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BH Roundup premiers new rodeo queen competition
BELLE FOURCHE, SD – There’s a new queen in town. The former home of the Miss Rodeo South Dakota pageant is changing it up this year and debuting it’s own Miss Black Hills Roundup Queen Pageant. According to organizers, the event paves the way for more contesta...
June 22, 2018

South Dakotans may see lower sales tax rate after tax ruling
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota residents may see lower sales tax rates because of a provision in state law passed years ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing states to make online shoppers pay it. Thursday's ruling opens the door for eventual reductions in the state sales...
June 22, 2018

I-90 Re-opens Inside Minnesota State Line
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials are urging motorists in parts of South Dakota to be watchful of flooded roadways. Heavy rains have either damaged or flooded roads in parts of southeast South Dakota. The rain also forced the temporary clos...
June 21, 2018

Cammack Ranch selected for Leopold Conservation Award
UNION CENTER, SD -  Diversity and tradition would seem to contradict one another but for Gary and Amy Cammack, it describes perfectly how they look at land management.  The Cammack Ranch of Union Center, S.D.,  has been selected for the Leopold Conservation Award, ...
June 21, 2018

Supreme Court says States can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local):     12:20 p.m.      Home goods seller Wayfair says it doesn't expect the Supreme Court ruling that states ...
June 21, 2018

Not all Republicans on board with Noem's pick of Rhoden
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Republicans may see a floor fight over the selection of U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem's pick for lieutenant governor. Noem, the GOP gubernatorial nominee, named state Rep. Larry Rhoden of Union Center today as her running mate. However, brewing behind t...
June 21, 2018

Thune Presses Commerce Secretary Ross on the Harmful Effects of a Trade War
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a member of both the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Agriculture Committee, today pressed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the harmful effects that the White House’s proposal to move forward with hundreds of billions...
June 20, 2018

South Dakota awards $500,000 in grants for mosquito control
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Health has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to help communities curb diseases spread by mosquitoes. The Health Department said Wednesday that the funding ranges from $300 to $20,000 and is based on factors like population and preval...
June 20, 2018

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, Julius Heinrich Otto "Henry" Pieper, his identity recovered, was laid to rest beside his twin brother in Nor...
June 20, 2018

Flooding beginning to cause some problems around the area
STURGIS, S.D. – Heavy rain is starting to create flooding problems for areas in western South Dakota. In Meade County, highway superintendent Lincoln Shuck says flooding of a small creek has resulted in the closure of Apple Road, near the Butte County line. However, Shuck...
June 20, 2018

Pregnant woman airlifted to treat burns after grease fire
KIMBALL, S.D. - A pregnant South Dakota woman has been airlifted to a Minneapolis burn unit after her stomach and legs were burned by a grease fire. The Daily Republic reports 20-year-old Pam Bice, of Kimball, was burned Monday after she collided with her sister, who was trying ...
June 20, 2018

New Wyoming oil and gas wells up 60 percent last year
CASPER, Wyo. - The Wyoming Geological Survey says more than 580 oil and gas wells were completed in Wyoming in 2017. That is a 60 percent increase from the previous year. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that so far this year, producers have completed 80 wells in the state. Geo...
June 20, 2018

Governor candidate Kristi Noem adds Larry Rhoden to ticket
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Republican governor candidate Kristi Noem says state Rep. Larry Rhoden is her pick for lieutenant governor. Noem, currently the state's U.S. representative, said Wednesday that she chose Rhoden as her running mate because he's "plain spoken, dire...
June 20, 2018

New solar canopy installed at Harley Davidson Rally Point
STURGIS, S.D. - On Tuesday afternoon, crews installed a combined 40-watt solar panel and shade structure over Harley-Davidson Rally Point Plaza in downtown Sturgis. City officials say the structure was assembled in the street over the last four days. The structure will supply...
June 20, 2018

The Air Force to lift B-1 standdown
ELLSWORTH AFB, S.D.  - The Air Force’s B-1 fleet, including Ellsworth Air Force Base’s two squadrons of bombers, will be back in the air this week following a stand down to due problems with components in the plane's egress system. The bombers were grounded June...
June 19, 2018

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