.
11/27/14 05:37 AM
A Delaware fugitive was arrested Wednesday morning after a high speed pursuit that started on Highway 16 just south of Rapid City and continued on to I-90 between Rapid City and Tilford, where he was stopped and arrested.   
11/26/14 10:30 AM
23-year old Kelly Croyle will stand trial in March. Croyle is accused of fatally shooting 49-year old Dick Mashek in a Box Elder home in September.     The trial is slated to last about a week and a half.    
Rapid City Police Department
11/26/14 09:51 AM
The Rapid City Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the male suspect who robbed Corner Pantry at 310 Fairmont Boulevard just before 1 a.m. on Nov. 19.
11/26/14 08:29 AM
(AP) The closing of Alco stores around the central U.S. affects nearly two dozen communities in the Dakotas, including the community of Lead. 
11/26/14 08:25 AM
(AP)  South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to appoint a new justice to the state's Supreme Court.    Daugaard on Tuesday announced the appointment of Circuit Judge Janine Kern.
11/26/14 06:29 AM
Thieves stole cameras at Best Buy right in front of employees in the middle of the day on Monday.  RCPD spokesperson Tarah Heupel said three suspects, a man and two women, entered the store around 2:15 p.m., each with a large duffel bag and stuffed them with cameras.
11/25/14 12:20 PM
Connie Lezotte at Storybook Island said she and her crew of three were devastated on Monday when they stumbled upon vandalism at the park. She said there were more than a hundred strings of lights that were torn apart, torn down, and are not fixable. But they will still open on Friday.
11/25/14 11:09 AM
A woman shopping at Walmart on Stumer Road in Rapid City late in the afternoon on Monday had her purse stolen.  Police spokesperson Tarah Heupel said this is the third report of this nature which they’ve received in the last week.
11/25/14 10:10 AM
Storybook Island was recently vandalized and police are asking the community for any information.   
11/25/14 10:08 AM
This year’s Festival of Lights Parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. The parade will begin on East Boulevard and head west on Main Street to 7th Street.
11/25/14 06:47 AM
The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is joining forces with the Regional Cancer Care Institute and a national breast cancer awareness campaign known as 'Justice for a Cure.'   
11/25/14 06:30 AM
The Legal and Finance Committee, which usually meets on Wednesdays, will be holding their regular meeting today after the regular Public Works meeting. On the Legal and Finance committee agenda will be a discussion on the Civic Center expansion.
11/25/14 06:25 AM
(AP) Applications are available for the 2015 South Dakota mountain lion hunting season.    The state's Game, Fish and Parks Department says there's no deadline to submit an application for the season.
11/25/14 06:21 AM
Rapid City police tased a man who refused to cooperate.  The incident happened early Monday morning just be before 2. 
11/24/14 09:56 AM
(AP) U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials are restricting camping and vehicle access to Belle Fourche Reservoir's Tequila Beach.  
11/24/14 09:34 AM
(AP) A nonprofit organization that assists veterans and their families is sponsoring scholarships for a farmer and rancher training program.    The Farmer Veteran Coalition is offering the financial assistance for the 10-session training program.
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.
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