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07/30/15 01:35 PM
RALLY RCFD PREP          The Rapid City Fire Department has bolstered the department staff specifically for the Rally. Fire Chief Mike Maltaverne said they are fully staffed for the anniversary event.….   073
07/30/15 12:57 PM
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of murdering his uncle in Yankton last year has been sentenced to serve 50 years in prison.

Joshua Hudson was accused of using a hammer to kill 46-year-old Todd Hudson in March 2014. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors.

The Daily Press & Dakotan reports that Hudson on Thursday was sentenced to 150 years
07/30/15 12:53 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he needs to review proposed ballot measures that would decriminalize marijuana possession and legalize medicinal cannabis, but the governor says he generally hasn't supported such proposals.

Daugaard told The Associated Press on Wednesday he believes marijuana decriminalization would make the plant more available and less difficult to
07/29/15 12:42 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircraft.

The Polk County (Wisconsin) sheriff’s office says a single-engine Beechcraft plane carrying four people crashed Monday evening in a field near Amery, Wisconsin, about 50 miles northeast of
07/29/15 10:10 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota county prosecutor who has pleaded not guilty to child rape charges is scheduled to change his plea to at least some of the counts against him.

A change-of-plea hearing was scheduled in state court in Hughes County on Wednesday for former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen. He also faces similar charges in
07/29/15 09:57 AM
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — The driver in the crash that killed a 14-year-old boy in Mitchell last month has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges stemming from the incident.

22-year-old Karla Martinez entered not guilty pleas Tuesday to charges including third-offense drunken driving and vehicular homicide.

Martinez's sports utility vehicle rolled in the ditch off a gravel road west
07/28/15 02:50 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials have confirmed four human cases of West Nile virus disease so far this year.

The state Department of Health says the cases have been reported in Brown, Butte and Spink counties. The ages of the ill individuals range from 20 to 59.

The virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. The
07/28/15 01:50 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Forty gay couples have applied to be married in South Dakotaduring the first month following the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing such unions across the country.

The state Department of Health provided The Associated Press with data detailing marriage licenses issued across the state from June 26 to July 27. Overall, gay couples
07/28/15 01:22 PM

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in eastern South Dakota have identified the 25-year-old woman who drowned in Lake Madison over the weekend.

The Lake County sheriff's office says friends of Briauna Moulton reported that she fell out of a boat and into the lake about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The body of the Sioux Falls woman was found around 8:30 p.m.

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07/28/15 12:26 PM
Rapid City fire crews were called to a residence on Monday afternoon for an unattended fire in a back yard. The homeowner was burning rubbish in a 55-gallon barrel. No one was watching the fire and officials were unable to reach the homeowner…. &nb
07/28/15 11:04 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A report on a wildfire in Wind Cave National Park in April concludes the park underestimated how dry conditions would affect efforts to control an escaped fire.

The Cold Brook Fire began as a prescribed burn. It escaped containment in high winds and grew to about 10 square miles. There were no injuries, and no damage to structures or private property.

07/27/15 01:48 PM
ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who drowned on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

The Pierre Fire Department's rescue squad found the body of the 35-year-old man on Sunday morning.

The man drowned Saturday afternoon at Spring Creek Dam on the reservation.

Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul said it was too dark to recover the body
07/27/15 12:54 PM
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The first-degree murder trial for a man charged in the Thanksgiving Day 2013 shooting death of another man is finally set to begin.

The trial for 22-year-old Todd Michael Sindelar begins Monday. The trial had been postponed and continued several times due to new evidence in the case.

Sindelar is accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Matthew Boyer on Nov.
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