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Rapid City Mayor says renovation of Barnett not feasible
RAPID CITY SD -- Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender blasted the former Mayors' promotion of the so-called "Plan C" arena expansion, and asked voters to build the new "Plan A" arena with a Yes vote in the referendum on June 5th. Allender held a press conference in the current Barne...
May 25, 2018

Judge: Births not recorded at FLDS compound
CUSTER, S.D. - A South Dakota judge's ruling has confirmed that children were born on a remote Black Hills compound run by a secretive religious sect, offering new insight into life within the polygamous FLDS.The ruling in September by Seventh Circuit Judge Jeff W. Davis revealed...
May 24, 2018

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD
WASHINGTON - One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind." Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America's arsenal. Air Force re...
May 24, 2018

Officials look for driver who struck, killed woman
CANTON, S.D. - Lincoln County sheriff's officials say the woman whose body was found in a ditch near Worthing is the apparent victim of a hit-and-run crash. Authorities began a search for 34-year-old Tessa Jacobs Wednesday evening after she failed to return from a walk. Officers...
May 24, 2018

Powell man gets prison sentenced in wife's shooting death
POWELL, Wyo. - A Powell man has been sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison for the shooting death of his wife. The Cody Enterprise reports 65-year-old David Williamson was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Shirley Williamson in A...
May 24, 2018

Man gets 10-year sentence in fatal reservation shooting
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A man who admitted helping the suspects in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation a year ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, along with another eight years in an unrelated drug case. Thirty-one-year-old Scott Benson earlier this year p...
May 24, 2018

Bridger Gordon of Sturgis FFA among elite
INDIANAPOLIS - A Sturgis FFA student has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar -- an elite designation shared only by seven others nationally. Bridger Gordon of Whitewood was named to the scholar list this week by the National FFA Organization. The U.S. Presidential Scholar de...
May 24, 2018

Infant mortality rates rise in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. — Baby deaths are raising concerns for South Dakota officials as a new report shows infant mortality rates rose last year. A Department of Health report released Wednesday shows the state averaged 7.8 deaths per 1,000 live births last year. That compares to 4....
May 24, 2018

Gov. Dennis Daugaard donates thousands to legislative hopefuls
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has donated $13,000 to Republican state legislative candidates across South Dakota ahead of the primary election. The governor's campaign committee, Daugaard for South Dakota, filed a pre-primary campaign finance report this week sh...
May 24, 2018

Thune introduces legislation to help improve accuracy of U.S. Drought Monitor
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today introduced the Improved Soil Moisture and Precipitation Monitoring Act of 2018, legislation that would provide tools and di...
May 24, 2018

Public Safety Officials Encourage Driving Safety During Memorial Day Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – With the number of motor vehicle fatalities, especially those not wearing seatbelts, already higher than last year, officials of South Dakota's Department of Public Safety are encouraging drivers to be careful as the summer traveling season officially begins ...
May 23, 2018

Mount Rushmore to undergo renovation
KEYSTONE, S.D. - The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is getting a $14 million upgrade, though the carved heads of U.S. presidents won't be touched. Maureen McGee-Ballinger is chief of interpretation and education at the popular landmark. She says the construction is mostly over...
May 23, 2018

Construction worker killed at gravel pit near Fort Pierre
FORT PIERRE, S.D. - A construction worker has died in an accident at a gravel pit west of Fort Pierre. The Stanley County Sheriff's Office says 61-year-old Steven Pigsley, of Black Hawk, was working for a Rapid City subcontractor on repaving Highway 34 and drove his truck to the...
May 23, 2018

Student guilty of manslaughter wants to attend high school graduation
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Family and friends of a 15-year-old boy killed in a crash last year in South Dakota are criticizing a judge's decision to temporarily release the teen convicted in his death so he can attend his high school graduation. Alex Lingor...
May 23, 2018

Former Belle Fourche city councilwoman sentenced for threat
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - A former Belle Fourche councilwoman received a suspended jail sentence after admitting to threatening a man who got into a fight with her son. Court records show 55-year-old Toni Moncur pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of stalking for telling a 31-yea...
May 23, 2018
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