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Rapid City resident charged in January 6 capitol riot

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City resident has been charged by complaint for his alleged involvement in the Capitol riots in Washington, D.C., on January 6. According to the criminal complaint filed…

SD DOH: 513 total new COVID-19 cases, two deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 update showed 395 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 143,911. Two new deaths were reported, bringing the state death toll to…

Faces in the Crowd: Abraham Wheeler

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Deputy Abraham Wheeler is a soon-to-be-retired from the Air Force, having served 20 years in Security Forces, most of that time as a dog handler. Abraham…

What's new at the Dahl

RAPID CITY, S.D. – On top of preparing to host the Black Hills Indian Artist Market, brand-new exhibits are coming to the Dahl Arts Center. First up is the Governor's Biennial Art Exhibition. Photo courtesy of…

SD DOH: 615 total new COVID-19 cases, six deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 update showed 472 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 143,515. Six new deaths were reported, bringing the state death toll to…

SD DOH: 936 total new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 update showed 682 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 143,043. 15 new deaths were reported, bringing the state death toll to…

Man sentenced to 40 years in toddler's starvation death

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the 2019 starvation death of a toddler in Brookings County. Thirty-year-old Robert Price pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in an agreement with prosecutors. Price and…

Local doctors shed light on omicron variant

RAPID CITY, S.D. — With detection of new omicron variant, local doctors are shedding light on the best course of action and how often variants show up with illnesses. WHO labels…

Suspect arrested in Marquette Drive shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A 22-year-old, Kyle, S.D. woman has been charged with one count of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault in relation to a shooting incident that took place on November 29 on Marquette Drive in Rapid…

Christmas tree permits selling fast this year

CUSTER, S.D. — Christmas tree permits are selling fast due to a shortage of commercial Christmas trees, good weather and the Thanksgiving holiday. Permits are selling fast at Black Hills National Forest offices and selling out at some local vendor…

Wildland Fire to burn ditches south of Dewey on Tuesday

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — South Dakota Wildland Fire will be burning grass in irrigation ditches around two miles south of Dewey. Roughly 11 acres is expected to be burned Tuesday, with all activity - including burning and mop up -…

SD DOH: 1,341 total new COVID-19 cases, six deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 update showed 1,120 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 142,361. Over the four days of reported numbers - Thanksgiving through Monday,…

SD DOH: 575 total new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 update showed 477 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 141,241. Eight new deaths were reported, bringing the state death toll to…

Rising rates: Spearfish announces 2022 water, sewer rate increase

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Utility rates for residents of Spearfish are set to go up beginning January 1, 2022, after the Spearfish City Council approved a rate change due to cost increases in landfill tipping and equipment repairs. Residential rates for…

Half Price Pass Sale for 2022 season to take place Dec. 3

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Forest Recreation Management will be hosting their annual Half Price Pass Sale for the 2022 season on Friday, December 3. The one-day sale will be held at The Lions Building on the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid…

North Dakota eyes federal funds for well plugging program

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wants to extend the state’s abandoned well plugging program by tapping into $4 billion made available in the federal infrastructure bill for the purpose of cleaning up old oil and gas sites across the…

Many give thanks to Minnesota for producing the most turkeys

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Based on the numbers, there is a good chance that a Thanksgiving turkey came from Minnesota. Minnesota farmers grow about 45 million turkeys a year on more than 500 farms, or nearly 18% of the country’s turkey…

Flu vaccinations for North Dakota children continue to drop

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say the rate of flu vaccinations for children continues to decline. The state Department of Health says that 13,000 fewer dozes of influenza vaccine have been administered to children this fall compared…

RCFD gives Thanksgiving safety tips

RAPID CITY, S.D. — With all the hustle and bustle during the holidays, it's easy to forget a few things. Hopefully safety is not one of them. The Rapid City Fire Department asks everyone…

North Dakota medical board disciplines 11 doctors this year

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Board of Medicine brought 11 formal disciplinary actions against North Dakota doctors this year. The number includes three sanctions that resulted in physicians losing their license to practice in the state. Figures show the…

SD DOH: 574 total new COVID-19 cases, two deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 update showed 383 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 140,761. Two new deaths were reported, bringing the state death toll to…

Recreational marijuana struck down by South Dakota Supreme Court

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled in a four-to-one decision Wednesday that the voter-submitted amendment legalizing recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, and hemp is unconstitutional. Amendment A was submitted to the voters in November 2020 and passed with…

Tax filers, income drop in North Dakota during pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reported income by all North Dakota residents and the number of filers dropped last year largely due to the coronavirus pandemic. State Tax Department data show the reported gross income by North Dakotans dropped by 8.4…