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Remodeling work underway on main entrance of City Hall and Library
STURGIS, S.D. - Visitors to Sturgis City Hall and Library will need to use the south entrance as work commences on the building's main entrance this week. City officials say the main entrance will be closed June 17 through the 21st. The doors at this entrance are scheduled for ...
June 17, 2019

Native American activist Frank LaMere dies at age 69
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Frank LaMere, a Native American activist who fought for a variety of causes and crusaded to close beer stores near a dry South Dakota Indian reservation, has died. He was 69. LaMere's daughter, Jennifer LaMere, said her father died Sunday at an Omaha hos...
June 17, 2019

Rapid City Police use DNA Genealogy to close fifty year old murder case
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police say they have closed a more than fifty year old cold case thanks to some technology. At a press conference Monday, police say DNA Genealogy has solved the murder of Gwen Miller – who was found murdered in her home in February 1968...
June 17, 2019

One arrested, three sought in lengthy sheriff's pursuit
TYNDALL, S.D. - Authorities say one person has been arrested and three additional suspects are being sought after a 40-mile chase in southern South Dakota. Bon Homme County sheriff's officials say the pursuit began when deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 50...
June 17, 2019

Man pleads no contest to disposing of overdose victim's body
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A Wyoming man was found guilty after pleading no contest to moving the body of a woman who died of an overdose at his home. The Gillette News Record reports 28-year-old Jacob Wallentine was found guilty Friday of manslaughter and disposing of a dead human body t...
June 17, 2019

Rapid City Police search for felony warrant subject who fled Sunday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Police in Rapid City are looking for a man wanted on a felony warrant after he led them on a brief chase Sunday. Police say an off-duty police officer noticed the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Cory Yellow Boy, in the Wal-Mart parking lot on North LaCrosse...
June 16, 2019

Teen subject of endangered missing advisory found deceased
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - It appears to be a sad ending in the search for a missing 17-year-old from Belle Fourche. The Butte County Sheriff's Office says on its Facebook page that officers found the body of Kalin Fox with the help of search and rescue dogs. At this time, no foul pl...
June 16, 2019

One kayaker drowns, one rescued in Covell Lake in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Authorities say one person drowned while another was rescued after two kayaks capsized on Covell Lake in Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls police said in a statement Sunday that they got a report around 8:15 p.m. Saturday that two kayakers had capsized and were ...
June 16, 2019

Open for Business - Hotel Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - After more than nine months in the making, a new addition to Main Street Sturgis held a soft opening Friday night. Hotel Sturgis held a ribbon cutting, and it wasn't short on guests who had to see what all the excitement has been about. Owner Rod Bradley says hi...
June 15, 2019

Man and his dog bring veterans ride to Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - An avid motorcyclist and loyal companion hit Sturgis today for their "Ride for the Warriors." Josh Hart and his dog Louie spend weekends in different cities across the nation, and on Saturday, their travels brought them to Sturgis - home of the world's largest Mo...
June 15, 2019

Haakon County crash kills 1, leaves 3 seriously injured
PHILIP, S.D. — Authorities say one woman was killed and three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash east of Philip, in Haakon County. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a woman driving an SUV and pulling a boat on a trailer was westbound on U.S. Highway 14 Friday af...
June 15, 2019

Rapid City teacher charged with child abuse make court appearance
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City teacher accused of abusing a 12-year-old boy with disabilities made her first court appearance Friday morning. Shea Lindsey, 22, is being charged with one count of child abuse. Lindsey was a teacher at East Middle School and was arrested on May 3...
June 14, 2019

Wyoming man fined $500 for fatal accident in Nebraska
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - A Wyoming man has been fined $500 for fatally injuring a pedestrian in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County Court records say 32-year-old Tyson Rein was sentenced Thursday. He'd pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Prosecutors dropped a seco...
June 14, 2019

Day care provider enters Alford plea to abuse charges
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The second of two women accused of abusing children at a Sioux Falls day care has pleaded guilty, but is maintaining her innocence. Teresa Gallagher entered an Alford plead Thursday, in which she acknowledged there is enough evidence to convict. The 32-...
June 14, 2019

Two women arrested in connection with Sioux Falls shooting
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Two women wanted in connection with a homicide in South Dakota have been arrested in Idaho. The Argus Leader reports the Madison County Jail in Idaho is holding the two women, ages 22 and 30, as fugitives from justice. Warrants for their arrests as mate...
June 14, 2019

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