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Sturgis biker club worried about annexation of club property

Feb. 28, 2020 10:49 AM EST

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A Sturgis motorcycle club is opposing a move by the city to annex some of the club’s property on the western edge of the city. Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club President Brett Winsell said the annexation goes further than the potential for a higher property taxes. He said the...

Motive in fatal shooting of pizza delivery driver unclear

Feb. 28, 2020 9:16 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The motive in the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver in Sioux Falls remains unclear as authorities continue to search for a suspect, police said. Authorities have not yet identified the Domino's employee who died shortly after making a delivery to an east side home...

What's dead, what's likely to become law in South Dakota

Feb. 27, 2020 6:47 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers wore black attire on Thursday in a playful tradition of mourning the bills that didn't survive this year. Lawmakers have just nine days of meetings left this year to determine what will become law in South Dakota. The Legislature hit a deadline on Thursday to...

House OKs proposal to ban special elections for school bonds

Feb. 27, 2020 5:24 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House passed a bill Thursday that would require school bond elections to be held in conjunction with general or primary elections. Republican Rep. Tim Goodwin, the bill's sponsor, said it's intended to get more people voting in those elections. But opponents contend...

South Dakota governor pushes for broadband expansion

Feb. 27, 2020 3:03 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem on Thursday continued her push for expanding broadband internet access in the state. She said that some rural communities do not have access to high-speed internet and is asking for $5 million in the state budget to encourage its expansion. She requested the same amount...

Governor says state prepared for 'low' coronavirus threat

Feb. 27, 2020 2:14 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem said on Thursday the state has created an internal task force to prepare South Dakota for the possibility of a new coronavirus outbreak. The Republican governor called the threat of an outbreak in the state “very low." Shortly before Noem spoke, California...

Chicago man sentenced to life for fatal Sioux Falls overdose

Feb. 27, 2020 10:03 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Chicago man accused of dealing the heroin laced with fentanyl that killed a man in Sioux Falls has been sentenced to life in federal prison. A jury in November convicted Maurice Cathey, 39, also known as Short, on several counts, including distribution of a controlled substance...

Postal worker accused of stealing mail put on probation

Feb. 27, 2020 9:38 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota postal worker accused of stealing gift cards and other mail has been sentenced to two years of probation. Kayla Ottmo, 36, of Pukwana, pleaded guilty in November to theft of mail by a postal service employee. Federal authorities say she stole letters, packages, bags...

Man must pay back more than $40,000 for vandalizing school

Feb. 27, 2020 6:34 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man has ordered to pay back more than $40,000 in a plea deal after a rampage through the Pine Ridge School left what authorities called a bloody and ink-stained "path of destruction in his wake." Court documents show that Nicholas Otter Robe broke into the school early in June...

Pierre scores 21 to lift UMass past VCU 60-52

Feb. 26, 2020 10:12 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Carl Pierre had 21 points as UMass topped VCU 60-52 on Wednesday night. Tre Mitchell had 19 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks for UMass (13-15, 7-8 Atlantic 10 Conference). Sean East II added 10 points and six assists. VCU scored 19 points in the second half, a season low for the...