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Man who fled from police shooting in Sioux Falls arrested

Aug. 11, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police have arrested a driver who fled from a fatal police shooting in Sioux Falls, officials said. Police tweeted Wednesday night that the man was arrested after a brief pursuit in a stolen vehicle. He was driving a car with three other occupants when the...

Police shooting outside Sioux Falls restaurant leaves 1 dead

Aug. 10, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officers fatally shot a man who fled a traffic stop in Sioux Falls and fired a gun at a police officer and a sheriff's deputy, the city's police chief said Wednesday. Chief Jon Thum said at a briefing that law enforcement stopped a car with...

State-licensed medical marijuana store opens next week

Aug. 10, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Patients enrolled in South Dakota's medical marijuana program will have their first opportunity to buy cannabis from a state-licensed facility next week. It has been a year and a-half since state voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana. The...

Federal court denies tribe a review of uranium license

Aug. 09, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Oglala Sioux Tribe's request for a review of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision to grant a license for a potential uranium mine in southwestern South Dakota despite the tribe not being individually consulted on the...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Aug. 04, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. August 1, 2022. Editorial: COVID Continues To Be Evolving Issue More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continually discovering just how long the road in front of us may well be. On Saturday, the White House...

Oglala Sioux ban missionary, require ministries to register

Aug. 03, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribe is requiring churches and missionaries to register with the tribe before entering the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota after an evangelist was banned from entering the reservation for distributing a pamphlet that disparaged traditional...

South Dakota ethics board pushes ahead in Noem investigation

Aug. 03, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota government ethics board on Wednesday pressed forward with its investigation of two complaints against Gov. Kristi Noem, resisting an effort from the Republican governor to see them dismissed and extending the time it has to examine the allegations. ...

Biden declares South Dakota disaster for June storms

Aug. 02, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday granted South Dakota’s request for a presidential disaster declaration to aid the recovery from June storms that included tornadoes and strong winds. Gov. Kristi Noem requested the declaration, which allows the Federal...

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...

Oglala sue federal officials over law enforcement staffing

Jul. 29, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribe is suing the federal government for failing to provide adequate law enforcement on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The lawsuit filed this week against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and some high level officials in the Interior Department...