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Two juveniles killed in I-229 crash identified
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Names now have been released of the two Sioux Falls juvenile males involved in a one-vehicle fatal crash Tuesday night in Sioux Falls. A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on Interstate 229 when the driver lost control of the vehicle while travelin...
November 9, 2019

Rapid City extending its downtown snow removal alerts
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City is proposing extending the boundaries to its snow removal alert for the downtown corridor. The cit's public works director can declare a snow removal alert when a certain amount of snow is forecast. The alert is for residents who live within the ale...
November 9, 2019

Sturgis Coffee Company has a new look, public invited
STURGIS, SD – Just like fresh roasted beans makes for a refreshing cup of coffee, so too can a new look brighten your day.  You’ll find both at Sturgis Coffee Company during their New Look Launch Saturday, Nov. 9.  For over a decade, owner Anna Rowett and st...
November 9, 2019

New challenge introduced to get Sturgis residents to shop local
STURGIS, S.D. -The City of Sturgis wants residents to shop local, and they're setting up a new challenge in hopes of getting them to do just that. The "90% Challenge" is designed to not only benefit local businesses but bring the community together. City leaders are hoping to ...
November 8, 2019

State will not seek death penalty in murder case
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County State's Attorney Office says they will not seek the death penalty in the case against 48-year-old Rochelle Seminole. Seminole is charged with first degree murder after allegedly intentionally hitting and killing 37-year-old Kimberly Cliff...
November 7, 2019

South Dakota's Real ID system meets federal requirements
PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Kristi Noem says South Dakota is now more than 99% compliant with federal Real ID requirements ahead of next year's deadline. Noem said Thursday that early work by South Dakota's driver licensing program to meet the deadline means that all eligible South Dako...
November 7, 2019

Highway Patrol identifies person killed in Fall River County crash
OELRICHS, S.D. – An Olglala, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Oelrichs. A 2007 Buick LaCrosse was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the vehicle crossed the fog line and went onto the shoulder. The d...
November 7, 2019

200 head of cattle hampered I-90 traffic in southern Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. - At least 200 head of cattle hampered traffic on Interstate 90 near Lodge Grass in southern Montana. The Montana Department of Transportation says local, state and tribal agencies responded Thursday morning, and travelers experienced reduced speeds and delays ab...
November 7, 2019

Survey shows North Dakota mule deer numbers holding steady
BISMARCK, N.D. - A fall survey indicates the mule deer population continues to recover in the western North Dakota Badlands thanks to another good year of fawn production. Mule deer in the region endured three straight harsh winters ending in 2011 that led to record-low fawn pro...
November 7, 2019

Vacant ShopKo building sells to Wesleyan Church
STURGIS — The vacant ShopKo building in Sturgis has been purchased by the Northwest District of the Wesleyan Church – whose local affiliate is the Lifespring Wesleyan Church. The transfer of the deed on the 30,000 square-foot building dated October 28 indicates a pur...
November 6, 2019

Names Released in Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – Names have been released of the two adults and one juvenile who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday south of Scotland. A 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was westbound at the intersection of South Dakota Highways 46 and 25 when it failed to stop at a stop sign....
November 6, 2019

Bison man found guilty of attacking his estranged wife sentenced to prison
LEMMON, S.D. – A man from Bison who was convicted of kidnapping and several other charges was sentenced to 75 years in prison today. Richard Seidel was found guilty in Perkins County in July for beating, choking, kidnapping and raping his estranged wife. The jury found him...
November 6, 2019

Wednesday snow leads to slippery roads; accidents
STURGIS, S.D. – Light snow left area roads slippery Wednesday morning, resulting in a number of accidents. The South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to several accident calls – most of them vehicles that had slid into the ditch along the I-90 corridor. A three vehic...
November 6, 2019

Rural Sturgis Ambulance group hits short term fundraising goal
STURGIS, S.D. – The Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group has announced it has raised the needed $30,000 to keep ambulance service running to the rural areas the rest of the year. Group spokesman Ross Lamphere says the group made the announcement at their meeting Tuesday night. T...
November 6, 2019

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken
BISMARCK, N.D. - Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in northeastern North Dakot...
November 6, 2019

Woman killed in Mexico ambush remembered in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A woman who died with four of her children in an attack in Mexico is being remembered in North Dakota for her kindness and faith. Jordan Kannianen, a state senator from Stanley, said he and his wife, Elizabeth, knew Rhonita María Miller and her...
November 6, 2019

Pennington County fire departments receive FEMA Grants
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an Assistance to Firefighter Grant totaling $915,458.00 has been awarded to seventeen (17) volunteer fire departments in Pennington County for badly needed updates to communications hardware. Additionally...
November 5, 2019

Gov. Noem still opposed to industrial hemp
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has reiterated her opposition to legalizing industrial hemp production in South Dakota, even in the face of new federal rules allowing the cash crop. Hemp is seen as a possible boon by many farmers, but Noem said in a sta...
November 5, 2019

Sturgis Council hears housing study; passes lift-assist ambulance policy
STURGIS, S.D. – The city of Sturgis got an update Monday on a housing study conducted by Community Partners Research, Inc. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the study showed Sturgis is growing tremendously – adding that more housing is desperately needed. "Th...
November 5, 2019

Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group updates Sturgis Council
STURGIS, S.D. – The Rural Sturgis Ambulance group updated the Sturgis City Council last night on their current fundraising effort – as well as the current petition drive. Spokesman Ross Lamphere says they are now within $580 of their $30,000 goal. That’s the am...
November 5, 2019

Nuclear waste storage facility considered in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon says he is open to Wyoming pursuing a nuclear waste storage facility though he doesn’t personally believe it’s the best industry for the state. Gordon told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle's  editorial board last week t...
November 5, 2019

South Dakota executes man in '92 slaying of former co-worker
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A convicted killer who fatally stabbed a former co-worker during a 1992 burglary used his last words Monday to speak directly to the parents of his victim, saying he forgave them "for your anger and hatred towards me." But the victim's parents refused to...
November 4, 2019

SD groups file petitions for medical, recreational marijuana
PIERRE, S.D. - Two South Dakota groups have submitted petitions to put medical marijuana and recreational marijuana on the state's 2020 ballot. The groups submitted petitions to the South Dakota secretary of state's office Monday. One proposal would create a medical marijuana pr...
November 4, 2019

Awards handed out at SD Department of Human Services ceremony
The South Dakota Department of Human Services held its annual Governor’s Awards in a ceremony at the State Capitol Rotunda in Pierre Monday.  The awards recognize achievements of both individuals with disabilities and employers and other who work with those people.&nbs...
November 4, 2019

Body found by hunter south of Cody; suspect in custody
CODY, Wyo. - A body of a person found over the weekend in northern Wyoming has resulted in a suspect being taken into custody. The Park County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that the body was found before 2 p.m. Saturday by a local hunter on private property south of Cody....
November 4, 2019

One vehicle crash near Oelrichs results in fatality
OELRICHS, S.D. – One person died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Oelrichs. Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members. A 2007 Buick LaCrosse was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the vehicle crossed the ...
November 4, 2019

Rural Harding County couple loses home to Sunday fire
REDIG, S.D. – A rural Harding County home was destroyed by fire Sunday, and friends and neighbors are setting up a fund to help the family. In a Facebook Post today, Kelly Fox of Redig, South Dakota, posted the family had recently moved their house onto their property so t...
November 4, 2019

Reform of agricultural land taxation could help farmers but shift burden to homeowners and businesses
UNDATED - As the property tax takes a larger share of their incomes — at a time when many are hurting financially — South Dakota farmers and ranchers are pushing for reform of the state’s system of valuing and taxing their lands. But as a decade-long process of...
November 2, 2019

Two businesses fail alcohol compliance check in Pennington County
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office conducted compliance checks of county alcohol establishments, Thursday, October 24, 2019. A total of 11 businesses were checked. Two business were in violation caught selling alcohol to underage informants. The foll...
November 2, 2019

Adult, child killed in Bon Homme County crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – One adult and one juvenile died and another person was seriously injured Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Scotland. Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members. A 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was wes...
November 2, 2019


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