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2 years of COVID-19 taking toll on health care workers

Jan. 22, 2022 01:11 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health care workers at local hospitals are saying that as more COVID-19 patients continue to flood into their intensive care units and emergency rooms, it’s becoming increasingly harder for staff to continue on like they have for the past two years. Care...

2nd South Dakota child under 10 dies after contracting COVID

Jan. 18, 2022 16:17 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A second child younger than 10 years old has died after contracting the coronavirus in South Dakota, health officials reported Tuesday. The state Health Department said the child was from Minnehaha County, which includes Sioux Falls. COVID-19 was “the...

Woman accused of faking kidnapping facing criminal charges

Jan. 17, 2022 10:53 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of faking her own kidnapping from a local pizza restaurant told detectives she wanted a break from her husband, according to court documents. The woman has been charged with attempted grand theft and making a false report to...

Man sentenced to life in prison in fatal 2019 shooting

Jan. 15, 2022 14:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire on a group of people, killing one, has been sentenced to life in prison. The Argus Leader reports Ramon Deron Smith was sentenced Thursday in connection to the 2019 killing of Larry Carr Jr. Smith was convicted...

Sioux Falls man charged with stealing $12K worth of tools

Jan. 14, 2022 17:47 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man has been charged with stealing $12,000 worth of power tools over a span of months. The Argus Leader reported Friday that court documents state the 34-year-old man made a series of stops at Runnings between March and June of 2021. ...

Noem to start session pulled between social, economic issues

Jan. 10, 2022 19:40 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem marks the beginning of the state's legislative session Tuesday, she finds herself in a balancing act, caught between business groups wanting to ratchet up the state's economic growth and social conservatives pushing some of the country's...

Man sentenced in 2020 Sioux Falls fatal shooting

Jan. 08, 2022 11:18 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison in the shooting death of a man in Sioux Falls. The Argus Leader reports Josue Emmanuel Hernandez of Sioux Falls was sentenced Friday in the Dec. 30, 2020 homicide of Mitchell Houchins, 30, of Sioux...

South Dakota guard unit headed for year at Guantanamo Bay

Jan. 07, 2022 11:59 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — About 110 members of the South Dakota National Guard’s police unit will soon be headed to Cuba for a year-long federal deployment. The 235th Military Police Company, based in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, will train at Fort Bliss, Texas for several weeks...

South Dakota makes it harder for women to get abortion meds

Jan. 06, 2022 18:41 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Thursday approved Gov. Kristi Noem's new rule for medical abortions that make the state one of the hardest places in the U.S. to get abortion pills. The rule requires women to return to a doctor to receive the second of two drugs...

South Dakota AG charges former police officer with assault

Jan. 06, 2022 14:21 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general on Thursday charged a former Sioux Falls police officer with assaulting a man he was arresting last year. Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said in a statement that his office will handle the prosecution of former Officer...