Anndrea Anderson

Milbank Man Identified in Fatal One-Vehicle Crash

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a Milbank man killed in one-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 in Codington County. The Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Robert Gerriets was killed in the crash Tuesday afternoon. The Patrol says he was driving a car that went into the median and crashed into a pillar supporting an overpass north…

Someone You Should Know: Two SD Turkeys to Meet President Trump On Thanksgiving Day

HURON, S.D. – Every Thanksgiving, the President of the United States is gifted a turkey – and usually pardons it as a Thanksgiving tradition. This year, for the first time, that special turkey will come from right here in South Dakota. At just around six weeks old, nearly 50 turkeys on a turkey farm in Riverside Colony near Huron are…

Sip-N-Cycle Releases Statement Following DWI Crash

UPDATE 8/5/18: Sip-N-Cycle Sioux Falls has released a statement following a crash on Saturday night that sent several patrons to the hospital: “We pride ourselves on offering a unique and fun way to see downtown. Unfortunately, last night a drunk driver reminded us of how quickly something awful can happen to innocent people. Our thoughts are with our riders who…

Mitchell City Council to Hear $19M Lake Clean Up Proposal

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A committee plans to present a $19 million proposal to clean up Lake Mitchell, which has had water quality issues for decades. The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee will present the plan to the Mitchell City Council on Monday. The committee evaluated consultant Fyra Engineering’s recommendations to get the lake’s phosphorus levels back to a healthy state….

Concerns Grow Over 3D Printed Weapons

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 3D printers are soaring in popularity. The technology allows basically anyone to print almost anything, but there are growing concerns about people making their own dangerous weapons. Attorneys General from eight different states are asking a judge to block a Texas man from releasing instructions online on how to 3D print guns. The website, Defense Distributed,…

Name Released in Faulk County Fatal Crash

ZELL, S.D. – An Indiana man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash west of Zell. Joseph Finck of Griffith, IN, was driving a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when it drifted off the road and entered the north ditch. The 55-year-old driver was wearing a helmet, but the investigation…

Shark Week in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s Shark Week, and while South Dakota is thousands of miles from the ocean, aquatic animals are not as foreign to the state as we may think. About 70 to 115 million years ago, the state of South Dakota was once covered by an inland sea that brought all sorts of aquatic life to this area,…

Speed Limit Change Coming to Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, S.D. – People driving in and out of Harrisburg may notice some changes to their commute soon. The speed limit on Cliff Avenue will be reduced from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour between Willow Street and Prospect Street. The change takes effect next Monday, July 30th. The reduction was recommended by the Harrisburg Planning and…

POLICE: At Least 17 Shots Fired Into Apartment Building

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police say at least 17 shots were fired into a south west Sioux Falls apartment building Sunday night. Officers were called to an apartment complex on Valhalla Avenue just before 10:30 p.m. Officers on scene located 17 casings, and found bullet holes in the hallway and in several apartment units. Police say the shots…

Brule County Wind Farm Nearing Completion

KIMBALL, S.D. (AP) – A nine-turbine wind farm in a South Dakota county along the Missouri River is nearing completion after about four months of construction. The project in Brule County is being developed by New York-based Con Edison, which is also planning a similar project in Aurora County. Both projects are each expected to cost more than $10 million….

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Reported Near Valentine, Nebraska

VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a minor earthquake shook rural areas near the Nebraska and South Dakota border around Valentine, Nebraska. The service reports that a 3.5 magnitude earthquake occurred just after 2 a.m. Saturday about 10 miles northwest of Valentine in far north-central Nebraska. The National Weather Service says it received a few calls…

Yankton City Commissioners Pave the Way for Ride-Sharing

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – Officials in southeastern South Dakota are easing regulations to encourage more ride-sharing services in the city. City commissioners voted unanimously this month to alter Yankton’s vehicles-for-hire ordinance. The previous ordinance required significant paperwork and an expensive annual vehicle inspection for each ride-sharing driver. City Attorney Ross Den Herder says the new process lifts the administrative burden…