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Judge orders new trial in fatal Rapid City stabbing case

Jan. 15, 2022 11:52 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Box Elder man faces a second trial in a fatal stabbing in Rapid City. A Pennington County judge last month declared a mistrial in a murder case of Barry Allman after discovering that prosecutors failed to inform the defense in a timely manner that immunity...

Rapid City woman given 25 years for fatally striking friend

Jan. 13, 2022 11:57 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City woman accused of driving drunk and fatally hitting her friend with her vehicle during an argument has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. According to Pennington County prosecutors, 51-year-old Rochelle Seminole had a blood alcohol content of...

Person of interest held in triple homicide on reservation

Jan. 11, 2022 10:32 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux tribal police and the FBI say they are investigating a triple homicide near Manderson. According to the FBI, two men and a woman were fatally shot in the early morning hours last Wednesday at a home in Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian...

Businesses weather pandemic via e-commerce, social media

Jan. 10, 2022 01:07 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — While some South Dakota businesses have struggled during the pandemic, others have seen success by expanding e-commerce, online messaging, and social media services. Every week, quilters from around the world can participate in Fabric Friday, a virtual...

Forest service burning debris in Black Hills

Jan. 07, 2022 17:06 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has started burning piles of forest debris in the Black Hills. The Rapid City Journal reported Friday that workers plan to burn the debris for the next several weeks. Drivers on Interstate 90 could see heavy smoke near the Spearfish...

South Dakota guard unit headed for year at Guantanamo Bay

Jan. 07, 2022 11:59 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — About 110 members of the South Dakota National Guard’s police unit will soon be headed to Cuba for a year-long federal deployment. The 235th Military Police Company, based in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, will train at Fort Bliss, Texas for several weeks...

South Dakota film to feature Native American elders' voices

Jan. 01, 2022 01:23 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Urla Marcus has hoped for a long time to preserve the voices of area elders in a carefully crafted, artistic format. Now Marcus, director of the Center for American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University, will help to shape a documentary to do just that. ...

Nonprofit gives away bikes so people can peddle to work

Dec. 25, 2021 01:02 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — For nearly six years, Mike’s Bikes: Rides That Matter has provided bicycles to people who lack transportation, and the nonprofit ministry continually has a waiting list. Currently, about 50 people are waiting for bikes to help them become self-sufficient. ...

Tribes hope legal win will shift attention to health care

Dec. 23, 2021 08:58 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Native American tribes across the Great Plains are hoping that a decisive legal victory will shift federal officials' attention to their struggle to obtain quality health care. The Rapid City Tribune reported Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department has...

Oral arguments set in Mount Rushmore fireworks appeal

Dec. 22, 2021 10:26 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Oral arguments are set for next month in the latest round in Gov. Kristi Noem’s legal fight to shoot off fireworks at Mount Rushmore. The Rapid City Journal reported Tuesday that a three-judge panel from the 8th U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis will...