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Augustana University to add Division I men's ice hockey

Jun. 16, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana University is adding Division I men’s ice hockey, becoming the first in South Dakota to offer the sport at the top collegiate level. The school announced the move Wednesday. It will be one of more than 60 Division I schools to offer...

Augustana University to add Division I men's hockey program

Jun. 16, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana University is adding Division I men's hockey, becoming the first in South Dakota to offer the sport at the top collegiate level. The school announced the move Wednesday. It will be one of more than 60 Division I schools to offer hockey...

Virus cases drop, health officials warn of fall resurgence

Jun. 16, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials warned Wednesday that despite coronavirus cases declining to the lowest rates since the early days of the pandemic, the state could see a resurgence of the virus in the fall if not enough people are vaccinated against COVID-19. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 16, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 14, 2021. Editorial: As COVID Recedes, Opioids Back On Radar As we (hopefully) emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are stepping out of that darkness to rediscover — or remember — some of the issues we faced...

Prioritizing infrastructure spending taking shape in SD

Jun. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — Infrastructure spending in the next year was a priority in this year's South Dakota legislative session. Now months later, Gov. Kristi Noem along with Schools and Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner and a number of local officials on Tuesday...

Noem says she will try again for Mount Rushmore fireworks

Jun. 15, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem indicated Tuesday she will try again to hold a fireworks display over Mount Rushmore to celebrate Independence Day on the heels of President Joe Biden's announcement that the White House will be hosting its own “independence from the...

Democratic Party has a new leader in South Dakota

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Democratic Party has a new leader. Berk Ehrmantraut will begin his work as the party's executive director on June 28. Ehrmantraut was a campaign staffer for former gubernatorial candidate and South Dakota lawmaker Billie Sutton. ...

Federal judge charges US marshals in vaccination dispute

Jun. 14, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge in South Dakota on Monday criminally charged three members of the U.S. Marshals Service with contempt of court and obstructing justice after a dispute with a marshal who refused to disclose her COVID-19 vaccination status and removed prisoners from a...

10-year-old dies in South Dakota river after saving sister

Jun. 14, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

HUDSON, S.D. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy who died in the Big Sioux River saved one of his younger siblings who had fallen into the water, family members said. The body of Ricky Lee Sneve was recovered Saturday night, Lincoln County sheriff’s officials said. His mother,...

Sturgis native ready for Olympic taekwondo after virus delay

Jun. 14, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Sturgis native Paige McPherson’s Olympic dream to participate in taekwondo is still alive. McPherson was supposed to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the "Summer Olympics” to be postponed until 2021. ...