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Highway Patrol says two people killed in Lyman County crash
KENNEBEC, S.D. – Two people died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning north of Kennebec. Names of the three males involved are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only ones in the ...
November 20, 2019

South Dakota ag processor fined again for contamination of waterway
PIERRE, SD - The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has fined Smithfield Foods, Inc. (Smithfield) $46,260 for Surface Water Discharge Permit violations at their facility in Sioux Falls.Smithfield's Sioux Falls wastewater treatment plant discharges...
November 20, 2019

New ordinance supports tiny home construction
RAPID CITY, S.D.  - The Rapid City Council has approved an ordinance to make more tiny homes to help the local housing market. The Rapid City Council agreed at its regular meeting Monday, November 18, 2019 to an ordinance that will create more opportunities to create access...
November 20, 2019

Gunmaker moves to Wyoming
NEW BRITAIN, CONN (AP) - Gun maker Stag Arms says it’s moving from Connecticut to a more “business-friendly” environment in Wyoming. The company announced Monday that it will be moving all its operations from New Britain, Connecticut, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, over...
November 20, 2019

Famous Thunderbirds to fly at Ellsworth Air & Space Show
NELLIS AFB, NV - The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team will swoop into Ellsworth AFB next summer. As the team finished its 2019 season, they announced the 2020 lineup; including a July 25-26 demo at the “Ellsworth Air & Space Show.” ...
November 20, 2019

In South Dakota, meth fighters welcome any help they get
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota’s new anti-drug campaign drew plenty of mockery on social media this week for its “Meth: We’re on it” slogan, but according to local police, the attention couldn’t have come at a better time. Law enforcement ag...
November 19, 2019

Body of missing fisherman recovered from Belle Fourche River
VALE, S.D. — Searchers have found the body of a missing fisherman in western South Dakota. The body of 67-year-old Glen Shay of Vale was found Tuesday in the Belle Fourche River. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says Shay was last seen Monday afternoon walking with...
November 19, 2019

Sturgis Ambulance certified Pediatric Ready
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service has been awarded a pediatric readiness award by the South Dakota E.M.S. for Children. The group’s Pediatric Readiness Recognition Program recognized and presented the award to the Sturgis Ambulance Service at a conference...
November 19, 2019

Flandreau Santee, Oglala Sioux apply to grow hemp
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Two Sioux tribes in South Dakota, the Flandreau Santee and Oglala, have filed applications with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp. KELO-TV reports the applications come as Gov. Kristi Noem maintains a hard stance against growing the c...
November 19, 2019

Congress wants review of Keystone pipeline in wake of spill
BISMARCK, N.D. - Some U.S. House Democrats want a review of the Keystone pipeline and the federal agency that regulates it. The request Monday to the Government Accountability Office comes after a pipeline breach in North Dakota leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million l...
November 19, 2019

Murder charges filed in Wyoming case of body found near Cody
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - First-degree murder charges have been filed against a 45-year-old Cheyenne man in the death of a woman whose body was found in northern Wyoming this month. Joseph Underwood is facing Laramie County charges of first-degree murder, first-degree sexual assault, sta...
November 19, 2019

Williams County considers allowing radioactive oilfield waste
WILLISTON, N.D. - The Williams County Commission will soon decide whether to allow a landfill near Williston to accept radioactive oilfield waste. Secure Energy Services needs approval from the county and the state in order to accept the waste at its 13-Mile Landfill. The waste ...
November 19, 2019

Authorities planning searches for Serenity Dennard this week
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Authorities are planning another search for Serenity Dennard this week - taking advantage of some mild weather ahead of winter. Serenity has been missing since February 1, when she ran away from the Black Hills Children's Home. The Pennington County Sheriff's...
November 19, 2019

Rapid City Area School Board says schools okay for voting
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Area School Board voted 4-3 to keep area schools open as voting precincts. Discussions earlier this year focused on possibly switching out the schools as voting places over concerns about student safety. The board discussed the issue at length ...
November 19, 2019

Sturgis Council okays moving ambulance deadline to after hopeful March vote
STURGIS, S.D. – The Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group reached their goal and on Monday night, turned in the remaining $20,000 to cover ambulance service to the rural areas until a vote can be held in March. The city of Sturgis had already received a $10,000 payment from the gr...
November 19, 2019

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