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Rider Killed in Motorcycle Crash Near Box Elder

BOX ELDER, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a trike motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday in Box Elder. The names of the two people are not being released by state officials pending notification of family members. They were the only persons involved in the crash. A 2009 Suzuki VL800 was northbound on Liberty Boulevard in Box…

Missing Lennox Woman Found Safe

7:00 p.m. Update: Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson says Sherry Willey has been located and is safe. He extended a “Thank you” to the public for their help. — CANTON, S.D. – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a rural Lennox woman. Sherry Nashtock Willey, 46, was last seen on foot leaving a…

Deputies: South Dakota Woman Found Dead in Iowa Camper

EVERLY, Iowa (AP) – Law enforcement officials in northwestern Iowa are investigating the death of a South Dakota woman whose body was found in a camper. The Sioux City Journal reports that Clay County sheriff’s deputies were called to a rural area near Everly late Thursday night for reports of an unresponsive woman. Arriving deputies found 30-year-old Casey Blaine Eleeson,…

Quitting Facebook: Will It Hurt Business?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In this digital age, it seems like everyone and everything has a Facebook page. The social media platform can also be a valuable tool for companies to market themselves to potential customers. However, one downtown Sioux Falls business made the announcement Wednesday that they are leaving Facebook, as well as its subsidiary Instagram. “Attention friends, followers,…

Woman, 55, Dies in Single-Vehicle Rollover in Harding County

BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a 55-year-old woman is dead after a one-vehicle crash in Harding County. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened Saturday afternoon north of Buffalo. The driver was southbound on U.S. Highway 85 when she lost control of the vehicle, which went into the east ditch and rolled. The driver was not wearing…

11 Rescue Dogs Killed During Transport to Minnesota

SARDIS, Miss. (AP) – Eleven of 50 dogs being transported by an animal rescue group from Hattiesburg to Minnesota died when the van carrying them broke down on Interstate 55 in north Mississippi. The van had left the Southern Pines Animal Shelter about 1:30 p.m. Friday before being forced to stop near Sardis, about four hours into the trip. The…

Names Released in Fatal Yankton Crash

YANKTON, S.D. – Names have been released of the five people who died early Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Yankton. A Yankton city police officer was attempting to stop a 1996 Acura Integra which was traveling east on South Dakota Highway 50. The Integra shut off its headlights and crossed onto the westbound lanes where it collided…

Knee-High by the 4th of July? South Dakota’s Corn Crop in Good Condition

MADISON, S.D. – The age old saying is “Knee-high by the Fourth of July.” On this Independence Day, how is South Dakota’s corn crop measuring up? “Honestly, more lately, it’s if you’re not at least waist high you’re slow,” said Justin Minnaert, who farms near Madison. “Years like this when we’ve had plenty of moisture and we’ve had a lot…

Community Group Hopes Third Time’s A Charm for Yankton Pool Replacement

YANKTON, S.D. – In the last 15 years, Yankton voters have twice rejected measures to replace the city’s aging Memorial Park Pool. But now, a citizen-led organization is fundraising and ramping up support for a new outdoor aquatic center in the same space. “We’re doing this for the community. Number one, this is a project that Yankton deserves, it’s time…

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Dealing Meth

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for dealing large quantities of methamphetamine. Thirty-eight-year-old Quadiri Ayodele, of Sioux Falls, was convicted in federal court of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of meth, and violating release conditions stemming from a 2008 drug conviction. Authorities say Ayodele led a drug…

Sights, Flavors of South Dakota brought to Chicago’s Millennium Park

South Dakota Department of Tourism PIERRE, S.D. (From SD Tourism) – In an effort to continually market South Dakota as a travel destination and bring awareness to the state’s tourism offerings, the South Dakota Department of Tourism is bringing a scale model of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and a taste of South Dakota to Chicago. In celebration of the upcoming…

New SD Laws Take Effect Sunday: Data Breach, Marsy’s Law, Craft Brewery Privileges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A raft of new laws passed during the 2018 legislative session are going into effect Sunday, including measures on data breaches, ballot questions and craft beers. One new change requires state residents be notified within 60 days of a data breach’s discovery, with some exceptions. Another fresh law requires ballot question signature gatherers to give…

First Trial in Gear Up Scandal to Begin Monday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The first trial is about to open in a complicated financial misconduct case that was uncovered after a Platte man killed his four children and wife before killing himself. Jury selection starts Monday in Sioux Falls in the case of Stephanie Hubers. Hubers, a former Mid-Central Educational Cooperative staffer, is accused of getting more than $50,000…

Officials: Iowa Train Derailment Dumped An Estimated 230,000 Gallons of Crude Oil

DOON, Iowa (AP) – A railroad official says 14 of 32 derailed oil tanker cars in the northwest corner of Iowa dumped an estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil into floodwaters, with some making its way to nearby rivers. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams confirmed the details Saturday. He says nearly half the spill had been contained with booms…