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Conference focuses on violence against Native American women
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Federal and tribal officials are meeting in South Dakota this week to discuss violence against Native American women. Topics of the two-day conference that begins Tuesday in Sioux Falls include strengthening federal law enforcement efforts to crack down on do...
August 20, 2018

Keystone XL company moves to condemn South Dakota land
BUFFALO, S.D. - The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in northwestern South Dakota's Harding County. TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain condemnation petitions in state court against parcels of land owned by two families. At ...
August 20, 2018

One killed, two hurt after Yankton County crash
LESTERVILLE, S.D. – One person died and two others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon near Lesterville. Names of three men involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members. They were the only people invo...
August 20, 2018

Rapid City police investigating late night shooting incident
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City Police are investigating a Friday night shooting incident. Police say they were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of E. Philadelphia Street for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. On arrival, police located a single male subject...
August 18, 2018

Rapid City man found guilty for distributing meth
STURGIS, S.D. - A Rapid City man has bee found guilty of distributing methaphetamine. Eric Koller, age 33, was found guilty Friday by a Lawrence County jury. Prosecutors say Koller was caught selling meth on two occassions by informant who was working for law enforcement. Koll...
August 18, 2018

OSHA to investigate construction accident that injured woman in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Habitat for Humanity worksite accident is now under Federal investigation after a woman was hurt in an accident on Tuesday. Leah Nixon was trapped under a giant forklift crane when it tipped over. Nixon's family says in a Facebook post that she is fighting ...
August 18, 2018

Man charged in home invasion sentenced to prison
STURGIS, S.D. - A Sturgis man will spend seven years in the state penitentiary for his role in a November Sturgis home invasion. Azariah Job Conley had pleaded guilty to first degree burglary and identity theft. On Friday he was sentenced for his crimes. He received a 15 year se...
August 18, 2018

American Flat Track racer dies after crash at Black Hills Speedway
RAPID CITY, S.D. – An August crash has claimed the life of an American Flat Track racer. Alec Muth died Thursday from injuries he sustained in an August 7th crash at Black Hills Speedway at Rapid City. In a statement posted on the American Flat Track website, the 22-year-...
August 17, 2018

Pierre police use less-than-lethal ammo to end standoff
PIERRE, S.D. - Police in Pierre used less-than-lethal ammunition to end an early morning standoff with a man who claimed to have a gun in a parking lot. KCCR radio reports that officers responded to the scene about 1 a.m. Friday and made contact with an 18-year-old man who told ...
August 17, 2018

Newspaper Reports Many South Dakota kids unsupervised after school
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A newspaper investigation has found that thousands of South Dakota children are left unsupervised after school due to the lack of state funding for out-of-school activities. The Argus Leader reports that South Dakota hasn't prioritized funding for after-schoo...
August 17, 2018

Two State Penitentiary inmates sentenced for prison attacks
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Two inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary have been sentenced for separate assaults on corrections employees. The attorney general's office says 26-year-old Kevin Tripp was sentenced to serve an additional 10 years behind bars, and 25-year-old James ...
August 17, 2018

Sioux Falls parents sentenced in fatal crash that son caused
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls couple has been sentenced for trying to cover up a fatal crash caused by their teenage son following a drug dispute. Fifty-two-year-old Joseph Lingor was given about two months in jail for being an accessory to a felony. Fifty-six-year-old Vicki...
August 17, 2018

Man involved in Tuesday standoff makes court appearance
RAPID CITY, S.D.  – The man who shot at police and briefly held two people hostage in Box Elder made his initial court appearance today. Justin Grant Littrell of Yankton is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, burglary, aggravated assault and several firearms ch...
August 16, 2018

Judge orders new State Dept. review of Keystone XL pipeline
LINCOLN, Neb. - A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris of Montana said in a ruling Wednesday that t...
August 16, 2018

Medical pot might be available in Fargo, Bismarck in months
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's Health Department hopes to have medical marijuana available by the end of the year in at least the state's two largest cities. Medical Marijuana Division Director Jason Wahl says dispensaries in Fargo and Bismarck potentially could be operating by...
August 16, 2018

Man gets year in prison for theft from low-income program
PIERRE, S.D. - A Rapid City man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for stealing from a program that provides legal services to low-income people including on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas. Authorities allege 56-year-old Kevin Lewis embezzled nearly $25,...
August 16, 2018

Woman sues surgeon who wrongly removed her kidney
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A woman is suing a Sioux Falls surgeon and his practice for wrongly removing one of her kidneys. The lawsuit filed by Dena Knapp says Dr. Scott Baker erroneously removed her healthy right kidney instead of removing an adrenal gland and a mass on the gland du...
August 16, 2018

Name Released in Corson County Fatal Crash
MOBRIDGE, S.D. – A McLaughlin, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Mobridge. Lorraine Iron Thunder, 51, was driving a 2002 KIA Forte westbound on U.S. Highway 12 when the vehicle crossed into the ...
August 15, 2018

Man gets at least 30-50 years in prison for wife's death
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A 47-year-old Wyoming man has been sentenced to 30 to 50 years in prison for beating his wife to death as the couple's daughter made a frantic 911 call. Timothy Welch of Gillette earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the August 2017 death of 41-year-...
August 15, 2018

Trial set for South Dakota men in fatal Nebraska ATV crash
HARTINGTON, Neb. - A Sept. 11 trial start has been scheduled for a South Dakota man and his father on charges stemming from the death of a 21-year-old woman after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeast Nebraska. Cedar County District Court records say 26-year-old Derrik Nelso...
August 15, 2018

Woman seriously hurt after being trapped under forklift
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Fire Department rescued a woman trapped underneath a forklift Tuesday. Lt. Jim Bussell says workers were using the forklift at the project near the corner of Lemmon and North Avenue. Workers say the forklift's tires gave way in the mud, tipping...
August 15, 2018

Suspect apprehended after shootout and standoff
BOX ELDER, S.D. – Authorities apprehended a suspect after a morning shootout that turned into a standoff at a home in Box Elder. The incident began around 9:30 when Box Elder Police were on a call in a neighborhood off of South Ellsworth Drive. Captain Tony Harrison of th...
August 14, 2018

Dickinson condo complex fire under investgation
DICKINSON, N.D. - Families who lived in a Dickinson condominium complex are without homes after the structure was destroyed by fire. Fire Chief Bob Sivak says the cause of Sunday's fire is still under investigation, but he says it's believed to have started on the exterior of t...
August 14, 2018

One dead after three vehicle crash near Mitchell
MITCHELL, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday morning east of Mitchell. Names of the three people are not being released pending notification of family. They were the only three people involved. A 2014 Buic...
August 14, 2018

South Dakota Department of Transportation releases final rally traffic numbers
STURGIS, S.D. – Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows traffic was up 7.9-percent overall for this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The D.O.T. says traffic counters counted 505,969 vehicles entering Sturgis this year. That is compared to 469,10...
August 14, 2018

Black Hills Steam, Gas Threshing Bee celebrating 50 years
STURGIS, SD – Country lifestyles from long ago are on display during the annual Black Hills Steam and Gas Threshing Bee, celebrating its 50th year with parades, tractor pulls and flea markets.  Set for August 17-19, 2018 on the Western Dakota Antique Club grounds locat...
August 14, 2018

Six people arrested in sex trafficking sting
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Attorney General’s office says six people have been arrested as a result of a sex trafficking sting. Jackley says his office was joined by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Sturgis Police Department and Rapid City Police De...
August 14, 2018

Belle Fourche woman arrested in connection with school vandalism
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - Authorities in Belle Fourche say a 59-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with vandalism at the local high school. Sally Norris Fixter was apprehended early Saturday morning. Fixter lives next door to the brand new addition to the Belle Fourche hi...
August 14, 2018

Fire crews gain ground on Vineyard Fire
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - Firefighters made good progress Monday on the lines of the Vineyard Fire. As of Monday evening, the fire was 40-percent contained. The acreage of the fire increased to 560, but full containment is expected by Friday. The fire began Saturday afternoon, and f...
August 14, 2018

Rapid City Police investigate stolen guns
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Several guns were stolen in two burglaries Friday night; one from an unlocked car and three in a home burglary. The RCPD reports that there have been at least 14 incidents of firearms being taken from vehicles. In 11 of those cases, guns were taken from unlock...
August 13, 2018


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