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January Sobriety Checkpoints Announced

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety will continue its sobriety checkpoint program in 2019 with 15 checkpoints planned in January. The program is designed to discourage people from drinking and then driving. Monthly checkpoints are funded by…

Two new Holiday Stores Coming to Rapid City

RAPID CITY, SD--The City's Building Services Division on Thursday issued building permits to Holiday Stationstores Inc. for construction of two new Holiday Stores in the city. The combined permit valuation for both permits is estimated at $5.85 million.  The locations…

Honor Their Service: Rescue x2

The United States was built on people fighting for freedom and the freedom of generations to come. We here at NewsCenter1 want to recognize…

Rep. Dusty Johnson Sworn In As a Member of Congress

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives. Johnson's first day at Capitol Hill included taking the oath of office with fellow congressional members on…

Stevens High School students mourn loss of classmate

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Students at Stevens High School are in mourning as they learn one of their classmates passed away over the holiday break from class. Traven Bies, a sophomore at the Stevens died on Dec. 31 as a result…

Top BHSU photos of 2018

    These photographs are among the hundreds taken this year by the Marketing and Communications staff and student workers. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to capture these visual images to showcase the beauty of our campus and…

Invasive insect makes its way to South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Agriculture officials say an invasive insect found in evergreen decorations in Minnesota and Wisconsin has shown up in South Dakota. The state Department of Agriculture is encouraging residents who bought wreaths and other evergreens from…

South Dakota lawmakers getting first pay raise in 21 year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators will get their first pay raise in about two decades as they head to the state Capitol next week for the 2019 session. State lawmakers will be paid $11,378.80 in 2019, a roughly…

U.S.S. South Dakota commissioning Feb. 2

NORFOLK- The Navy's newest fast-attack submarine, USS South Dakota will be commissioned on Feb. 2 at the Naval base in New London. The submarine is designed to operate in both coastal and deep-ocean environments with a wide range of capabilities.…

Fleet Farm retail complex coming to Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. - City officials have confirmed this week that Fleet Farm retail complex, will soon begin construction. The Wisconsin based chain is planning to build a 202,00 square foot complex located north of I-90 and south of East…

Weathering the Hills: Starting 2019 Inverted

Many interesting things happening in the Black Hills for the start of 2019. The nice warm up we're having isn't by accident, dynamic forces are at play hundreds of miles away that are having a direct effect on our weather.…

Pursuit results in serious accident with multiple injuries

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The public is being warned to stay away from the intersection of Jolly Lane and Twilight Drive as authorities work to investigate and clean up after a serious car accident. The accident occurred when a pursuit resulted…

No deal to end shutdown; Trump says 'could be a long time'

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one budged at President Donald Trump's closed-door meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, so the partial government shutdown persisted through Day 12 over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border…

One dead in fatal crash near Wall

WALL S.D. -  A 19-year-old woman is dead after a three car crash Tuesday on Interstate 90. According to the Highway Patrol, around 4:00,  three cars…

One dead in Black Hills snowmobile accident

SPEARFISH S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks is investigating a fatal snowmobile accident. It happened last Thursday northwest of Spearfish Canyon…

Start off 2019 by donating blood to save lives

RAPID CITY S.D. - Many businesses and organizations were closed on New Year's Day, but one organization which saves lives in the community stayed open. Vitalant, formerly…

RCPD: DUI arrests down 10 percent

Rapid City Police Department's field sobriety tests saw fewer uses last year. RCPD compiled the statistics on DUI arrests made in 2018 on Monday. According to the…