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Kamateros lifts South Dakota past W. Illinois 84-74

Jan. 23, 2021 11:06 PM EST

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Tasos Kamateros had a career-high 21 points as South Dakota won its seventh consecutive game, defeating Western Illinois 84-74 on Saturday night. Stanley Umude had 14 points and 11 rebounds for South Dakota (8-6, 6-0 Summit League). Kruz Perrott-Hunt added 12 points. Xavier Fuller had...

Wilson leads S. Dakota St. over North Dakota 85-74

Jan. 23, 2021 11:02 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Douglas Wilson had a season-high 23 points as South Dakota State defeated North Dakota 85-74 on Saturday night. Alex Arians had 16 points for South Dakota State (10-3, 4-0 Summit League), which won its fifth consecutive game. Baylor Scheierman added 14 points, 11 rebounds, five...

South Dakota reports 12 more COVID-19 deaths, 247 new cases

Jan. 23, 2021 3:10 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials reported 12 more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the state’s death toll to 1,696 since the pandemic began. The state also reported 247 new cases on Saturday to bring the total number of cases to 106,963. More than 4,000 people are...

Minnehaha County prosecutor not part of Ravnsborg probe

Jan. 23, 2021 1:21 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The new Minnehaha County state attorney says his office will no longer be assisting the investigation into a fatal crash involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. In a statement to the Argus Leader, Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Daniel Haggar said his...

Routine childhood vaccines decline due to the coronavirus

Jan. 23, 2021 1:02 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — More than 20% of South Dakota children have missed routine vaccinations since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country. The numbers are in line with a national trend that shows significant decreases in the number of vaccinations administered in 2020, according to a recent study by...

Freidel carries South Dakota St. past North Dakota 92-73

Jan. 22, 2021 11:16 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Noah Freidel had 24 points as South Dakota State got past North Dakota 92-73 on Friday night. Freidel hit 6 of 9 3-pointers. Luke Appel had 15 points for South Dakota State (9-3, 3-0 Summit League), which earned its fourth straight victory. Alex Arians added 12 points. Douglas Wilson...

Kamateros carries South Dakota past W. Illinois 65-60

Jan. 22, 2021 10:46 PM EST

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Tasos Kamateros had 15 points as South Dakota narrowly defeated Western Illinois 65-60 on Friday night. Xavier Fuller had 14 points and seven rebounds for South Dakota (7-6, 5-0 Summit League), which won its sixth straight game. A.J. Plitzuweit added 13 points. Damani Hayes had eight...

South Dakota reports 11 more COVID-19 deaths, 316 new cases

Jan. 22, 2021 5:58 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials reported Friday that an additional 11 people have died from COVID-19, and 316 more people have tested positive for the virus. The figures bring the total number of deaths to 1,684 since the pandemic began. To date, 106,716 people have been infected in...

City of Presidents already working on adding Trump statue

Jan. 22, 2021 10:57 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Donald Trump's presidency ended just two days ago, but the City of Presidents organization is already working on adding his statue in downtown Rapid City. Dallerie Davis, co-founder and artist liaison for the organization, said the project is in the concept stage and that they plan...

South Dakota 2020 tourism declined, but industry optimistic

Jan. 21, 2021 6:34 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A reduction in visitors and tourism income broke a 10-year streak of industry growth last year, the Department of Tourism reported Thursday, although the state fared better than others during the pandemic. The number of visitors to South Dakota dropped by 13% in 2020 to 12.6 million,...