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VEBLEN, S.D. (AP) — Two men from Sisseton are dead and a third seriously injured after their pickup rolled in northeastern South Dakota.


The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash was reported around 5:30 p.m. Saturday near Veblen in Marshall County.

Killed were the driver, 46-year-old Waylon Horne, and a passenger, 53-year-old Keith DuMarce. Both died
Several north side schools currently on lock down. Reports of subject with gun in the area. Officers currently scouring the area.

Schools on lockdown are North MS, General Beadle, Knollwood, Horace Mann.

Suspect last seen heading south from 400 block of Anamosa on a bicycle. Wearing tan coat, jeans, boots, ball cap w/ headband around it.


Suspect: White male with a goatee in his 30s.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A Brandon man died over the weekend when his car collided with a semitrailer while he was driving on the wrong side of Interstate 29.


The Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Adam Bauer was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-29 early Saturday when he struck the semi about 10 miles south of Brookings.

Bauer died at the scene. The patrol says the
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is facing an animal neglect charge in South Dakota for allegedly having 42 dogs and cats in a Chevy Trailblazer.


Spearfish police officers responding to an animal welfare call last weekend found the 36 toy-breed dogs and six cats inside the vehicle. The Black Hills Pioneer reports most of the animals were housed in what police
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former running back for the Sioux Falls Storm has been charged with second-degree robbery for allegedly trying to rob a Sioux Falls casino. Thirty-five-year-old Florencell James Jones was taken into custody after police
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Arrests for homicides and negligent manslaughter, sex offenses and assaults all increased in South Dakota last year.


Attorney General Marty Jackley says the annual crime report shows a 69 percent increase in homicides and negligent manslaughter over the year, a 2 percent rise in sex offenses and a 1.85 percent jump in assaults. The figures come
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Brookings police are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital but say there is no threat to the general public. An officer found an 18-year-old man in the backyard of a home with a gunshot wound while searchi
PLATTE, S.D. (AP) — As luck would have it, Platte has a new mayor.


Steve Christensen became the south central South Dakota town's next mayor Thursday after it solved its too-close-to-call race with a game of chance.

Christensen and Incumbent Mayor Rick Gustad split the vote in the April 14 election. An old state statute says certain elections can be
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a controversial measure to exempt South Dakota'syoungest workers from the $8.50 minimum wage voters approved in November.


Daugaard weighed his decision before signing the measure Friday to carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage.

The governor said previously he wouldn't support a "direct attack" on
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles directive on when county treasurers should impose an increase in vehicle license fees has upset some county officials.


A new state law increases most motor vehicle license fees by 20 percent, effective April 1.

The Division of Motor Vehicles on Monday directed county treasurers to immediately start
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed Senate Bill 1, a comprehensive state and local road and bridge funding package.
 
 
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MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A Mitchell man who died when he fled from police and crashed into a parked car had a history of running from law officers.


Court documents show that 33-year-old Ryan McManus had been involved in at least three other incidents since 2004 in which police said he fled from officers, either in a vehicle or on foot.

Police say McManus fled from a Davison County
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say a woman was robbed and assaulted by two men after leaving her home to check her mail. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the incident happened Friday morning. The victim told police there were two sus
Pennington County, S.D- The suspect, identified as T.J. Looking Horse, 26 years old, from Rapid City, was arrested at approximately 1230 p.m., March 13, 2015, on a warrant for aggravated assault on law enforcement.  Mr. Looking Horse was involved in an incident on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at approximately 7:54 p.m. Deputies from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to
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WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Police in northeastern South Dakota say a man accidentally shot himself during a gun show. The Watertown Public Opinion reports that the Arlington resident mistakenly thought his 9 mm Ruger pistol was unloaded
FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Denver filmmaker who produces training and documentary films for the military is making a documentary about rodeo legend Casey Tibbs.


Justin Koehler grew up in the South Dakota town of Midland, not far from Tibbs' hometown of Fort Pierre. He finished up just about all of the interviews he needs during a trip to Pierre-Fort Pierre earlier
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Ducks Unlimited has opened an office in Brookings in its effort to expand the waterfowl habitat in South Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region.


The group is located in the same research park building at South Dakota State University as Pheasants Forever, which opened a Brookings office last year.

Ducks Unlimited hired SDSU graduate
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