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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.
09/15/15 03:42 PM
PIERRE, S.D. – Tax revenue from the 2015 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is up 76 percent from the previous year, according to the latest figures available from the South Dakota Department of Revenue.


Total tax revenue so far during the rally period is $2,401,590 compared to $1,361,924 from a year ago. Total temporary vendor sales were $33,184,531. There were 1,438 vendors
09/11/15 02:35 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota medical board has revoked former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth's medical license in response to her May felony conviction for election law violations.

The South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners decided Thursday against Bosworth's plea to keep her license. The proceedings stem from a
09/09/15 09:49 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City Council has approved a 1.5 percent property tax hike that will bring an additional $225,000 into the city's coffers.

Some members argued Tuesday night that the increase was needed so the city could maintain current services. Council member Charity Doyle noted that worker's comp insurance for the fire department alone was going up more
09/08/15 03:22 PM
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — An early morning fire has destroyed a popular Sturgis saloon that billed itself as the "world's largest biker bar."

Crews from the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Full Throttle Saloon onSouth Dakota Highway 34 about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and found heavy smoke coming from the building.

Sturgis Assistant Fire Chief Shawn
08/26/15 11:33 AM

FLANDREAU | The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is cutting ties with the city of Flandreau's Police Department, after deciding to legalize marijuana.

The tribe gave the city a 90-day notice in June that it will end its 16-year policing agreement, effective Sept. 4. The tribe will form its own police department.

State Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed the development. The tribe
08/19/15 11:00 AM
It’s time to get your lawn chair and pick out your favorite spot along Main Street in Deadwood. The 17th Annual Kool Deadwood Nites comes to town later this week. The cars rumble into town this Thursday August 20th thru 23rd. Kool Nites is your chan
08/18/15 04:27 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A group that represents businesses and landowners wants Rapid City to spend $1 million more on a project to upgrade the road considered the gateway to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

The city already has approved spending about $5 million to spruce up Mount Rushmore Road as part of an ongoing joint city-state road reconstruction
08/14/15 01:21 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting a record corn yield in South Dakota this year.

USDA's latest production report forecasts the average corn yield in the state at 160 bushels per acre, 6 percent above the record of 151 bushels set in 2009.

Randy Hascall with the South Dakota Corn Growers Association tells the Capital
08/13/15 10:48 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — An adult entertainment cabaret in Rapid City that's been at odds with religious groups or the city during much of its 31-year history is closing.

Shotgun Willies will shut down at the end of the month. Owner Aaron Johnson says he's sold the property and is trying to sell the business, which includes a city liquor license.

He predicts that
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