Rapid City Journal
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Already a convicted sexual offender, Richard W. Melanson was only days away from being released from a state prison after serving 2 1/2 years of a 10-year sentence for possession of child pornography.
RAPID CITY (AP) — They've been training at Ellsworth Air Force Base for roughly three months. They're tough, they're disciplined, and when their mission is complete, their tails wag. They are the dogs now learning their duties in Ellsworth Dock 32's indoor training facility, the first of its kind at an Air Force base in the continental United States. When fully trained, the dogs will deploy on lifesaving jobs around the world.
By John Lee McLaughlin RAPID CITY (AP) — One or two campers can usually be seen taking up post at Wal-Mart parking lots in Rapid City when the summer tourism season is in full swing. But the lots morph into extempore whistle-stops during the first week of August every year as nearly 500,000 people make the annual pilgrimage to Sturgis for rally week. The view offered during an overnight camp out at a Wal-Mart parking lot is little more than dimly lit blacktop, and any camp side streams are replaced by the flow of traffic or rattle of shopping carts at the 24-ho
RAPID CITY (AP) — More than 100 years ago, a treaty established that all water on Native American land or that naturally flowed to Native American land was to be held by the sovereign tribes. But tribal governments say they are still fighting to make sure their water rights and by extension rights of sovereignty are protected. Representatives from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, all members of the Great Plains Water Alliance, gathered last week for the Missouri River & Ogallala Aquifer Indian Water Rights Conference in Rapid C
The recent listing of the VA’s Battle Mountain Sanitarium on the National Trust of Historic Place’s 2014 Most Endangered Historic Places probably won’t be enough to alter the U.S.