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Authorities identify man shot and killed after high speed chase
RAPID CITY, S.D.  – Pennington County authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed following a high speed chase that ended near New Underwood. Matthew John Lorenzen, 19, was shot and killed after his car crashed just off Interstate 90 near New U...
December 3, 2018

Fatal crash in Fall River County
OELRICHS, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Oelrichs. Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 1999 Town and Country Chrys...
December 3, 2018

Governor Dennis Daugaard to propose his final state budget plan
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota tax collections are largely on track as outgoing Gov. Dennis Daugaard prepares to outline his final budget proposal as governor. The retiring Republican will present the budget plan Tuesday to the Legislature. The proposal will be a blueprint for GOP ...
December 3, 2018

Fire in rural Custer destroys garage
CUSTER, S.D. - The Custer Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of smoke and fire visible in a detached garage, threatening a residential structure at 12350 MOSS ROCK LN, rural Custer South Dakota. First arriving Firefighters found a fire burning with a heavy smoke and...
December 3, 2018

State agents investigate fatal shooting by deputy
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. - The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation has launched its review of a fatal shooting by a sheriff's deputies in New Underwood. The Pennington County deputy shot the unnamed suspect Friday following a chase that ended when he crashed his vehicle ...
December 3, 2018

Fire rips through trading post in Pine Ridge
PINE RIDGE, S.D. - The cause of a fire at a trading post in Pine Ridge is under investigation. The Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management responded to a fire Saturday at the Pine Ridge Trading Post. Built in 1942, it's the only business in Pine Ridge that sells Red Diesel fuel...
December 3, 2018

Authorities ID man killed in I-90 bridge crash near Humboldt
HUMBOLDT, S.D. — Authorities have released the name of a Kimball man who died in a crash on the interstate near Humboldt last week. The state Department of Public Safety on Sunday identified the victim as 54-year-old Mark Munger. Authorities say Munger lost control of his...
December 3, 2018

Man arrested after firing shots, leading police on chase
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Police in Sioux Falls say a man is under arrest after allegedly firing shots and then leading authorities on a chase through the city over the weekend. Officers were called about gunshots reported outside of a business in central Sioux Falls on Saturday...
December 3, 2018

Custer County deputies rescue man stuck in water well
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Custer County Sheriff's Department says two deputies rescued a man who became trapped in a well. The Argus Leader reports deputies Derrick Reifenrath and Carl Maude were called Thursday to a report of a man stuck in a water well who was unresponsive...
December 2, 2018

South Dakota Senators offer thoughts on passing of George H.W. Bush
PIERRE - South Dakota Senators Mike Rounds and John Thune offered their thoughts Saturday on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush. Rounds issued the following: “Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the loss of President George H.W. Bush. From his time as a y...
December 2, 2018

Structure fire in Box Elder held to single alarm
BOX ELDER, S.D. - The Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of smoke and fire visible in an occupied residential structure at 4500 Country Road, Rural Box Elder South Dakota. First arriving Firefighters found a fire burning with a light to moderate smoke cond...
December 1, 2018

Winter Storm to bring heavy snow to area Saturday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Forecasters say a strong low pressure system moving through the Central Plains is bringing wrap-around moisture, creating an area of heavy snow for much of South Dakota. Winter Storm Warning's are posted for most of the southern tier of the state, including th...
December 1, 2018

Suspect shot and killed after leading authorities on high speed chase
RAPID CITY, S.D. - One man is dead as the result of a deputy-involved shooting following a pursuit Friday afternoon, November 30, 2018. Pennington County Sheriff Deputies were in the area of Spade Court in Rapid Valley looking for an individual. They located the vehicle and atte...
November 30, 2018

Slaying suspect won't face death penalty if convicted
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Prosecutors won't seek the death penalty against a woman accused of fatally stabbing another woman in Aberdeen should she be convicted. Thirty-eight-year-old Tanisha Jordan-Mondo of Aberdeen has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of 37-year-ol...
November 30, 2018

Air ambulance that crashed didn't send distress call
BISMARCK, N.D. - An air ambulance that crashed in western North Dakota and killed all three people onboard did not send out a distress call before apparently breaking apart in midair. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier tells The Bismarck Tribune that what caused the breakup i...
November 30, 2018

Charges pending in Wednesday accident near Belle Fourche
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - Authorities say charges are pending against a Belle Fourche man who allegedly merged into the oncoming lane of traffic causing an accident on Wednesday morning. The South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the crash three miles east of Belle Fourche just af...
November 30, 2018

Groundbreaking ceremony held Thursday in Sturgis for new brewery
STURGIS, SD - Sturgis officials and the business community held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new micro-brewery facility.  Upon completion, the 17,500 sq. foot building will be home to The Sturgis Brewery.  Located at 600 Anna Street at exit 32, leading into St...
November 29, 2018

Police seek public’s help in identifying armed robbery suspect
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City police are soliciting help from the public in an effort to identify the suspect responsible for a November armed robbery of a Rapid City convenience store. At around 1:10 a.m. on November 21st, police were dispatched to 3343 Haines Avenue for a repo...
November 29, 2018

Report shows number of uninsured kids spikes to 3.9M in US
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A new report by Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families says the number of uninsured children in the United States has increased for the first time in nearly a decade. In Florida, the uninsured rate went from 288,000 in 2016 to 325,000 in...
November 29, 2018

Victim in fatal garage fire identified
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The victim who perished during a garage fire at 118 Signal Drive in the early morning hours of November 26 has been identified as 46-year-old Ivan Hollowhorn of Rapid City. On November 26 at around 1:30 a.m. Rapid City police and firefighters were dispatched t...
November 29, 2018

Dusty Johnson names congressional leadership team
MITCHELL, S.D. - Incoming U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson has named his chief of staff and filled other leadership team roles ahead of taking office in January. Johnson said Wednesday that his chief of staff will be Andrew Christianson, who served in that role for outgoing Rep. Kristi N...
November 28, 2018

SDHDA Awards 13.2 Million for Affordable Housing in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakotans’ will be seeing additional housing development and preservation across the state. South Dakota Housing Development Authority’s (SDHDA) Board of Commissioners approved the award of more than $13.2 million in funding for housing activities....
November 28, 2018

Scott Peterson Motors hosting annual Food Drive
STURGIS, S.D. - The annual Scott Peterson Motors Food Drive is underway! Non-perishable food items and funds can be dropped off at either dealership in Sturgis or Belle Fourche. As an added bonus to generate more donations, those bringing five or more non-perishable items will re...
November 28, 2018

Pierre-based Guard unit to deploy to Middle East
PIERRE, S.D. — Nearly 70 soldiers with a South Dakota Army National Guard unit will deploy to the Middle East next summer. Members of the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion have received a mobilization order for deployment starting in July. The unit is based in Pi...
November 28, 2018

Guilty plea in large heroin, fentanyl bust
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A man accused in what authorities describe as the largest heroin and fentanyl bust in South Dakota has pleaded guilty in federal court. U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons says Andy Ontiveros of South Gate, California has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to dis...
November 27, 2018

Wyoming Man dies after fire set in camper
CODY, Wyo. - A Wyoming man has died after setting fire to a camper following a brief interaction with officers in Cody. The Cody Police Department says officers responded about 12:05 a.m. Friday to the report of a male suspect threatening to kill himself and harm others. The C...
November 27, 2018

Billings County tanker truck rollover spills produced water
BISMARCK, N.D. - A tanker truck rollover in Billings County spilled nearly 7,800 gallons of produced water onto rangeland and possibly Ash Coulee Creek. The Health Department says the crash happened Saturday about 4 miles west of Fairfield. Liquid Connections Inc. reported it th...
November 27, 2018

South Dakotans celebrate family caregivers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - On any given day, more than 44 million Americans take time out of their own lives to care for a family member, friend or neighbor; which is why November is designated Family Caregivers Awareness Month. In South Dakota, the contributions provided by more than ...
November 27, 2018

Keystone XL pipeline builder asks judge to allow some work
HELENA, Mont. — The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is asking a judge to change his order blocking the project to allow pre-construction work to continue, such as purchasing materials and finalizing contracts. Attorneys for the company will argue in a ...
November 27, 2018

Belle Fourche woman taken into custody after Monday court appearance
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A woman who is charged with causing thousands of dollars of vandalism to the Belle Fourche High School made an appearance in court Monday. Sally Fixter Norris attempted to change her not guilty plea and fire her attorney before she was taken into custody. Norr...
November 27, 2018

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