Anndrea Anderson

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland Dies in Minnesota

ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) – Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Minnesota. He was 90. Bergland’s daughter, Linda Vatnsdal, says he died Sunday at a nursing home in Roseau in northern Minnesota As Agriculture Secretary for President Jimmy Carter, Bergland had the difficult job of defending to Midwest farmers Carter’s unpopular decision to embargo grain sales to the…

Stabbing in Rapid City Makes City’s Third Homicide of the Year

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City police say a 32-year-old woman has been arrested in a fatal stabbing on the city’s west side. Police say the suspect was arrested following the Saturday morning stabbing and is being held at the Pennington County Jail. Police did not identify the victim, pending notification of relatives. Authorities say it’s the third homicide…

South Dakota Man Obtains Grant to Research Quick-Frozen Hops

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man receives a state grant to further examine his patented method of preserving ales. Spearfish native Steve Polley obtained a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Agriculture Department to research the effect of quick-freezing hops to maintain beer’s taste and quality. Hops are filled with bittering amino-acids that provide tartness in the early stages…

First Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has reported the state’s first flu-related deaths of the current flu season. The department said Friday that two people, both over 65, have died from flu-related causes. One was from an area covered by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and the other was from the North Central District…

Victim Identified in Fatal Rollover Crash Near Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Kimball man who died in a crash on the interstate near Humboldt last week. The state Department of Public Safety on Sunday identified the victim as 54-year-old Mark Munger. Authorities say Munger lost control of his Pontiac Grand Am on Interstate 90 while traveling across a bridge, slid into…

18-Year-Old Man Killed in I-90 Crash Near Brandon

BRANDON, S.D. – An 18-year-old man died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 east of Brandon. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved in the crash. A Subaru Impreza WRX was eastbound on I-90 when the driver went into the median while driving on…

$800M Project Would Help Retain EMT’s at Redfield Hospital

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – A city-owned hospital in northeastern South Dakota is proposing a more than $800,000 project to build a new center to help retain emergency medical technicians. The Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield announced plans to construct an emergency medical service building, which would include housing, a training center, a three-ambulance garage and storage. The hospital’s CEO Michael…

24-Year-Old Man Killed in Brookings Rollover Crash

Brookings, S.D. – A 24-year-old man died Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on 216th St., one mile south of Brookings, S.D. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. A 2014 Buick Regal was traveling east on 216th street when it drifted into the south ditch. The vehicle hit an approach, vaulted and rolled….

Nearly A Year After Keystone Pipeline Oil Leak, Still No Finial Investigation Report

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – It’s been a year since the Keystone pipeline leaked about 407,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, and while the issue has been mitigated, a final federal investigation report has yet to be released. The rural Marshall County site has been cleaned up, but there’s still no final investigation report from the federal Pipeline and…

Former Redfield Students Sentenced in Wagner Bus Vandalism

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – Two of three former Redfield High School students charged in a case of vandalism to a school bus owned by the Wagner school district have pleaded guilty and been sentenced. The Wagner football team’s bus was vandalized with paint and eggs during a game in September between the two schools in Redfield. The incident prompted Redfield…

South Dakota Businesses Look to Make A Profit this Holiday Shopping Season

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Consumer confidence is high, and South Dakota businesses look to make a profit this holiday season. Many business owners see high consumer confidence going into the holidays and have developed promotions, deals and niche products to attract new customers. In a recent survey of its membership, the vast majority of South Dakota Retailers Association members expect…

Rapid City Man Dies in Crash Near Pickstown

PICKSTOWN, S.D. (AP) – The Highway Patrol has identified a Rapid City man who died in a single-vehicle crash in Charles Mix County. Authorities say 37-year-old David Williams Jr. lost control of the pickup truck he was driving on state Highway 46 late on Nov. 14, and the vehicle rolled east of Pickstown. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene….

Minnehaha Deputy Injured in Sioux Falls Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Minnehaha County sheriff’s deputy and two other people were injured in a vehicle crash in Sioux Falls. The sheriff’s office says the deputy’s car was struck by a Suburban pulling out of a restaurant parking lot about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The deputy and two people in the Suburban were taken to a hospital. The…

Fort Pierre Woman Identified in Fatal Crash Neat Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Fort Pierre woman who died in a weekend crash in Minnehaha County that also seriously injured four teenage passengers. The Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Jennifer Davis lost control of the sport utility vehicle she was driving on an icy Interstate 90 near Humboldt on Saturday morning. The SUV collided with a bridge…

Woman Killed, Four Teenagers Injured in Rollover Crash Near Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, S.D. – One person died and four others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning near Humboldt. Names of the five people involved are not being released pending notification of family members. A 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling across a bridge where the…

Autopsy: Carbon Monoxide Found in 4 Killed in Plane Crash

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa (AP) – Preliminary autopsy results show four people who died in a small plane crash in central Iowa earlier this month were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office report said all the victims died from “multiple blunt force injuries in the setting of carbon monoxide toxicity.” The crash happened the night of…

Senator John Thune Named Senate Majority Whip

WASHINGTON (AP) –  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been elected to another term as GOP leader. He won a new term by acclamation Wednesday. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the GOP whip, is being forced out by term limits. That allows Sen. John Thune of South Dakota to move up to the No. 2 spot. Sen. John Barrasso of…