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White House Unloads On Trump Over Russia Hacking

WASHINGTON – The White House is sharply criticizing President-elect Donald Trump for his response to allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Trump should stop attacking the U.S. intelligence community. He says instead, Trump should be supporting the investigation into what occurred that President Barack Obama has ordered. Trump’s transition team has complained…

Mitsubishi Recalls 50K SUVs; Rear Hatches Can Fall On People

DETROIT – Mitsubishi is recalling more than 50,000 Outlander Sport SUVs because the rear hatch lift gate can suddenly fall on people. The company says in documents posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators that the recall covers certain SUVs from the 2011, 2012 and 2016 model years. Mitsubishi says the outer tube on the lift gate supports may not have…

Third Bighorn Sheep In Deadwood Herd Dies Of Pneumonia

DEADWOOD, S.D. – State wildlife officials say three dead bighorn sheep from a Deadwood herd transplanted from Canada have tested positive for a highly virulent strain of pneumonia. Other bighorns have died in recent weeks, and one official says the positive tests are a “big concern.” The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks regional wildlife manager Trenton Haffley says the…

New North Dakota Governor In Favor Of Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. – New North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says he supports completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Republican took office Thursday. He said in a Facebook video that the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline is a “legally permitted project” that has been stalled by the Obama administration. The pipeline is on hold while developer Energy Transfer Partners and…

Tenth Street Fully Open To Traffic Downtown

SIOUX FALLS – The demolition and debris clearing at the site of the former Copper Lounge is now complete, and all three lanes of Tenth Street are fully open to westbound traffic. The sidewalks around the site and Mall Avenue on the east side of the site also are now open. “Thank you for your patience over the past two…

Jurors Convict Dylann Roof In Church Slayings

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A federal jury has convicted Dylann Roof of all 33 counts in the racially motivated slayings of nine black church members in South Carolina. The jury reached its verdict after less than two hours of deliberations. They convicted the 22-year-old white man of hate crimes and other charges. They will reconvene next month to decide whether he…

Spearfish Police Ask For Help Indentifying A Burglary Suspect

Spearfish Coins And Antiques Offer $500 Reward For Information Leading To Arrest

SPEARFISH, S.D. – On December 5, 2016 the Spearfish Police Department investigated a report of a burglary at Spearfish Coins and Antiques located at 414 N. Main Street. A female suspect entered the business through a broken window and took an undisclosed amount of antique jewelry and coins. The burglary occurred in the early morning hours of December 4, 2016….

Not Just Standing Rock: Water Sources Along Pipeline At Risk

A Native American tribe’s water source is one of a few critical sources that could be affected if there was a breach in the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline crosses more than 200 water bodies, including the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers, which are water sources for a half-million customers in the Des Moines, Iowa, area….

Iowa Senator Wants State Ban On Traffic Cameras

DAVENPORT, I.A. – An Iowa senator is optimistic the state Legislature will ban automated traffic cameras that he argues are primarily revenue sources for cities, but officials in Davenport say the devises have succeeded in reducing car speeds and preventing crashes. Republican Brad Zaun plans to push legislation to ban the cameras during the next legislative session. Zaun says many…

10-Year-Old Honors Sandy Hook Victims

10-Year-Old Shares Her Birthday With The Anniversary Of The Sandy Hook Shootings

  Yesterday marked the 4th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. On December 14, 20-12, 20 children and six teachers were killed by a troubled 20-year-old gunman. Yesterday also marked Alivia Crawford’s 10th birthday. For the past three years Alivia has spent her birthday blowing up balloons and tying the names of those who died onto them. The…

Gov. Daugaard Receives ‘Smart On Crime’ Recommendations

The Workgroup Was Formed By The Gov. To Study Meth Trafficking

PIERRE – Today the Smart on Crime Workgroup delivered its report to Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The workgroup was formed this summer by the Governor to study how the regional increase in meth trafficking has impacted South Dakota’s criminal justice system and to review the progress of the Public Safety Improvement Act. “I’d like to thank the workgroup members for their…

US Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Rises To 4.16 Percent

New High For the Year After Trump Victory

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the seventh straight week following Donald Trump’s election victory, again marking new highs for the year. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan rose this week to 4.16 percent from 4.13 percent the previous week. The benchmark rate is well above its 3.97 percent level…

Teen Kidnapping Reported In Brookings County

Authorities are searching for the suspect

Authorities in South Dakota are searching for the suspect who allegedly kidnapped and beat a 17-year-old male Tuesday night. The Brookings Co. Sheriff’s Dept. says the kidnapping allegedly started in rural residence south of Brookings. Authorities say a car chase ensued, ending on a township road southeast of Brookings. It was found that 17-year-old male driver with a 23-year-old male…

Ranchers Hurt By Cottonwood Fire To Get Some Aid This Week

PHILIP, S.D. – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and a charity in Philip are working together to help ranch families hurt by the devastating Cottonwood Fire west of Phillip in October. The human-caused prairie fire burned 64 square miles of grassland, killed nearly 300 cattle and destroyed numerous rural buildings. No one was hurt. Philip Charities will be sending out…