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Sioux Falls police identify man killed in stabbing

Dec. 11, 2019 6:44 PM EST

Sioux Falls police have identified a man who was fatally stabbed. Dugan Francis Tobacco, 25, of Sioux Falls died early Tuesday. Tobacco was stabbed in Sioux Falls along with another 26-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Sioux Falls Police Sgt. Sean Kooistra said that...

Report: South Dakota Gov. Noem's daughter gets pay raise

Dec. 11, 2019 4:44 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The daughter of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has received a pay raise since she and other state employees got a salary boost in July, according to a report. Kennedy Noem works for her mother as a policy analyst. State employees received a 2.5% pay bump in July after South Dakota...

Colorado man gets prison after 13th DUI

Dec. 11, 2019 1:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to his 13th DUI. Denver prosecutors say Maynard Rome compiled the DUIs in four Colorado counties and in South Dakota's Lawrence County since 1986. His latest case involves a traffic accident in Denver in June....

$100 million solar park in South Dakota is moving forward

Dec. 11, 2019 1:47 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota agency could vote next month to approve a permit for a historic $100 million solar electricity generation project on a reservation in the southwestern part of the state. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission reviewed a settlement stipulation Tuesday for Lookout...

Father, son plead guilty in black market eagle trafficking

Dec. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A father and his adult son have pleaded guilty in South Dakota to federal charges in a widespread case that offered a glimpse into the illegal trafficking of eagles and other protected birds. Troy Fairbanks and his son, Majestic Fairbanks, were among 30 people and pawn shops...

Bond set for man accused in intoxicated hit-and-run death

Dec. 11, 2019 9:24 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The man accused in the hit-and-run death of a Rapid City father of five is being held on $250,000 cash bond. Zachary Fegueroa, 25, made an initial court appearance Monday via video from the Pennington County Jail. A request for a lower bond by his attorney was rejected. Joseph...

Thistlewood’s 3 lifts Colorado St. over S. Dakota St. 72-68

Dec. 10, 2019 11:59 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Nico Carvacho scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Adam Thistlewood’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left helped lift Colorado State to a 72-68 win over South Dakota State on Tuesday night. The Jackrabbits led 68-67 on Matt Dentlinger’s layup with 53...

Crews to use sound cannons to scare geese in Sioux Falls

Dec. 10, 2019 2:05 PM EST

Crews in Sioux Falls will use sound cannons to scare away geese starting this week. Sioux Falls Animal Control is trying to scare off thousands of geese migrating into the area, agency Supervisor Julie DeJong said. The birds start searching for new open water areas as ponds and lakes in rural South Dakota freeze...

Judge to rule Jan. 2 on ballot petition circulators law

Dec. 10, 2019 11:53 AM EST

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge in Aberdeen says he'll rule by Jan. 2 on a challenge to a state law that will require ballot petition circulators to register and be included in a directory. The organization SD Voice is seeking an injunction to stop the law from taking effect next July. It requires...

Sioux Falls police investigate fatal stabbing

Dec. 10, 2019 11:52 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police are investigating a fatal stabbing. Authorities say officers responded to residence about 12:30 Tuesday morning. They found two men with stab wounds. Police say one of two died as a result of the inflicted injuries. Lt. Adam Petersen says the public is not in...