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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
08/05/15 03:27 PM
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says authorities have seized over $10,000 more in cash this year compared to last year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The Department of Public Safety said Wednesday that authorities in western South Dakota have seized over $17,600 in cash since July 28, the majority of which was in Sturgis. Last
07/31/15 10:34 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a disaster for 12 South Dakotacounties and three American Indian reservations that suffered damage during severe storms in late June.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the storms caused an estimated $3 million in damage. The presidential disaster declaration paves the way for federal aid to state, local and tribal
07/28/15 11:04 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A report on a wildfire in Wind Cave National Park in April concludes the park underestimated how dry conditions would affect efforts to control an escaped fire.

The Cold Brook Fire began as a prescribed burn. It escaped containment in high winds and grew to about 10 square miles. There were no injuries, and no damage to structures or private property.

07/24/15 11:27 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A collector claiming to be the rightful owner of a guitar played by Elvis Presley and later donated to the National Music Museum has asked a federal judge to rule in his favor.

The request from collector Larry Moss filed in U.S. District Court in Sioux Falls comes a year after the custody battle over the guitar ensued without the donor ever responding to the
07/22/15 02:48 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined counterparts in over four dozen states in calling on major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology.

The attorneys general have sent a letter to the companies' chief executives saying that a recent rule clarification by the Federal Communications Commission shows federal law
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