02/02/16 04:59 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Georgia lending company has contributed roughly $1.7 million to aSouth Dakota political organization pursuing a constitutional amendment that opponents say is an industry-backed measure meant to dupe voters.
Campaign finance documents released this week show the financial connection between the amendment campaign and the short-term lending
02/02/16 04:57 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A legislative committee has approved a bill that would open the door to the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota.
The House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee voted 11-2 to approve the plan Tuesday.
It heads to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
Republican Rep. Mike Verchio is the bill's main House sponsor. He
12/22/15 04:53 PM
Chief Engineer - Radio
Duhamel Broadcasting in Rapid City is looking for a Chief Engineer for our five-station radio group. Qualified candidates must have background in general electronics and/or experience in Radio broadcasting, including RF, Studio and IT. The job includes, but is not limited to, maintenance and repair for four high power FM transmitters, three low power
12/22/15 02:40 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Inmates at the South Dakota Penitentiary have been busy cranking out tens of thousands of 2016 license plates each day in preparation for the new design's Jan. 1 debut.
The Sioux Falls prison has been producing the state's license plates since 1929. Foreman Pat Gacke says the 18 inmates working inside the Pheasantland Industries license
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