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Rapid City establishes rules for medical marijuana sellers

Sep. 21, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City Council has approved an ordinance which establishes rules for medical marijuana dispensaries in the community. The rules go into effect Oct. 2 after legal publication following the council's 8-1 voted Monday night. The ordinance...

Three Minnesota teens beaten with gun at Sioux Falls bar

Sep. 21, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three teenagers from Minnesota were beaten with a gun at a bar in Sioux Falls, which caused severe head injuries to one of the victims, police said. Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said the assaults took place Sunday about 1 a.m. at an...

3 members of South Dakota family sentenced for grain fraud

Sep. 20, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Three members of a South Dakota family accused of bilking millions from farmers due to risky speculation in the grain business have been sentenced to time behind bars. Jared Steffensen and his wife, Tami Steffensen, pleaded guilty earlier to theft...

Noem: Changes to social studies standards should be delayed

Sep. 20, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday she told the state Department of Education to delay changes to social studies standards up to one year to allow more people to weigh in on the recommendations. Noem’s move follows recent calls by the...

Nearly 58% of eligible South Dakota residents are vaccinated

Sep. 20, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials said Monday about 63% of state residents age 12 and up have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine and nearly 58% are fully inoculated. The Department of Health has reported 446 new COVID-19 cases and...

Thune challenger among Jan. 6 demonstrators in Washington

Sep. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills candidate who wants to unseat South Dakota Sen. John Thune in next year's Republican primary says he demonstrated in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 against President Joe Biden’s victory. Mark Mowry, of Spearfish, says his candidacy...

South Dakota tech company poised for growth in cybersecurity

Sep. 20, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — In a new 5,000-square-foot building, Infotech Solutions of Madison is ready to grow as more businesses realize the need for cybersecurity services. “We’ve got plenty of room,” said Infotech owner Darin Namken. “We’re planning on some...

Darren Clarke wins PGA Tour Champions playoff in Sioux Falls

Sep. 19, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Darren Clarke won the Stanford International on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions victory of the season, beating K.J. Choi with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Clarke, the 53-year-old major champion from Northern Ireland, closed...

COVID-19 affects musicals in Rapid City, Sioux Falls

Sep. 19, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Musicals scheduled in South Dakota's two largest cities have either been postponed or scrapped due to the coronavirus. A musical that was set to run this weekend at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls was postponed to Sept. 29 and 30 after two...

2 state prisoners accused of escape found in Rapid City

Sep. 19, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota state prison inmates who drove away from a community service project are back in custody, authorities said Sunday. Thomas Wilson, 32, and Peyton Laird, 22, were assigned to the task in Sioux Falls when they stole a car and drove...