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Man seriously injured in shooting in Pierre

Jul. 10, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A man who suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting in Pierre has been airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Police say the 30-year-old man was shot about 9 p.m. Thursday and brought to Avera St. Mary's Hospital by a private vehicle. KGFX reports the man was then flown to Sioux...

Noem reimposes some regulations loosened during pandemic

Jul. 7, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has reimposed some regulations that were loosened during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor signed an executive order Tuesday rescinding previous orders she signed as part of South Dakota’s COVID-19 response....

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019 file photo, Paul Erickson leaves the federal courthouse, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Erickson, a former conservative operative who was once linked to a Russian agent has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison on Monday, July 6, 2020, in South Dakota. (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP File)

South Dakota man linked to Russian spy sentenced for fraud

Jul. 6, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former conservative operative who was once romantically linked to a Russian agent was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison in South Dakota. Paul Erickson pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering as part of fraudulent investment schemes he operated for many...

Missing Sioux Falls man found dead in car

Jul. 4, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are trying to figure out how a South Dakota man missing for nearly three weeks ended up dead in a car. The Argus Leader reported that police in Sioux Falls discovered 48-year-old Nima Sherpa inside what they called “a rarely used vehicle” on Thursday...

2nd South Dakotan dies from crash in Potter County

Jul. 3, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) — A second person has died as a result of a two-vehicle crash in Potter County near Gettysburg in north-central South Dakota last month. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Thursday that Mariah LeBeau, 24, of Aberdeen, died at a Sioux Falls hospital June 27. She was...

Laura Renée Chandler speaks on the steps of Sioux Falls' city hall on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to announce a new coalition advocating for more accountability in the Sioux Falls police department. (Stephen Groves/Associated Press)

Sioux Falls group calling for more police accountability

Jul. 1, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Advocates for police reform gathered on the front steps of Sioux Falls' city hall on Wednesday to announce they had created a new coalition to advocate for changes to the Sioux Falls Police Department. The group, called the South Dakota Coalition for Justice and Equity, said it...

South Dakota reports 2 more deaths, 62 positive COVID cases

Jul. 1, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Wednesday reported two more deaths and 62 new positive cases of COVID-19. According to the South Dakota Department of Heath, the state's death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 93. Of the two new deaths, one was a person between the ages of...

Police: Suspect fatally shot wrong victim in Sioux Falls

Jun. 30, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say a man entered the wrong house and fatally shot a resident while searching for his intended target. Police Capt. Michael Colwill said the 45-year-old suspect shot and killed 40-year-old Tracy Saboe on Monday while thinking the home belonged to another man. ...

Judge rules South Dakota prison porn policy is too broad

Jun. 30, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a South Dakota corrections policy that bans prisoners from possessing nude pictures that aren't sexually explicit is unconstitutional. Judge Larry Piersol, in an opinion finalized Monday, said the policy that also bans written works that contain sexual...

Police detain suspect in Sioux Falls shooting that hurt 3

Jun. 29, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police are holding a suspect after three people were shot and wounded at a home. The shooing happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday at a home in the central part of Sioux Falls. Police found two women and a man were shot. Their ages are not known. Police spokesman Sam Clemens...