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Atty. general: Sioux Falls officer cleared in fatal shooting

May. 20, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general said Friday a Sioux Falls officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a man police say threatened them with a knife. Cody Wade Kelly, 41, was killed after police conducted a welfare check at his apartment on March 31 because...

Augustana hockey starting in 2023-24, will play in CCHA

May. 18, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana University will be a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association when it starts its Division I men's program in 2023-24. The CCHA board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to bring in the Vikings as the league's ninth member. ...

Appeals court: Elderly man incompetent for murder trial

May. 18, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling that an elderly South Dakota man accused in a 1974 fatal stabbing isn’t competent to stand trial. New DNA testing led to the arrest of Algene Vossen in the death of 74-year-old Mable Herman...

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...

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...

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...

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 Dakota Senate approves 2-day impeachment trial for AG

Apr. 26, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday approved the rules for an impeachment trial of the state's attorney general for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash, laying out a two-day proceeding in June that gives just hours to either side to argue their case. ...

Sioux Falls VA Healthcare leader reassigned amid complaints

Apr. 21, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The director of the Sioux Falls VA Healthcare System has been reassigned following a multitude of complaints about mismanagement. The VA’s Midwest region director Robert McDivitt said Lisa Simoneau will stay with the Veterans Affairs Department and serve...

Avera will to build state's largest pickleball facility

Apr. 20, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Avera Health has plans to build South Dakota's largest pickleball facility. The health care provider will construct 12 outdoor courts at its Avera on Louise Health Campus in Sioux Falls at a cost of about $1.5 million. Pickleball is a sport...