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Sheriff: Still unknown how Wyoming teen knew her killer

Oct. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Detectives are still trying to find out how a Wyoming girl met the 17-year-old charged with killing her in his basement in South Dakota, the sheriff overseeing the investigation said Tuesday. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said Shayna Ritthaler, 16, was shot once in the head by the...

Gibbs, South Dakota State beat Youngstown State 38-28

Oct. 12, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — J'Bore Gibbs threw for a touchdown and ran for two more and South Dakota State beat Youngstown State 38-28 on Saturday night in a battle between two of the top teams in the Football Championship Subdivision. Gibbs completed 14 of 26 passes for 210 yards and had 12 carries for 75...

Simmons' 4 TD passes leads South Dakota past Missouri State

Oct. 12, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Austin Simmons threw four touchdown passes, two of them to Caleb Vander Esch, and South Dakota breezed to a 45-10 victory over Missouri State on Saturday. Missouri State took a 7-0 lead when Tyler Lovelace recovered a Kai Henry fumble at the South Dakota 32-yard line. The Bears...

Frigid storm buries parts of the Great Plains in snow

Oct. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A frigid storm moving through the Great Plains on Thursday forced school closures, caused travel headaches and put farmers and ranchers on edge. Winter storm warnings and watches stretched from Wyoming and Montana through western Nebraska and into the Dakotas and Minnesota. The...

Prosecutor: South Dakota teen killed girl after argument

Oct. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager charged with killing a girl whose body was found in his basement shot her after an argument, a prosecutor alleged Wednesday. The 17-year-old defendant is charged as an adult with second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence upon conviction....

The Latest: Prosecutor: Teen shot girl after argument

Oct. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a teen in death of girl found in his basement in South Dakota (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A South Dakota prosecutor alleges that a 17-year-old boy charged with killing a girl whose body was found in his basement shot the girl after an argument. The teen...

Swedish teen urges youth to demand climate change action

Oct. 8, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — A 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist was joined by another teen activist on a North Dakota Indian reservation to urge young people to demand action on climate change. Greta Thunberg told students at Standing Rock High School Tuesday that "lots of indigenous communities are...

National University to become Sanford National University

Oct. 8, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford will have San Diego-based National University renamed in his honor. Sanford and the university announced Tuesday the school will be renamed Sanford National University. A formal launch is planned for July. Forbes reports...

Swedish teen climate activist rallies crowd in South Dakota

Oct. 7, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden urged politicians Monday at a South Dakota appearance to listen to indigenous people on climate change. Greta Thunberg spoke at a rally in Rapid City that attracted hundreds of people. She spoke out against the proposed path of the...

Swedish teen climate activist touring Dakotas reservations

Oct. 6, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — A 16-year-old climate activist who garnered international attention when she scolded world leaders at the United Nations is visiting American Indian reservations in the Dakotas to talk about oil pipelines. Greta Thunberg appeared Sunday in a youth panel discussion on the Pine Ridge...