11/03/15 04:53 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the South Dakota Department of Social Services alleging that it repeatedly discriminated against well-qualified Native American job applicants because of their race.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Rapid City states that over two years beginning in 2010, the state agency posted 18
11/03/15 04:31 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The first large-scale exercise in a huge bomber training area over the Northern Plains is scheduled for early next month.
Officials at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota say the exercise is scheduled Dec. 2-3 in the 35,000-square-mile Powder River Training Complex over the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming.
The military says people in the
10/29/15 04:26 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's state auditor says that the Secretary of State's Office under former Secretary Jason Gant came up more than $43,000 short in its accounting.
Auditor General Martin Guindon said in the report that he found no evidence of a reconciliation explaining the difference.
Gant told the Argus Leader newspaper on Thursday that he
10/23/15 04:17 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — State officials in South Dakota have unveiled the design for 2016 license plates.
It's similar to the current Mount Rushmore plate design, with different coloring.
The current plate design has been in use since 2006, and the state Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division says many existing plates are succumbing to age, damage and loss of
10/21/15 04:54 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The trial for a four-year-old trademark dispute between Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. and Rushmore Photo and Gifts and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is underway in Rapid City.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. is suing Rushmore Photo and Gifts and Wal-Mart over its Sturgis trademark. Attorneys made their opening statements on Tuesday, and the trial is continuing on
10/21/15 01:49 PM
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Minnesota-based manufacturer has bought a facility in western South Dakota that once made motorcycle trikes and plans to create up to 80 jobs in Spearfish.
Polaris Industries Inc. has bought the 51,000-square-foot facility and paint equipment formerly used by Lehman Trikes. Polaris employees in Spearfish will paint Indian and Victory motorcycles
10/20/15 10:02 AM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officials in a northwest Nebraska county are looking at ways to address aggressive panhandling and other alcohol-related problems in a village known for selling beer on the border of a dry South Dakota Indian reservation.
The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met with Whiteclay residents and business owners on Monday and will convene again on
10/14/15 02:25 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A secretive polygamist group has declined to reveal more information to South Dakota regulators as part of a request to be able to draw water more quickly at its remote Black Hills compound.
The Water Management Board considered the application Wednesday. It faces opposition from nearby landowners.
The panel said in July that the group needed to provide
10/07/15 10:02 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A coalition established by Gov. Dennis Daugaard is exploring the expansion of Medicaid in South Dakota. The Health Care Solutions Coalition is set to gather for the first time Wednesday. Daugaard recently met in Washingto
09/21/15 01:37 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley has released an explanation for a ballot measure to create a publicly funded campaign finance program, require additional disclosure and limit lobbying by state officials after they leave government.