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Rapid City comes together to remember the 1972 flood | June 09

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People in Rapid City are gathering to commemorate the flood of 1972 and honor the 238 people who died. At the Journey Museum, an exhibit tells the story of the flood that hit 50 years ago today.

Officials say South Dakota recorded its largest primary election turnout in more than a decade, with roughly one in every three registered voters casting a ballot.

Rapid City lawyer James Leach says state and federal legislation is key to stopping the proliferation of weapons used in mass shootings. But he says the gun industry’s lobbying and political contributions prevent politicians from taking action.

There's a new hog slaughterhouse proposed for Sioux Falls. Backers say it would help with pork supply chain issues. But a petition drive could stand in the way. It would ban new processing plants in city limits.

The community of Bison is celebrating a state girls golf title this week. On Tuesday in Rapid City, the co-op team of Bison, along with Hettinger and Scranton from North Dakota, wrapped up the ‘B’ girls tournament with a combined score of 104 over par.

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Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.