Noem would support grand jury in attorney general crash case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem would support using a grand jury to decide whether charges should be filed against the state’s attorney general, who struck and killed a man along a highway in September. Noem has been critical of the fact no decision has been made by prosecutors on whether Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should…

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Rounds receives assurances from V.A. Secretary nominee regarding Hot Springs, Black Hills V.A. centers

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds questioned Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee, about the future of Hot Springs’ V.A. facility. Rounds asked, “The Hot Springs VA facility in Hot Springs, South Dakota, is a critical part of the department’s Black Hills Health Care System…I’d like your commitment, if confirmed, to work on moving the Hot…

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Senate bill looks to appropriate funds for new Custer State Park Bison Center

CUSTER, S.D. — A bill could send $500,000 to Custer State Park to help build a bison center. Senate bill 54, if passed, would allocated a half-million dollars from general funds for the center. The Helmsley Charitable Trust has donated a grant of four-million dollars to Custer State Park, where the estimated cost of the project is about 5-million dollars….

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Monument Health to provide support during Black Hills Stock Show

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Along with other vendors, Monument Health will also be busy during the stock show. Vendor set-up began this week, and Monument felt the concerns over COVID were too important not to participate this year. Monument Health will be set up in the ice arena, primarily for COVID issues. Answering questions concerning testing, vaccinations and so-on. “We…

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Move in day for vendors at the Black Hills Stock Show

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rushmore Plaza Civic center was filled with vendors moving in ahead of the Black Hills Stock Show. Amid a season of cancellations and disappointments, many say the event is a much-needed boost. It was exciting, as for many vendors, it was the first show in nearly a year. Most stock shows and rodeos across the…

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