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01/26/15 08:15 AM
(AP) State health officials are recommending students and staff at a Sioux Falls school ensure they have been properly vaccinated following a confirmed case of the measles. 
01/26/15 08:14 AM
(AP) The Sioux Falls Regional Airport in 2014 set a boardings record for the fourth straight year. 487,127 passengers flew out of the airport, up 1 percent from 2013. The airport set records every month except for May, July, November and December.
01/26/15 08:07 AM
AP) Lawmakers this week will consider measures to join states calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget, make child abuse allegations clearer and strengthen the state's ability to react to deadly disease outbreaks.
01/26/15 08:03 AM
The federal Department of Transportation plans to deny Aerodynamics Inc.s(ADI)  application because of actions of the company’s CEO. This is the company recommended by the city of Pierre to provide air service for the city.
01/23/15 05:09 AM
(AP) A pipeline oil spill in Montana that contaminated a river and a city's drinking water supply is adding to fears about a proposed pipeline to carry oil from western North Dakota to refineries in eastern states. 
01/22/15 08:42 AM
(AP)  The Republican-controlled House has easily passed a bill designed to expedite the approval of natural gas pipelines.  
01/22/15 08:40 AM
(AP)  One of Congress' most vocal skeptics of climate change is backing a measure saying it is real and not a hoax — but says it's arrogance to believe human beings are causing it.  
01/22/15 08:37 AM
(AP) The Republican-controlled Senate has rejected Democrats' efforts to ban exports from the Keystone XL oil pipeline and to require building the project with American-made steel.    
01/21/15 10:00 AM
(AP) — The State Department has set a February 2nd deadline for federal agencies to provide advice on whether to move forward with the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline.
01/21/15 09:52 AM
(AP) — Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska have filed two new lawsuits over the proposed route, after the state's Supreme Court recently tossed a previous legal challenge.
01/20/15 11:07 AM
(AP)  A labor union leader is upset with Gov. Dennis Daugaard's decision to award workforce development dollars to the Associated General Contractors of South Dakota.  
01/20/15 11:05 AM
(AP)  A state Senate panel has advanced a proposal that would allow active military members' spouses to get a South Dakota concealed weapon permit.
01/19/15 10:22 AM
(AP)  Thirty-seven teenagers for cited for underage drinking during a weekend birthday party in Hayti that authorities say got out of hand.   One person was taken to a hospital with an undisclosed alcohol-related problem early Saturday. 
01/15/15 07:56 AM
(AP)  About 600 people from across the country as expected to attend the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism next week.
01/15/15 07:27 AM
(AP) The United States Department of Agriculture has selected a project dedicated to improving water quality in the Big Sioux River as one of its "high-impact" projects for 2015. 
01/13/15 10:47 AM
Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today that the Division of Criminal Investigation has concluded their crime scene reconstruction in last week's standoff in rural Brule County and the residence has been turned over to the family of Donald and M
01/13/15 10:46 AM
(AP) Sioux Falls police are trying to identify the owner of six newborn puppies found in a garbage bag in a trash bin. The puppies were found Saturday evening. Authorities say they are a medium-to-large breed, and might be pit bulls.
01/07/15 11:18 AM
(AP) The Pierre Regional Airport could lose nearly all of its $1 million in federal funding due to an enplanement shortfall in 2014. 
01/06/15 09:49 AM
(AP)  Officials in Sioux Falls are announcing a multimillion-dollar investment to bolster the city's growing biotech industry.  
01/06/15 09:35 AM
Sioux Falls officials say the city broke three records for building permits in 2014. A total of 14,945 building permits were issued during the year, shattering the previous mark of nearly 8,000 in 2013.
01/05/15 09:38 AM
(AP)  Community banks in South Dakota say struggles navigating increased regulatory burdens, attracting interested employees and competition from other lenders are endangering small banks across the state.  
01/05/15 08:44 AM
(AP) A fire department in eastern South Dakota has gone high-tech with a new custom-built drone.    The Brookings Fire Department will use the remote-controlled F450 quadcopter to survey structure fires, wildfires, hazmat situations and gas leak.
01/02/15 06:06 AM
(AP) Sioux Falls police are searching for a man who confronted an officer with what they believe was a gun.    Authorities say the officer was on a routine patrol in the Tuthill Park area shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday when a man pointed what a
01/02/15 06:05 AM
(AP)  The choice of city leaders in Pierre to provide federally subsidized air service to South Dakota's capital city has a record of financial problems in Virginia and Ohio.
12/31/14 11:10 AM
(AP)  A South Dakota woman accused of selling a nonexistent vehicle on eBay has been charged with grand theft.     26-year-old Christina Engelmann was arrested earlier this month on the felony charge.
12/31/14 10:50 AM
(AP)  The incoming secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks was cleared of ethics allegations in Alaska, though critics say it was due to a technicality.  
12/30/14 06:43 AM
(AP) Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy has chosen a manager at a local golf course to be the next director of the city's Corn Palace tourist attraction.   
12/29/14 06:14 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed John Bastian to the state Board of Regents. Daugaard made the announcement on Monday. Bastian is an Aberdeen native. He retired in 2013 after serving for 20 years as a circuit court judge in
12/29/14 08:16 AM
(AP)  A series of small divots along the side of a South Dakota highway intended to help prevent car crashes are irking bicyclists.   The Minnehaha County Commission approved 7.5 miles of new rumble strips on County Highway 151. 
12/29/14 08:13 AM
(AP) Authorities have arrested a man on preliminary murder and manslaughter charges in the death of a woman in Sioux Falls.  
12/26/14 06:51 AM
(AP) A $15 million entertainment complex anchored by a massive pawn shop plans to open on Thanksgiving Day next year across from the Denny Sanford Premier Center and Sioux Falls Convention Center.   
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.
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