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May 16, 2022

Sturgis Ambulance celebrates EMS Week with open house

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service celebrated the start of E.M.S. Week by holding an open house Monday. The Sturgis Ambulance Service uses E.M.S. Week as an opportunity to educate the community on prevention and care of injuries and illnesses and assists with education on what to do until first responders arrive to an […]

May 16, 2022

Sturgis Ambulance cuts ribbon on new SMRT program

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service is offering a new program dedicated to filling in the gaps in out of hospital care. The Sturgis Mobile Response Team, or SMRT for short, is a grant funded program that consists of a medical director, three community healthcare workers and four advanced life support providers. To celebrate […]

May 16, 2022

No injuries after school bus rear-ended by car in Summerset Monday morning

SUMMERSET, S.D. – The Meade County Sheriff’s Office and Summerset Police responded to a school bus that got rear-ended by a car Monday morning. According to Summerset Police Chief Don Allen, the incident happened just after 7:00 a.m. on Elk Vale Road. He says the bus was taking kids to school and had just entered […]

May 16, 2022

Wildland Fire, National Guard to hold helicopter recertification May 20

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Wildland Fire Division will conduct its annual wildland fire helicopter recertification with the South Dakota National Guard Aviation Unit this Friday, May 20. The certification allows for South Dakota National Guard Black Hawk helicopters to respond to wildland fires. The yearly certification is required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

May 16, 2022

Preliminary Storm Summary for May 12, 2022 Derecho

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A rare and particularly dangerous storm system known as a derecho moved through the Northern Plains during the late afternoon and early evening hours of Thursday, May 12th, including eastern South Dakota and west central Minnesota. Derechos feature unusually widespread wind damage, and this was one of the most extreme examples on […]

May 16, 2022

Tens of thousands attend 2022 Ellsworth Air and Space Show

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — The 2022 Ellsworth Air and Space Show wrapped up on Sunday, and according to officials, it was an overwhelming success. Organizers say tens of thousands of people took advantage of this year’s show, and traffic into and out of the base was heavy both days. In fact, officials estimated […]

May 13, 2022

State Agencies Provide Storm Assistance

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered South Dakota’s National Guard and the Department of Public Safety’s Wildland Fire Division and Highway Patrol to provide assistance to those eastern South Dakota communities impacted by Thursday’s severe storms. National Guard soldiers are helping with cleanup of debris, traffic control, security and other duties plus equipment […]

May 13, 2022

Hiker from Minnesota dies near Grizzly Creek in Pennington County

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Deputies and Pennington County Search and Rescue say they helped find a 51 year old hiker who collapsed Friday afternoon near Grizzly Creek in the Keystone/Rushmore area. Life saving measures were taken until emergency services could reach them. Sadly, the hiker was pronounced deceased on scene. The next of kin has […]

May 13, 2022

Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET) of Rapid City receives HIDTA Award

RAPID CITY, S.D. – For the second year in a row, the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET) of Rapid City, received a Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Award, in the category of Outstanding Investigative Effort for the recent “Operation Polyonomous.” Each year the award is given to members who have made significant contributions […]

May 13, 2022

Noem visits Sioux Falls – confirms two storm-related fatalities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Eastern South Dakota saw widespread storm damage of historical proportions last night. That assessment from Governor Kristi Noem, who spoke at a news conference in Sioux Falls this morning. Severe thunderstorms with embedded tornadoes raced across the state at speeds of more than 60 miles per hour. The governor said this […]