Arielle Zionts / Rapid City Journal
PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Monique "Muffie" Mousseaux and Felipa De Leon immediately called officials at the Oglala Sioux Tribe after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015 to see if they could get married. But they learned the case didn't apply to Native American reservations and were told the OST's constitution doesn't allow for same-sex marriage. So instead of getting married through their tribe, the couple received a license in Pennington County and wed at a group ceremony at Mount Rushmore.
RAPID CITY — In an unusual move, a federal judge overturned a Rapid City jury's decision to convict a Pine Ridge man for making a false statement related to an alleged brutal assault.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Ellsworth Air Force Base will be the sole training center and first site to receive the new B-21 bomber, which will be capable of launching thermonuclear weapons. The next-generation bomber, also called the Raider, will bring "hundreds" of new airmen, support personnel and their families as well as a building boom to the Rapid City area once construction begins in Fiscal Year 2021, Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds said Wednesday, March 27, of the Air Force's announcement.
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night for an ordinance aimed at regulating aggressive panhandling and other behavior in the downtown area. The Feb. 19 vote repeals the city's "aggressive solicitation" ordinance and replaces it with an "unlawful behavior" in public places ordinance. The vote also tweaked the unlawful obstructions in public rights-of way ordinance. In order to be officially adopted, the ordinance needs to be approved after a second reading at the March 4 city council meeting.