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UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Justices side with business, government in information fight

The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public’s access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can’t get the data …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 3:39 p.m.

Spring snowstorm buries Midwest, tornadoes possible in South

Strong winds and more snow hit the Midwest on Friday following a spring storm that buried several states in snow, while forecasters warned churches in the South to prepare for …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

‘Bomb cyclone’ snow, wind impact Midwest, Great Lakes

Powerful spring snow storm creating hazardous travel conditions in parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Midwest cities scramble to keep homeless from dangerous cold

Winter’s sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from …


South Dakota executes inmate who killed prison guard in 2011

A South Dakota inmate who killed a correctional officer seven years ago during a failed prison escape on the guard’s 63rd birthday was put to death Monday evening, marking the …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

South Dakota could be first state to tweak ‘Marsy’s Law’

South Dakota voters enthusiastically passed “Marsy’s Law” in 2016, joining several states that have embraced the constitutional amendments requiring crime victims to be notified of developments in their cases and …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Pipeline spill in South Dakota twice as big as first thought

A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first reported.


General Mills, Annie’s Mac & Cheese tap South Dakota farm for organic crop

General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota’s largest organic crop farm as the company works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide.


South Dakota considers ban on teaching about gender identity

South Dakota lawmakers will consider banning public school teaching on gender identity in elementary and middle schools, a push that critics say targets transgender students in the same way some …


Wildfire burns beloved burros in South Dakota’s Custer park

Nine burros that are a favorite of visitors to South Dakota’s Custer State Park have been burned in a wildfire and it’s not known if all of them will survive, …


South Dakota prosecutors to include dashcam video in trial

Prosecutors intend to present a dashcam video as evidence during the upcoming trial of a Washington state man accused of trying to kill a Highway Patrol trooper in South Dakota …


Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil in South Dakota

TransCanada Corp. and state regulators say the Keystone pipeline leaked 210,000 gallon of oil in South Dakota. State officials say they don’t believe the leak polluted surface water bodies or …


Two South Dakota college football players charged with rape

Two University of South Dakota football players have been charged with second-degree rape in an alleged assault this month at an off-campus residence.


Nebraska court ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation

Four Nebraska beer stores criticized for selling millions of cans each year to an American Indian reservation where alcohol is banned will remain closed after the state Supreme Court on …


Two dead, 8 hurt in South Dakota crash

Authorities say two people are dead and eight others are injured after a vehicle slammed into a group of people outside a rehabilitation center in southeast South Dakota.


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:12 a.m.

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured Wednesday night in South Dakota after being on the run for nearly a year after escaping from home confinement in Utah pending trial …


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:32 p.m.

Native American tribes fear end of federal heating help

Native American tribes fear what will happen if President Donald Trump succeeds in eliminating an energy assistance program that they say is crucial to their members.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 2:41 p.m.

South Dakota ‘alternative facts’ science bill is rejected

There’s some pretty good news in the world of science education – at least for people who care about authentic science education: An “alternative facts” science bill in South Dakota …


300 wild horses in South Dakota need homes as deadline looms

Volunteers are scrambling to find homes for hundreds of wild horses in South Dakota that were spared a possible trip to the slaughterhouse but are now suffering through a harsh …


South Dakota stands in way of Gonzaga perfection

Gonzaga has one obstacle standing in the way of an unbeaten run through its non-conference schedule and making some history in the process.


Gonzaga-South Dakota key matchups

The Coyotes are 9-5, the program’s best start since joining Division I in 2008.


SkyWest pilot suspected drunk, arrested in South Dakota

Police in South Dakota have arrested the pilot of a SkyWest Airlines plane on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.


Army Corps holds off on resuming Dakota Access pipeline work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t yet authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota, it said Monday, along …


More states, including Washington, focusing on giving Native American students better chance of success

In Washington and across the U.S., Native American students struggle more than any other student group to attend school consistently and graduate on time. But this year more states are …


People thrown ‘like little rag dolls’ in JetBlue turbulence

People were “thrown around like little rag dolls” when turbulence rocked a JetBlue flight from Massachusetts to California, a passenger said Friday, in an incident that left more than 20 …


Imperiled Washington children recovered safe in South Dakota

South Dakota authorities say two children taken from their Washington state home by their father are safe, and the father has been charged.


Four hurt when motorcycle goes off stage, into crowd at Sturgis

Four people suffered injuries that were not life threatening during a motorcycle stunt gone wrong Sunday night at a campground that hosts hordes of visitors during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle …


NTSB says Delta plane landed at wrong airport

A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 130 passengers on board landed at the wrong airport in South Dakota Thursday evening, said a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which …


Man involved in trooper assault later saved by another trooper

A man who admitted to being an accessory in the beating of a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was recently saved from a burning car by a Washington state trooper.


Three Washington suspects plead guilty in beating of South Dakota trooper

Three Washington state residents accused in the beating of a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper have pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against a fourth suspect.