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South Dakota State-Tribal Relations body to meet

Nov. 12, 2019 6:36 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's State-Tribal Relations body is meeting in Pierre to discuss ways the state can work with Native American groups. Tuesday's meeting is the first since tension between Gov. Kristi Noem and some tribes over laws passed aimed at potential protests of the Keystone XL...

S. Dakota holds off Florida A&M 85-82 in chaotic ending

Nov. 12, 2019 12:25 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Tyler Hagedorn scored 23 points and Triston Simpson added 22 and South Dakota beat Florida A&M in the finale of the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic on Monday night. The Coyotes are off to their second 3-0 start in the last four seasons. Stanley Umude made a pair of free throws with...

Woman who called for help before assault files lawsuit

Nov. 11, 2019 9:50 AM EST

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A woman who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted just hours after calling the sheriff's office for help is suing Custer County and others because deputies never responded. In her federal lawsuit, the woman is seeking $2 million, saying deputies could have prevented the crime. The woman...

Hart running for US Senate

Nov. 11, 2019 7:36 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A woman who works to support refugee families in Sioux Falls says she's running as Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. Clara Hart says the person who currently holds the seat, Sen. Mike Rounds, hasn't shown enough sympathy for struggling farmers in a state that relies on its...

Authorities: South Dakota man died in Nebraska collision

Nov. 11, 2019 7:23 AM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota man died after collision on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday near the U.S. Highway 281 junction at Grand Island. The Hall County Sheriff's Department says a semitrailer and two passenger vehicles were...

Honored WWII aerial gunner is a survivor

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Morry Crow is an everyday hero. Crow completed 30 missions as an aerial gunner in World War II. He flew missions in Norway and Germany and survived harrowing incidents during those missions. But while 10 of the 21 planes in his squadron didn't return, he and his crew were part of...

Navigating affordable housing system complex in Sioux Falls

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two years ago, Tabitha Chamness decided she needed a home. In August of 2017, she'd entered treatment for a meth addiction, hoping to make a better life for her and her children. And that meant no more sleeping on friend's couches, no more living in what she called the "slumlord...

Simpson carries South Dakota over Hawaii 81-75

Nov. 11, 2019 12:48 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Triston Simpson scored 22 points and South Dakota beat Hawaii 81-75 on Sunday night at the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic. Stanley Umude added 21 points and seven rebounds for the Coyotes (2-0) and Hunter Goodrick had 15 points and seven rebounds. Eddie Stansberry had 21 points for the...

Man dies in pickup-semi crash in north-central South Dakota

Nov. 10, 2019 5:49 PM EST

RIDGEVIEW, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 61-year-old man has died in a collision between a pickup and a semi-truck in north-central South Dakota. The crash happened Saturday night west of Ridgeview, in Dewey County. Authorities say a semi pulling an empty grain trailer was westbound on U.S. 12 and...

Elevator closure entering 5th month at Wind Cave park

Nov. 10, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — An elevator problem preventing tours of Wind Cave in southwestern South Dakota is entering its fifth month. The elevator that brings people down into the cave was shut down June 29 and remains closed. Last week, Tom Farrell, chief of interpretation for Wind Cave...