June 24, 2022

Police in Rapid City identify man found dead in Rapid Creek

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police have identified the man found dead in Rapid City Creek on Monday, June 20. The body has been identified as 57-year-old Steven Long of Rapid City. Long was found dead by a Rapid City Parks Department employee after he told witnesses that he wanted to cool off in […]

June 24, 2022

Rapid City police investigating Thursday night shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police are investigating a Thursday night shooting. Around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Rapid City police received a call about gunshots at a residence on Farlow Avenue. Police reports show that 32-year-old Gilbert Mesteth IV of Rapid City had been identified as the alleged shooter and was placed under arrest for […]

June 24, 2022

Vehicle destroyed by fire Friday morning in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. – Fire crews from Sturgis and Ft. Meade responded to a vehicle fire behind the McDonald’s restaurant Friday morning. Sturgis Fire Chief Scott Lensegrav says when they arrived it was engulfed in flames. The vehicle was parked next to a Municipal Well House. Lensegrav says minor damage to well house was reported, and […]

June 24, 2022

With trigger law in response to overturning of Roe v Wade, abortion now illegal in SD

UNDATED – Abortion in South Dakota is now illegal except to save the life of the mother. That’s because the state passed a law more than 15 years ago to prohibit most abortions in the event Roe v. Wade — the decision affirming a legal right to an abortion — is overturned. The Supreme Court […]

June 24, 2022

Republicans, Democrats express reaction to SupCo Roe v Wade decision

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota political leaders are reacting to the news that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson case. Governor Kristi Noem tweeted “Today, life wins!” The South Dakota Democratic Party said Gov. Kristi Noem’s extremist views are out-of-line with most South Dakotans. “While Kristi Noem claims […]

June 24, 2022

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in landmark opinion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination […]

June 24, 2022

Politicians from North and South Dakota oppose gun reform

Washington, DC — Both of South Dakota’s and North Dakota’s senators have announced their opposition to the gun reform legislation currently being considered in Congress. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passed on Thursday night, would increase background checks and add funding for mental health, school safety, and crisis intervention programs. The bill was supported by […]

June 23, 2022

Expanded Alcohol Sales Approved by South Dakota Board of Regents

VERMILLION, S.D. – During their June board meeting, the South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) unanimously approved an expanded alcohol sales policy for South Dakota public universities. The policy allows the six universities governed by the Board of Regents to extend the sale of alcoholic beverages into general admission areas of performing arts and athletic […]

June 23, 2022

Two children rescued after falling into ravine in Badlands National Park

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Pennington County authorities say two children were rescued after falling into a ravine Tuesday morning. According to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, the Pennington County Search and Rescue executed a high angle rope rescue to reach two kids in Badlands National Park. Authorities say a 10-year-old boy and his sister were […]

June 22, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Treasury makes historic visit to Rosebud Indian Reservation

ROSEBUD, SD – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota on Tuesday – the first time in history that a Treasury secretary has visited a Tribal nation, according to the department. “This is my first visit to Indian Country, and it’s meaningful to me to see first-hand the beauty […]