South Dakota Department of Health set to receive more weekly COVID-19 vaccines

PIERRE, S.D. — The state Department of Health says more than 82,000 people have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. More than 20,000 South Dakota residents have received a second dose. The state says it’s been given 11,000 doses per week, but now the new White House plan will increase that to 12,800 doses. That’s a 16%…

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Custer County Commissioners rescinds courthouse firearm carry ordinance

CUSTER, S.D. — On Wednesday morning, the Custer County Commissioners voted unanimously to rescind an ordinance that allowed county workers and the public to carry firearms in Custer County Courthouse. The South Dakota Supreme Court approved an order by 7th circuit judge Craig Pfeifle, which states that judges won’t physically appear in the courtroom because of safety concerns. Custer County…

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New back pain treatments

RAPID CITY, S.D. — New treatment options have been introduced to the Black Hills region for the first time at Rapid City Medical Center in the Interventional Pain Management department. Dr. Tyler Ptacek (pr. Tah-Check) joined Rapid City Medical Center in December of 2020. He genuinely enjoys getting to know his patients as individuals and then helping them through their…

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Rapid City Regional Airport takes steps toward their 20 year Master Plan

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The planning stages for the 20 year master plan at the Rapid City Regional Airport began last year and will continue for another six – 12 months before its finished. After the initial planning phase, which includes identifying what the needs are, the plan will move onto approval by regulatory agencies like the FAA. Among the…

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Box Elder VFD responds to single-alarm residential fire early Wednesday morning

BOX ELDER, S.D. — The Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department and multiple supporting agencies responded to a residential fire early Wednesday morning. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., first responders were called to the 300 block of Hillview Drive in Box Elder for a report of smoke coming from a residence. Upon arriving at the scene, first responders found a single-story occupied…

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