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Rural home sales in South Dakota heat up

May. 11, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Real estate agents says the hot housing market in South Dakota's larger cities has spilled over to the state's more rural areas. While the competition is the highest in Sioux Falls and Rapid City where prices have increased about 20% over last year, the...

South Dakotans join panel on Native American missing, slain

May. 10, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A pair of South Dakota law enforcement officials have been named to a federal commission tasked with helping improve how the government addresses a decades-long crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Rapid City Police Chief Don...

Eggers offers replacements for South Dakota banned books

May. 05, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Best-selling author Dave Eggers is offering high school seniors in South Dakota's second-largest city free copies of his book “The Circle” and copies of four books by other authors that were removed from the district's schools. School administrators in...

Rapid City police: Altercation over debt turns deadly

Apr. 30, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — An altercation over a debt has turned deadly in Rapid City, according to police. Officers responded to an alley about 8:30 p.m. Friday where they found a man with a gun shot wound. Medical units arrived and administered aid, but the man died at the scene. ...

Air Force preparing Ellsworth air show after 7-year hiatus

Apr. 29, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Military officials are preparing to put on an air show at Ellsworth Air Force Base for the first time in seven years. The Rapid City Journal reported Friday that the Ellsworth Air & Space Show is set for May 14 and May 15. The show will...

Woman given 8 years in Porcupine teen's overdose death

Apr. 29, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a woman to eight years in prison for providing the fentanyl that caused the overdose death of a 16-year-old Porcupine boy. Tarriah Provost, 24, earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy with intent to distribute a controlled...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Apr. 27, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

Rapid City Journal. April 23, 2022. Editorial: Racism is beyond unpopular As Rapid City leaders and Native American groups prepare to meet to work on ways to bridge the city’s racial divide, some people and groups are more interested in diminishing and excusing the...

South Dakota inmate who left work release job apprehended

Apr. 25, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota prison inmate who walked away from a minimum-security facility is back in custody. The state Department of Corrections said Phillip Richards left his work release job in Rapid City on Saturday without permission and didn’t...

Blizzard warning for parts of Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana

Apr. 22, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Heavy snow and strong gusty winds will whip up blizzard conditions for parts of several states this weekend, including the Dakotas, Wyoming and Montana, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from overnight Friday...

5 defendants accept plea deals in Porcupine overdose death

Apr. 19, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Five defendants charged in the fentanyl death of a teen in Porcupine have accepted plea deals in the case. The five have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in the death of 16-year-old Louis Sandoval. A federal...