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South Dakota hits halfway mark for vaccine-eligible people

Apr. 11, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Half of South Dakota's population age 16 and over has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state's Department of Health announced Saturday. Health officials opened vaccine eligibility to anyone over age 16 on Monday. Nearly...

One dead, three hurt after SUV flips near Box Elder

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) — One person is dead and three others hurt after their SUV overturned west of Box Elder. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Saturday that the crash occurred late Thursday afternoon. The Department of...

Woman's trial in baby's death 40 years ago delayed again

Apr. 10, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The trial for a woman accused of killing her newborn son 40 years ago has been delayed again. Theresa Bentaas' trial was supposed to start Monday in Minnehaha County court. But the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Friday that the trial has now...

One dead, one injured after Rapid City motel shooting

Apr. 10, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police are trying to piece together how a man was shot to death and another injured at a Rapid City motel. Police got a call of shots fired at the South Dakota Rose Inn on Friday afternoon, the Rapid City Journal reported. They arrived to find a...

COVID-19 pandemic cuts into car dealer's showroom inventory

Apr. 10, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall in Madison has one car on the showroom floor. In the sales lot, vehicles are parallel parked along the perimeter. Nick Prostrollo, whose family has been selling cars for three generations, just laughs at the way...

Attorney general charged in fatal crash announces promotion

Apr. 09, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s attorney general who is awaiting his next court hearing involving a fatal crash has announced his promotion in the Army Reserves. Jason Ravnsborg posted on Facebook that he is now a full Colonel in the Army Reserves. He’s been in...

Doctor: U.K. variant will be dominant strain in SD

Apr. 09, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.K. variant is expected to become the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the South Dakota, according to the state's epidemiologist. South Dakota has 20 cases of COVID-19 variants, a number that hasn't changed in two weeks. Neighboring...

Federal officials close SD cave after elevator quits

Apr. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The National Park Service has closed a South Dakota cave after an elevator stopped working. Wind Cave National Park in Custer County suspended tours Thursday morning after one of two elevators that drop into the cave won’t move, the Rapid City...

Plans move forward for Indigenous-led school in Rapid City

Apr. 08, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Grassroots organizers are planning to open the first Indigenous-led community school in Rapid City which will be focused on building educational equity for Native American students. After two years of attempting to pass legislation that would...

Supreme Court to hear recreational marijuana case this month

Apr. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court is expected to decide the fate of a voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana this spring. The justices will hear oral arguments in a challenge to the amendment on April 28 at the state...