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Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp. The Nebraska Public Service Commission's ruling ...
November 19, 2017

Chain reaction of events led to I-90 accident and resulting grass fire
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Authorities blame a chain reaction of events in an accident and resulting grass fire near Piedmont Thursday night. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a Dodge Ram pickup truck was heading north on I-90 and tried to exit the interstate due to medical rea...
November 18, 2017

Alleged armed robbery under investigation in Lawrence County
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Authorities in Lawrence County are investigating a reported armed robbery. Authorities say shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Friday, an individual reported being held up by two men and a woman at the Crow Peak Trailhead parking lot. Police scanner traffic indicated o...
November 18, 2017

Kyle woman sentenced for murder in 2-year-old boy's death
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Kyle woman has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for killing a 2-year-old boy she was raising in 2015. Forty-four-year-old Lori Wisecarver earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Jayden Locke. She admitted repeatedly abusing...
November 18, 2017

Man charged with killing escaped inmate back in court
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Sioux Falls man accused of killing an escaped inmate last January made his initial appearance in a Rapid City court Friday. Tomas Lucero, 26, is accused of shooting and killing 32-year-old Moses Dubray and dumping his body along Highway 89 on Jan. 11. Dubr...
November 18, 2017

Rapid City man arrested for sexual contact with a child
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Trevor Lone Hill on the charge of Sexual Contact with a Child Under 16 Years of Age.  Lone Hill is currently being held at the Pennington County Jail on a no bond warrant. This arrest is the resul...
November 18, 2017

Police continue to investigate vehicle-vs-pedestrian crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Authorities in Rapid City continue to investigate a fatal car-pedestrian collision. At approximately 5:00 p.m. on November 15th, Rapid City Police responded to a crash in the 1500 block of Haines Ave.  A GMC pickup traveling south on Haines Avenue struck...
November 18, 2017

Oil spill won't affect Nebraska pipeline ruling
PIERRE, S.D. - The Latest on a pipeline still that leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in rural South Dakota  (all times local):      10:20 a.m.      Nebraska state officials say an oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in South Dak...
November 17, 2017

Accident on I-90 starts grass fire near Piedmont
PIEDMONT, S.D. - Emergency crews responded to two crashes Thursday night on I-90 in the same area, but it's unknown if the two are related. The accidents  happened about 5:30 PM on I-90 near Piedmont. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is still gathering information, but the f...
November 17, 2017

Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil in South Dakota
AMHERST, S.D. - TransCanada Corp. says its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. The company said that crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from an oil leak that's under investig...
November 16, 2017

Tribes make renewed push for pipeline protections
BISMARCK, N.D. - Two American Indian tribes in the Dakotas that are fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court are making a renewed push to bolster protections for their water supply. The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux have filed court documents urging a federal judge ...
November 16, 2017

Transparency rules won't apply to all South Dakota day cares
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - New federal rules requiring states to publish vetted complaints against day care providers will leave many South Dakota parents in the dark. That's because the federal rules only apply to day care facilities registered with the state. The Argus Leader reports...
November 16, 2017

Indiana official named South Dakota state epidemiologist
PIERRE, S.D. - An official with Indiana's Health Department has been named South Dakota's next state epidemiologist. South Dakota Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says Joshua Clayton will succeed Lon Kightlinger, who retired earlier this month after serving 20 years with the d...
November 16, 2017

Winning Dakota Cash ticket sold in Box Elder
BOX ELDER, S.D. - The South Dakota Lottery’s Dakota Cash game continued its run of jackpot winners with a third top prize won in as many months. The winning ticket worth $54,699 was sold at the Loaf N Jug in Box Elder. The winning numbers were 6, 16, 27, 31 and 34, and the...
November 16, 2017

Sturgis collections for Coats for Kids underway
STURGIS, SD - The 10th annual Coats for Kids is underway. People are asked to donate their gently used kids' winter coats and warm weather gear to any participating Black Hills laundromat. Coats can be dropped off at the following locations through November 30, 2017: Sturgis ...
November 16, 2017

Bison man faces sexual assault charges
BISON, S.D. - A Bison man has posted $1 million in cash to bond out after being charged with kidnapping and rape. The Capital Journal reports that a Perkins County grand jury's indictment of 55-year-old Richard Seidel stems from a Nov. 2 incident. Seidel also faces domestic viol...
November 16, 2017

Sturgis Red Kettle campaign kicks off
STURGIS, SD - The Salvation Army kicked off its annual Christmas Spirit Campaign this week around the Black Hills area. Red kettle bell ringers will be in 36 locations including a long-time presence in Sturgis.  The goal for the campaign is to raise nearly $400,000 to help ...
November 16, 2017

Tribal government structure may change
PINE RIDGE, SD - A task force from the Pine Ridge Tribal Council is taking input from tribal members on a plan to reform the Oglala Lakota government. Formed in July 2017, the task force is set on Saturday to begin a series of public input meetings beginning Saturday, November 1...
November 16, 2017

Pedestrian struck and killed in accident in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Police Department is investigating a fatal car vs pedestrian accident on the 1500 block of Haines avenue. The crash happened around 5:00 Wednesday evening. Police say a pickup was traveling south on Haines Ave. when it struck a pedestrian crossi...
November 16, 2017

Fire crews battle wildfires Wednesday
RAPID CITY, SD - A fire on the outskirts of Rapid City endangered two households off North Reservoir Road. About 10 different crews from Pennington County responded to the fire. Upon arrival, fire crews found a grass fire that was also affecting the back of a home. The fire dep...
November 16, 2017

North Dakota regulators blame pipeline spill on human error
BISMARCK, N.D. - State regulators say human error caused a pipeline spill that leaked more than 11,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater in western North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune reports the spill in Dunn County on Sunday was reported by Crestwood Midstream. Department of Mine...
November 15, 2017

Economic development moves forward on the Pine Ridge Reservation
PINE RIDGE, SD - The Bush Foundation announced Tuesday, November 14, 2017 it had awarded Thunder Valley Development Corporation $500,000 as a winner of the Foundation's Bush Prize for Community Innovation.  According to Cecily Englehart with the development corporation...
November 15, 2017

Eagle Butte man charged with murder in fatal shooting
PIERRE, S.D. - An Eagle Butte man is facing a murder charge in a slaying on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. The American News reports that Dee Hawk Moran is accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Andrew Frost of Eagle Butte on Saturday. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler say...
November 15, 2017

Aggravated assault charge filed in frying pan attack
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman is facing an aggravated assault charge after police say she hit a man in the head with a frying pan. Police say the 49-year-old woman apparently didn't like the man's singing and struck him at her home Saturday afternoon. The v...
November 15, 2017

Food recall announced in three states
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal officials say an Iowa company has recalled salads and sandwich wraps sent out to vending machines in three states because they were distributed without federal inspection. Marengo-based Pride of Iowa Sandwiches is recalling products containi...
November 15, 2017

Utility providers look to more renewable energy to sell to customers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District says it plans to use renewable sources to provide half the energy it sells to retail customers by 2020. The electric utility announced the plan Monday during the annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference in Lincoln. Pre...
November 15, 2017

Lawmakers could put amendments to voters in primary election
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota's House speaker said Tuesday that lawmakers may put their own constitutional amendments to voters in next year's June primary — separate from citizens' initiatives on the fall general election ballot. Republican Rep. Mark Mickelson ...
November 15, 2017

Drag racing in Sturgis is subject of Dec. 2 Scoop of History
STURGIS, S.D. - The Winter Scoop of History, sponsored by the Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society, is “Gettin’ Rubber in All Four Gears” about early drag racing in Sturgis. The program will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Knuckle Brewery in...
November 14, 2017

FBI data shows 18 hate crimes logged in South Dakota in 2016
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Eighteen hate crimes were reported in South Dakota last year, with the bulk of victims targeted for their race or ethnicity or sexual orientation. The FBI released its 2016 hate crime statistics report Monday, November 13. Nationally, there were more than...
November 14, 2017

Hyperloop test track planned east of Denver
DENVER (AP) - Colorado transportation officials have partnered with a company to explore the possibility of building a futuristic system that would move passengers and freight at speeds of up to 200 mph. The Colorado Department of Transportation says Los Angeles-based Arrivo pla...
November 14, 2017

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