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Rapid City Council to consider use of segways on downtown sidewalks
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Legal and Finance Committee on Wednesday narrowly approved an amendment that would allow Segway-like devices to be used on sidewalks in the downtown corridor. The amendment would allow Segway tours, prompting what city officials hope will be new...
January 17, 2019

South Dakota Senate panel passes constitutional carry bill
PIERRE, S.D. - A Senate panel has advanced a measure that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to send the bill to the full chamber. It's currently a misdemeanor for someone to carry a con...
January 17, 2019

Parole denied in 1994 slaying of pregnant woman
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota corrections officials have denied parole for a man convicted of killing a pregnant mother in 1994. Fifty-year-old Joaquin Jack Ramos pleaded his case for parole during a hearing Wednesday at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. Ramos was sentenc...
January 17, 2019

Lawsuit filed over tribal police pursuit
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The parents of a woman who suffered permanent brain damage in a crash that followed a chase by tribal police in southeastern South Dakota are suing the federal government. A second person in the vehicle that crashed has also filed suit in federal district co...
January 17, 2019

PBR cowboy loses life after being stepped on
DENVER, CO – The professional rodeo world is mourning the death of a young bull rider killed earlier this week during a Professional Bull Riders competition at the National Western Stock Show. Mason Lowe, 25, of Exeter, MO, was injured Tuesday night during the PBR Chute Ou...
January 17, 2019

Shopko files for bankruptcy protection
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. - Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores has filed for bankruptcy protection as it makes plans to close more stores. The company says excessive debt and ongoing competitive pressure are forcing it to seek protection from creditors. Shopko is reporting asset...
January 16, 2019

FBI looking for teen in connection with Eagle Butte death
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. - FBI officials say they are searching for a 16-year-old boy in connection with the death of a 24-year-old Eagle Butte man. Authorities say a warrant was issued for the teen's arrest following the Sunday death of Marcus Antonio. The boy is believed to be on or ...
January 16, 2019

One person killed after two vehicle crash on Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Sioux Falls. The names of the two people are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved in the crash. A 2...
January 16, 2019

Lawmakers to weigh asking voters to extend legislative terms
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota lawmakers are set to debate asking voters to double their current two-year terms in office. Senators and representatives would be able to serve two consecutive four-year terms under the measure introduced Wednesday. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm, a ...
January 16, 2019

FBI investigates fatal officer-involved shooting
WHITE LAKE, S.D. - The FBI says it's investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting at a rest stop in southern South Dakota. FBI spokesman Kevin Smith says a federal officer shot and killed a person at the eastbound Interstate 90 rest stop in Aurora County Sunday about 8 p.m. ...
January 16, 2019

House declines to form panel to investigate rep's residency
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota representatives have declined to form a special committee to look into allegations that a House Democrat from Pine Ridge didn't meet state residency requirements to get elected. The House on Tuesday voted 62-5 against establishing the panel to investi...
January 15, 2019

South Dakota delegation critical of Trump Tweet referring Wounded Knee
WASHINGTON, D.C. - South Dakota's all-Republican Congressional delegation is strongly critical of a recent tweet from President Trump. Trump referenced Wounded Knee in the tweet attacking Elizabeth Warren, who he has often called Pocahontas. Senator John Thune says Wounded Knee...
January 15, 2019

South Dakota fatal plane investigations stalled by shutdown
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Federal investigations into two recent fatal plane crashes in South Dakota have been hindered by the partial government shutdown. The Argus Leader reports that National Transportation Safety Board investigators have been furloughed during the longest ever U.S...
January 15, 2019

Boy dies in northeast Wyoming after being struck by vehicle
WRIGHT, Wyo. - A 4-year-old boy has died after a vehicle ran him over in northeast Wyoming. Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds tells the Gillette News Record that the incident occurred about 4:40 p.m. Saturday in the small town of Wright. The name of the boy was not ...
January 15, 2019

South Dakota joining child sexual abuse prevention campaign
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota is joining a movement that gives adults and communities the information and skills to prevent child sexual abuse. South Dakota on Tuesday is becoming the eighth state to join the national Enough Abuse Campaign. The announcement comes as part of Childr...
January 15, 2019

Rapid Valley structure fire held to single alarm
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in a residential structure at 2540 PIONEER DR, Rapid Valley, Un-incorporated Pennington County. First arriving firefighters found the structure, with a light to moderate smoke condition....
January 15, 2019

Pilot had medical issue before crash
SALEM, S.D. - Authorities say the pilot found dead following the crash of a small plane in southeastern South Dakota told air traffic controllers of a medical issue shortly before the aircraft went down. McCook County sheriff's officials say the pilot was the only one on board ...
January 14, 2019

North Dakota officials seek dismissal of road closure suit
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of state Highway 1806 during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorneys for state officials including Gov. Doug Burgum...
January 14, 2019

Bill would void South Dakota transgender athletes policy
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota lawmakers are set to debate a bill that would void an activities association policy allowing transgender students to request to play on the athletic team that matches their gender identity. The legislation introduced Monday would require a student's s...
January 14, 2019

Mitchell man sentenced to prison for stabbing death
MITCHELL, S.D. - A Mitchell man was sentenced to 18 years in prison today in connection with the stabbing death of another Mitchell man in August of 2017.  50-year old Anthony Lewis pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter in the death of Quinn Schleuning outside of an...
January 14, 2019

Panel rejects letting voters wear political attire to polls
PIERRE, S.D. - A South Dakota legislative panel has rejected a bill that would have let voters wear political attire while casting their ballots. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted unanimously Monday against the measure. It would have allowed voters to wear political cloth...
January 14, 2019

One person in small plane crash in southeastern South Dakota
SALEM, S.D. - Authorities say the pilot found dead following the crash of a small plane in southeastern South Dakota told air traffic controllers of a medical issue shortly before the aircraft went down. McCook County sheriff's officials say the pilot was the only one on board ...
January 14, 2019

Rapid City woman pleads not guilty to stabbing death
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City woman accused of stabbing a man to death last month pleaded not guilty Friday to second degree murder charges. Prosecutors say Lorraine Swallow stabbed her nephew, Tyrell Bull Bear, "multiple times" after an altercation on Dec. 8 at a residence on...
January 13, 2019

Man who held up Spearfish restaurant sentenced
DEADWOOD, S.D. - A man who held up the Spearfish Pizza Ranch in July was sentenced to prison time Thursday. Daniel Orlando Beck, Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in November and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with five years suspended. The 19-year-old from Rapid...
January 12, 2019

State lawmakers propose constitutional carry legislation
PIERRE, S.D. - State lawmakers are proposing legislation that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota. The so-called constitutional carry legislation was introduced Friday. The proposal languished under former Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaa...
January 11, 2019

GOP leaders dismiss challenges against Democratic lawmakers
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Republican legislative leaders have dismissed allegations that two Democratic lawmakers didn't meet state residency requirements to get elected, saying both Pine Ridge legislators will continue to serve. The GOP leaders said Friday that based on...
January 11, 2019

Rosebud president seeks collaboration with state
PIERRE, S.D. - The president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is urging South Dakota lawmakers to expand Medicaid and work with tribal officials to fight the opioid and methamphetamine epidemic. President Rodney Bordeaux on Thursday gave the fourth State of the Tribes message, asking ...
January 11, 2019

Beef in School program rolls out in Burke
BURKE, SD – It’s a red letter day in Burke as they role out the grill and hamburger buns. That, in and of itself, isn’t really the main accomplishment but the fact the Burke School District will be serving locally sourced beef as part of it’s lunch menu t...
January 11, 2019

Man sentenced for stealing squad car, injuring trooper
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A man who stole and crashed a South Dakota Highway Patrol squad car and injured a trooper in the process has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison. Authorities say 41-year-old Joshua Two Bulls was drunk when he was pulled over in May 2017 by Trooper Ja...
January 11, 2019

South Dakota senators vote in support of border barrier
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota senators have passed a resolution urging construction of a steel barrier at the southern border as the government shutdown drags on. The Republican-dominated chamber voted 28-5 Thursday for the measure. Republican Sen. Stace Nelson, the main sponsor...
January 11, 2019

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