It’s another year with fireworks in Rapid City. The show is in the middle of being prepared for the big event on July 4, at dusk around 9:30. A fireworks show like the one in Rapid City doesn’t happen overnight. It takes thousands of pounds of fireworks and a three-person team to get the show rolling.
Since the Supreme Court released its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and leave abortion up to the individual states, the decision left some people uneasy about the potential to look at other court cases involving same-sex marriage and contraception.
The "South Dakota Freedom Caucus" was launched at the South Dakota Republican Party convention as a way to push the party to the right. It comes at a time where the party in the Rushmore state has become particularly divided over the course of the last several months.
A longtime wildland firefighter was named the new director of the South Dakota State Wildland Fire Division by the Department of Public Safety. Jay Wickham, who worked as a deputy director for the wildland fire division replaces former Chief Jay Esperance.