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12/22/14 09:29 AM
(AP) A 75-pound historical marker that once stood in South Dakota has been found in Alabama. But how it got there remains a mystery.  
12/22/14 06:20 AM
(AP) Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Sioux Falls casino. Authorities say a man robbed the Happy Jack's Casino shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday. The suspect was armed with a black handgun and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of mo
12/20/14 09:16 AM
 A march that organizers say is meant to protest against police brutality came off without incident in Rapid City Friday afternoon. The march began at Memorial Park, proceeded next to Haines, west near Omaha Street, then returned via the promenade to
12/18/14 09:20 AM
(AP) A jury has awarded five families a combined $1 million in a lawsuit against the state of South Dakota over flood damage caused by inadequate drainage.   
12/15/14 07:22 AM
(AP) Months after a tornado tore through Wessington Springs, residents say the town continues to adapt to the changes brought by the disaster.   
12/15/14 07:18 AM
(AP)  A Sioux Falls immigration lawyer is working to help 52 unaccompanied children apply to stay in the country after they entered without documentation.  
12/15/14 07:17 AM
(AP)  Officials expect to recover about half of the grain after a 40,000-bushel grain bin collapsed at an elevator in northeastern South Dakota.  
12/15/14 07:16 AM
(AP) Buying coverage during the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period hasn't been as difficult for South Dakotans as it was during the program's inaugural window.
12/15/14 07:15 AM
(AP)  South Dakota's Criminal Investigation Division says it has significantly reduced the average turnaround time for forensic testing this year.   
12/15/14 07:13 AM
(AP) Health officials have rated the incidence of flu cases in South Dakota as "sporadic."   Twelve new cases and four influenza-related hospitalizations were confirmed during the week ending Dec. 6.
12/10/14 11:29 AM
At around 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 9th, Rapid City Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Cash and Go, at 1430 Haines Avenue.  Initial reports indicate a Native American male suspect entered the business with a firearm and demanded money. Dur
12/05/14 09:12 AM
(AP) The former administrator of South Dakota's investment-for-green-card program says he's pleased with a recent report that lays blames for problems on a former state official who committed suicide.  
12/05/14 09:10 AM
(AP)  South Dakota tax officials are reminding shoppers this holiday season that use tax is due on online purchases.   Doug Schinkel is director of the state's Business Tax Division.
12/02/14 09:10 AM
(AP) U.S. Sen.-Elect Mike Rounds has hired key staffers in South Dakota and Washington.    They include Jeff Marlette, West River director in Rapid City.
12/02/14 08:28 AM
(AP) A South Dakota legislative audit committee says now-deceased former state official Richard Benda's actions were the sole cause of the investment-
12/01/14 10:52 AM
(AP)  A state task force has put forward a set of recommendations to overhaul South Dakota's juvenile justice system that lawmakers will consider when the Legislature convenes in January.  
12/01/14 07:35 AM
(AP) A group of North Dakota State University researchers is trying to come up with a way to make plastic out of crops, so they can be broken down by a special light and turned into another product.  
11/28/14 06:51 AM
(AP) Rapid City-based Lynn's Dakotamart is buying grocery stores in Pierre and Fort Pierre.
11/26/14 10:31 AM
(AP)  A South Dakota company that makes balloons featured in Macy's Thanksgiving parade in New York will debut a record number of balloons this year.    Raven Aerostar made six balloons that will be part of Thursday's parade.
11/26/14 09:35 AM
(AP) South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has named an interim secretary of health.    Daugaard on Tuesday announced he has chosen Kim Malsam-Rysdon to assume the position starting in mid-December and until a permanent secretary is named. 
11/26/14 09:34 AM
(AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court says a circuit court doesn't have the authority to expunge two dismissed charges against a former deputy state's attorney.  
11/26/14 08:27 AM
(AP)  Attorneys for the state and for a group of same-sex couples challenging South Dakota's ban on gay marriage have asked a federal judge to bypass a trial and rule on the case.  
11/26/14 06:30 AM
(AP)  Police in Sioux Falls are investigating the death of a woman who was found in her apartment.    Police said Tuesday they initially classified the 39-year-old woman's case as an unattended death after finding her body Monday.
11/25/14 06:29 AM
(AP)  South Dakota officials have classified Lewis and Clark Lake as "suspect" for contamination by zebra mussels. 
11/24/14 10:12 AM
(AP) The state's Department of Transportation has awarded $1.1 million to six small South Dakota cities and one county for road improvements.
11/24/14 10:11 AM
(AP) A group of historians has formed an organization whose goal is to increase the study of the Midwest. 
11/24/14 10:10 AM
(AP)  A group of Sioux Falls surgeons has stopped selling surgical implants at a local hospital amid concerns over conflicts of interest and legality.      
11/24/14 10:09 AM
(AP)  The leader of an effort to make marijuana a legal medical drug in South Dakota says the best avenue likely is an initiated measure to get the question on the 2016 general election ballot.  
11/24/14 09:30 AM
Attorney Marty Jackley confirmed on Monday that the following individuals lost their lives in the tragic shooting in Sisseton over the weekend.
11/21/14 06:28 AM
(AP) Three South Dakota communities are part of an expanded effort to consolidate tribal lands owned by multiple individuals.   The Interior secretary says 21 Native American communities in 12 states will join the land buyback program by 2017.
11/21/14 06:26 AM
(AP) An index of the rural economy in 10 Midwestern and Plains states says growth was neutral in October.    The Rural Main Street Index hit 50.0 in November, up from 43.4 the previous month.
11/21/14 06:25 AM
(AP)  A long-simmering tax dispute between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the state of South Dakota is threatening to shut down alcohol sales at the Royal River Casino and Hotel.  
11/19/14 06:59 AM
The former mayor of Fort Pierre has died.  Sam Tidball, who led an economic revitalization of Fort Pierre during his 16 years as Mayor, passed away Tuesday morning at Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.  
11/19/14 06:53 AM
(AP) The Minnehaha County Commission will be appointing a committee to review vote counting delays and absentee voting woes that affected South Dakota's most populous county during Election Day. 
11/19/14 06:53 AM
(AP) A Mississippi man who bought a Powerball ticket during an annual hunting trip in South Dakota has won $1 million. 
11/19/14 06:46 AM
(AP) Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire at a grain elevator complex in Mitchell.    The blaze broke out just before 3 a.m. Wednesday in a large building owned by CHS Farmers Alliance.
11/18/14 08:59 AM
(AP) — Shantel Krebs is shifting from a decade-long tenure in the state Legislature to statewide office.  
11/17/14 09:19 AM
(AP)  A man ordered to die for his role in killing a South Dakota prison guard has been scheduled to be executed in May.
11/17/14 07:53 AM
(AP)  Authorities have named a boy who died in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 29, about 12 miles south of Brookings.  
11/17/14 07:51 AM
(AP)  The South Dakota Historical Society is digitizing archival newspapers to preserve state history and give researchers online access.   
11/17/14 07:49 AM
(AP) The South Dakota Highway Patrol is stressing safe driving after cars have crashed into two patrol vehicles during the wintry weather.   The accidents occurred over the past week.
11/17/14 07:46 AM
(AP)Lawmakers chose Rep. Dean Wink of Howes as speaker of the House. The House majority leader will be Rep. Brian Gosch of Rapid City and the assistant majority leader will be Rep. Steve Westra of Sioux Falls.    
11/13/14 06:05 AM
(AP) -  Investigators say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of a Woonsocket woman who has now been missing for a year.    Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley says that neither he nor the family of Rachel Cyriacks think she will be found.
11/12/14 08:15 AM
The body of a 46-year-old woman has been found in a parking ramp, next to City Hall in downtown Sioux Falls.
11/12/14 08:02 AM
(AP)  A woman who stole nearly $160,000 from her Sioux Falls employer has been spared prison time so she's better able to pay back the money. 
11/12/14 07:25 AM
(AP) Firefighters are still battling some flames at a motel in Pierre where a fire broke out Tuesday and displaced dozens of tenants.  
11/12/14 07:24 AM
(AP)  The man who formerly administered the federal investment-for-green-card program in South Dakota says he was interviewed twice by the FBI last year regarding the program.  
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 10:51 AM
(AP) South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state Division of Criminal Investigation will look into the weekend shooting of a woman by a Mitchell police officer. That is standard procedure when a law officer is involved in a shooting.
11/06/14 11:12 AM
Now that Republicans will dominate politics from the local, state, and the federal level, they say that things are going to change. Especially when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline.     The Republican senators, John Thune
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