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Rapid City Police release name of stabbing victim

A Rapid City woman accused of stabbing a man to death Saturday is held on $100,000 bond. Police arrested 32-year-old Lorraine Swallow for the stabbing death of her nephew, 28-year-old Tyrell Bull Bear. Bull Bear was reportedly stabbed twice during a heated argument. A witness told police that Bull Bear was in Swallow’s face, preventing…Continue Reading

Regents approve in state tuition rates for surrounding states

Students from six surrounding states will soon pay the same tuition rate as South Dakota residents at the state’s public universities. The  South Dakota Board of Regents approved the new policy this week. Board President Kevin Schieffer says the goal is to grow enrollment, meet the state’s workforce needs and attract more financial resources to…Continue Reading

Daugaard presents final budget

In his last budget address as governor, Dennis Daugaard recommends a $4.8 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year. That’s what he told the South Dakota Legislature Tuesday afternoon. On average, it is a 2.3 percent increase ($94 million) over last year. About two thirds of the state’s budget is tagged for state aid for…Continue Reading

Daugaard to present final budget proposal

South Dakota tax collections are largely on track as outgoing Gov. Dennis Daugaard prepares to outline his final budget proposal as governor. The retiring Republican will present the budget plan to the Legislature today. The proposal will be a blueprint for GOP Gov.-elect Kristi Noem, who will formulate her own budget to be discussed during…Continue Reading

Rapid City man pleads not guilty to threatening doctor

A Rapid City man has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to get a gun to kill a doctor who treated his wife. Sixty-two-year-old William Thoman appeared in court Thursday to hear the charges against him of attempted first-degree murder and criminal solicitation. Thoman’s attorney moved to dismiss the criminal solicitation charge, arguing that…Continue Reading

South Dakota Election Results 11/6/2018

2018 Unofficial General Election Results State of South Dakota Precincts 698 of 698 Reporting United States Representative George D. Hendrickson Dustin “Dusty” Johnson Tim Bjorkman Ron Wieczorek 4,912 202,673 121,002 7,322 Governor and Lieutenant Governor Kurt Evans and Richard Shelatz Kristi Noem and Larry Rhoden Billie Sutton and Michelle Lavallee 4,844 172,894 161,416 Secretary of…Continue Reading

SD Supreme Court Justice Zinter dies

South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Steven L. Zinter has died. A spokesman for the state Supreme Court says Zinter died Tuesday morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., from complications of routine surgery. Zinter was the 45th justice of the state Supreme Court. Republican Gov. Bill Janklow appointed Zinter to the South Dakota Supreme Court…Continue Reading

Berget executed after Supreme Court ruling

A South Dakota inmate who killed a correctional officer seven years ago during a failed prison escape on the guard’s 63rd birthday was put to death Monday evening, marking the state’s first execution since 2012. Rodney Berget, 56, received a lethal injection of an undisclosed drug for the 2011 slaying of Ronald “R.J.” Johnson, who…Continue Reading

Deadwood gaming numbers running ahead of 2017 pace

For the first time in 3 years, gaming numbers in Deadwood are ahead of the previous year’s pace. The State Commission on Gaming report for September shows an increase of 1.5 percent for the month compared to 2017, the 2nd consecutive monthly gain puts the year to date total for 2018 just under 1 percent…Continue Reading

Ruth named Deadwood interim Mayor

The city of Deadwood has announced David Ruth will serve as the cities interim mayor following the death of Mayor Chuck Turbiville. Ruth who serves on the city commission will fill out the remainder of Turbiville’s term that runs through May 6th of 2019.Continue Reading