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State reports four additional COVID-19 deaths, 2 of them came from Pennington County
Updated: 23 hours ago
The new deaths bring the state’s total deaths due to the disease to 141. Two of the victims were from Pennington County, one was from Oglala Lakota County, and one was from Minnehaha County. Three were over age 80, and one was in their 70s.
Noem uses COVID-19 restrictions elsewhere to lure business
Updated: Aug. 6, 2020 at 11:23 AM MDT
In an online ad, Noem tells business owners to “grow their company” in South Dakota where government will stay out of their way.
SD GOP: Wait for legislative session on using coronavirus aid
Updated: Jul. 30, 2020 at 12:57 PM MDT
South Dakota's Republican lawmakers want to wait a bit before they spend the bulk of pandemic relief funds from the federal government.
Representative Johnson spearheads bipartisan effort for better telehealth access
Updated: Jul. 21, 2020 at 4:04 PM MDT
Representative Dusty Johnson is helping lead a bipartisan effort on telehealth.
South Dakota Democrats layout “A New Normal”
Updated: Jul. 17, 2020 at 4:39 PM MDT
South Dakota's Democratic Party wants to be a more viable alternative post-COVID.
South Dakota launches missing persons clearinghouse
Updated: Jul. 17, 2020 at 4:12 PM MDT
The South Dakota Attorney General wants to bring closure to families of missing people.
Community honors deputy who drowned saving his son
Updated: Jul. 16, 2020 at 8:36 PM MDT
Community honors Lee Weber, who drowned saving his son who fell into the Missouri River.
Occupational licensing reform hits South Dakota
Updated: Jul. 14, 2020 at 6:43 PM MDT
Occupational Licensing reform has hit South Dakota, and will streamline the process of getting jobs in the state.
Lee Weber remembered as hero, loving family member
Updated: Jul. 13, 2020 at 6:21 PM MDT
Lee Weber is remembered by his family, as a grieving community prepares to lay him to rest.
Sioux Falls man, former political operative sentenced to federal prison for fraud
Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 3:21 PM MDT
Prosecutors linked him to several fraud schemes including a sham housing project at the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
Number of active COVID-19 cases rise in South Dakota
Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 10:38 AM MDT
The number of active COVID-19 infections in South Dakota climbs to 945 with 42 new cases reported as of Monday morning.
Pierre man presumed to have drowned; still missing
Updated: Jul. 5, 2020 at 9:52 AM MDT
The Stanley County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday afternoon the search will be scaled back in the number of agencies involved, but will continue.
Gettysburg police removed Confederate flag emblem
Updated: Jul. 4, 2020 at 12:26 PM MDT
Local residents say a South Dakota police department has removed a decal from its squad cars that featured a Confederate battle flag next to an American flag.
Sioux Falls man mistakenly kills neighbor before shooting intended target
Updated: Jun. 30, 2020 at 1:15 PM MDT
Police say the suspect in two shootings in northern Sioux Falls mistakenly entered the wrong home and killed a neighbor before shooting and injuring his intended target and two others.
Federal judge sides with South Dakota prisoners on nude images
Updated: Jun. 30, 2020 at 1:02 PM MDT
A federal judge has ruled a South Dakota corrections policy that bans prisoners from possessing nude pictures that aren’t sexually explicit is unconstitutional.
South Dakota adds 48 new COVID-19 cases
Updated: Jun. 30, 2020 at 10:52 AM MDT
As of Tuesday, only 3 percent of South Dakota’s available hospital beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients.
South Dakota ban on phone use while driving starts July 1
Updated: Jun. 29, 2020 at 12:41 PM MDT
Drivers in South Dakota who use their cellphones can be pulled over and ticketed purely for that offense starting Wednesday.
Noem suspends teen driving law during COVID-19
Updated: Jun. 29, 2020 at 12:39 PM MDT
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has suspended a teen driving law which was set to take effect this week.
Just under 3 dozen new COVID-19 cases in South Dakota
Updated: Jun. 29, 2020 at 10:43 AM MDT
South Dakota added just 35 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hour reporting period, according to data released Monday morning by the state Department of Health.
SUNDAY UPDATE: 55 more positive cases in South Dakota
Updated: Jun. 26, 2020 at 10:15 AM MDT
Pennington County reported its 16th death related to COVID-19 after 2 more deaths were reported Saturday.
3 new deaths due to COVID-19, one in Pennington County
Updated: Jun. 25, 2020 at 11:36 AM MDT
Pennington now has 13 of the state’s 87 deaths. Minnehaha County has 56.
New COVID-19 infections double in South Dakota
Updated: Jun. 24, 2020 at 10:27 AM MDT
The state reported 66 confirmed coronavirus infections Wednesday morning. That is up from 27 the day before and 29 on Monday.
Sioux Falls couple pleads not guilty to zapping kids with cattle prod
Updated: Jun. 24, 2020 at 9:03 AM MDT
Authorities say the alleged abuse had been going on for several years and involved boys ages 17, 13 and 11, as well as a 15-year-old girl.
Noem outlines plans for reimbursements for cities and counties
Updated: Jun. 22, 2020 at 7:07 PM MDT
The CARES Act has provided more than a billion dollars to South Dakota to help the state make it through the pandemic.
Rapid City man killed in crash near Gettysburg
Updated: Jun. 22, 2020 at 12:51 PM MDT
A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Gettysburg.
Philadelphia Eagles' Dallas Goedert sucker-punched in Aberdeen bar
Updated: Jun. 22, 2020 at 12:26 PM MDT
A Florida man has been arrested for assault after multiple sources reported Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert was sucker-punched at an Aberdeen bar on Friday.
SD records lowest new COVID-19 cases since May 17
Updated: Jun. 22, 2020 at 10:37 AM MDT
South Dakota reported just 29 new COVID-19 infections Monday; the lowest since May 17, which was also 29.
Sioux Falls police officer OK despite being dragged by car
Updated: Jun. 22, 2020 at 8:45 AM MDT
The officer's arm was caught in the driver's side window as the juvenile took off, dragging the officer for a while.
SUNDAY UPDATE: More new cases, no new deaths reported
Updated: Jun. 19, 2020 at 10:18 AM MDT
72 more cases of COVID-19 reported today
SD governor declares Friday 'Juneteenth Day'
Updated: Jun. 18, 2020 at 4:48 PM MDT
While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, it wasn't until June 19, 1865 before the last American slaves were freed.
South Dakota adds just 59 new COVID-19 cases
Updated: Jun. 18, 2020 at 10:41 AM MDT
The number of people recovering from COVID-19 in South Dakota continues to outpace the new infections; but the virus is still spreading.
Sioux Falls meat packing plant workers MIA
Updated: Jun. 17, 2020 at 3:46 PM MDT
Union leaders at the Smithfield meatpacking plant in Sioux Falls say hundreds of workers are still absent because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Changes near on SD teen driver licenses
Updated: Jun. 17, 2020 at 12:41 PM MDT
Some new rules go into effect July 1 for drivers between the ages of 14 and 18.
South Dakota COVID-19 cases top 6,000 mark
Updated: Jun. 17, 2020 at 11:47 AM MDT
COVID-19 cases in South Dakota are now over 6,000 and Pennington County infections begin to pile up.
South Dakota has 2 more COVID-19 deaths
Updated: Jun. 16, 2020 at 2:14 PM MDT
Pennington County records another death, putting the county's total at nine.
Dog kills 6-week-old baby in Hartford
Updated: Jun. 12, 2020 at 9:45 AM MDT
The 6-week-old was flown by helicopter to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
TUESDAY UPDATE: 10 more COVID-19 cases in Pennington County and 1 more death
Updated: Jun. 11, 2020 at 11:06 AM MDT
2 more COVID-19 deaths reported in South Dakota
Hospitalizations are up as SD records 69th COVID-19 death
Updated: Jun. 10, 2020 at 10:47 AM MDT
South Dakota now has 69 COVID-19 deaths after another death was reported in Beadle County.
3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in South Dakota
Updated: Jun. 9, 2020 at 10:51 AM MDT
Pennington, Minnehaha and Lake counties each reported a coronavirus death.
South Dakota continues increased SNAP benefits
Updated: Jun. 9, 2020 at 8:55 AM MDT
Increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will continue for some South Dakota families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Dakota's active COVID-19 cases drops slightly
Updated: Jun. 8, 2020 at 10:58 AM MDT
The number of active COVID-19 cases in South Dakota dropped by 35 in the last 24-hour report period
Wyoming DOT to close 10 rest areas to save money
Updated: Jun. 5, 2020 at 1:28 PM MDT
The closures starting June 15 will save about $800,000 a year
Meade County records first COVID-19 death
Updated: Jun. 5, 2020 at 11:21 AM MDT
South Dakota now has 65 coronavirus deaths; 50 of them in Minnehaha County.
Gordon: Wyoming keeping Guard troops home, ready if needed
Updated: Jun. 3, 2020 at 4:11 PM MDT
Wyoming has been relatively peaceful but rioting and looting as well as peaceful protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have occurred in Denver.
South Dakota prison inmate dies of non-coronavirus illness
Updated: Jun. 2, 2020 at 12:41 PM MDT
South Dakota corrections officials say a state prison inmate from Mellette County has died over the weekend.
Recoveries outpace new COVID-19 infections in South Dakota
Updated: Jun. 2, 2020 at 10:45 AM MDT
In the data released Tuesday morning, 3,990 people are shown to have recovered; with 87 recoveries in the last 24-hour report time-frame.
Driver license expiration dates extended again in South Dakota
Updated: May. 28, 2020 at 2:20 PM MDT
“We are asking people with those licenses to wait until late summer or early fall to make [renewal] appointments,”
SD COVID-19 infections increase but percentage of positives is down
Updated: May. 28, 2020 at 10:39 AM MDT
While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise in South Dakota, the percentage of those testing positive for the infection has dropped.
Todd County records first COVID-19 death; SD total at 54
Updated: May. 27, 2020 at 10:37 AM MDT
South Dakota now has 54 COVID-19 deaths with Todd County's first reported fatality; two in Minnehaha County and one in Brown County.
COVID-19 active cases down in South Dakota
Updated: May. 26, 2020 at 10:40 AM MDT
There are 67 new cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota but no new deaths were reported Tuesday morning.