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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Sioux Falls man convicted of repeatedly molesting a 12-year-old girl.


Terry Lee Oleson pleaded guilty to first degree rape in 2008 and was sentenced to 70 years in the State Penitentiary. Circuit Judge Brad Zell at the time ordered that Oleson not be eligible for parole for 52 years,
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota High School Activities Association has taken the first step to change its policy on transgender student participation in athletics amid concerns among state lawmakers about the rules.


The association's board of directors gave first approval Thursday to the revisions, which would be finalized at a later meeting.

The policy
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of having methamphetamine at an in-home daycare has pleaded guilty to drug charges.


Thirty-four-year-old Jennifer Darger and her husband were arrested in March after a tip from the couple's daughter led police to search their home.

Darger pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of a



FLANDREAU | The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is cutting ties with the city of Flandreau's Police Department, after deciding to legalize marijuana.

The tribe gave the city a 90-day notice in June that it will end its 16-year policing agreement, effective Sept. 4. The tribe will form its own police department.

State Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed the development. The tribe
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Education has approved new social studies standards that will change the way history is taught to students across the state.


Board members approved the standards overhaul Monday. The new guidelines do not require schools to teach early U.S. history in high school.

The board contends the standards are meant to make
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Corrections officials in South Dakota say the three teenagers who ran away from a youth rehabilitation center near Custer have been arrested.


The South Dakota Department of Corrections says the 16-, 17- and 18-year-old males were apprehended Monday morning at a home near the State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy. The teenagers ran
ALEXANDRIA, S.D. (AP) — Four people are now confirmed dead after a fiery head-on crash on Interstate 90 near Alexandria.


The Highway Patrol says one of the vehicles involved in the crash about 4:30 p.m. Thursday was going the wrong way on the interstate. Authorities did not immediately determine which vehicle was at fault.

The patrol did not immediately identify the three males and
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A rural Hot Springs resident has shot video of what appears to a rare gray wolf in the Black Hills.


Lance Verhulst isn't saying where he shot the video because he doesn't want people in his elk-hunting spot.

But South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Regional Wildlife Manager John Kanta says that based on the video footage, officials
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Aug. 19, 2015) – The historic rivalry between the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers and Black Hills State Yellow Jackets, the longest-running in NCAA Div. II college football, will receive national exposure this year with a telecast through ESPN3.
As many as 5,000 people are expected to attend the historic game, SD Mines President Heather Wilson announced during a
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Four people are in custody after law enforcement authorities carried out an investigation against a suspected prostitution operation.


The Sioux Falls Police Department says undercover investigators answered a prostitution-related online advertisement Tuesday and arranged to meet with two women. Officers then detained the women and learned they were being forced
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard will attend the A-TEC Academy Ribbon Cutting in Aberdeen.
It was President Grover Cleveland who said ?a public office is a public trust.? The man who served as the United States? 22nd and 24th president knew Americans expect their elected officials to do what is morally right and to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
On Aug. 27, 2015, the District Court of North Dakota granted a preliminary injunction temporarily delaying implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers? (Corps) rule redefining the ?Waters of the U.S.? (WOTUS).
PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints in 17 counties during September.
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