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Heavy wet snow in May creates travel, power problems
STURGIS, S.D. - Heavy, wet snow has made a mess of things as May's unusual weather continued Wednesday. Travel was very difficult in the northern and southern hills Wednesday morning, with numerous accidents being reported. Around a foot of snow was reported in an area from Deadwood down to Hill City, Rockerville and Custer. In Sturgis, reports of up to 7 inches were reported. The heavy wet sno...
May 22, 2019
  NEWS
New commander to take over at Ellsworth Air Force Base
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - It’s been announced that Col. David Doss will take command of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base this month. Doss will take over as new commander on...
May 22, 2019

Man, woman found dead at Mitchell hotel
MITCHELL, S.D. - Police in Mitchell are investigating the deaths of two people at a hotel. The bodies of a man and woman were discovered Monday at the Thunderbird Lodge. Authorities say they checked...
May 22, 2019

Winter weather advisory posted for Sturgis, Spearfish and Rapid City
STURGIS, S.D. – Heavy, wet snow began to stick to the roads in Sturgis this afternoon as the cool, wet spring continues. Forecasters put up a winter weather advisory for the I-90 corridor from ...
May 21, 2019

Motorized Trails to Remain Closed over Memorial Day Weekend
CUSTER, S.D. - All motorized trails remain temporarily closed to motor vehicle use on the Forest due to extreme wet conditions and a forecast calling for more wet and cold weather. A closure order wa...
May 21, 2019

Department of Public Safety encourages safe driving over Memorial Day
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials are urging drivers to make sure this Memorial Day holiday is remembered for all of the right reasons. This weekend’s Memo...
May 21, 2019

Woman accused in death of newborn released from jail
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls woman accused in the 1981 death of her newborn has been released from jail. The Argus Leader reports Theresa Bentaas posted bond Monday. The 57-year-old Bentaas has...
May 21, 2019

Spearfish police investigating jewelry store burglary
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Police in Spearfish are hoping the public can help them catch up with a man they want to talk to in connection with a burglary at a local jewelry store. Police say someone burglariz...
May 21, 2019

Man charged in death of woman enters insanity plea
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City man charged in the death of a woman in 2015 has changed his plea. Richard Hirth, 38, is one of two people charged in the connection with the death of Jessica Rehfeld. ...
May 21, 2019
  SPORTS

Brandon Valley, Mitchell, O'Gorman punch tickets to state baseball tournament
UNDATED - After beating Sturgis 3-2 on Friday night, Rapid City Stevens saw their season come to an end as they fell to Mitchell in the Region 4 championship. With Sturgis, the highest seed, eliminated; Stevens traveled to Mitchell to play the Kernels because of poor weather con...
May 19, 2019

Sioux Falls Lincoln wins State Tennis Tournament
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sioux Falls Lincoln Patriots captured the South Dakota Boys Tennis Tournament team title Saturday. The Patriots finished with 689 points. Sioux Falls O'Gorman was second with 613 points and Rapid City Stevens finished a strong third with 395. Dawson Segr...
May 19, 2019

Mount Marty works to get new football program together
YANKTON, S.D. — Mount Marty College in Yankton is ramping up efforts to support its new football program. The Catholic college is currently looking for a head coach and fundraising for more football player scholarships, the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reported. Mount ...
May 19, 2019

Stevens upsets Sturgis in Region 4 Baseball Playoff
STURGIS, S.D. - On a cold, foggy and misty night, the 13th seeded Rapid City Stevens Raiders upset the fourth seeded Sturgis Scoopers in Region 4 playoff action. The game was moved to Friday night due to the poor weather forecast for Saturday. The temperature was 43-degrees at ...
May 18, 2019

Two Scoopers sign letters of intent Thursday
STURGIS, S.D. - Two Sturgis Scooper athletes signed their letters of intent to further their athletic careers Thursday. Ryan Garland will play basketball at Nebraska Wesleyan. "I chose Nebraska Wesleyan because it's a great school. They have great attendance at their games and ...
May 17, 2019

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