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US & Canada · South Dakota

Gov. Noem, Department of Tourism apply for 2023 Mount Rushmore fireworks

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
The South Dakota Department of Tourism submitted an application for a special use permit for a fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore in 2023. The application was submitted to the National Park Service. NPS rejected permits for the 2021 and 2022 celebrations. Governor Noem remains in litigation with NPS over the rejection of the 2021 Celebration.See the Story
US & Canada · Sioux Falls

23 new cannabis laws in place in South Dakota

Coverage: 2 sources
Of the 247 new laws taking effect in South Dakota on July 1, 23 of them deal with the regulation of the state's burgeoning cannabis industry. Of these 23 laws, 7 apply directly to the possession or use of cannabis, while the rest deal with defining and regulating the industry.See the Story
US & Canada · Sioux Falls

Critical Race Theory ban starts July 1

Coverage: 2 sources
Mandatory Critical Race Theory trainings and orientations are banned at South Dakota universities starting Friday. CRT is a legal theory taught in law school examining the role of racism in legal systems. Supporters of the measure say it will protect students and faculty from CRT. Opponents of the ban say CRT isn't being taught in schools at all levels.See the Story
US & Canada · Sioux Falls

RCPD looking for help in finding missing boy

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The Rapid City Police Department posted on its Twitter page Saturday night that they are looking for help in finding Kaiden Noisy Hawk. The 12-year-old boy was reported as missing Saturday morning. He had on a hoodie, jeans and sneakers, all the color black, when he was last seen. This was in the 100 block of Doolittle Street.The police department can be reached via phone at 605-394-4131.See the Story
US & Canada · Garretson

Sunday Boredom Busters: July 3rd

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
GARRETSON, SD (KELO) --You can get your fill of Fourth of July fireworks a day early. Fireworks shows are taking place tonight in Belle Fourche, Garretson, Lead and Sturgis.American Legion Post 15 in Sioux Falls is hosting an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast. Serving time goes from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance. The cost is $7, $2 for children.See the Story
US & Canada · Sioux Falls

Storm Chances Hold into Next Week – Storm Center PM Update: Saturday, July 2

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Wind and hail are the main concerns tonight with any storm that comes along, so stay weather aware as we go into the night. Sunday will feature yet another chance for strong to severe storms, but this also has the best potential to see more widespread coverage. Shower and storm chances remain in place through the middle of the week.See the Story
US & Canada · Sioux Falls

Being LGBTQ in South Dakota in the 1970s

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Linda Rohrs, Mike McGirr, Nancy Rosenbrahn, Scott Norman lived in South Dakota in 1970s. They were living as LGBTQ residents in Rapid City before anyone had thought of a gay pride parade. House parties were often the way the LGBTQ could meet. Sodomy and other laws still existed in the state then.See the Story
US & Canada · Sioux Falls

Inside KELOLAND: A look at SD's housing industry

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
On this week's edition of Inside KELOLAND we're looking at several topics focused on housing and new construction. We'll hear from industry experts about the boom in building. Plus, higher prices are making it harder for people to buy a home. We speak with one organization on how they are making homeowning a reality.See the Story

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