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South Dakota House committee approves trans athlete ban

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee has approved a proposal from Governor Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from competing in school sports leagues that match their stated gender identity. All 11 Republicans on…

Caution! New property tax scam targeting local homeowners

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — County and state officials are warning locals to be on the lookout for a new scam targeting homeowners. The South Dakota Attorney General's Office recently notified Pennington County about…

Innovative Systems Donates $500,000 to SD Mines scholarships

RAPID CITY, S.D. --  On Tuesday, Innovative Systems from Mitchell, South Dakota gifted $500,000 to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in support of the establishment of the Innovative Systems/Alpine Investors Scholarships. Children of Innovative Systems employees who…

National Guard sees troops reupping despite COVID, hard year

WASHINGTON (AP) — All over the U.S., state National Guard units are seeing dramatic reenlistment rates, even as their troops juggle near constant duties with COVID-19, natural disasters and other military deployments. For some, it’s a job that could become…

Meade County Shooting Range bill struck down in committee

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A bill that would allocate roughly $5 million in state funds to build a shooting facility in Meade County has been voted down at the Legislative session in Pierre. In the House Agriculture and Natural Resources…

Belle Fourche law enforcement responds to early morning fire

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – Local law enforcement and first responders were called out to an early morning fire in Belle Fourche Tuesday morning. The fire originated in a single unit, causing damage to others nearby. Several families in the complex…

New biking experience coming to Lead ski resort

LEAD, S.D. – A real estate company is planning to revitalize an old ski resort in Lead. After purchasing the Deer Mountain Ski Resort last year, Keating Resources of Nebraska hopes to begin…

SD Senate and House pass medical pot bills, collision looms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota's Senate has passed a spate of bills to put lawmakers' mark on the state's new voter-passed medical marijuana law. Several of the bills approved by the Senate would ease access to medical pot for…

Biden administration officially withdraws vaccine rule

The Biden administration has officially withdrawn a rule that would have required workers at big companies to get vaccinated or face regular COVID testing requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed the withdrawal Tuesday. But the agency says it…

SD FFA to open Ag Adventure Zone at Black Hills Stock Show

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Between January 28 to February 5, the South Dakota Future Farmers of America will be highlighting agriculture in the Rodeo Zone during the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo Rapid City. The Ag Adventure Zone is…

South Dakota GOP hires North Dakota native as new director

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The new executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party says one of his top goals to achieve 100% GOP membership in the state Legislature. North Dakota native Terin Lucero was most recently the director of…

Pennington County warns of new property tax scam

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — The Pennington County Board of Commissioners is warning the public about a new property tax scam that is circulating the area. The new scam has fake collection letters being sent from Tax Assessment Securities, Seizure Unit…

South Dakota ranchers eligible for federal grazing loss assistance

WASHINGTON — South Dakota ranchers and livestock producers have the ability to apply for assistance through the federal Livestock Forage Disaster Program until the end of January. The LFP gives financial assistance to eligible producers and growers who have suffered…