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Downed powerline safety training brings team effort

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - It was a safety training day for first responders and West River Electric crews. Working on electrical lines is one of the most dangerous jobs in America and while not overly common, utility workers can be killed or seriously injured in accidents involving electricity. It...
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“What is that?”: Stratospheric balloons over Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Two white dots in the sky have been hovering over Rapid City since Saturday, mesmerizing onlookers with their almost stationary position and peculiar glint off the sun. These are stratospheric balloons from a company called Raven Aerostar, based in Sioux Falls. Aerostar says the flights...
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Cause of fire in Rapid City unknown

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — An investigation is underway into a fire call at a building in central Rapid City on Monday. According to a social media post, firefighters with the Rapid City Fire Department was dispatched to 4th Street and Main Streets for a fire around 10:15 a.m. MT.
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Sturgis OKs open container for 2022 Rally

STURGIS — Those attending the 82nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will again be able to have a beer or wine on downtown city streets. The Sturgis City Council has approved open container in areas along and either side of Sturgis Main Street for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally from Aug. 5-14.
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Construction underway at Ellsworth Air Force Base

BOX ELDER, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota has been home to the Ellsworth Air Force Base for 80 years. It all started with the Doolittle Raid during World War 2. Now, the base employs thousands of military personnel and has some of the most advanced aircraft in the nation. Including the B-1 Bomber and soon the B-21 Raider.
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Fire on Main Street in Rapid City Monday morning

RAPID CITY, S.D — During the morning hours on Monday, a fire broke out at a business on Main Street. First responders were dispatched to the Servall building, a uniform and linen supply company at 312 Main Street. Smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the building from a long distance. The smoke reached high enough for first responders to take notice before getting to the scene.
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Rapid City's Pauline Sumption Named Finance Officer of the Year

Rapid City’s Sumption Named Finance Officer of the Year. Pauline Sumption, Finance Director for the City of Rapid City, was named Finance Officer of the Year earlier this month by the South Dakota Governmental Finance Officers’ Association. The award is given each year to a member of the...
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Junior Golf Tour hits Arrowhead

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) -The South Dakota Golf Association’s Junior Tour stopped off at the Arrowhead Country Club on Monday. Belle Fourche’s Jack Hight fired a 77 to finish first for the boys. St. Thomas More’s Rylan Horning shot an 82 to capture the top spot for the ladies.
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Top Performer: Landry Haugen

STURGIS, S.D. – The National High School Finals Rodeo is set to take place July 17-23 in Gillette, Wyoming. Around 1,500 contestants from across the country will be competing for a national title. One of those athletes is Landry Haugen from Sturgis who just qualified for the world’s largest...
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Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Several fireworks displays will be on tap in the Rapid City area July 1-4. If you’re looking for somewhere to watch fireworks this year, here’s a list of fireworks displays around the Black Hills. July 1st- Rapid City: Black Hills Speedway, dusk (after...
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Fireworks shows planned throughout Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S. D. – There’s no shortage of firework shows in the Black Hills this holiday weekend. Black Hills Speedway will shoot off fireworks after the races this Friday night. Also in Rapid City, on Saturday night, the Post 22 Firecracker Tournament fireworks will be presented about...
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Have fun and stay safe this Fourth of July

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Fireworks are one of the most anticipated events of the summer. It’s hard to imagine a Fourth of July holiday without them. It’s an American tradition that’s both fun and exciting, but fireworks can be dangerous. To make the most out of your Fourth of July holiday make sure safety measures are in place when celebrating this year.
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Mayor Allender on 1972 Flood: 'Remember, Honor, Commemorate'

It has been 50 years – a half century – since floodwaters cascaded through canyons along west Highway 44 and into Rapid City, forging a path of destruction that included the collapse of Canyon Lake Dam, claiming 238 lives and destroying thousands of homes and businesses. It is an event that would forever impact our citizens and our community.
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Despite a rise in gas prices, Black Hills is thriving this tourism season

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Despite inflation and rising gas prices, most visitors say that their plans have not changed while visiting the Black Hills. National gas prices have soared with South Dakota at $4.73 a gallon, that is according to AAA’s website. Despite inflation affecting gas prices, Lisa and Eddie Steele, a couple traveling from Indiana, said they were going to visit the Black Hills, regardless of prices.
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