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Custer authorities seek information about burglaries, stolen ATV

CUSTER S.D. - The Custer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public about several residential burglaries. The burglaries were reported in the rural areas of Box Canyon and Carol Creek Roads, and in the community of Pringle. Police…

West Dakota Improv to host Black Hills Comedy Festival

RAPID CITY, S.D. — West Dakota Improv will be putting on the 3rd Annual Black Hills Comedy Festival this January. The festival showcases the region's comedic talent through a multi-round competition, and awards a $400 grand prize to the top…

Idaho company steals $54,000 from Oglala Sioux Tribe

BOISE, I.D. — A company in Idaho has admitted to illegally wiring $54,000 from the Oglala Sioux Tribe's bank account. The company, known as All Around Sports, also stole at least $308,900 from Alaskan Native organizations. All Around Sports is…

Lead celebrating annual Winterfest this January

LEAD, S.D. — Winterfest will be kicking off in Lead on Friday, January 18th. The festival, which celebrates the winter season both on and off the mountain, runs through the weekend and features music, mixers, kids activities, contests and much…

Author shares secrets to making the 'Best Bread Ever'

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — In her quest for the perfect homemade loaf of bread, a local woman has published a book sharing her personal method for getting perfect results from your bread machine. "Secrets to Baking the Best Bread Ever," by freelance writer Loretta Sorensen, came out in December and is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. "I started helping local authors publish their books in about 2005," Sorensen said to the Yankton Press and Dakotan . "I knew just enough to be dangerous. (With this book), I did all the graphic design on the inside, and Cindy Mason, who is a graphic designer

One person removed from Rapid City crash

RAPID CITY S.D. - Police responded to a car accident on Friday afternoon where one person was extricated. Around 4:00 p.m, the Rapid City Police and the Rapid City Fire Department responded to the crash at the intersection of 5th…

Rapid City Rush brings in a new partner

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Rush held a press conference today to announce the departure of long-time owners, Barry, and Luke Peterson. Majority manager…

RST Police seize $40K, guns, 'substantial' amount of meth

ROSEBUD S.D. - Police on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation along with law enforcement from Nebraska seized guns, cash, and a 'substantial' amount of meth on Friday. According to Captain Iver Crow Eagle, a three multi-jurisdictional search warrants lead to the…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses second week of arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery from cancer surgery is "on track" and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next week. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says that…

Government shutdown impacts local nonprofit

MT. RUSHMORE - The Mount Rushmore Society is a local Black Hills area nonprofit organization that is committed to supporting Mount Rushmore National Memorial since work on the sculpture began. The society is one of the nation's largest and oldest…

Driver crashes trying 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called "Bird Box Challenge." Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming…

Weather to teach, weather to learn at Central High School

Meteorology students from Central High School presented their knowledge of weather Friday morning to first graders from Wilson Elementary. About 70 first graders filed into the Central High School Auditorium to hear an explanation from high schoolers on a variety…

Sioux Falls construction notches biggest year ever in 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's largest city achieved another record year for construction in 2018. The Argus Leader reports that Sioux Falls dispensed building permits worth $787 million, up slightly more than 6 percent the previous year. The…

Governor Kristi Noem lays out plan to address meth epidemic

PIERRE, S.D. - A statement issued from Governor Kristi Noem's office today lays out a plan for battling meth epidemic in South Dakota. The statement from Gov. Noem's office: Earlier this month, I placed my hand on my dad’s worn Bible…

Wyoming Highway Patrol K9 'Kato' passes away

CHEYENNE WYO. - The Wyoming Highway Patrol announced the passing of one of their K-9 units. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol retired K-9 “Kato” passed away after a brief illness on Jan 9. Kato began his career with the…

Fireball Run preview party at the Journey Museum

RAPID CITY, S.D. -  The Fireball Run Big Country concluded in Rapid City last year with two competitors from the Black Hills. The show is an Amazon original and is often compared to the Amazing Race and Dirty Jobs. On…

Feeding South Dakota Prepares for Continued Government Shutdown

  Statewide, South Dakota  – In the midst of the partial government shutdown, millions of Americans are bracing themselves to lose their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits and are at risk of increased food insecurity. South Dakotans are not exempt…