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Hirth trial cancelled after key defense witness compromised | Sep 22


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The much-anticipated trial of accused killer and conspirator Richard Hirth will not move forward a expected following the defense's loss of a key witness. He's the last suspect to be tried in the murder-for-hire case of Jessica Rehfeld — a Rapid City woman killed in 2015.

The Wounded Knee Masacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act passes through the House with a unanimous vote. Representative Dusty Johnson introduced the bill to help tribes memorialize the lives lost in the Wounded Knee Massacre.

The memorial at Wounded Knee, one of the most prominent landmarks on the Pine Ridge Reservation, has been vandalized. The memorial was placed in the early 1900s by Joseph Horn Cloud — a direct descendent of victims of the Wounded Knee Massacre.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a plan to improve Alzheimer's care. The poject is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2024 and last eight years.

One particular barren hillside in Rapid City is more than just an unhealthy offity in the Black Hills. It's erosion runoff could be a problem for Rapid Creek.

Alumni of Rapid City Steven's High School have joined together to knock out their school's lunch debt. That $10,000 is huge or the families in need of support — but what about the rest of the state's multi-million-dollar school lunch debt?

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."