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GOP lawmakers steered probe into intoxicated state senators

May. 16, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Senate Republicans in a private 2020 meeting planned how to achieve an already-negotiated outcome to a committee investigating a pair of lawmakers for being intoxicated during legislative proceedings even before the committee had a chance to meet, according...

Sioux Falls man guilty of selling drugs that led to 2 deaths

May. 16, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 53-year-old South Dakota man has been convicted of distributing a powerful synthetic opioid that resulted in the deaths of two people. A federal jury on Friday found Jeffrey Moore, of Sioux Falls, guilty of two counts of distribution of a controlled...

Some SD wildlife populations decline due to ongoing drought

May. 16, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The ongoing drought in South Dakota has been hard on the state's wildlife. The U.S. Forest Service says the grouse population in the Fort Pierre National Grassland has declined by 15% in 2022, largely because of the dry conditions. The total...

Severe storms blamed for 3 deaths in South Dakota, Minnesota

May. 13, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Strong winds and a tornado caused widespread damage in parts of the Midwest, where officials said another round of severe weather during a stormy week left three more people dead. In Minnesota, a grain bin fell onto a car Thursday and killed a passenger...

Appeals court hears allegations of special needs abuse

May. 12, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Some Aberdeen School District employees have made their case before the 8th District appeals court that a lawsuit by parents of five special education student should not proceed to trial. The appeals court heard the case Wednesday. The parents allege a...

Crew safe after fighter jet slides off South Dakota runway

May. 11, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The crew of a South Dakota Air National Guard F-16 fighter jet that slid off the runway while landing at a Sioux Falls airport Wednesday afternoon is safe, authorities said. The jet from the 114th Fighter Wing overshot the runway at Joe Foss Field about...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 11, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Childhood Hepatitis Cases Raise Concerns Some health news from three different states may have flown under the general radar last week, but they have not gone unnoticed by health officials. The South...

Rural home sales in South Dakota heat up

May. 11, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Real estate agents says the hot housing market in South Dakota's larger cities has spilled over to the state's more rural areas. While the competition is the highest in Sioux Falls and Rapid City where prices have increased about 20% over last year, the...

South Dakotans join panel on Native American missing, slain

May. 10, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A pair of South Dakota law enforcement officials have been named to a federal commission tasked with helping improve how the government addresses a decades-long crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Rapid City Police Chief Don...

Noem's appeal of abortion pills order put on hold

May. 10, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered that a case between Planned Parenthood and the state of South Dakota be put on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision in a separate case that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion...