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Spearfish World War II Veteran receives France's highest honor
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish veteran has received France’s highest honor for his service during World War II. Kenneth Higashi, 97, is one of three South Dakotans receiving the prestigious French Legion of Honor award. Higashi received his award Friday during a cere...
August 23, 2019

Two sex abuse charges added against former Pine Ridge doctor
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota authorities have filed additional child sexual abuse charges against a former Indian Health Services pediatrician. Stanley Patrick Weber is awaiting trial in Rapid City on several charges alleging he sexually abused Native American children while ...
August 23, 2019

Western states oppose plan to charge for US reservoir water
BISMARCK, N.D. - Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that could allow the agency to charge for water drawn from reservoirs it manages. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem say...
August 23, 2019

Court: Wyoming DEQ must release coal mine bond documents
CASPER, Wyo. - A state judge has ruled that the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality must release land appraisal documents related to the bond renewal for the Belle Ayr coal mine in Campbell County. KTWO-AM reports that District Judge Steven Sharpe issued his ruling this ...
August 23, 2019

Fire destroys camper on Highway 34
UNION CENTER, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a camper on fire on State Highway 34 east of Union Center Thursday. According to the patrol, troopers responded to the area after receiving a report of a camper on fire. First responders noticed the camper f...
August 23, 2019

Man found guilty of murder for hire plan
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A jury has found a Rapid City man guilty of attempting to hire someone to kill a doctor that treated his late wife. After jury deliberations Thursday, the verdict came in finding William Thoman guilty of soliciting and aiding and abetting first degree murder. ...
August 22, 2019

Body of man found in Fall River identified
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - Authorities in Fall River County have identified a man whose body was found in Fall River earlier this month. According to the Fall River County Sheriff's Office, 50-year-old Edwin Young was an on-and-off again resident of the area. Young's body was discover...
August 22, 2019

Sanford Health fires surgeon amid federal investigation
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sanford Health has fired one of its surgeons who is the subject of a federal fraud investigation. Neurosurgeon Wilson Asfora owns a company that sells devices used in spine surgeries. Two Sanford doctors in 2016 filed a lawsuit accusing Asfora of illegally p...
August 22, 2019

US fossil fuel official tours Wyoming amid coal shutdowns
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. government official who oversees research into fossil fuel technology is visiting Wyoming at a crucial time for the coal-mining state. Financial troubles have shut down two huge open-pit mines in the Powder River Basin, the top U.S. coal producing-regi...
August 22, 2019

PRCA Xtreme Broncs Finals set for tonight at Central States Fair
RAPID CITY, SD – The first ever finals in a PRCA sanctioned saddle bronc match will see the chutes swing open on 24 bronc riders tonight at the Central States Fair. Ron Jeffries, CSF manager shares how the event came to be. “Rory Lemmel came up with the idea of creat...
August 22, 2019

Driver arrested with alleged shipment of hemp destined for Minnesota makes court appearance
KADOKA, S.D. – The driver arrested for transporting hemp across South Dakota to Minnesota made his initial court appearance Wednesday. Robert Herzberg is charged with intent to distribute marijuana and being in possession of more than 10 pounds of the drug. However, Herzb...
August 22, 2019

Ten years in prison for manslaughter in boyfriend's death
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls woman accused of driving away after her boyfriend fell off the hood of her vehicle and later died has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Forty-four-year-old Jayme Knudson earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Erik Lunstra. T...
August 22, 2019

City of Sturgis Reminds Residents to Trim Trees
STURGIS, S.D. - The Public Works and Code Enforcement Departments reminds residents to check trees and shrubs to make sure they aren't encroaching into streets and sidewalks. City ordinance requires trees to be trimmed to a minimum of 12 feet over city streets and at least 8 fee...
August 21, 2019

Central States Fair offers last blast of summer fun
RAPID CITY, SD – From the Carnival Americana Midway to the German Tent, the Central States Fair underway now brings 10 full days that include motorsports, rodeos, concerts, livestock shows, and more. General Manager Ron Jeffries says it’s fun, affordable with somethin...
August 21, 2019

Summerset unveils new ride for School Resource Officer
SUMMERSET, S.D. – Stagebarn Middle School in Summerset showed off its new School Resource Officer and her eye catching new ride Tuesday. The activities were part of the Open House in preparation for the new school year. Patrol Officer Brandy Palmer with the Summerset Poli...
August 20, 2019

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