RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge set bond at $1 million for a South Dakota man charged Monday with killing a woman whose decomposed body was found in the Black Hills in 2013.
Richard Melvin Schmitz, 53, was arrested at his home near Hill City without incident Friday morning for the death of 38-year-old Meshell Will, of Custer.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is accused in the death of Custer woman, whose decomposed body was found in the Black Hills in 2013.
The Rapid City Journal reports Richard Melvin Schmitz, 53, was arrested at his home near Hill City without incident Friday morning.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such issues as COVID-19 mask rules, the treatment of transgender students and how to teach the history of racism and slavery in America.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a suburban Rapid City man by Pennington County sheriff's deputies has been deemed to be a justified use of deadly force, according to South Dakota's Division of Criminal Investigation.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police say an overnight shooting in Rapid City has left one man dead and one man in critical condition.
Authorities were called to the scene about 1:30 a.m. Monday for a report of shots fired.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Protesters climbed a grain mill in downtown Rapid City and hung an giant upside down American flag on the building to protest mistreatment of American Indians.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge in South Dakota who charged three members of the U.S. Marshals Service with contempt of court over a COVID-19 vaccination dispute removed himself from the case after assigning an in-state attorney to prosecute the proceedings.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Shipping delays from China and record-breaking sales from last year are having an impact on fireworks supplies this Fourth of July, according to industry experts.
The owner of Extreme Fireworks in Rapid City, Douglas Bellinger, said a shortage is limiting the amount of products he can sell this year.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man found on an island in Rapid City.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man is free after prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him and a jury acquitted him of gun crimes in connection with a fatal shooting in Pine Ridge last year.
RAPID CITY, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in South Dakota say an inmate who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Rapid City in November is back in custody.
The Rapid City Journal reports Keith Apple was arrested Tuesday in Rapid City.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s retreat center near Bear Butte.
The Rapid City Journal reported the fire was reported early Thursday morning.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Pine Ridge woman accused of smashing the fingers of her victims with a rock in order to get opioids from their pain prescriptions has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says crews are working to clear roads and trails in the southern Black Hills which are blocked by debris from weekend tornadoes.
The National Weather Services in Rapid City has confirmed two tornadoes traveled across many jurisdictions Sunday, including the National Forest.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge has rejected the state of South Dakota’s argument that homeowners in a Black Hawk neighborhood lack legal standing to seek damages due to a sinkhole.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man is now charged with murder after a woman he's accused of sexually assaulting died of injuries related to her attack.
Fifty-eight-year-old Marlon Little Bald Eagle was indicted this week on charges of first-degree felony murder and alternative counts of second- and third-degree rape in the woman's death April 23.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines regional jet landed safely in Rapid City after mechanical problems were reported, the airline said.
The airline said in a statement that flight 5057 operated by Endeavor Air from Minneapolis/St.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Tourist attractions in South Dakota that appeared in the Academy Award-winning film “Nomadland" are seeing an increase in visitors.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City woman whose children were hospitalized after allegedly ingesting marijuana edibles she failed to secure is facing two charges, authorities announced Wednesday.
The 36-year-old woman is charged with felony drug possession and contributing to the abuse, neglect or delinquency of the minor, according to the Pennington County Sheriff's Office.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man has been found guilty in a string of crimes that include aggravated assault, burglary and grand theft.
A jury in Pennington County convicted 34-year-old Bill Robertson Tuesday afternoon, KOTA-TV reported.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says no criminal charges are expected as a result of a large wildfire west of Rapid City..
A debris pile is believed to be the source of a fire that burned about 3.5 square miles (9 square kilometers) in late March.
Prosecutors have added more charges against a Rapid City man accused of sexually assaulting multiple girls.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls in Pennington County has been convicted after his first trial ended when the jury could not unanimously agree on his guilt or innocence.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police are trying to piece together how a man was shot to death and another injured at a Rapid City motel.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Grassroots organizers are planning to open the first Indigenous-led community school in Rapid City which will be focused on building educational equity for Native American students.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man who opened fire on a Pine Ridge house, killing one of its many occupants, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Ricky Bagola earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree in the January 2020 death of 30-year-old Casey Long Weston who was killed after the defendant blindly fired seven rounds into the house in a dispute over methamphetamine.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — From summer-like temperatures to a winter storm warning, the weather in western South Dakota has been all over the map in recent days.
The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a winter storm warning for 6 inches (15 centimeters) or more of snow Tuesday in the higher elevations of the Black Hills.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A decorated World War II veteran from South Dakota celebrated his 101st birthday with a special honor at the Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City.
A new exhibit about Maurice “Morry” Crow’s extraordinary military service was unveiled at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum on base Wednesday, Crow's birthday.
NEMO, S.D. (AP) — Firefighters continued to make progress Wednesday on containing wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota that earlier forced the evacuation of more than 400 homes.
Fire crews have increased containment of the largest fire near Schroeder Road in the Nemo area to 47%, the Pennington County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Wednesday.
NEMO, S.D. (AP) — High winds Tuesday hampered firefighters battling wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota that have forced the evacuations of more than 400 homes and closed the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
NEMO, S.D. (AP) — Three separate wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota have forced evacuations of more than 400 homes northwest of Rapid City and shut down Mount Rushmore, authorities said Monday.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police have arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with a homicide in Rapid City last week.
Officers were sent to a residence last Tuesday for a welfare check and found the body of 44-year-old Andrew Willard Bear Robe Jr.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A pair of people protesting the Keystone XL pipeline are facing criminal charges in South Dakota.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — It is not uncommon for high school basketball teams to plug a new piece into their starting lineup in the final game of a state tournament.
But by having Angok Akot join Akok Aguer, Eli Williams, Tahj Two Bulls and Mikele Kambalo for last weekend’s Class AA third-place game vs.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Scientists are calling for a 50% to 60% reduction in timber production for the Black Hills National Forest over the next several decades, according to a report released Tuesday.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The death of a man found in a residential garage in Rapid City is an apparent homicide, according to police.
Officers were dispatched to the property about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday for a welfare check on an unconscious male.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Box Elder man has pleaded not guilty to charges in a fatal stabbing in Rapid City last summer.
Barry Allman, 30, is charged in Pennington County with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Lance Baumgarten.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The next federal judge serving western South Dakota should be culturally competent in Lakota culture and history, said retiring Judge Jeffery Viken.
“The history of Native people is critically important — in terms of what happened and the trauma and the beauty of the culture and all of these acts of Congress that diminished Native lands in South Dakota down to these nine reservations,” Viken said from his chambers in the federal courthouse in downtown Rapid City.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say three people walking on Mount Rushmore Road during snowy weather Monday morning were struck by separate vehicles, leaving one person dead and another seriously injured.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Department of Health officials have dropped the rate of community spread of the coronavirus from substantial to moderate in Pennington County, which includes the Rapid City area.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman whose prison sentence was commuted on Donald Trump's last day in office says the missed experiences included spending time with her children and grandchildren — and learning to use a smartphone.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man who found solace in the Black Hills of South Dakota when he came out as gay while in college plans to move back to the region to open a counseling and retreat center for other LGBTQ families.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The National Park Service has denied South Dakota officials' request to shoot off fireworks over Mount Rushmore again this year.
Fireworks returned to Mount Rushmore last year for a Fourth of July celebration that included a campaign stop by then-President Donald Trump.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Tourism and State University Extension are working together to create opportunities with the two largest industries in the state — agriculture and tourism.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Weather experts say a winter storm that could deliver up to 8 inches (20.3 centimeters) of snow in parts of southwest South Dakota through Wednesday will be beneficial, but won't do a lot to mitigate the ongoing drought in the region.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota state senator has pleaded no contest to making a false domestic violence report against her ex-husband.
A magistrate judge Monday gave Lyndi DiSanto a suspended 90-day jail sentence, which means she would only serve the time if she violates terms of her probation.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota couple that engaged in a standoff with federal agents last week is facing weapons charges.
Michael Blood and Carmen Mann agreed to surrender after holding law enforcement at bay for three hours at Blood's home a few miles west of Ellsworth Air Force Base in Meade County.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives isn't disclosing the nature of its investigation in rural Meade County.
Between 15 and 20 law enforcement vehicles were parked in front of a home Thursday a few miles west of the Ellsworth Air Force Base.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man accused in a fatal shooting near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation boundaries has pleaded guilty to murder charges.
Phillip Pond, 38, entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Rapid City to second-degree murder and using a gun during a violent crime, KOTA-TV reported.