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Mitchell Baseball facility takes next step
Despite concerns, city of Mitchell keeps recycling service
Mitchell awards indoor pool project bid to Puetz Corp.
Dakota Access firm files motion to halt environmental study
Coca-Cola completes first shipments out of new Mitchell facility
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Area wrestling roundup: KWLPG wins three at home quad
No. 5 Avon downs Mitchell Christian
Mitchell Christian holds off Avon
Area basketball roundup: Peterson powers Platte-Geddes over Burke/South Central
Harrisburg fends off Kernel boys
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Marian L. Young
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
November 2, 2016
American bison designated as US's national mammal
RAPID CITY (AP) — The American bison has been designated the National Mammal of the U.S. during a ceremony at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal reports Congress approved the designation last spring, and it became official Tuesday. Kelly Aylward, director...
November 2, 2016 - 11:16am
October 31, 2016
Rapid City venue struggles to attract strong concert lineup
RAPID CITY (AP) — The director of a large concert venue in Rapid City says its 2017 lineup isn't as robust as it could be so far and that Rapid City isn't keeping up with Sioux Falls when it comes to attracting top entertainment acts. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center director Craig Baltzer...
October 31, 2016 - 11:15am
October 27, 2016
SkyWest pilot suspected drunk, arrested in South Dakota
RAPID CITY (AP) — Police arrested the pilot of a SkyWest Airlines plane on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol Wednesday before the passenger jet could leave a South Dakota airport. Rapid City police were notified shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday that the pilot smelled...
October 27, 2016 - 10:45am
October 25, 2016
Habitat for Humanity to deconstruct Rapid City homes
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity says it plans to deconstruct several homes and buildings in Rapid City, rather than build them. Pennington County is donating a row of homes for the project, and Habitat for Humanity will tear down the structures to create...
October 25, 2016 - 10:49am
October 21, 2016
HUD accuses Rapid City landlord of discrimination
RAPID CITY (AP) — The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing a Rapid City apartment landlord of discrimination for allegedly favoring a male renter over a single woman and her teenage daughter. Landlord Amie Kelly faces an administrative charge of discrimination...
October 21, 2016 - 10:34am
October 20, 2016
Missouri homicide suspect waives extradition in South Dakota
RAPID CITY (AP) — A man charged in a fatal shooting in Missouri that authorities believe was prompted by road rage has waived extradition in South Dakota. Thirty-nine-year-old Christopher Taylor, of Independence, Missouri, was arrested Tuesday in Box Elder, South Dakota. He appeared...
October 20, 2016 - 8:30am
October 18, 2016
Defendant in child rape case wants statements thrown out
RAPID CITY (AP) — The lawyer for a Rapid City woman accused of raping a 4-year-old girl while baby-sitting a year ago is asking a judge to throw out statements the woman allegedly made to police and the girl's parents. Twenty-six-year-old Ashlee Goldsmith has pleaded not guilty...
October 18, 2016 - 10:37am
Large western South Dakota grass fire was human-caused
RAPID CITY (AP) — Authorities say a prairie fire that burned 48 square miles in western South Dakota was human-caused. The Cottonwood Fire began Sunday afternoon east of Rapid City, in the Wall and Cottonwood areas. It scorched private land and part of the Buffalo Gap National Grassland....
October 18, 2016 - 8:26am
October 17, 2016
Ex-teacher's aide gets 6 months for exploiting student
RAPID CITY (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 39-year-old former Rapid City High School teacher's aide to six months in jail for sexually exploiting a 15-year-old student. Michelle Felkey admitted to sending naked pictures of herself to the boy and arranging to pick him up for sex,...
October 17, 2016 - 10:37am
Rapid City to install bat houses within Rapid Creek Greenway
RAPID CITY (AP) — It won't happen in time for Halloween, but strollers along the Rapid Creek Greenway may be spotting more bats in the future. The Rapid City Urban Wildlife Committee is working with a bat expert and the city's Parks and Recreation Department to place three bat maternity...
October 17, 2016 - 10:36am
October 14, 2016
Missing Rapid City minimum-security inmate apprehended
RAPID CITY (AP) — Authorities have apprehended a minimum-security state prison inmate in Rapid City who had been placed on escape status. Corrections officials say 43-year-old Sam Quiver was allowed to leave the Rapid City Community Work Center on Thursday to search for a work release...
October 14, 2016 - 11:18am
October 11, 2016
Man to spend almost 25 years in prison for taking Minnesota minor for sexual purposes
RAPID CITY -- A California man who intended to take an underage Minnesota girl to California to engage in illegal sexual activity has been sentenced to spend almost 25 years in prison.Thomas Lee Richard, 50, of Eureka was caught after the girl got help from passersby while her and...
October 11, 2016 - 5:17pm
October 10, 2016
Rapid City facing financial problems after land deal
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Rapid City Council is being pressured into making difficult financial decisions due to an agreement made with a land developer over a decade ago. According to the Rapid City Journal, the deal made to aid developers could have left 22 Rapid City homeowners to...
October 10, 2016 - 8:07am
October 7, 2016
Man sentenced to over 17 years for second-degree murder
RAPID CITY (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for his role in the death of a 30-year-old man. The 23-year-old Terry Goings III, of Pine Ridge, pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder. Authorities say Goings was among a group of people...
October 7, 2016 - 10:49am
October 6, 2016
Prison inmate missing more than a month back in custody
RAPID CITY (AP) — A minimum-security state prison inmate who walked away from a community service job in Rapid City more than a month ago is back in custody. Thirty-six-year-old Michael Merrival went missing Aug. 23. Corrections officials say he was apprehended in Rapid City overnight....
October 6, 2016 - 11:20am