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Chief: Adults Attempted to Rescue Children From Burning Spearfish Home

The adults were taken to Spearfish Regional Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say five children died Saturday in a house fire in Spearfish. Spearfish Fire Chief Mark Sachara says some adults tried to rescue the children and were taken to Spearfish Regional Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Their conditions were not known. “The firefighters tried to make entry when the neighbors and family members told them…

Highway Patrol Target Specific Spots For Checkpoints

Agency Hopes For Results Similar To 2016 With New Enforcement Plan Policy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The South Dakota Highway Patrol is planning DUI checkpoints in 19 counties in April. While they appear to be in random locations, that’s not the case. Captain Jason Husby said last year was the first year the agency starting tackling specific areas in the state. “We want to work a specific area so we can gauge our success….

Five Children Dead In Spearfish Fatal Fire

Crews Respond To Engulfed Residence Early Saturday Morning

SPEARFISH, S.D.— (UPDATED 4:25 P.M.) The Spearfish Police Department has identified the ages of the five victims to be between six and eleven. Earlier, they said the ages of the victims were between six and nine. No further information is being released at this time. (UPDATED 1:23 P.M.) Five children are confirmed dead following a house fire early Saturday morning….

“I Want to Give the Citizens A Voice:” Kenny Anderson Jr. Officially Announces Mayoral Run

“This is a big step,” said Kenny Anderson Jr.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- In just over a year from now the people of Sioux Falls will elect their new mayor. Three candidates have already thrown their hat into the ring for the city’s top seat. On Friday night, a former city council member announced he too is stepping up to the plate too. “This is a big step,” said Kenny…

Over One Thousand Stolen Snow Goose Decoys Recovered

Authorities Say Social Media Helped Track Down The Suspects

A couple weeks ago, sheriff’s deputies learned hunting equipment was stolen in northwestern Minnehaha County. It wasn’t a report to “gaggle” about. 1200 snow goose decoys, with blinds and electronic devices included, were stolen in the night from a field on private property. Captain Jason Gearman with Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said a grand total of $10,000 of equipment belonging…

Orange City Man Sentenced To Prison For Sexual Abuse

ORANGE CITY, I.A. – Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle announced that Axel Reyes, age 19, of Orange City, Iowa, was sentenced on Friday for Assault With Intent To Commit Sex Abuse. In November 2016, police received a report of a possible sexual assault. Police learned that, in September 2016, Axel Reyes provided alcohol to a 14 year old victim, who became…

92-Year Sentence Affirmed In SD Juvenile Murder Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a 92-year sentence against a man who was 14 when he was convicted of killing his stepfather. A jury convicted Daniel Charles of first-degree murder in 2000 in the sniper killing of Duane Ingalls. The youth laid in wait behind his upstairs bedroom window, and when Ingalls returned home…

ACLU Opposes Bill Keeping Many 911 Calls Secret In Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is opposing a bill moving quickly through the Legislature that would block public access to 911 calls involving injuries. The nonprofit registered against the bill Friday, one day after The Associated Press reported about the legislation. The bill would declare that audio, video and transcripts of 911 calls…

16 States Including Iowa, DC Urge Court To Continue To Block Travel Ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia say letting President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban go into effect would amplify “the message of fear and intimidation” sent to Muslims. In a brief filed Friday in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the states urged the judges to reject the administration’s request to…

Dakota Access Attorneys Fighting Tribes’ Religion Argument

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline is opposing an attempt by Sioux tribes to argue the project should be halted because it interferes with their religious practices. Energy Transfer Partners has asked a federal judge to reject an attempt by the tribes to amend their lawsuit to include the religion argument. The tribes sued last…

Developing Godly Character in Youth Through Flag Football

Youth players learn great skills and lesson and also wear helmets in this unique flag football league.

  Siouxland spring flag league is now signing players for the spring of 2017. The SYFL spring flag league is a faith based program designed to develop godly character in boys and girls 1st through 7th grade.   With the leadership of Brian Hansen from Fellowship of Christian Athletes, gear will be handed out on April 7th with the first practice scheduled…

Rapid City To Make Head Start Site For Native American Kids

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City nonprofit will receive a $1 million grant toward the construction of a facility that will house a program that helps Native American children with school readiness. The Rapid City Journal reports that Rural America Initiatives announced the grant Thursday from the John T. Vucurevich Foundation. The grant brings the group closer to…

Authorities ID Westport Teen Killed In Brown County Crash

FREDERICK, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Westport teenager who was killed in a two-vehicle crash in rural Brown County. The Highway Patrol says a sport utility vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy collided with a semitrailer at the intersection of state Highway 10 and a county road south of Frederick Tuesday evening. Seventeen-year-old SUV passenger Alexander Bowman died…