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Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19. Church leaders said Wednesday that masks will be required temporarily in an…

Rapid City teenager identified as victim in weekend fatal crash

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has identified the victim in Saturday's fatal crash east of New Underwood. 15-year-old Olivia Newman of Rapid City was ejected from the vehicle after it left the roadway and…

Day 4 of search in Florida park for Gabby Petito's boyfriend

A Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputy and a Sarasota County worker direct a truck carrying excavating equipment into the Carlton Reserve during a search for Brian Laundrie, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Venice, Fla. Laundrie is…

3 members of South Dakota family sentenced for grain fraud

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Three members of a South Dakota family accused of bilking millions from farmers due to risky speculation in the grain business have been sentenced to time behind bars. Jared Steffensen and his wife, Tami Steffensen, pleaded…

SD DOH: 605 total new COVID-19 cases, one death reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health's daily COVID-19 update showed 436 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 123,506. 326 total cases of the B.1.617.2 - or Delta - variant…

Names released in Mondays unattended deaths

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police say they have identified the two victims of what they called unattended deaths that happened Monday night. The call came in around 5:20 p.m. on the evening of September 20 for a report…

House OKs debt and funding plan, inviting clash with GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved legislation to fund the government, suspend its borrowing limit and provide federal disaster and refugee aid. Republicans in the Senate are expected to block the measure, however, as Congress works to avoid a…

RC Solid Waste to hold Free Tire Disposal Week

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Have some old tires taking up space? Next week is your chance to get rid of them for free. Starting Monday, Rapid City Solid Waste is hosting a Free Tire…

Wyoming's gov. sends Guard to help at hospitals

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor has activated the Wyoming National Guard to provide temporary assistance to hospitals that are dealing with a surge of patients with COVID-19. Gov. Mark Gordon activated 95 soldiers and airmen Tuesday to serve at…

Post-Trump, Democrats push to curb presidential powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats say they will vote on legislation this fall to curb the power of the president, an effort to rein in executive powers that they say President Donald Trump abused. The legislation is expected to be…

RCAS to hold Parent Education Night for Suicide Prevention

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Throughout the month of October, the Rapid City Area Schools have lesson plans for students to participate in for Signs of Suicide. For preparation, the RCAS will be holding a Parent Education Night for Suicide Prevention…

New Oxford House for men opening October 1

RAPID CITY, S.D. — There is a new Oxford House opening up in Rapid City. The Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported house for those who are recovering from drug and alcohol…

PennCo hosting onsite job fair

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — If you're looking for a new career, Pennington County is having its first onsite job fair at the Administration Building, located at 130 Kansas City Street in Rapid City. The job fair will take place on…

SD DOH: 739 total new COVID-19 cases, three deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health's daily COVID-19 update showed 580 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 123,071. 326 total cases of the B.1.617.2 - or Delta - variant…

Jensen to retire as President/CEO of Visit Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Tuesday, Visit Rapid City announced the retirement of President & CEO, Julie Jensen. Jensen served as the Executive Director of the Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau from 1983-1997 and returned as Executive Director in…