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Officials to evaluate soft lock-down at Meade Schools

Meade School District officials and the Sturgis Police plan to meet to evaluate their execution of a soft lock-down at the Sturgis schools after a possible threat last Thursday. The incident stemmed from the report of a student who threatened to harm themself. During the lockdown, students and teachers remained in their rooms as teaching…Continue Reading

Rapid City Regional Airport sees increased traffic

Rapid City Regional Airport has seen a five percent jump in the amount of visitors over the past year. From various marketing strategies bringing people to the airport, to new direct flights, more and more people are choosing to fly in and out of Rapid City Regional. The airport brought a seasonal nonstop flight to…Continue Reading

SD High School Volleyball Poll 9/4/18

VOLLEYBALL S.D. MEDIA POLL Here is the South Dakota Media high school volleyball poll for the week of Sept. 3, 2018. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking. NOTE: The poll was pushed back a day due to the Labor Day holiday. it will return to Mondays next…Continue Reading

Daugaard submits online sales tax bills

Gov. Dennis Daugaard submitted two bills for consideration during the upcoming special legislative session that would help implement a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing states to force online shoppers to pay sales tax. One special session measure would allow the state to start collecting sales taxes from many out-of-state internet retailers on Nov. 1.…Continue Reading

President Trump to attend Noem fundraiser September 7

President Donald Trump is headed to South Dakota for a fundraiser for Republican governor candidate Kristi Noem. Trump’s visit to South Dakota will be Sept. 7 in Sioux Falls. Noem, the state’s lone U.S. representative, faces Democratic state Sen. Billie Sutton and Libertarian Kurt Evans in the November general election. Noem has touted her role…Continue Reading

Sturgis Rally tax revenues increase

Tax revenues were up during this years Sturgis Rally according to¬†data released by the South Dakota Department of Revenue¬†. So far, the state has pulled in $1.29 million in sales tax from temporary vendors at the rally. This is up 3 percent from last year. The state sales tax accounted for the majority of collections…Continue Reading

One dead in construction zone accident

A driver was killed and a passenger seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 90 five miles west of Piedmont Tuesday afternoon. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 39-year-old driver was speeding when he lost control of his pickup in a construction zone. The pickup hit several construction cones before going into the median…Continue Reading