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In this Dec. 11, 2019 photo, Henry Red Cloud points to his property where flooding rose as high as 3-feet in March on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He fears what winter storms will do after flooding damaged their home last spring. They ran workshops on solar panel and wind turbine installation, but had to halt the classes when flooding damaged their tools and property. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Reservations brace for winter storms amid slow recovery

Jan. 18, 2020 11:05 AM EST

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Snow blanketed the living room of Erna Shepard’s home the morning after a storm on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. “I’m going to freeze,” she said. It’s been 10 months since the “bomb cyclone” that dumped the snow and rain that...

This Dec 18, 2017, photo shows Hidden Hollow apartment complex owners Kirk Hansen, left, and Jim Hansen Jr. at the groundbreaking for the development in Jackson, Wyo. The brothers were killed Nov. 30, 2019, near Chamberlain, S.D., in a plane crash with several other family members. (Bradly J. Boner/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Idaho community mourns 9 relatives killed in plane crash

Dec. 2, 2019 9:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Jim Hansen boarded his company’s single-engine aircraft for a pheasant-hunting trip to South Dakota, he brought along the same people he trusted with his business: his family. Three generations of Hansen’s clan ran a petroleum distribution business in Idaho...

At least nine people are dead after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday.;

Correction: Plane Crash-South Dakota story

Dec. 2, 2019 3:09 PM EST

In a story Dec. 1 about a South Dakota plane crash that killed nine people, The Associated Press reported the wrong last name for one of the victims. He is Kyle Naylor, not Kyle Taylor. A corrected version of the story is below: South Dakota airplane crash kills 9 in extended family A plane crash on a snowy...

At least nine people are dead after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday.;

9 family members killed in South Dakota plane crash

Dec. 2, 2019 12:12 AM EST

Federal investigators are expected to arrive Monday at the South Dakota site where nine members of an extended Idaho family were killed in a plane crash. Travis Garza, president of the wellness company Kyani, said in a Facebook post Sunday that the crash near Chamberlain Saturday afternoon killed brothers and...

At least nine people are dead after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday.;

The Latest: Company: South Dakota crash kills 9 in family

Dec. 1, 2019 5:44 PM EST

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on South Dakota Plane Crash (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An Idaho-based company says its two founders and seven of their relatives died in a weekend plane crash in South Dakota. Travis Garza, president of the wellness company Kyani, said in a Facebook post that the crash...

Bicycles used in the city of Denver's Bicycle sharing program are covered in snow as a storm packing snow and high winds sweeps in over the region Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Denver. Stores, schools and government offices were closed or curtailed their hours while on another front, Thanksgiving Day travellers were forced to wrestle with snow-packed roads and flight delays or cancellations throughout the intermountain West. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Latest: Highway lanes from California to Oregon reopen

Nov. 28, 2019 8:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the pre-Thanksgiving wintry storm (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 have reopened heading from Redding, California, all the way to the Oregon border. California transportation officials said Wednesday the freeway was clear and no chains are...

A dramatic sky opens up between snow squalls along the Interstate 5 freeway near Gorman, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Plows were running and CHP was escorting traffic in an attempt to keep the freeway open as long as possible. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)

Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans

Nov. 28, 2019 6:55 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. The storm, which was blamed for one death and hundreds...

Paul Erickson leaves the federal courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Erickson pleaded guilty to one charge of wire fraud and one charge of money laundering in a fraud scheme that authorities said bilked at least $2.3 million from 78 people.  (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP)

South Dakota man linked to Butina pleads guilty to fraud

Nov. 26, 2019 5:16 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man linked to a Russian agent said little Tuesday as he pleaded guilty to fraud charges unrelated to the agent’s case. Conservative political operative Paul Erickson admitted to a federal judge that he operated fraudulent investment schemes. Prosecutors say...

Prosecutors want prison for South Dakota man linked to agent

Nov. 25, 2019 8:02 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for a longtime conservative operative who was linked to a Russian agent. Paul Erickson is scheduled to appear before a federal judge Tuesday to plead guilty to wire fraud and money laundering. The charges are for fraudulent investment...