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Cases of COVID at South Dakota youth camp grow to 96

Aug. 3, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health says the number of confirmed coronavirus cases at a Christian youth summer camp in the Black Hills has grown to 96. Health officials said Monday that 93 South Dakota residents and three out-of-state residents have COVID-19 after attending Camp...

Man fatally shot in Rapid City, no one in custody

Aug. 3, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect who fatally shot a man early Monday in Rapid City. Someone called about 2:30 a.m. to report that a man was lying on a street bleeding. Officers arrived and said they found the man with multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen. Police say the man was...

Police search for boy involved in Rapid City shooting

Aug. 3, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officers are looking for a 14-year-old boy who they say was involved in a shooting in Rapid City. Police spokesman Brendyn Medina said officers want to know whether the boy was the shooter or a witness to the incident last week. The victim, another teenager, was...

The full-service RV sites at Kickstands Campground and Venue outside Sturgis, S.D., are all reserved but the campground as some primitive tent and RV sites sites available Wednesday, July 28, 2020, as staff there prepare for the arrival of bikers coming to town for the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. (Jeff Easton/Rapid City Journa via AP)

Rentals remain available for last-minute Sturgis rally-goers

Aug. 2, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic apparently is not discouraging as many visitors as previously expected, but home rentals, campground spaces and hotel rooms remain available for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that starts Aug. 7. “It’s the 80th rally, so people are coming,”...

12 South Dakota counties targeted for sobriety checkpoints

Aug. 1, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have released a list of a dozen counties selected for sobriety checkpoints in August. KOTA-TV reports the counties identified by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety are Lawrence, Meade, Charles Mix, Codington, Davison, Hamlin, Jackson, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Spink,...

Man surrenders after pointing gun at two people, firing it

Jul. 31, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man was arrested Friday after being accused of pointing a gun at two people and firing it outside an apartment complex in Rapid City. The 18-year-old man was taken into custody after surrendering to law enforcement officers many hours later. Witnesses told police the man pointed...

60 years in prison for fatal bat beating in Rapid City

Jul. 31, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to fatally beating a retired teacher with a baseball bat was sentenced in Pennington County Thursday to 60 years in prison. Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Eastman earlier pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors. Eastman was a work...

60 years in prison for fatal bat beating in Rapid City

Jul. 31, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to fatally beating a retired teacher with a baseball bat was sentenced in Pennington County Thursday to 60 years in prison. Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Eastman earlier pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors. Eastman was a...

Fans file into Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium on Thursday, July 17, 2020, to see some of the final games in the stadium before a $5 million renovation project begins in Rapid City, S.D. (Kent Bush/Rapid City Journal via AP)

Fans reflect on memories of Rapid City's Fitzgerald Stadium

Jul. 27, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — When you look around historic Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium at a Rapid City Post 22 American Legion baseball game, you don’t just see people watching. You see a community. Fitzgerald Stadium, first home for the Basin League Rapid City Chiefs from 1957-1973 and a few years later...

Monument Health hospitals allowing visitors again

Jul. 27, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S. D. (AP) — All five Monument Health hospitals are allowing visitors once again. Opening the hospitals to visitors beginning Monday is part of a phased-in approach for the health care provider which began allowing one visitor per patient at the John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute in Rapid...