RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Efforts are under way to restore flame to South Dakota's Flaming Fountain, an attraction that began life as a glorified natural-gas flare.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota wants to purchase part of an abandoned mine site at the Black Hills National Forest where the Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting a cleanup for...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — After having to drive about 45 minutes to buy groceries for the past few months, Donna Dubray was first in line for the recent grand opening of Pine Ridge's sole grocery...
45-year sentence ordered in fatal Rapid City shooting
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in a fatal shooting that authorities said was motivated by a petty dispute over women.
County prosecutor says he won’t prosecute CBD oil cases
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Pennington County says he won't prosecute cases involving hemp and CBD oil, contradicting a decision by the South Dakota attorney general.
Environmental group eyes new uranium mining exploration
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A group formed to protect the environment from uranium mining has an eye on a new project proposed for the Black Hills.
Business owner pressing for clarity on hemp products
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The owner of a Rapid City retail store that carries clothing and other products made from hemp says the South Dakota attorney general's recent statement about hemp and CBD...
South Dakota schools redesign classrooms to ease stress
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City schools are tapping into the use of color, lighting and furniture to give students lower-stress environments. These redesign efforts support district's focus on...
Man serving 175-year sentence for rape dies in prison
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota corrections officials say a state prison inmate serving 175 years for raping a girl has died.
Officials say 63-year-old Ralph Buchhold, of Rapid City, died...
Rapid City business owners differ on parking meter plan
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A plan to install parking meters in downtown Rapid City is getting mixed reviews from business owners.
The Rapid City Journal reports that 620 meters are expected to...
Judge: End of April on death penalty question
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge has ruled the Pennington County State's Attorney's Office must disclose by the end the month whether it intends to seek the death penalty if two Rapid City men are...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City school officials are considering a $250 million bond issue that would raise property taxes to fund a massive overhaul of the district's facilities.
Not guilty plea entered to failing to report death
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of failing to report a strangulation death in Pine Ridge last month has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The mountain lion hunting season has ended in the Black Hills with the lowest number of animals taken in 10 years, according to South Dakota officials.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Rapid City woman accused of pepper spraying her 11-year-old son has pleaded guilty to attempted child abuse.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — An unprecedented number of Native American women are running for office in the Rapid City municipal election in June.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former paralegal for a Pine Ridge nonprofit that helps low-income people with legal matters has been sentenced to prison for stealing from the...
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A 6-year-old South Dakota girl fell to her death from a cliff near Rapid City where officials have pushed back against installing signs and railings, despite at least eight...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Some South Dakota landowners are outraged over liens hitting their property related to the Keystone XL crude-oil pipeline.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — At a glance, the scene unfolding recently in one South Dakota School of Mines and Technology classroom resembled something halfway between a science fair and a beer...
6-year-old girl dies in fall from cliff near Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old girl is dead after falling from the top of Falling Rock west of Rapid City.
The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says the girl's fall...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man bid $89,000 at an auction to win a chance to hunt bighorn sheep in the Black Hills.
The Rapid City Journal reports that it's the seventh straight...
Funeral chapel to be turned into physical therapy center
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Laura Bonsness often admired the vacant Serenity Springs Funeral Chapel on Sheridan Lake Road and wondered how her growing physical therapy practice might fit into the...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who served in Rapid City, South Dakota, has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing a child.
Ellsworth lands next generation Air Force bomber
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Ellsworth Air Force Base has been selected as one of three bases that will house the next generation of the long-range bomber currently in production.
School officials say wrestlers’ dance was insensitive
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Administrators at a Rapid City high school say they don't anticipate the wrestling team will face heavy discipline for imitating a traditional dance to American Indian...
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Pet store owner accused of animal abuse reaches deal
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A plea agreement calls for the owner of a Rapid City pet store which was raided for suspected animal abuse to pay $40,000 to the Humane Society of the Black Hills and...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — National American University is closing its Sioux Falls and Rapid City campuses as well as others as the school transitions to online classes.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A paramedic who used to work for the Oglala Sioux tribe's ambulance service denies federal charges that he stole fentanyl and other drugs for personal use.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City social service organization wants to educate elementary and middle school students on the health hazards related to the new vaping trend amid a statewide...
Woman who killed husband sentenced to 20 years in prison
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota woman convicted of killing her husband has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The Rapid City Journal reports that 31-year-old Tiffany Janis...
Rapid City Diocese publishes list of accused priests
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City Diocese has published a list of 21 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse.
The list includes priests who were credibly accused while in schools,...
Police arrest man in fatal stabbing in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police have arrested a 54-year-old man in the fatal stabbing of another man in an alleyway.
Police say the suspect faces potential charges of first-degree...
Deployed airman finally meets new son
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota airman who spent 7 months serving in South Korea has returned home to meet his newborn son for the first time.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Seth Keene first plans his lessons by looking at real-world applications for the material at hand.
Scatter plots and correlations, for example, are used by Netflix to...
The Latest: High winds barrel into South Dakota
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest (all times local):
Winds gusting to more than 60 mph (96 kph) howled through the Rapid City area as a...
The Latest: Winds gusting to 60 mph in Rapid City area
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm causing blizzard conditions, potential flooding in Upper Midwest (all times local):
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Marcella LeBeau's life story is well-documented.
The 99-year-old Native American began breaking barriers when she graduated in 1940 from St. Mary's School of Nursing...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former corrections officer with the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a jail inmate.
Pine Ridge man pleads guilty in reservation slaying
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The second of three men accused in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2017 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager accused in a fatal ax attack and other violent assaults will be tried in adult court, where he could face a significantly longer...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man who mailed a handgun to someone in Canton is facing up to two years in prison.
Kohl Hammer has pleaded guilty to illegally mailing the gun in Rapid City last...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Schools in Rapid City will start late on Monday due to arctic cold.
Rapid City Area Schools will start two hours late on Monday. The National Weather Service issued a...
Alpacas visit South Dakota library
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — "You don't see alpacas in the library every day," Charlotte Preble said as she stood next to three of the tall, woolly animals visiting the downtown Rapid City Public...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors say two young men accused of killing a teen in Rapid City earlier this week shot the victim during a planned robbery.
Rapid City police investigate 2nd homicide this week
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police are investigating the city's second homicide in less than 24 hours.
Authorities say officers responded to a call about an unresponsive man in the...