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    There is no question that agricultural producers, rural communities and consumers are experiencing the impacts of a warming climate firsthand, perhaps more than most. An intensifying and growing wildfire season, more powerful storms, and longer and more intense droughts all threaten the prop…

      The next decade and beyond will be transformative for Rapid City and the surrounding area. The migration surge from other states, arrival of the B-21, and ongoing economic development efforts will continue to bring thousands of new people to the region. The question isn’t whether or not we w…

        The purpose of this column is to point out to the Rapid City and surrounding Pennington County voters that the local Pennington County Republican Party is being unfair to candidates that are challenging incumbents.

        STM and Spearfish face off in girls and boys soccer, plus the Rapid City Christian volleyball team faces Pierre in a big interclass matchup

        South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was returning from an official appearance in Rapid City in 2019 when she faced a decision: Overnight in the capital of Pierre, where another trip would start the next day, or head home and see her son attend his high school prom?

        South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is under investigation for using a state-owned airplane to fly to political events and bring family members with her on trips. But the decision on whether to prosecute the Republican governor likely hinges on how a county prosecutor interprets an untested law that was passed by voters in 2006. State law allows the aircraft only to be used “in the conduct of state business.” But Noem attended events hosted by political organizations. State plane logs also show that Noem often had family members join her on in-state flights in 2019. It blurred the lines between official travel and attending family events, including her son’s prom and her daughter’s wedding.

        A Louisiana State Police lieutenant has been put on administrative leave after being arrested in South Dakota for allegedly paying a prostitute. State police said in a news release that the 20-year department veteran was in Rapid City for a work-related conference when he was arrested about 3 a.m. Tuesday on the misdemeanor charge of “hiring for sexual activity.” State police say they don't know whether he has an attorney who could speak for him. It's standard procedure to put officers being investigated on administrative leave with pay. The news release says the sheriff's office in Pennington County, South Dakota, has turned the case over to the Pennington County States Attorney’s Office.

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        South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was returning from an official appearance in Rapid City in 2019 when she faced a decision: Overnight in the capital of Pierre, where another trip would start the next day, or head home and see her son attend his high school prom?

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