Driver arrested after crashing into Rapid City house
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Police in Rapid City say a man was arrested after he crashed his car into a home on the 1000 block of Haines Avenue Monday morning. Police say the driver was traveling northbound on Haines when the vehicle crossed over the oncoming lane of traffic, went throug...
March 20, 2018

Spearfish schools to hire additional resource officer
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Spearfish City Council has authorized the addition of another full time resource officer for the Spearfish School District. The new officer will help patrol the Spearfish Middle and High School building. Right now, there is only one officer. The additional...
March 20, 2018

Oglala Sioux latest SD tribe to sue opioid industry groups
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Oglala Sioux Tribe is the latest South Dakota American Indian tribe to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors. The tribe sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court Friday. The lawsuit alleges the companies marketed prescription opioids in ...
March 20, 2018

Teen pleads guilty in Sturgis assault case
STURGIS, S.D. - A Colorado teen has pleaded guilty to her role in a burglary and assault on a 53-year-old Sturgis woman. Elizabeth Mauk, age 18, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit burglary in the November 2017 incident. Mauk, who is from Fort Collins, faces up to 15 ...
March 20, 2018

Area police busy over St Patrick's Day weekend
STURGIS, S.D. - It was a busy weekend for area police with St. Patrick's Day falling on a Saturday this year. In Rapid City, police arrested 18 people for drunken driving. One of those arrests involved a man who crashed his car into a pickup truck at the I-90 intersection with...
March 20, 2018

Girl who drowned in Sioux Falls river identified
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police say a 5-year-old Iowa girl who drowned in a river in a Sioux Falls park had reached out to touch the foam near some waterfalls when she slipped into the water. Police spokesman Sam Clemens said Monday Maggie Jo Zaiger fell into the Big Sio...
March 19, 2018

Vietnam veteran pinning ceremony announced
STURGIS, SD - A Vietnam War 50th Anniversary commemoration ceremony to thank and honor Veterans of the Vietnam War is set for Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Black Hills National Cemetery near here. The Department of Veterans Affairs Black Hills National Cemetery and VA Black Hi...
March 19, 2018

SDSU football coach pleads no contest to DUI
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State University football coach John Stiegelmeier has pleaded no contest to drunken driving.Stiegelmeier was arrested January 27, 2018 and later apologized for what he said was a poor decision.Brookings County prosecutor Teree Nesvold say...
March 19, 2018

Another Canadian gold mining company looking at abandoned mines
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Federal and state regulators are entrusting a water pollution study at an abandoned South Dakota gold mine to a company that is potentially interested in reopening the mine. The Environmental Protection Agency and the South Dakota Department of Envi...
March 19, 2018

Unusual donors help South Dakota school purchase ukuleles
WARNER, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota elementary school has purchased 17 ukuleles for its music program, thanks in part to a group of anonymous Eagles fans from Texas.Warner Elementary School teacher Jennifer Barkmeier decided to launch a fundraiser to buy her students ukulele...
March 19, 2018

Five-year-old girl dies after falling into water in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls police say a 5-year-old girl has died after falling into the Big Sioux River at Falls Park. Authorities were called at noon Sunday. Two rescue swimmers dived into the water and began to break the ice where she was last seen. Police say the...
March 19, 2018

Sioux Falls man pleads guilty but mentally ill in wife death
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the death of his wife more than two years ago. Thirty-five-year-old Garrett Michael Solorzano entered his plea Friday to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Jennie Lee Smith-Solorzano. As ...
March 19, 2018

How 3 governor hopefuls fared in legislative session
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — During the 2018 legislative session, they were South Dakota's attorney general, congresswoman and state Senate Democratic leader. Next year, one of them will likely be governor. The state's top gubernatorial candidates pushed for legislation to c...
March 19, 2018

South Dakota delegation Presses Veterans Affairs Secretary on Future of Hot Springs Facility
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin expressing continued concern with the VA’s misguided intention to realign se...
March 18, 2018

Latest winter storm moving out
STURGIS, S.D. – The latest snow storm is moving out of the area, and in its wake, some impressive snow totals. The National Weather Service in Rapid City says the Belle Fourche area received 13 inches of snow. That report is among the highest totals reported Friday. Downt...
March 16, 2018

Bill protecting name of Devil's Tower in Wyoming moving forward
WASHINGTON - A bill aiming to protect the name of a well-known landmark in Wyoming has passed the House Natural Resources Committee. H.R. 401 designates the geological formation at Devils Tower National Monument as Devils Tower. Bill sponsor, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney says the ...
March 16, 2018

FBI: Man killed by officer on Rosebud Sioux reservation
PARMELEE, S.D. - The FBI says a tribal officer has fatally shot a man on the Rosebud Sioux reservation in Parmelee. The Argus Leader reports the officer was confronted by a man with a weapon just before midnight Wednesday and when he failed to respond to commands he was shot. T...
March 16, 2018

Winner man caught in Sturgis sex trafficking sting sentenced
PIERRE, S.D. - A Winner man caught during an undercover sex trafficking sting during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 62-year-old Duane Hosek requested pornographic pictures from someone he beli...
March 16, 2018

South Dakotaís 2017 Traffic Fatalities Rise; Stateís Five-Year Trend Among Nationís Lowest
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota remains one of the leading states in the nation for the lowest number of traffic fatalities in 2017.  This, despite the fact that there were 13 additional fatalities on state roads from the previous year. There were 129 traffic fatalities i...
March 16, 2018

State of South Dakota wants to challenge Buffalo Chip incorporation
STURGIS, S.D. - The state of South Dakota apparently does want a say as to whether or not a rally campground can be its own municipality. The State is asking the state Supreme Court for permission to commence action challenging the Buffalo Chip campground's incorporation into a...
March 16, 2018

PALS Bike Park Fundraiser A Success
STURGIS, S.D. - Approximately $31,500.00 was raised during the Saturday night, March 3,  Bike Park Fundraiser held at the Knuckle Saloon. According to PALS organizers, "We couldn't have done it without the overwhelming support of our community members, businesses and commun...
March 15, 2018

Father pleads guilty to leaving child outside overnight
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The father accused of leaving his infant outside overnight in Sioux Falls has pleaded guilty to child abuse. Thirty-nine-year-old Ronald Harrison entered the plea Thursday to abuse or cruelty to a minor under 7. Harrison and the child's mother are accused of...
March 15, 2018

Quilters cooperative to open
KYLE, S.D. – A new commercial cooperative has formed on the Pine Ridge Reservation….one stitch at a time. The Owinjza Quilters Cooperative is made up of what business manager Wantawa Red Bear describes as, “very seasoned and amazing quilters.”  &nbs...
March 15, 2018

Survivor of building collapse files lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A woman who survived beneath the rubble of a collapsed building in Sioux Falls is suing its developer and construction company. Emily Fodness was sleeping in an apartment above the Copper Lounge in December 2016 when Hultgren Construction removed a load-bear...
March 15, 2018

Fire crews quickly stop fire outside Rapid City Wednesday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A wildland fire spread quickly Wednesday thanks to dry fuels in the area. The fire started around 2:00 p.m. on March 14th, near the public shooting range outside of Rapid City on Beretta Road. Firefighters were able to stop the forward progression of the fire...
March 15, 2018

South Dakota to receive $27.5M in tobacco settlement
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota will get $27.5 million that has been tied up in a legal dispute between the state and large tobacco companies. Jackley said Wednesday the agreement settles a long dispute over enforcement of the 1998 settlement...
March 14, 2018

South Dakota files lawsuit against 3 opioid manufacturers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has filed a lawsuit against several prescription drug manufacturers for deceptively marketing opioid medications. Jackley filed the civil complaint dated Wednesday in state court against Purdue Pharma, Endo Health S...
March 14, 2018

Authorities arrest Black Hawk man on sexual assault charges
STURGIS, S.D. - A Black Hawk man has been arrested and charged with rape and aggravated assault. Authorities say they responded to Rapid City Regional Hospital Monday morning for a report of a female who had been sexually assaulted. Through the course of an investigation, auth...
March 14, 2018

Former grocer facing charges for failing to pay sales tax
MITCHELL, S.D. - The former owner of several rural grocery stores in South Dakota is facing charges for failing to pay seven months of sales tax. The Daily Republic reports Mark Mora is accused of not paying sales tax for Corner Grocery stores in Tyndall, Tripp and Scotland betw...
March 14, 2018

Retired South Dakota state official sentenced in scam
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A retired fraud investigator for the South Dakota Department of Revenue has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for bank fraud and money laundering. Seventy-one-year-old Steven Knigge was accused of fraudulently asking banks in several states to wire...
March 14, 2018

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