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Noem pressures House to release AG fatal crash investigation

Jan. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday pressured House lawmakers weighing impeachment charges against the state attorney general to release investigative files on his 2020 fatal car crash. The Republican governor last year delivered the crash investigation to...

SD House wants oversight of settlements after Noem probe

Jan. 24, 2022 18:25 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Republican-controlled House on Monday signaled its lawmakers want more power to look into settlement agreements after parts of a legislative probe last year were hampered as it examined Gov. Kristi Noem's alleged interference in a state agency that was...

House committee approves bill requiring teacher salary boost

Jan. 24, 2022 10:55 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Monday approved a proposal to prod school districts to use most of their boost in state funding for teachers' salaries. The Republican-dominated committee approved the bill on an eight to six vote, sending it to debate on the...

Rescue dog from Louisiana lifts spirits at Yankton monastery

Jan. 24, 2022 01:06 AM EST

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The newest member of Sacred Heart Monastery walks on all fours and begs for food. She also likes a good scratch behind the ears and going for walks on a leash. In short, she leads a dog’s life. She’s Lexi, a purebred Yorskhire Terrier some...

Spearfish man charged in shooting death of his wife

Jan. 23, 2022 10:36 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish man is accused in the shooting death of his wife early Saturday morning, authorities said. Dreau Rogers, 33, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the killing of 43-year-old Destiny Rogers, Spearfish police said. ...

Archambault lifts South Dakota over St. Thomas (MN) 90-79

Jan. 22, 2022 23:28 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mason Archambault scored a career-high 27 points as South Dakota defeated St. Thomas (MN) 90-79 on Saturday night. Kruz Perrott-Hunt added 22 points for the Coyotes. Archambault made 6 of 9 3-pointers. Perrott-Hunt also had seven rebounds. ...

S. Dakota St. stays perfect in Summit; topples W. Illinois

Jan. 22, 2022 19:57 PM EST

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Baylor Scheierman scored 17 points and Zeke Mayo and Douglas Wilson scored 15 apiece and South Dakota State remained unbeaten in Summit League play beating Western Illinois 93-75 on Saturday. Matt Dentlinger's basket broke a 21-all tie, started an 8-0...

Man arrested for DUI after crashing vehicle into police car

Jan. 22, 2022 11:03 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man was arrested for DUI after his vehicle struck a Sioux Falls Police car. The Argus Leader reports it happened about 1:20 a.m. Friday. Police say an officer saw a vehicle driving the wrong way and turned on his lights, waiting for the...

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...

$600M for water projects gains support, but senators pause

Jan. 21, 2022 17:13 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A proposal from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to use the bulk of federal coronavirus relief funding on water and sewage projects has so far met little opposition in the state Senate, but a powerful committee on Friday withheld its approval to vet the proposal further. ...