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SDSMT President James Rankin Commencement speaker for the class of 2018

Mr. James Rankin, a 1974 Stanley County High School graduate and current president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will be the featured speaker at the SCHS graduation ceremony this year. SCHS seniors Maria Cota, Ryan Habeck, Cale Meiners and TJ Drageset recently met Rankin.
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McLaughlin Man Charged with Sexual Assault

A McLaughlin, South Dakota, man has entered his plea to two sex-related charges. 26-year-old Jerome Goodhouse pled not guilty to Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Minor by Force. The Indictment alleges in April, 2016, Goodhouse knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with...
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Ridgeview Man Sentenced for Assault

A Ridgeview, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury has been sentenced in US District Court. 20-year-old Sterlyn Bartlett must spend 30 months in custody, followed by two years of supervised release and pay restitution. The conviction stemmed from an incident in January, 2017, in Eagle Butte, when Bartlett got into a...
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South Dakota Ready for Women’s March 2.0

(Greater Dakota News Service)- One year after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, South Dakota women, men and families will be marching in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Vermillion tomorrow (Sat.) as part of the second Women’s March. Rapid City resident Suzanne Ludicello was in the nation’s capital for last year’s Women’s March...
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Seeing global “packaging problem” Coke vows to cut waste

ATLANTA (AP) – Recognizing a global waste problem, Coca-Cola will attempt to collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one that it sells within 12 years. CEO James Quincey says The Coca-Cola Co. has a responsibility to help solve the problem. A report issued last summer showed that global industry has produced...
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Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally taught in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the space shuttle Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts on the International Space Station will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes. As NASA’s first designated teacher in space, McAuliffe was...
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Delta wants to know if your dog can behave before it flies

DALLAS (AP) – Delta Air Lines says for safety reasons it will require owners to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it’s trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints about animals biting or peeing and pooping have nearly doubled since 2016. Starting March...
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Walworth County Commission meeting 01-18-18

A commissioner has resigned, and the position is still open for a new emergency manager.  Karen Bricks has a report on the January 18th meeting of the Walworth County Commission.  Click to listen…
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Electronic Logging Device Comment Deadline is Tomorrow

South Dakota truckers and others who may be negatively affected by proposed changes to Electronic Logging Device have until tomorrow (Fri.) to voice their concerns. In November, the US Department of Transportation announced a 90-day delay of its ELD rules for live load truckers, which were originally scheduled to take effect last month (Dec....
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Rapid City man to plead guilty in medical laser scheme

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man who authorities say ran an illegal medical laser scheme has agreed to plead guilty to a reduced list of criminal charges and repay at least $16.7 million to customers. The Rapid City Journal reports that in exchange, prosecutors will drop charges against the longtime live-in...
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