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Central High School students had the opportunity to meet and listen to a variety of people in the working world Wednesday. It was all part of the 5th annual Cobbler Career Conference. Sophomores at Central got to take a look at what some of their career options could be after graduation.
Rapid City's Legal and Finance Committee responded to the people unhappy with the downtown area's graduated parking fines. At Wednesday's meeting, committee members addressed the changes that went into effect in February for the non–metered spaces. What is currently a two–hour parking limit would be increased to three–hours under a measure approved Wednesday.
A federal judge ruled in favor of the Oglala Sioux and Rosebud Sioux tribes Tuesday, stating that South Dakota officials violated the Indian Child Welfare Act repeatedly. U–S District Judge Jeffrey Viken ruled that since 2010, state officials failed to protect Indian parents' fundamental rights during preliminary 48–hour custody hearings.
Youth suicides continue to be a problem on Pine Ridge Reservation.
DOC says John Collins left his work site in Yankton Wednesday afternoon.
The Silver Lining Creamery is in with the new as they revealed their newest ice cream flavor earlier Wednesday evening.
The Sheep Draw Fire that began over the weekend in Harding County and grew to nearly 14 thousand acres remains steady there as of Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday was a day to be excellent as 1,200 people gathered at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for the 6th Annual Day of Excellence.
After a Rapid City student passed away in an accident last week, he decided to give the gift of life to others, by being an organ donor. According to Life Source, each day, 21 people die nationwide due to the organ shortage and a new name is added to the transplant waiting list every ten minutes.
Drivers can now drive up to 80 miles per hour on two South Dakota interstates.
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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Southern California. "Joni was found unconscious in her home (Tuesday) afternoon," according to her official website.
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By now, you probably have a position regarding the controversy over Indiana's "religious freedom" law.
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After years of making the case that the education of athletes is paramount, the NCAA now says it has no legal responsibility to make sure education is actually delivered.
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