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BREAKING NEWS: 3 people fatally shot at Lennox home
LENNOX, S.D. - Authorities say three people have been found fatally shot at a home in Lennox. Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson says an adult male, an adult female and a boy were found in the home Tuesday morning. Johnson says the public is not in danger and that crime sc...
September 26, 2017

South Dakota sailor recovered from U.S.S. Oklahoma identified
UNDATED - A South Dakota sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 will be laid to rest after finally being identified. Navy Fireman 1st Class Walter B. Rogers, from Bison, was 22 years old when he was killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma. The sh...
September 26, 2017

Rapid City man involved in Sioux Falls Library standoff
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A long standoff between police and a man who claimed to be armed outside the downtown Sioux Falls library ended with his surrender. Police say they were looking for the 43-year-old parole violator and found him sitting in a car in the library parking lot abo...
September 26, 2017

Trial date set for man charged with attempted murder
PIEDMONT, S.D. - A trial date has been set for a Piedmont man accused of attempted first degree murder for a shooting in early July Michael Wisecarver, age 48,  is accused of shooting Chad Arnold as he either got into or out of his vehicle on Pleasant Drive. Arnold ended up...
September 26, 2017

Pennington County Commissioner guilty of violating zoning ordinance
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Pennington County commissioner who disagrees with government oversight of septic systems has been convicted of violating a county zoning ordinance. Seventy-seven-year-old George Ferebee after a five-hour trial on Monday was found guilty by a judge and fined ...
September 26, 2017

Production, marketing, entertainment part of SD Sheep Growers Convention
BROOKINGS, SD – For sheep producers across the state, the South Dakota Sheepgrowers Convention holds tours, entertainment, policy and production forums and awards at the organizations 80th anniversary event.  Organizer Mary Held says expanding the event to two days has...
September 26, 2017

Election Hacking - North Dakota systems targeted, not breached
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger is acknowledging that the state's election systems were targeted by hackers last year, but giving few details. Jaeger says the state was notified Friday by the Department of Homeland Security that North Dakota was among ...
September 25, 2017

Driver injured, horses killed in interstate crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The driver of a pickup was injured and two horses were killed in a crash on Interstate 90 east of Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the pickup approaching the interstate Sunday crossed the center line, hit the grass and launched onto the west...
September 25, 2017

SDDOT Receives $25.7 Million in Additional Federal Funding
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says they have received an additional $25.7 million in federal highway funding after the state met all of its fiscal year deadlines for federally-funded projects. This is the highest amount the department has rec...
September 25, 2017

State investigates officer-involved shooting in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is reviewing a shooting involving an officer in Minnehaha County. Attorney General Marty Jackley said Monday the shooting happened early Saturday in Sioux Falls. The sheriff's department responded to a resi...
September 25, 2017

North Dakota's bill rises for oil pipeline protest costs
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's bill for policing protests of the Dakota Access pipeline continues to rise. The North Dakota Emergency Commission is set to borrow an additional $5 million Monday to cover law enforcement costs. That will bring the total line of credit from the st...
September 25, 2017

Anthrax found in North Dakota cattle herd
BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota has its first confirmed case of livestock anthrax this year. State Veterinarian Susan Keller says the case in a Sioux County cattle herd was confirmed Thursday. Anthrax bacteria spores lie dormant in the soil and become active under extreme wea...
September 25, 2017

Bombers deployed from Ellsworth used in show of force
ELLSWORTH, S.D. - Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from the Ellsworth Air Force Base launched from Guam flew into international airspace over waters east of North Korea in a show of American military might. The bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point nor...
September 25, 2017

Cloud seeding in North Dakota criticized
FARGO, ND – In the parched northern Plains, where the worst drought n decades has withered crops and forced some ranchers to begin selling off their herds, a cloud-seeding program aimed at making it rain would seem a strange target for farmer angers. But some North Dakota ...
September 25, 2017

Two separate plane crashes claim the lives of four people
AINSWORTH, Neb. - Authorities say a pilot has perished in the crash of a plane in northern Nebraska. The plane took off Saturday morning from Ainsworth Regional Airport in Brown County, heading to North Dakota. Authorities say the wreckage was found Saturday evening, just a few ...
September 25, 2017

Fiery weekend crash in Edmunds County kills 1 man, injures 1
IPSWICH, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Sunday morning west of Ipswich.  The names of the two men involved are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only persons i...
September 25, 2017

Patrol identifies man who died in rollover near Hot Springs
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — Authorities have identified a man killed in a single-vehicle crash in Fall River County. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 73-year-old Merlyn Haug was driving a pickup truck that left state Highway 71 and rolled Tuesday morning. He died at the scen...
September 24, 2017

Author visits Sturgis as part of "Big Read Program"
STURGIS, S.D. - The author of the award winning book, "The Things They Carried" Tim O'Brien, spoke to juniors and seniors at Sturgis Brown High School on Friday. O'Brien, who lives in Austin, Texas, travels across the United States to talk about his book. "The Things They Carri...
September 23, 2017

South Dakota county contemplates future of crowded jail
DEADWOOD, S.D. - It could be the busiest year ever for a jail in the western part of South Dakota, and officials are debating the future of the facility. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that Sheriff Brian Dean told the Lawrence County Commission earlier this month that the jail ...
September 23, 2017

Suspect injured after shot by county deputy in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department says a deputy shot suspect at a Sioux Falls residence who was armed with a weapon. The incident happened at 1:25 a.m. Friday after officers responded to a report of a violent domestic assault. Authorities say the susp...
September 23, 2017

Authorities identify Spearfish woman killed in car-pedestrian collision
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish woman has been identified as the pedestrian who died from injuries sustained when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Spearfish last Friday. A 2015 Kia Optima driven by 22-year old Michaela Tarrell was traveling west on Rush...
September 22, 2017

Forest officials say fall colors are nearing their peak
SPEARFISH CANYON, S.D. – Fall colors will be showing up soon across the Black Hills. Forest Service officials encourage the public to get out and enjoy the outdoors and see nature’s beauty. Public Affairs Officer Scot Jacobson says the best viewing for fall colors on...
September 22, 2017

City of Sturgis receives international recognition for multi-year economic development efforts
STURGIS, S.D. - The City of Sturgis won a Gold ‘Excellence in Economic Development’ Award for its Winter Storm Atlas Recovery & Catalyst of Growth Campaign, a project in the category of Multi Year Economic Development of the International Economic Development Coun...
September 22, 2017

State GOP party won't reprimand lawmaker over Facebook post
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Republican South Dakota legislator who came under fire for a Facebook post won't be reprimanded by her party. Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme Sept. 7 depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. It was posted less than a month after a driver h...
September 22, 2017

Fire heavily damages Rapid City home
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The cause of the fire that destroyed a house in Rapid City still remains under investigation. It The fire heavily damaged the home on the 1200 block of 12th street. Rapid City firefighters were concerned not only with nearby structures, but also with the wi...
September 22, 2017

New Republican health care reform bill could cost rural states billions
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A report estimates that North Dakota could lose $1 billion in federal funding for health insurance over seven years under a Republican bill in Congress to replace the Affordable Health Care Act. The bill would shift health care money and power from Washingt...
September 21, 2017

SD Senator John Thune supports new bill to replace Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. John Thune says he supports a GOP bill to replace the Affordable Health Care Actl. Thune's office confirms that the South Dakota Republican will vote for the new GOP bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham that would shift health care money an...
September 21, 2017

Counties struggle with lack of funding
PIERRE, SD - Counties across South Dakota are all struggling with increasing road repair costs, and the lack of a stable funding source. Transportation Department Secretary Darin Bergquist says the legislature has made some changes in the past few years. "Senate Bill 1 the Legis...
September 21, 2017

Study to determine future of logging in the Black Hills
RAPID CITY, SD –  One of the few positives to come out of the massive and decades long infestation of pine beetles in the Black Hills National Forest is that it resulted in the federal landmark becoming the nation’s biggest timber-producing national forest. At a...
September 21, 2017

Commission to consider grant requests from airports
PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Aeronautics Commission is scheduled to discuss six proposals for improving public airports. On the list is Martin, SD at $316,667 for an airport master plan, Pierre, SD at $888,889 for a boarding bridge; Redfield, SD $3,920,000 for runway cons...
September 21, 2017

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