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Tow truck driver struck, killed in South Dakota

Jan. 5, 2020 11:42 AM EST

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — A tow truck driver in South Dakota was killed when he was struck by a car as he was trying to remove a vehicle from the ditch, police said. Watertown police said the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dale Jones, 47, of Watertown was killed when police say a Chevrolet Impala...

Winter storm closes much of Interstate 90 in South Dakota

Dec. 29, 2019 4:53 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials closed much of Interstate 90 as a winter storm pushes across the state Eastbound I-90 was closed from Rapid City to Mitchell while westbound I-90 from Mitchell to Wall was closed Saturday night. Transportation and public safety officials say I-90 will remain...

Driver crashes car into Watertown McDonald's; 1 hurt

Dec. 27, 2019 6:13 PM EST

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — One person was hurt and taken to a hospital when a 70-year-old woman from Canada crashed her car into a McDonald's in Watertown on Friday. The woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was trying to park her Lincoln Town Car in front of the restaurant around noon when she crashed into the...

Watertown theater to complete face-lift with sound system

Dec. 27, 2019 9:21 AM EST

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — An iconic opera house in Watertown that has been under repair for the last year is about to come to life with a new sound system and computerized LED lights. Brookings-based Audio Video Connections is set to install the system in February inside the 130-year-old Goss Opera House....

Schools close, roads covered with snow, ice

Nov. 27, 2019 8:24 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Blowing snow is making travel difficult in southern South Dakota where about two dozen school districts have canceled classes. A South Dakota Department of Transportation map shows many roads from as far north as Watertown, south to Sioux City, west to Winner and east to...