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Sturgis marks beginning of EMS Week with Open House
STURGIS, SD – EMS Week, May 22-26, 2017 -  isn’t all business.  Learning about and seeing first responders in more relaxed settings is all about the fun part of this week’s events being hosted by the Sturgis Ambulance Services, according to service dir...
May 22, 2017

Asphalt surfacing begins on Sturgis Main Street Tuesday
STURGIS, S.D. – On Tuesday, May 23, work will begin on Main Street from Harley Davidson Way to Fourth Street in Sturgis to place the top lift of asphalt surfacing. Access across Main Street at Harley Davidson Way is tentatively scheduled to open Wednesday, May 24. On Wedn...
May 22, 2017

Montrose man pleads not guilty in shooting of deputy
MADISON, S.D. - A Montrose man accused of shooting and wounding a South Dakota sheriff's deputy faces a July trial after pleading not guilty. Thirty-seven-year-old Matthew Rumbolz faces attempted murder and other felony charges in the shooting of McCook County Deputy Dylan Hille...
May 22, 2017

23 SD Army Guard units receive national Superior Unit Award
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Twenty-three out of 42 South Dakota Army National Guard units received the National Guard Bureau's Superior Unit Award in recognition of outstanding achievement during training year 2016. The Superior Unit Award is presented to units who meet highly-enforced m...
May 22, 2017

Delegation, USDA Secretary Meet With Tribal Leaders, Agriculture Stakeholders, and Veterans
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue for a series of agriculture-related events in the Rapid City area, including a lis...
May 20, 2017

Sign dedication for fallen trooper held in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol held a dedication ceremony Friday for a new highway sign that honors Highway Patrol Oren Hindman, who died in the line of duty. The dedication is part of National Police Week.  In all, five signs have been dedicated this...
May 19, 2017

Sheriff not allowed to use drug dog, county fears expenses
ONIDA, S.D. - Elected officials in a South Dakota county are at odds after the local sheriff was told he couldn't use a drug-sniffing dog because the resulting arrests would prove too costly. The Argus Leader  reports the highly trained dog, named Reggie, has created a stir...
May 19, 2017

Jackley introduces Project Stand Up
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Law enforcement and Healthcare professional have announced a new anonymous texting program to encourage more South Dakotans to give tips about drug crimes. South Dakota Attorney General announced the program Thursday. The program is called Project Stand Up. ...
May 19, 2017

Ag Secretary Perdue touts veterans' programs in South Dakota
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit South Dakota to discuss his department's initiatives for bringing veterans into agriculture. Perdue will be joined at Ellsworth Air Force Base on Friday by U.S. Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds a...
May 19, 2017

US forecasters: Here comes another hotter than normal summer; except, perhaps, for the Dakotas
WASHINGTON - U.S. forecasters are predicting another warmer than normal summer for most of the country along with wetter weather in a swath of states stretching from Texas to Montana. The National Weather Service's summer outlook issued Thursday predicts greater chances for hot ...
May 18, 2017

Authorities arrest suspect in Spearfish bank holdup
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Authorities in Spearfish have arrested a suspect in connection with the robbery of a bank Thursday afternoon. In a press release, police say 22-year-old Kaycee Jade Teppo of Belle Fourche was arrested on charges of 1st Degree Robbery and Grand Theft. Through th...
May 18, 2017

Tribes fighting pipeline drop appeal but battle continues
BISMARCK, N.D. - American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge's decision that allowed final construction to proceed. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in early March refused to stop completion of the...
May 18, 2017

Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt
NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a car striking pedestrians in Times Square (all times local): Noon (MT) Police say a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran with two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated has been taken in custody after his car plowed into 23 pedestrians in Times Squa...
May 18, 2017

Supreme Court upholds search following citizen's arrest
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld law enforcement's authority to perform a warrantless search following a citizen's arrest. The ruling involves a 2015 case in which a person was accused of shoplifting and was detained at a retail store by on-site security...
May 18, 2017

Sioux Falls man accused of threats faces federal gun charge
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota man accused of livestreaming himself brandishing weapons and making threats outside an anti-Islam event last month is now facing a federal gun charge. Authorities say 45-year-old Ehab Jaber of Sioux Falls possessed five firearms in April while ...
May 18, 2017

Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony held in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. - Sixty-nine law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of South Dakota were remembered in Pierre Wednesday. This is Law Enforcement Memorial Week where South Dakota remembers those officers who have died in the line of duty. The ...
May 18, 2017

Dusty Johnson kicks off U.S. House campaign
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Republican US House candidate Dusty Johnson of Mitchell held a series of official campaign kickoff events on Wednesday.  Johnson started his day at the Alex Johnson Hotel in Rapid City.  He then held an event at the Corn Palace in Mitchell before fin...
May 18, 2017

Wyoming woman admits to killing 'nagging' husband
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A 54-year-old Wyoming woman has pleaded guilty to killing her husband who she said nagged too much. Deborah L. Johnson, of Gillette, agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. Johnson was originally charged with...
May 18, 2017

Lyman County Man Indicted on Murder Charge
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A grand jury in Lyman County has indicted a man in the death of his 7-week-old daughter. Thirty-six-year-old Gerald Brink is accused of hitting and throwing the infant. An autopsy showed the baby suffered four skull fractures and blunt force trauma to the hea...
May 18, 2017

Escaped cow causes minor damage, eluding capture for an hour
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis law enforcement had an unusual case keeping them busy Wednesday afternoon. A cow managed to escape from the Sturgis Meat Company, and kept law enforcement and game, fish and parks and Sturgis Public Works busy for over an hour. The cow eventually made it...
May 18, 2017

Man accused of killing teens is sentenced to life in prison
ATLANTA - A man accused of killing two 17-year-olds behind a supermarket in an Atlanta suburb has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Jeffrey Hazelwood was sentenced Wednesday after he pleaded guilty but mentally ill to ...
May 17, 2017

Authorities ID Brandon man found dead after fiery crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Authorities have identified a Brandon man found dead after a fiery vehicle crash east of Sioux Falls. The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office says a car driven by 55-year-old Paul Hauck left the road about 3 a.m. Tuesday and struck a steel electrical pole. The ...
May 17, 2017

Lightning causes spill of oilfield wastewater near Williston
BISMARCK, N.D. - The state Health Department says a lightning strike at a saltwater disposal facility in northwest North Dakota led to the release of more than 16,500 gallons of what is known as produced water. Houston-based Oasis Petroleum Inc. reported the spill on Sunday at t...
May 17, 2017

Inmate who went missing from Rapid City apprehended
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Authorities have captured a state prison inmate who was placed on escape status after leaving a minimum-security facility in Rapid City without authorization earlier this month, but another inmate remains on the loose. Corrections officials say Calvin McClosk...
May 17, 2017

Sturgis to be Capital for a Day
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Sturgis has been chosen to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day on Tuesday, June 6. “I look forward to the Sturgis event, and thank community leaders for offering to host it,” Gov. Daugaard said. &ld...
May 17, 2017

Kyle Petty Charity Ride roars into South Dakota
DEADWOOD, S.D. – The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, stopped in Deadwood Tuesday night. The ride is led by former NASCAR driver and current NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty. What started out ...
May 17, 2017

Creighton woman sentenced for animal neglect case
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Creighton woman accused of more than 37 counts of inhumane treatment of animals will serve 90 days on work release. Janelle Gibson pled guilty Tuesday to 20 counts of animal neglect. She was sentenced to 20 years in jail, all but 90 days suspended. She can s...
May 17, 2017

Sen. Rounds concerned over reports of Trump's intel sharing
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds says he's concerned about reports that President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russian officials. The Republican senator said Tuesday that the president has the legal right to declassify documents. But b...
May 16, 2017

New generation of cattlemen buy into auction market business
FAITH, SD – An eye for good cattle and a strong belief in price discovery the auction way proved to be a good match for both the seller and the buyer, as the Vance family of Faith Livestock Commission Company announced the sale of the business at their May 15th sale. Stand...
May 16, 2017

Car strikes horse-drawn buggy; 3 people seriously injured
TRIPP, S.D. - Three people suffered serious injuries when a car collided with their horse-drawn buggy in Hutchinson County. The state Department of Public Safety says the buggy was struck by the car Sunday evening at a highway intersection about half a mile north of Tripp. The ...
May 16, 2017


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