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Body found near Mount Rushmore National Memorial
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A body has been found near a popular climbing area just northwest of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Pennington County Search & Rescue was dispatched to the scene along Highway 244 at about 11:30 a.m. Friday to help recover the body. Authorities say ...
July 20, 2018

GOP leaders make new rules after 'conservative' caucus forms
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Republican legislative leaders have a message for some more conservative party members who formed their own caucus: you're either in or you're out. The leaders sent a memo this month to Republican lawmakers and candidates saying they must sign an...
July 20, 2018

West River livestock auction market under new ownership
BELLE FOURCHE, SD – A regional livestock market that has operated for over eight decades in Belle Fourche, SD has a new owner with long-time connections to the previous ones.  Baxter Anders grew up ranching around the Elm Springs, SD area. He also worked for Thor Roset...
July 20, 2018

Fire destroys guestroom at Buffalo, SD motel
BUFFALO, S.D. – Fire destroyed the guesthouse adjacent to the Tipperary Motel in Buffalo last week. The Nation’s Center News reports the guesthouse was moved to the lot beside the Motel back in 2005. The guesthouse provided extra space for oilfield workers, hunters ...
July 20, 2018

Traffic fatalities on the rise in South Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A concerning trend on the state's roads are increasing fatalities.  According to highway officials, the number of traffic-related deaths through July 19 are up over 2017 numbers. Last year at this time there were 50 traffic related fatalities. This ...
July 20, 2018

Festival in the Park opens today with a sneak-peek fundraiser
SPEARFISH, SD – From a gathering of a few friends and neighbors over 40 years ago, the Festival in the Park in Spearfish, SD is now one of the premiere art festivals in the region.  The 41st event set for July 20-22, 2018 promises the usual fare in art, crafts, food an...
July 20, 2018

Unlicensed contractors and salesman seen in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Code Enforcement office is warning residents about unlicensed contractors and salesmen. The company 'South Dakota Services' is in the Sturgis area soliciting for roof inspections, repairs, etc. Code enforcement say they are not licensed with the City ...
July 20, 2018

South Dakota man linked to arrest of suspected covert Russian agent
WASHINGTON, DC (AP) – A 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the Unites States, prosecutors said Wednesday in court papers that also accuse her of using sex and deception to f...
July 19, 2018

South Dakota man among those killed in Washington state plane crash
SPOKANE, Wash. - Officials have identified three people killed in a single-engine plane crash north of Spokane last week. The Stevens County coroner's office on Wednesday identified the victims as Diego Senn, 30, of Spokane; Andrew Trouton, 30, of Prairie City, South Dakota; and...
July 19, 2018

Suspected Russian agent has ties to South Dakota businessman
PIERRE, S.D. - A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian a...
July 19, 2018

Defendant pleads not guilty in reservation slaying
KYLE, S.D. - A New Mexico man has pleaded not guilty in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. A federal grand jury indicted 19-year-old Palani Bull Bear on four charges, including second-degree murder. Bull Bear, of Albuquerque, is accused of killing 1...
July 19, 2018

Felony arrests on the rise in Pennington County
RAPID CITY, S.D.  - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office released a weekly felony drug arrest report that shows arrests are increasing. Year to-date, there have been 781 arrests, an increase of 13 percent during the same time period last year. While heroin and cocaine us...
July 19, 2018

Authorities identify individual killed in Hanson County crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A Mitchell woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle fatal crash that happened sometime early Sunday east of Mitchell. A 2006 Chevrolet Malibu was northbound on 413th Avenue when it drifted across the roadway and into the west ditch...
July 18, 2018

Regional Health CEO out
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City-based Regional Health has abruptly changed leadership. Brent Phillips is out as president and CEO effective immediately, and the board of directors has named Paulette Davidson as acting president and CEO. Phillips had a year left on his contract. ...
July 18, 2018

About 7,000 apply for Wyoming 22 grizzly hunting tags
JACKSON, Wyo. - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received about 7,000 applications for the state's first grizzly bear hunting season in 44 years. Agency spokesman Renny MacKay says the number of applications received by this past Monday's deadline means that the odds of ...
July 18, 2018
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