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Second earthquake recorded in South Dakota this month

Jun. 17, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Another earthquake has been recorded in South Dakota, the fifth since December. According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.6 magnitude quake was recorded about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday with the epicenter about 60 miles east of Rapid City. ...

Some Rapid City-area residents say taxes are hard to swallow

Jun. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Patti Kowalchuk didn’t pay much attention to her property taxes until recently. Now, the 74-year-old widow and grandmother wonders if she will be taxed out of her west Rapid City home. “I don’t know what happened,”...

Dead man found on Rapid Creek island

Jun. 10, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man found on an island in Rapid City. KELO radio reports that police were dispatched to a small island within Rapid Creek Wednesday evening. Police said in a...

Jury acquits Rapid City man in fatal shooting

Jun. 09, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man is free after prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him and a jury acquitted him of gun crimes in connection with a fatal shooting in Pine Ridge last year. Phillip Pond, 39, was accused of shooting Justin Little Hawk...

Groton woman wins Miss South Dakota crown

Jun. 07, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Groton woman has captured the 2021 Miss South Dakota crown. The Rapid City Journal reported Kaitlin O’Neil won the title Saturday night. She bested 14 other women from across the state to earn an $8,000 scholarship...

Inmate on the lam since November arrested in Rapid City

Jun. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in South Dakota say an inmate who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Rapid City in November is back in custody. The Rapid City Journal reports Keith Apple was arrested Tuesday in Rapid City. Authorities say he left the Rapid...

Fire destroys tribal retreat center near Bear Butte

Jun. 04, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s retreat center near Bear Butte. The Rapid City Journal reported the fire was reported early Thursday morning. Firefighters...

Bond set for mother accused of abducting children

Jun. 03, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Bond has been set for a Rapid City mother who does not have custody of her two children and was accused abducting them from a Custer day care setting. A federal magistrate judge set bond at $50,000 cash or surety Wednesday for 37-year-old...

Man shot and killed by Pennington County deputies identified

Jun. 02, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation has identified the man who was shot and killed by Pennington County deputies last month. Ty Quinton Stilwell, 24, was shot outside his Rapid Valley home on May 14. Sheriff Kevin Thom said at...

South Dakota redistricting to focus on cities, reservations

Jun. 01, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers tasked with redrawing legislative districts indicated Tuesday they will focus on the state's two largest cities, as well as Native American reservations. Both the House and Senate committees that are redrawing legislative...