June trial set for South Dakota woman in 1981 death of baby
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A June trial date is set for a South Dakota woman charged in the death of a newborn who was abandoned in a ditch in 1981. Theresa Rose Bentaas was arraigned on murder and manslaughter charges Monday. Bentaas is being held on a $250,000 bond, and has pleaded not guilty. The Argus Leader reports Bentaas spoke softly when she said she understood the charges against her. A ...
March 19, 2019
South Dakota women's prison inmate dies
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Corrections says a Women's Prison inmate has died. The department says Cynthia Thompson reported feeling ill at the prison in Pierre. She was airli...
March 19, 2019

ShopKo announces closures of all stores
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Shopko announced Monday that despite the Company's best efforts, it was unable to find a buyer for its go-forward business as a going concern. As a result, Shopko will commence an or...
March 18, 2019

Rapid City Police investigating early Sunday armed robbery of casino
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police are investigating an armed robbery that took place early Sunday morning. Police say the robbery was reported around 1:00 a.m. at the Jokers Casino on Mount ...
March 18, 2019

Some flooding along Cheyenne, White River in South Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The National Weather Service says persistent snowmelt and runoff from last week’s heavy precipitation, along with ice jams, have contributed to continued moderate floodi...
March 18, 2019

Up to 500 homes damaged in 1 Nebraska county
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest: Flooding in Nebraska has badly damaged up to 500 houses in one county alone. Greg London of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said Sunda...
March 18, 2019

Legislative Wrapup - Lawmakers pass nursing home funding, pipeline protest bills
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem closed out the main part of her first legislative session as governor with a funding boost for nursing homes, anti-pipeline protest legislation and a victo...
March 17, 2019

Noem, Thune view flood damage in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Sen. John Thune have surveyed flood damage in Sioux Falls. Mayor Paul TenHaken and other city leaders took Noem and Thune on a tour of Siou...
March 17, 2019

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent p...
March 17, 2019

Brandon Valley sweeps Girls and Boys Class AA Basketball Championships
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Both Brandon Valley girls and boys basketball teams are leaving Rapid City champions of high school basketball. The Brandon Valley boys beat Sioux Falls O'Gorman 54-47 and the girls defeated Sioux Falls Lincoln 60-40 to win the state championships Saturday nig...
March 17, 2019

Tea Area wins Class A Boys; Winner takes Class A Girls Basketball
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Tea Area won the South Dakota Class A Boys Basketball Championship with a 68-57 win over Sioux Falls Christian Saturday night. Justin Hohn led Tea with 19 points. Noah Freidel added 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Both teams were neck and neck until T...
March 17, 2019

Clark - Willow Lake wins State B Boys Basketball Tournament
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Clark/Willow Lake beat DeSmet 49-41 to win the South Dakota Class B Boys Baskeball Tournament Saturday. Clark/Willow Lake jumped out to a 17-9 lead after one quarter and maintained their edge into the fourt quarter to pull away. Jacob Prouty dominated for Clark...
March 17, 2019

South Dakota Class AA Boys and Girls State Basketball - Day Two Wrapup
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Stevens girls basketball team rebounded from an opening round loss to roll over Sioux Falls Washington 62-38 in the consolation semifinals Friday. Stevens jumped out to a 13-5 first quarter lead and never looked back, outscoring Washington 25-6 ...
March 16, 2019

South Dakota Class A Boys and Girls State Basketball - day two wrapup
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Tea Area came out triumphant in a tough battle with Pine Ridge to earn a trip to the South Dakota Class A Boys Basketball Championship game Saturday night. Pine Ridge came into Friday's semifinals riding high off a win over Hot Springs Thursday. The two team...
March 16, 2019

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