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Proclamation, Youth Safety Program Remind Drivers To Be Safe
PIERRE, S.D. – Once again this year, a Governor’s Proclamation is being used to remind motorists of all ages that being safe drivers not only protects them, but others. Gov. Kristi Noem has declared Saturday, April 20, as Safe Driving Day in South Dakota. The proclam...
April 20, 2019

Friday wildfire burns 40 acres near Fall River County shooting range
RAPID CITY, S.D. – As firefighters were wrapping up a wildfire near Jewel Cave in Custer County, Friday, a new fire was reported in Fall River County. Great Plains Fire says the Lone Tree Fire was reported about a mile north of Maverick Junction, near a shooting range. St...
April 20, 2019

Friday search for Serenity turns up no trace of the young girl
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office conducted another search for a missing 9-year-old girl Friday without any luck. Serenity Dennard hasn't been seen since running away from the Black Hills Children's Home near Rockerville on February 3. Although it's been...
April 20, 2019

2018 farm numbers in the Dakotas drop from previous year
BISMARCK, N.D. - Farms continue to disappear off the Dakotas landscape, especially smaller ones. The federal Agriculture Department reports that total farm numbers in 2018 dropped by 300 in North Dakota and by 400 in South Dakota. North Dakota had 26,100 farms and South Dakota 2...
April 19, 2019

People recognized for being good neighbors
OWANKA, SD – For almost four decades, there has been a group of people whose sole mission is to find out the good things that people do – and recognize them for it.  This year’s honorees of the Catalyst Good Neighbor Club – that has no designated offi...
April 19, 2019

Man dies in Walworth County crash
AKASKA, S.D. – A 55-year-old man died Thursday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred north of Akaska In Walworth County. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved in the crash. A 2002 Ford F...
April 19, 2019

State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline if it's built. The law allows officials to pursue money from demons...
April 19, 2019

High Plains Fire now 90-percent contained
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Great Plains Fire Dispatch says fire crews now have a wildfire burning near Jewel Cave 90-percent contained. The High Plains Fire was reported just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fire has burned approximately 140 acres 7 miles south of Jewel Cave in Custer ...
April 19, 2019

Man charged in fatal shooting given 45-year prison sentence
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A 23-year-old Rapid City man was sentenced to prison Friday for a fatal shooting. Maricelo Garcia was given a 45-year sentence for fatally shooting Clinton Farlee in October of 2017. Garcia earlier pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter for the shooting ...
April 19, 2019

Appeals court weighs Trump permit for Keystone XL pipeline
BILLINGS, Mont. - U.S. Justice Department attorneys want an appeals court to let construction proceed on the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. But opponents say President Donald Trump is trying to skirt the law by issuing a new permit for the project. The Trump administratio...
April 18, 2019

Argyle Volunteer Firefighter dies while en-route to battle wildfire
CUSTER, S.D. - The Argyle Fire Department says one of their firemen is being remembered today after he suffered a medical emergency and died en-route to battle a wildfire Wednesday. The department put out a release on Facebook saying Firefighter Dwain Hudson experienced a medica...
April 18, 2019

Police remind the public to secure their vehicles as the weather gets warmer
RAPID CITY, S.D. - With nicer weather on the horizon, Rapid City police are reminding the public of the importance of securing their vehicles before leaving them unattended. Police have already observed an increase in the number of vehicle burglaries reported to the agency in the...
April 18, 2019

Dog teams and ground crews to search for Serenity Dennard
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office say searchers will again resume the effort to find Serenity Dennard last seen on February 3, 2019, on South Rockerville Road. Officials say the recovery efforts for the nine year old will continue Friday, April 19, with ...
April 18, 2019

Dusty Johnson getting up close look at southern border
YUMA, AZ. - Dusty Johnson has been getting up close and personal with the Mexican border, and sharing it on Twitter. In one of his latest tweets, Dusty stands in front of the Colorado River near Yuma Arizona to show how easy it is for illegal immigrants to cross. "That is ...
April 18, 2019

B-25 bomber makes trek across South Dakota
UNDATED  - Several South Dakota cities got the chance Wednesday to see an authentic bomber from the second World War. A B-25 bomber landed in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Pierre and Rapid City. The tour was dubbed the "Raid Across South Dakota" The "Raid Across South Dakota" is...
April 18, 2019


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