Rapid City Area Schools come up virtual truancy policy

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Area Schools have always had a truancy policy for students who play hooky. Now, the School Board is looking at how to apply the policy and keep track of students attendance through virtual learning. When schools were shut down in the Spring, there was no virtual truancy plan in place, and it was…

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The former STAR Academy goes up for auction this week

CUSTER, S.D. – The land and buildings formerly known as the STAR Academy, will be up for auction on Wednesday. Across 173 acres of land lies the small community in Custer, made up of buildings that once served as a facility for juveniles and a handful of homes. Last year that the land was repossessed by the state after the last…

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RCPD offering $5,000 reward toward apprehension of murder suspect

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Police Department has secured approval from the Community Reward Fund to offer a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the apprehension of 22-year-old Jamys Flying Horse. Flying Horse is wanted as the suspect responsible for a shooting incident in September in the 3400 block of Hemlock Street that took the life of…

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Drugs are the root of most crimes in the Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The slogan, “Meth We’re On It” broke the internet last year and made its way around the country. The phrase highlighted the stronghold that meth has on hundreds of South Dakotans. Meth isn’t the only drug that affects the lives of people in this state, it’s just one of several that have caused chaos in our…

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Diapers are essential for families in need

RAPID CITY, S.D. — September 21-27 is National Diaper Need Awareness Week. Volunteers of America’s Mommy’s Closet is one of three diaper banks in the state and the only one West River. Community partners like the City of Rapid City and Monument Health will also be hosting diaper drives in the coming weeks. The City of Rapid City’s diaper drive…

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