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Exploratory gold drilling resumes near Rochford

After raising money and solidifying its land holdings in the Rochford area, a Canadian company is resuming its search for gold in the Black… Read more


Weber trial day two: 'It was all a fake appointment'

A former pediatrician with the Indian Health Service created unnecessary appointments and conducted bogus treatments in order to sexually a… Read more


Victims testify in day one of Weber trial

Three men struggled Tuesday as they testified in great detail about a former pediatrician with the Indian Health Service in Pine Ridge who … Read more


Water buffalo or bison? Legislation seeks clarity in food labeling

The “buffalo” listed as an ingredient in some foods marketed for people and pets is actually from water buffaloes, not bison, according to … Read more


Buffalo Chip case to again be argued before state Supreme Court

Arguments are scheduled to be heard Sept. 30 before the state Supreme Court in Pierre in the more than four-year-old saga of the Buffalo Ch… Read more


Regulators want bigger bonds from oil and gas drillers

State regulators will ask the Legislature to require bigger financial guarantees for oil and gas wells in response to a failed 40-well natu… Read more

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Crime & Courts

Update: Suspect in knife store robbery arrested after setting fire to home

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The man who allegedly robbed a Rapid City knife store at gunpoint was arrested Tuesday evening after setting a home on fire. The arrest lea… Read more


Sheriff's Office seeks information about suspicious van seen in Wall

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Local authorities are hoping to make contact with the driver of a white Ford transit van with Utah plates. Read more

Crime & Courts

Man charged with statutory rape, child porn possession now accused of raping 8-year-old

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A Rapid City man currently facing charges of statutory rape and child pornography possession is now accused of raping an 8-year-old.  Read more


Meade School District and superintendent agree to part ways

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STURGIS | The Meade School District will be hiring a new superintendent after the Board of Education and Jeff Simmons agreed to a “mutual r… Read more

Crime & Courts

Robbery suspect charged with arson; suspected getaway driver arrested

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The man accused of robbing a Rapid City knife store at gunpoint Monday now faces an arson charge while his getaway driver — a sex offender … Read more


Angel's Catering co-owner is back--and serving lunch

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Angel Adams' 18-month battle with severe pancreatitis left wife Amanda Adams and family to keep Angel’s Catering serving its award-winning … Read more


S.D. Attorney General to 'not take sides' in case that could determine future of ICWA

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The South Dakota attorney general had decided "to not take sides" in a high-stakes federal lawsuit that could determine the future of a law… Read more


Oglala Sioux president declares emergency over meth, homicides

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The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has declared a state of emergency over homicides and methamphetamine use on the Pine Ridge Reservat… Read more


Special assessment collects millions for city utility projects

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An error in the name and address on a Rapid City Area School property led to an elementary school facing foreclosure last week. The school … Read more


Trump says fireworks will return to Mount Rushmore this year and he may attend

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While signing a trade deal Wednesday at the White House, President Trump said a fireworks show will return this July 4th to Mount Rushmore … Read more

Only online: Photo galleries

PHOTOS: Cobblers roll over Scoopers

Rapid City Central trailed by one at the half but the Cobblers held Sturgis to 13 points in the second half for a 61-44 win Thursday night. Read more

PHOTOS: Central cruises past Sturgis

Rapid City Central used a 20-0 run in the first half to pull away from Sturgis in an easy home win Thursday night. Read more

PHOTOS: Rush top Wichita Wednesday

The Rush led 2-1 after one period and 5-2 after the second on their way to an 8-2 mid-week win over Wichita in Rapid City Wednesday night. … Read more

Custer at St. Thomas More Girls Basketball

St. Thomas More and Custer faced off in a Black Hills Conference girls basketball game Tuesday at STM's gymnasium. The Cavaliers came away … Read more