The Rapid City Police Department is moving into an investigation phase of a report of shots fired around 9:15 on Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred on the 800 block of Fifth street, just south east of downtown. Officials confirm one shot was fired and involves two groups of juveniles.

A spokesperson with the Rapid City police says a large number of individuals have been detained as part of an investigation into a shots fired call.

The incident involves two groups of juveniles. One group was in a home along Fifth street.

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In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 1

From tasty traditions to the annual holiday gift guide, South Dakota Magazine's November/December issue is now available. Editor-at-Large Bernie Hunhoff and Managing Editor John Andrews join In the Moment to visit about some of the issue's highlights.

Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 1

It's called a shelter, but the children cannot leave. Thousands of migrant children have been housed in facilities which human rights advocates say threaten to damage their mental health and disturb their development.

A new FRONTLINE partnership with the Associated Press investigates "Kids Caught in the Crackdown" Tuesday night. See the premiere on SDPB-TV at 9:00 p.m. Central/8:00 p.m. Mountain or online at


In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 1

High school football is just about ready to wrap up for 2019. The only thing left - the championship games!

The three nine-man games are held Thursday and SDPB's Steve Thum will handle the play-by-play alongside JJ Hartigan. Thum joins In The Moment with his preview of the action.

The Economics of Giving

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In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 2

November is a month for "Thanks" and "Giving." In The Moment takes an in-depth look at gratitude and philanthropy in South Dakota. Can practicing gratitude make you happier, healthier, and more connected? What's the role of altruism in the state and how do South Dakotans maximize the value of their generosity?

We spend November thankful, inspired, and determined to make a difference right here at home, culminating in South Dakota's Day of Giving.

In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 2

Award-winning author, journalist, and radio host Manoush Zomorodi is fascinated by the intersection of technology and brain science. Specifically, what's happening inside our brains when we get bored.

Zomorodi is author of the book Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. She's coming to Northern State University in Aberdeen this week as part of the Common Read.

South Dakota State Archives

In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 2

Most South Dakota towns, no matter the size, has or once had a Masonic Temple. The Freemasons are the oldest fraternal order in the world.

Jeffrey Larson joins In The Moment for Images of the Past and a look at the history of the gathering places in South Dakota along with the men and women who sought to better their communities. Larson is an attorney and Sovereign Grand Inspector of the Scottish Rite Freemasons in South Dakota.

Crow Creek Second Tribe To Adopt LGBT Hate Crime Laws

Nov 8, 2019

A second tribe in South Dakota has adopted hate crime protections for LGBT people. The Crow Creek Tribe met with proponents of the amendment and passed it unanimously.


Marlow Medicine Crow Jr. is on the Crow Creek Tribe Law and Order Committee. He says the hate crimes amendment is the first of it’s kind for the tribe. 


“It was a long time coming. There's a lot of things that go on that would necessitate that law and maybe help give more protections to them-the people that are being discriminated against.” 


A legislative panel is rejecting an idea to reduce the state’s ingestion charge from a felony down to a misdemeanor.

Whether to reduce the charge was driver of starting the committee

South Dakota is the only state in the country where ingestion is a felony.


Join us in the SDPB Sioux Falls Studio Friday, August 9 for Moment in Sound with Cade Thompson.

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