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Black bear sighting confirmed in Rapid City
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Black bear sighting confirmed in Rapid City

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Early Sunday morning, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) received a report of a black bear in west Rapid City. The black bear sighting was confirmed by video footage taken at approximately 3 a.m. GFP and Rapid City Police Department (RCPD) responded and searched the area but were unable to locate the bear.

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Joni Lindstrom caught this black bear on security camera footage Sunday morning in her yard on Minnekahta Drive near Canyon Lake Drive in Rapid City.

This follows other recent reports of a black bear in a neighborhood in Lead.

If you see a bear, please contact GFP at 605-394-2391. Please never attempt to feed or approach a bear and secure garbage and other food items such as pet food or bird feeders so bears will not have access to them. More information can be found at

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