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Brother accused of fatally strangling sister in South Dakota

Sep. 27, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of killing his sister by strangulation is being held on $100,000 cash bond. Nicklaus Houchin, 28, is charged with first-degree manslaughter in Thursday's death of 31-year-old Danielle Houchin of Rapid City. The...

South Dakota investigation weighs Noem's use of state plane

Sep. 24, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was returning from an official appearance in Rapid City in 2019 when she faced a decision: Overnight in the capital of Pierre, where another trip would start the next day, or head home and see her son attend his high school prom? ...

Louisiana police Lt. accused of paying for sex in S Dakota

Sep. 22, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State Police lieutenant has been put on administrative leave after being arrested in South Dakota for allegedly paying a prostitute. The 20-year department veteran was in Rapid City for a work-related conference when he was arrested about 3 a.m....

South Dakota AG plans to hire missing Indigenous coordinator

Sep. 21, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo on Tuesday prepared to hire a law enforcement officer to coordinate investigations into the disappearance and murder of Indigenous people. Vargo's office said in a statement he met with Indigenous leaders after a...

South Dakota AG clears Rapid City officer in May shooting

Jul. 29, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An investigation found that a Rapid City police officer was justified in shooting at a woman seven times as she backed her car into a police squad car during a May pursuit, South Dakota's attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Mark Vargo called the...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jul. 27, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. July 23, 2022. Editorial: ‘Don’t get stuck on stupid’ — good news literacy critical more than ever “Don’t get stuck on stupid.” That was from Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to a reporter during a Sept. 20, 2005 press...

Rapid City police fatally shoot man outside casino

Jul. 27, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City officers have fatally shot a man with a gun outside a casino, police officials said. According to Rapid City Police Chief Don Hedrick, the shooting happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. MDT Tuesday after officers responded to reports of someone...

Tim Giago, trailblazing Native American journalist, dies

Jul. 25, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

Tim Giago, the founder of the first independently owned Native American newspaper in the United States, has died at age 88, his former wife said. Giago, who died at Monument Health in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Sunday, created an enduring legacy during his more than four decades of...

Sister: Hiker who died in Badlands was on graduation trip

Jul. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The sister of a St. Louis man who died while hiking in the Badlands of South Dakota said Friday that he was camping as part of a trip to celebrate graduating from college and got lost trying to find his way back to his car. The Pennington County Sheriff's...

Hiker who took social media challenge dies in South Dakota

Jul. 21, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man who was hiking on an unmarked trail in southwestern South Dakota that was featured in a social media challenge died when he and another hiker ran out of water, authorities said Thursday. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office said 22-year-old Maxwell...