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Remembering a key part of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

RAPID CITY, S.D. — You can never say 'thank you' enough to a veteran. On Tuesday to pay tribute, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally dedicated a day just to show appreciation to veterans with its "Veteran's Appreciation Day." The sounds of…

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum inducts new members into Hall of Fame

RAPID CITY, S.D.- Five new members were inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame alone with other organizations that contribute to the motorcycle industry. With a lot of the biggest names in the motorcycle industry in attendance, the Hall…

Charges pending in Sturgis semi-vs-house crash

STURGIS, S.D. — A Sturgis man got an unexpected visitor Wednesday morning when a semi-truck drove off Interstate 90 and crashed into his home. South Dakota Highway Patrol tells NewsCenter1 that…

Water/wastewater assistance available in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. — Assistance through the Department of Social Services may be available for South Dakota families whose water/wastewater service has been disconnected or who are at risk of losing access to water service. “Water/wastewater service is key to maintaining…

Landowners seek $275K after ND law found not constitutional

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A landowners group will seek more than $275,000 in lawyers’ fees and other costs after North Dakota’s Supreme Court found a state law pushed by the energy industry amounted to the unconstitutional taking of private property rights.…

Sturgis Rally media briefing also honoring veterans

STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Rally honored veterans throughout the day Tuesday with celebrations, memorials and presentations. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) also had representatives to discuss what they do to help veterans and how they are participating in…

Federal court denies tribe a review of uranium license

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Oglala Sioux Tribe's request for a review of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision to grant a license for a potential uranium mine in southwestern South Dakota…

Legends Ride roars out of Deadwood for the 15th year

DEADWOOD, S.D. — Hundreds of bikes packed onto Deadwood's Main Street Monday morning to get ready ahead of the 15th annual Legends Ride taking place in the afternoon. This charity ride, hosted by the…

Former Miss America Cara Mund planning to run for Congress

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cara Mund, a former Miss America who gained attention by criticizing the organization near the end of her reign in 2018, plans to run for Congress in North Dakota as an independent. Mund announced her candidacy Saturday…

Ives Brothers continue to shine at Buffalo Chip

STURGIS, S.D. — Kyle and Cody Ives are keeping a tradition alive with a name that's a little daunting. While you're out and about exploring what's at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or the Buffalo…

Keeping everyone safe while on the road is important

RAPID CITY, S.D. - With the rally in full swing, the number of motorcyclists in the area has increased, and it's important to know how to keep everyone safe on the roads. "There are more vehicles of all kinds in…

Presiding Judge Jon Flemmer passes away

PIERRE, S.D. -- On Friday, the South Dakota Unified Judicial System announced that Fifth Circuit Presiding Judge Jon Flemmer passed away. Judge Flemmer was the longest current serving circuit judge in the state and dedicated nearly his entire legal career…

2022 Sturgis Rally starts off strong

STURGIS, S.D. — Friday was the first day for the 82nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, featuring concerts and a kick-off parade. Thousands of bikes poured into the Black Hills for a week…

New Americans in search of tutors in the Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Literacy Council of the Black Hills is looking for volunteer tutors to help foreign students learn the English language. The council partners with libraries from all over the Black…

Fargo house tests hemp as construction material

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The two small houses are going up on the back half of a lot just off a busy street, not far from downtown Fargo. “These homes are identical in blueprint, they’re 13 by 23, with 12…

Oglala Sioux Tribe adopts ordinance after banning missionary

Churches and Missionaries are now required to register and go through an approval process by the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) in order to do any activity on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The ordinance, No. 22-54, was adopted after a…

Whitewood man gets four years for animal neglect

WHITEWOOD, S.D. — A man has been sentenced to four years behind bars after law enforcement located more than 20 malnourished dogs at his Whitewood home. Thomas Mraz was 50-years-old in October of 2020 when he was initially arrested on…

North Dakota infrastructure fund on track due to oil rebound

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A major spending initiative aimed at infrastructure projects outside western North Dakota’s oil patch is on pace to be fully funded for the first time since the Legislature approved it three years ago, due to strong…

Biden declares South Dakota disaster aid for June storms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday granted South Dakota’s request for a presidential disaster declaration to aid the recovery from June storms that included tornadoes and strong winds. Gov. Kristi Noem requested the declaration, which allows…