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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

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

Deadwood gaming numbers down slightly in July

Deadwood saw gaming numbers dip slightly again in July. The latest report from the state gaming commission shows gamblers wagered 1.21 percent less than a year ago. For the year, Deadwood trails last years pace by just over 1.5 percent. In July, table games saw a 2 percent increase from a year ago while slot…Continue Reading

California man arrested in Sturgis Rally trafficking sting

A seventh person has been arrested in connection with a sex trafficking sting conducted during the recent Sturgis Rally. James Vallelunga, 62 of Twain Harte, Calif., is charged with attempted enticement of a minor using the internet. 5 South Dakotans and an Ohio man were arrested earlier. Every year, a joint local, state and federal…Continue Reading

Teenagers face charges in fatal shooting

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with an August 17th shooting that left a 43 year old man dead. 16 year old Ross Johnson will be tried as an adult due to the severity of the charges against him while a 14 year old juvenile also faces charges. The victim, Nathan Graham was found…Continue Reading

Pet store owner facing charges

A Rapid City pet store owner is facing as many as 200 charges after authorities conducted a raid on a soon to be opened store on Mt. Rushmore Road. After an anonymous complaint authorities conducted the raid and found 36 dead animals and 90 others in poor condition. Marinda Parks who previously owned Pitter Patter…Continue Reading

Lawsuit filed in Legion Lake fire

A lawsuit claims the 2017 Legion Lake Fire, that started in Custer State Park and scorched more than 55,000 acres was caused by the negligence of Black Hills Power and a Minnesota telephone company. Seven landowners filed the lawsuit Friday in Custer County against Black Hills Power and Hanson Communications. The suit claims the companies…Continue Reading