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Realignment of veterans' healthcare facilities on hold

Jun. 29, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Proposed changes in veterans' healthcare facilities in South Dakota and elsewhere are on hold for now. Some U.S. senators, including South Dakota's Mike Rounds and John Thune, have agreed to dismantle a commission tasked by the Department of Veterans Affairs to...

Rapid City hotel owners sued by relative over media post

Jun. 13, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The owners of Rapid City hotel are facing a lawsuit over a social media post by one of them that promised to ban Native Americans from the property. The lawsuit comes from a shareholder who happens to be a relative of the family that owns the Gateway Hotel....

Man arrested after shooting at construction workers

Jun. 07, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police have arrested a Rapid City man after he allegedly fired shots at construction workers along a highway. The Rapid City Journal reported Tuesday that the Pennington County Sheriff’s Department responded Monday afternoon to reports of a man shooting...

South Dakota won't seek death penalty in triple homicide

Jun. 01, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors won’t seek the death penalty for a New York man charged with killing three people in Rapid City. Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo told a judge Tuesday that he wasn’t aware the 45-day deadline for making a decision had passed...

Rapid City police: Woman shot after driving at officer

May. 31, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City law enforcement officials say police shot and wounded a woman after she tried to run over an officer Tuesday morning following a failed traffic stop and chase. Rapid City Police Chief Don Hedrick said the incident began about 4 a.m. after...

Ellsworth Air Force Base prepares for B-21 stealth bomber

May. 26, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A project years in the making, Ellsworth Air Force Base has broken ground for the first of three dozen major projects that will support the incoming long-range B-21 bomber. The 95,000-square-foot Low Observable Restoration Facility, or LO, will have...

Four out-state agencies to promote tourism in South Dakota

May. 23, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Four ad agencies, all from outside South Dakota, have been selected to collaborate on promoting the state's tourism industry. Karsh Hagan, Love Communications, Lou Hammond Group and Two by Four were picked after only one South Dakota agency bid for the...

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...