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Legion Lake Fire crosses Wildlife Loop, evacuations ordered

The Legion Lake Fire has taken a turn for the worse and has crossed over the Wildlife Loop, moving east of Custer State Park and forcing more evacuations.  The Custer County Sherriff’s Office has expanded evacuations to Cobb, Downen, Dry Creek and LH Roads, west of Highway 79. Custer County Search and Rescue is reportedly…Continue Reading

Custer State Park closed due to wildfire

A wildfire that has already consumed nearly 1,000 acres has forced the closure of Custer State Park to visitor. The blaze, near Legion Lake, has forced the closure of portions of U.S. Highway 16A and S.D. Highway 87 in the area of Legion Lake. Blue Bell Lodge is also being evacuated. The cause of the fire…Continue Reading

Spearfish bank robbery suspect pleads guilty

A Belle Fourche woman accused of robbing a Spearfish bank earlier this year has pleaded guilty. 23 year old Kaycee Teppo reached a deal with prosecuters who will recommend she pay the bank an amount that will be determined before sentencing, Teppo is currently free on bond.Continue Reading

One dead in Sheridan Lake Road crash

One person was killed and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night on Sheridan Lake Road in Rapid City. Names of the two people are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a 25-year-old driver who was killed in…Continue Reading

Regional Health plans new Spearfish facility

Regional Health is fundraising to build a more than $100 million new health care campus to serve the Spearfish area. The announcement comes after a 40-acre land donation from a Spearfish company planning a 700-acre residential and retail development. With the land donation, Regional Health embarked on a fundraising campaign with a $50 million goal.…Continue Reading

Arrests made in connection with Spearfish Armed Robbery

The Spearfish Police Department has arrested two subjects in conjunction with the armed robbery investigation at the Exit 14 Phillips 66. The subjects are Matthew Wainman (23) of Spearfish and Adam Peters (21) of Belle Fourche. Peters has been charged with 1st Degree Robbery and Commission of a Felony with a firearm. Wainman has been…Continue Reading

Spearfish Police search for Armed Robbery Suspect

11/22/2017 At approximately 2:45am a single male subject entered the Phillips 66 station at Exit 14 in Spearfish carrying a handgun and demanding money. The subject was dressed in a black hoodie, with a black mask, gloves, blue jeans, and black shoes. The subject appeared to be Caucasian and approximately 5’ 11”. The subject then…Continue Reading