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Authorities identify individual killed in Hanson County crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A Mitchell woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle fatal crash that happened sometime early Sunday east of Mitchell. A 2006 Chevrolet Malibu was northbound on 413th Avenue when it drifted across the roadway and into the west ditch...
July 18, 2018

Regional Health CEO steps down
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The head of Regional Health has stepped down. In a statement from Regional Health Wednesday, officials say "Brent Phillips has stepped down from this role, effective immediately." However, Regional Health did not explain why Phillips is no longer president and...
July 18, 2018

About 7,000 apply for Wyoming 22 grizzly hunting tags
JACKSON, Wyo. - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received about 7,000 applications for the state's first grizzly bear hunting season in 44 years. Agency spokesman Renny MacKay says the number of applications received by this past Monday's deadline means that the odds of ...
July 18, 2018

Woman sentenced for killing son over potty-training issue
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Pine Ridge Reservation woman accused of beating her 2-year-old son to death after he wet his bed has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison. Thirty-year-old Katrina Shangreaux, of Porcupine, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder in the July 2...
July 18, 2018

Hersrud's of Sturgis sold to Rapid City based dealer
STURGIS, S.D. – A Rapid City car dealer is taking over a long-time business in Sturgis. Hersrud’s of Sturgis has been sold to Max Patnoe and Liberty Superstores of Rapid City. After many months of negotiations, Liberty will be the new name of a dealership that has b...
July 18, 2018

Tornado-damaged trees being salvaged in national forest
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Salvage operations are beginning this week on tornado-damaged trees in the Black Hills National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service says the trees were damaged by a June 29 tornado that hit the Bearlodge and Northern Hills ranger districts. Commercial logging truck...
July 18, 2018

Former Spearfish volunteer fire chief accused of embezzling
SPEARFISH, S.D. - A former volunteer chief with the Spearfish Fire Department is accused of embezzling from the organization. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that 50-year-old Lloyd Heser Jr. faces a grand theft charge that's punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in ...
July 18, 2018

Thunderstorms bring hail, flooding and damge to area Tuesday
STURGIS, S.D. – Tuesday night thunderstorms brought hail, high wind and even some damage to western South Dakota Tuesday. In Pine Ridge, a strong storm destroyed at least one home and brought down power lines. The National Weather Service says they will be on site today t...
July 18, 2018

Boy flags for help after 6 hurt in South Dakota crash
OACOMA, S.D. — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy climbed out of a pickup after a serious crash in South Dakota and flagged down help on the interstate. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says six people were hurt when the pickup traveling west on Interstate 90 cra...
July 18, 2018

Authorities identify man killed in Pennington County trike crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a trike motorcycle crash in Box Elder. A 2009 Suzuki VL800 was northbound on Liberty Boulevard in Box Elder when the female driver lost control of the vehicle while attempting to...
July 18, 2018

Russian woman arrested had South Dakota ties
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Russian woman arrested for spying against the U.S. has South Dakota connections. Maria Butina has spoken at the University of South Dakota, in the Sioux Falls Schools District and at a Republican youth camp in the Black Hills run by Dusty Johnson.  Th...
July 17, 2018

Rounds says "Russia is not our friend"
WASHINGTON– Reaction from South Dakota's congressional delegation to President Trump's speech in Helsinki has been rather quiet so far -  with the exception of Senator Mike Rounds, who released a statement Monday afternoon. U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), who is chair...
July 17, 2018

North Dakota wants new RV safety standards after tornado
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - A deadly tornado that recently struck a western North Dakota city has prompted state and local officials to call for increased safety standards for RV parks that often house oilfield workers and families. The Bismarck Tribune reports that McKenzie County lea...
July 17, 2018

Hail storm damage evident from space
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The damage from the hail storm that pounded western and central South Dakota last month was so severe it shows up on NASA satellite sensors that detect land surface heat. The space agency's satellites capture the heat signature that shows a light brown area ...
July 17, 2018

With a new location and business support, Sturgis Guns is looking ahead to a future of growing its businesses
STURGIS, SD  - Tammy Bohn stands outside and watches the stream of traffic going by on Fort Meade Way, past the Buffalo Chip east of Sturgis, SD. The well-known campground and South Dakota’s newest municipality also sits at the crossroads of South Dakota Highway’...
July 17, 2018

South Dakota judge blocks drug price cap measure from ballot
PIERRE, S.D. - A South Dakota judge has barred a ballot question that would have capped the price state agencies could pay for prescription drugs from appearing on the November ballot. Circuit Judge Patricia DeVaney says in a Monday court filing that supporters of Initiated Meas...
July 17, 2018

Man convicted of fatally shooting teen won't get new trial
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A man convicted of fatally shooting a 13-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation awaits sentencing in October after a judge rejected his request for an acquittal or a new trial. A federal jury in May 2017 found 29-year-old James Dowty of Pine Ridge ...
July 17, 2018

Sturgis leaders may revisit fireworks usage
STURGIS, S.D. - A Sturgis resident made a plea to council members Monday night to once again make the use of fireworks illegal within city limits. Mark Krenn says the personal use of fireworks has gotten out hand. He told council members that he had to leave town over the Fourt...
July 17, 2018

With a new location and business support, Sturgis Guns is looking ahead to a future of growing its businesses
STURGIS, SD  - Tammy Bohn stands outside and watches the stream of traffic going by on Fort Meade Way, past the Buffalo Chip east of Sturgis, SD. The well-known campground and South Dakota’s newest municipality also sits at the crossroads of South Dakota Highway’...
July 16, 2018

Board adopts changes to state graduation requirements
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Education Standards adopted proposed revisions to South Dakota’s high school graduation requirements at its meeting earlier today, with an amendment directing the South Dakota Department of Education to review the requirements ...
July 16, 2018

South Dakota ends 2018 budget year with $16.9M surplus
PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office says South Dakota has ended the 2018 budget year with a surplus from lower-than-expected state spending and tax collections that topped officials' projections. The governor's office said Monday the state finished the budget year with ...
July 16, 2018

Emergency manager wants radar for Watford City after tornado
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - A county emergency manager is pushing for better weather radar coverage in western North Dakota after a tornado ripped through the area. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the closest Doppler radars to Watford City are about 140 miles (225 kilometers) away ne...
July 16, 2018

BLM ponders what to do with coal-bed methane roads
CASPER, Wyo. - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is studying what to do with 600 miles (960 kilometers) of roads that once served the Power River Basin's coal-bed methane industry. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the agency wants to leave some roads open - to provide access to ...
July 16, 2018

Woman dies in Hanson County crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A 29-year-old woman has died in a one-vehicle fatal crash that happened sometime early Sunday east of Mitchell. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. She was the driver of the vehicle and the only occupant. A 2006 ...
July 16, 2018

Piedmont Structure Fire held to single alarm
PIEDMONT, S.D. - The Piedmont Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Service, responded to a report of smoke and fire visible in a residential structure at 7208 DIANN DR unincorporated Meade South Dakota. The call came in at approximately 8:16 Sunday morning. First arriving firefighters ...
July 15, 2018

Crash near Keystone injures several
KEYSTONE, S.D. - The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash that left nine people hurt. The crash happened Saturday afternoon along Highway 16A and Hardesty Road near Keystone. There were at least three cars involved, according to the Battle Creek Fi...
July 15, 2018

Motorcycle crash near Box Elder kills one person
BOX ELDER, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a trike motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday in Box Elder. The names of the two people are not being released by state officials pending notification of family members. They were the only persons involved...
July 15, 2018

Woman sentenced to prison for Pine Ridge death
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Porcupine woman will spend 25 years in prison after being sentenced Friday for the 2016 murder of Emily Bluebird of Pine Ridge. 25-year old Elizabeth Ann LeBeau pleaded guilty to second degree murder back in November. At the sentencing Friday, a recording w...
July 15, 2018

Pine Ridge man convicted in toddler's death
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A 24-year-old Pine Ridge man has been found guilty in the beating death of his girlfriend's daughter. It took a federal jury less than an hour Friday to convict Zachariah Poor Bear on charges of first-degree murder and assault resulting in injury to a mi...
July 15, 2018

Dusty Johnson ends June with $151K on hand in House race
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota congressional candidate Dusty Johnson closed out June with roughly $151,000 in the bank after easily winning the Republican primary earlier that month. A federal campaign finance report filed this week shows Johnson, a former public utilities commissi...
July 13, 2018


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