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Noem slams focus of Republican-led impeachment probe into AG

Jan. 19, 2022 14:30 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday slammed how fellow Republicans are handling an impeachment probe of the state's attorney general for his role in a fatal car crash, alleging members of a House investigative committee are questioning law enforcement rather than...

Plan to add campsites at Custer State Park draws opposition

Jan. 19, 2022 10:59 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A significant increase in the number of tourists in the Black Hills since the start of the coronavirus pandemic prompted Gov. Kristi Noem to push for spending nearly $10 million to add campsites to Custer State Park. But former park officials, some lawmakers...

South Dakota AG impeachment probe questions investigators

Jan. 18, 2022 22:04 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers weighing impeachment charges for the state's attorney general on Tuesday drilled into the investigation of his fatal car crash in 2020, spending hours questioning the law enforcement officers and a specialist who analyzed the crash. Nearly...

2nd South Dakota child under 10 dies after contracting COVID

Jan. 18, 2022 16:17 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A second child younger than 10 years old has died after contracting the coronavirus in South Dakota, health officials reported Tuesday. The state Health Department said the child was from Minnehaha County, which includes Sioux Falls. COVID-19 was “the...

Former Gettysburg Air Force base on market for $4.5 million

Jan. 18, 2022 09:03 AM EST

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) — A former Air Force base in north central South Dakota is on the market for $4.5 million. While the 42-acre base is no longer active, the Federal Aviation Administration continues to operate a radar site on the property at Gettysburg. The...

Woman accused of faking kidnapping facing criminal charges

Jan. 17, 2022 10:53 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of faking her own kidnapping from a local pizza restaurant told detectives she wanted a break from her husband, according to court documents. The woman has been charged with attempted grand theft and making a false report to...

Some in GOP begin testing party's lockstep loyalty to Trump

Jan. 15, 2022 23:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump stepped up his election-year effort to dominate the Republican Party, holding a rally in Arizona on Saturday in which he castigated anyone who dares to question his lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, including the state’s GOP...

Archambault scores 25 in South Dakota's rout of Omaha

Jan. 15, 2022 22:06 PM EST

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Mason Archambault scored 25 points to lead six in double figures and South Dakota defeated Omaha 105-70 on Saturday, Hunter Goodrick had 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Coyotes (10-7, 3-3 Summit). Frankie Fidler and Felix Lemetti...

Arians leads South Dakota State in romp past Denver, 80-62

Jan. 15, 2022 20:13 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Alex Arians scored 19 points and led five players in double-digit scoring as South Dakota State rolled over Denver, 80-62 on Saturday to stay unbeaten through six Summit League games. The Jackrabbits raced to a 21-point lead at intermission, 44-23, and...

Man sentenced to life in prison in fatal 2019 shooting

Jan. 15, 2022 14:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire on a group of people, killing one, has been sentenced to life in prison. The Argus Leader reports Ramon Deron Smith was sentenced Thursday in connection to the 2019 killing of Larry Carr Jr. Smith was convicted...