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05/27/15 11:32 AM
Pennington County, S.D. – The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation. The grant is part of an initiative called the Safety and Justice Challenge, that seeks to find solutions to the problem of over incarceration in our nation’s local jails. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office was chosen from among
05/27/15 11:31 AM
HERRICK, S.D. – A Herrick, S.D., man, identified as Steven Wheeler, 24, died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred one mile east of Herrick.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash was reported at 5:52 p.m. at the intersection of 296th Street and 350th Avenue. Wheeler was driving a 1990 Ford Taurus west on 296th Street. The vehicle was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet
05/26/15 03:16 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota medical marijuana supporter hopes to begin gathering signatures within a month to put a proposal on the 2016 ballot to allow people with serious medical conditions to use pot.

Activist Melissa Mentele said Tuesday that her ballot measure language is now under review at the state Attorney General's office.

Mentele and other
05/26/15 10:43 AM
AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man from Claremont has died after being ejected from his vehicle when it rolled over in Marshall County.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Darren Stahl died at the scene Sunday night outside Amherst. According to the Highway Patrol, Stahl lost control of the SUV he was driving when the road changed from gravel to
05/25/15 10:28 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police have a suspect in custody in the early morningshooting death of a man.
05/25/15 10:20 AM
National Weather Service told KOTA Radio this morning that while we did get a lot of rain, it has been fairly uneventful. However, Sunday’s rain was steady and heavy at times. 
05/22/15 10:45 AM
Ten people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
05/21/15 10:32 AM
Pennington County, S.D. -There is a lot of down time in jail, particularly when you’ve spent many months behind bars thinking about how to change your life. 
Meet our latest artist, 46 year old inmate Gilbert BlueBird.  BlueBIrd was given the opportunity to use his prodigious painting skills, and jumped at the chance to paint our latest wall mural.   Even if it
05/21/15 10:32 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota regulatory board says a Minnesota woman will be able to keep wolf cubs and fox kits at a wildlife education center she's opening in Deadwood, but visitors won't be able to play with the animals.

The state Animal Industry Board granted a permit Wednesday allowing Terri Petter to house the animals at the roughly 17-acre Deadwood
05/20/15 04:36 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls is losing its state Emergency Management office in a move that state public safety officials say will better position them to respond to crises and disasters, especially in smaller communities.

But the Argus Leader reports that Minnehaha County officials aren't sold that reorganization efforts are the right move
05/20/15 09:45 AM
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — City officials in Mitchell want assurance that new domes for the Corn Palace tourist attraction can withstand South Dakota's weather. The domes are part of a $7.2 million makeover of the building that's billed as
05/18/15 02:32 PM
BOWDLE, S.D. – A Colton, S.D. man, identified as David Hoffman, was killed and five others seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday on U.S. Highway 12, eight miles west of Bowdle.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Hoffman, 57, was driving a 2004 Buick Century east on U.S. Highway 12. The second driver, Gwen Faehnrich, 45, Mobridge, S.D. was driving a 2013
05/18/15 01:34 PM
DELMONT, S.D. (AP) — Members of the tornado-destroyed Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont have removed the cornerstone of the century-old building and hope to incorporate it into a new church.

The church was among 84 structures in and around Delmont damaged or destroyed by the May 10 tornado that also injured nine people. Parishioners scheduled a short Monday morning service to officially
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