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Kiss the Pig Contest

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Staff members at Wellfully kissed a pig for a good cause. In an effort to boost teamwork and raise funds The Employee Council held a “Kiss the…

Guard soldiers from Upper Midwest back home for Christmas

BISMARCK, N.D. — National Guard soldiers from the Upper Midwest who served about a year of duty in Afghanistan are back home in time for Christmas. Eleven members of the North Dakota Army National Guard's 191st Military Police Company returned…

Deceased and missing veterans honored in ceremony

STURGIS, S.D. - As part of a national movement, family and friends of deceased veterans gathered at the Black Hills National Cemetery Saturday morning to lay wreaths. [caption id="attachment_84913" align="alignleft"…

SD Mines celebrates 178th Commencement

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center saw an end, and a beginning, for 199 students of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines) Saturday…

LNI economic impact estimated at $6 million

The numbers on the Lakota Nation Invitational's regional impact show growth this year. Saturday was the final day of the LNI and its associated tournaments, and founding members said…

Patrol identifies woman who died in crash near Hermosa

HERMOSA, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who died in a single-vehicle crash in Custer County. The Highway Patrol says 78-year-old Joan Lix, of Hermosa, died in the accident Wednesday night on Box Canyon Road 6 miles west…

Patrol releases names of 2 women killed in rollover

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two women from Mitchell who died in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Hanson County. The Highway Patrol says 52-year-old Lisa Shippy and 43-year-old Darcy Constant were killed in…

Gap store set to close in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A clothing outlet is going the way of Sears, Herberger's and Toys "R" Us: it's closing for good. The Gap Factory Store located on Eglin…

Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. Trump, in tweeting Zinke's departure, said…

Lakota Nation Hand Game Competition

RAPID CITY, S.D.- Throughout the year's hand games have played a significant role in Native American culture. On Friday, schools and companies gathered for a Hand Game Tournament, which was part of…

Stenehjem backs decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's top law enforcement officer says he will back legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, noting that it would reflect the reality of what's already happening in state courts. "There is…

Colorado men charged with drug, firearm crimes

PIERRE, S.D. - Two Colorado Springs, Colorado men were charged in federal district court with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by…

Faces in the Crowd: Whitney Rencountre

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Lakota Nation Invitational began on the Pine Ridge Reservation over 40 years ago. The LNI was created for more competitive opportunities for Native American youth. It has…