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Rapid City police: 2 people dead in apparent murder-suicide

Dec. 05, 2021 11:37 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that left two people dead late Saturday. The Rapid City Police Department said in a statement that police were called to a business “for a report of an individual with a gunshot...

Fatal disease has found its way to Badlands bighorn sheep

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park are experiencing a die off caused by the same bacteria that has ravaged the other wild sheep herds in the state as well as countless others throughout the West. Since August, when the first sheep in the...

2016 Pine Ridge reservation slaying draws 15-year sentence

Nov. 30, 2021 10:59 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — One of three men accused in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2016 has been sentenced in federal court after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Estevan Baquera, 28, was given 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to...

Rapid City police investigate two separate shooting deaths

Nov. 29, 2021 15:16 PM EST

Rapid City police say they're investigating two separate shooting deaths that occurred within 12 hours of each other, but don't believe the two cases are related. The latest shooting early Monday involved three victims, including a man who died at a residence where two...

Law enforcement agency psychologist answers high-risk calls

Nov. 22, 2021 01:07 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The duties of one unique yet highly valuable employee at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office seems straight out of a crime drama series, but Dr. Roger Belisle’s educational background and training as a licensed clinical psychologist caters to the world of law...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Nov. 17, 2021 07:20 AM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. November 15, 2021. Editorial: Redistricting: A New Map, A New Approach South Dakota lawmakers wrapped up the grueling, once-in-a-decade redistricting process last week, coming up with a plan that addresses some of the...

South Dakota officials: Gang activity becoming more violent

Nov. 15, 2021 01:05 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Street gang members in Rapid City are becoming less fearful of consequences. That’s according to Tony Harrison, captain of Investigations for the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, who has been investigating street...

South Dakota lawmakers pass new, shaken-up legislative map

Nov. 10, 2021 16:37 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Legislature Wednesday approved new political boundaries that are likely to shake up the Statehouse after moderate Senate Republicans championed the proposal. The state’s population has shifted towards urban areas in the last decade,...

Jury awards $42 million to Rapid City woman injured at work

Nov. 09, 2021 12:18 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Pennington County jury has awarded $42 million to a Rapid City woman after she was denied medical benefits from her previous employer and the employer's insurance company. United Parcel Service and Liberty Mutual were ordered to pay Fern...

Saturday's Scores

Nov. 06, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Sioux Falls Lincoln def. Rapid City Stevens, 25-9, 26-24, 25-17 Sioux Falls Washington def. Rapid City Central, 25-18, 25-10, 25-16 ___ Some high school volleyball scores provided by...