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Supreme Court rejects defendant's appeal in 2015 slaying

Apr. 20, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the life prison sentence given to a man who plotted the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, a 22-year-old Rapid City woman. Jonathan Klinetobe pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors...

South Dakota health officials focus on vaccine hesitancy

Apr. 18, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Among the best in the nation for the percentage of people who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, South Dakota is now turning its focus toward those who are hesitant to get the shots, health officials said. A map published by the...

Rapid City man charged with sexually assaulting 4th girl

Apr. 17, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Prosecutors have added more charges against a Rapid City man accused of sexually assaulting multiple girls. The Rapid City Tribune reported that a Pennington County jury convicted 38-year-old Teddy Guzman on Thursday of three counts of first-degree...

Drought could leave Wyoming ranchers with tough choices

Apr. 17, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Ranch hand J.W. Thrush slogged through mud to tag a heifer calf on a sunny, 60-degree day at the Tarver Heart X Ranch in northern Campbell County last week. After it was tagged so it could be matched with its mama cow, Tyler Kern on horseback...

Second jury convicts Rapid City man of assaulting 3 girls

Apr. 16, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls in Pennington County has been convicted after his first trial ended when the jury could not unanimously agree on his guilt or innocence. Teddy Guzman, 38, was found guilty of...

Fatal motel shooting in Rapid City apparently drug related

Apr. 15, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police believe a fatal shooting at a Rapid City motel earlier this month is drug related. Five people have been charged in connection with the shooting on April 9 at the South Dakota Rose Inn, but so far none of the charges included homicide. ...

Two additional suspects sought in fatal motel shooting

Apr. 13, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police are looking for two additional suspects in connection with a fatal motel shooting. Authorities believe five people were involved in the death of 20-year-old Jesus Vance at the South Dakota Rose Inn last Friday. Three are in...

One dead, one injured after Rapid City motel shooting

Apr. 10, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police are trying to piece together how a man was shot to death and another injured at a Rapid City motel. Police got a call of shots fired at the South Dakota Rose Inn on Friday afternoon, the Rapid City Journal reported. They arrived to find a...

Federal officials close SD cave after elevator quits

Apr. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The National Park Service has closed a South Dakota cave after an elevator stopped working. Wind Cave National Park in Custer County suspended tours Thursday morning after one of two elevators that drop into the cave won’t move, the Rapid City...

Plans move forward for Indigenous-led school in Rapid City

Apr. 08, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Grassroots organizers are planning to open the first Indigenous-led community school in Rapid City which will be focused on building educational equity for Native American students. After two years of attempting to pass legislation that would...