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South Dakota AG clears Rapid City officer in May shooting

Jul. 29, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An investigation found that a Rapid City police officer was justified in shooting at a woman seven times as she backed her car into a police squad car during a May pursuit, South Dakota's attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Mark Vargo called the...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jul. 27, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. July 23, 2022. Editorial: ‘Don’t get stuck on stupid’ — good news literacy critical more than ever “Don’t get stuck on stupid.” That was from Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to a reporter during a Sept. 20, 2005 press...

Rapid City police fatally shoot man outside casino

Jul. 27, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City officers have fatally shot a man with a gun outside a casino, police officials said. According to Rapid City Police Chief Don Hedrick, the shooting happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. MDT Tuesday after officers responded to reports of someone...

Tim Giago, trailblazing Native American journalist, dies

Jul. 25, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

Tim Giago, the founder of the first independently owned Native American newspaper in the United States, has died at age 88, his former wife said. Giago, who died at Monument Health in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Sunday, created an enduring legacy during his more than four decades of...

Sister: Hiker who died in Badlands was on graduation trip

Jul. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The sister of a St. Louis man who died while hiking in the Badlands of South Dakota said Friday that he was camping as part of a trip to celebrate graduating from college and got lost trying to find his way back to his car. The Pennington County Sheriff's...

Hiker who took social media challenge dies in South Dakota

Jul. 21, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man who was hiking on an unmarked trail in southwestern South Dakota that was featured in a social media challenge died when he and another hiker ran out of water, authorities said Thursday. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office said 22-year-old Maxwell...

Noem, Smith agree to September gubernatorial debate

Jul. 13, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and state Rep. Jamie Smith, the Democratic lawmaker challenging her in the November election for governor, agreed Wednesday to a September debate in Rapid City. The Republican governor's campaign said she would participate in...

Preliminary approval given for Black Hills drilling

Jul. 11, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has given preliminary approval to a Minnesota company that wants to do some exploratory drilling for gold in South Dakota's Black Hills. The land involved is near the Pactola Reservoir in the Black Hills National Forest and is owned...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jul. 06, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

Rapid City Journal. July 1, 2022. Editorial: The people have a right to know It is time for the people of South Dakota to demand access to public records. The laws governing access for the public to information about their government and law enforcement...

2021 Black Hills national park visitors spent $231 million

Jul. 05, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A new report shows 3.6 million visitors to Black Hills area national parks in South Dakota spent about $231 million in 2021. That had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $301 million and resulted in about 3,360 jobs. The analysis was done by...