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Gap Factory to close in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Rapid City is losing the Gap Factory store, which is expected to close at the beginning of next year. Though there is no word on whether or not the Gap Factory will be transformed to an Old Navy or Athleta, the Gap Factory is having a going out-of-business sale and every
Lakota Nation Invitational Art Show displays creative influences
RAPID CITY S.D. – The Lakota Nation Invitational gives athletes of all types the chance to show their stuff. But one competition gives artistic students a way to bask in the spotlight too.
Rapid City woman pleads not guilty to using thousands in benefits for self, not child
A Rapid City woman pleaded not guilty Dec. 10 to five federal charges after she was accused of stealing more than $22,000 in government benefits to use for herself when she said she needed the funds for her child, records show.
Coloradans found with guns, drugs in Kohl's parking lot plead not guilty
Two Colorado men have pleaded not guilty to gun and drug dealing charges after being found last month with heroin, methamphetamine and guns in the parking lot of the Kohl's department store in Rapid City.
A new $20 million National Guard Readiness Center is coming to Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN TV) - A new National Guard Readiness Center will be built next to the Rapid City Regional Airport to house the National Guard aviation center. This is the site for a new 20-million dollar National Guard Readiness Center. It will be built next to the Rapid City Regional Airport
Local Guard soldiers deployed for cyber mission
Seven South Dakota National Guard soldiers were sent on a historic deployment Friday to help defend the nation against cyber foes. The deployment is the first-ever for members of Detachment 2 of the 174th Cyber Protection Team, a new unit created last year in Rapid City.
Ellsworth Development Authority receives $200k grant
BOX ELDER S.D. – A large grant from Elevate Rapid City will help round out the annual budget for Ellsworth Air Force Base’s economic powerhouse. Elevate Rapid City has invested $200,000 in the Ellsworth Development Authority. The Ellsworth group is designed to spur economic growth in and around the
Finals set at Lakota Nation Invitational
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The White River boys basketball team has been a dominating force at the Lakota Nation Invitational over the past several years. Since 2007, the Tigers have made to the finals a total of nine times winning six LNI titles.
Colorado men charged with drug, firearm crimes
PIERRE, S.D. – Two Colorado Springs, Colorado men were charged in federal district court with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
Rapid City writes off more than $1.7 million in uncollectible ambulance bills
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - The City of Rapid City is giving up on collecting more than $1 million in ambulance bills. The city's Legal and Finance Committee wrote off more than $1.7 million in uncollectible ambulance bills on Wednesday.
Tribal relations secretary says Gov.-elect Noem won't retain him
In a brief address to the Legislature’s State-Tribal Relations Committee, the secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations confirmed that he will not continue in his role upon the inauguration in January of Republican Gov.-elect Kristi Noem.
Chamber Votes to Explore Elevate Rapid City Merger
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Chamber of Commerce is a step closer toward becoming a part of Elevate Rapid City. The Chamber Board has voted unanimously on Thursday to explore and negotiate a merger or partnership with Elevate. A final decision will be made at the chamber’s meeting next month.
Trial date for Rapid City woman involved in a trike crash is set
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A Rapid City woman involved in a deadly trike crash has a three day trial date set. 39-year-old Sophia Elbow Shield is accused of killing 62-year-old Brian Minor in a trike crash back in July. Shields is charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence. Judge Gu
Rencountre picked to lead Visit Rapid City board
For the first time in the history of the Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau — recently rebranded Visit Rapid City — a Native American will lead the tourism group's board of directors.
RCPD: Bomb threat emails are a hoax
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office have been made aware of a scam email targeting local businesses and organizations.
Gun shops could benefit from Governor Noem
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - One gun shop owner in Rapid City is excited for Governor-elect Kristi Noem to take office. At the First Stop Guns in downtown Rapid City, Owner Mark Blote says Noem in office is good for the gun industry.
Ex police chief pleads guilty to sexual contact with girl
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former Whitewood police chief is awaiting sentencing in two counties after pleading guilty to child sex charges. The Rapid City Journal reports that 69-year-old Ben Koens, of Belle Fourche, recently pleaded guilty in Butte and Lawrence counties to having sexual contact with
Roosevelt Park Ice Arena to host winter ice show Friday night
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN TV) - If you don't have plans on a Friday night, how about supporting local figure skaters?. On Friday, Dec. 14 at the Roosevelt Park Ice Arena, kids in their Learn to Skate program and the Black Hills Figure Skating Club will be putting on a winter ice show.
Black Hawk man pleads guilty to gun assault after changing mind three times
A Black Hawk man agreed Thursday to plead guilty to a gun assault charge after changing his mind three times. Jesse Higgins, 37, had originally pleaded not guilty in June to first-degree kidnapping, aggravated assault and simple assault after he was accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and holdin
Who you gonna call when it snows?
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The snow may be melting in Rapid City but that only means it's the perfect time to line up the holiday help needed when it starts accumulating once again.