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May 18, 2021

New COVID-19 cases Tuesday total 99 with one new death reported

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota health officials reported 99 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday with 13 of those listed as probable. Today’s numbers includes those reported over the weekend. One new death was reported, sending the state’s death toll to 1,994. The new death reported was a woman from Minnehaha County listed in the 60-69 year […]

May 18, 2021

Bicyclist killed, woman who came to his aid is injured

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A bicyclist was killed and a woman who came to his aid was seriously injured in a crash in Dickinson Sunday night, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. A 26-year-old man was riding his bike on South Main Street about 6 p.m. and fell into the southbound lane of traffic. […]

May 18, 2021

Thune has primary challenger for US Senate seat

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A man who describes himself as a ranch-raised South Dakotan plans to challenge John Thune for his U.S. Senate seat in next year’s Republican primary. Mark Mowry doesn’t come from the world of politics. Mowry’s career path includes music, writing, communications and education. Mowry said he does not support defunding law […]

May 18, 2021

Board of Education passes proposed rules for medical marijuana in schools

PIERRE, S.D. – Proposed rules for South Dakota’s public and private K-12 schools to administer medical marijuana to students have received approval. The state Board of Education Standards on Monday approved the proposed rules on a voice vote. Wade Pogany is executive director of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota. He says his organization […]

May 18, 2021

Sturgis Council passes first reading of changes to Downtown Business Improvement District ordinance

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Council passed first reading of an ordinance Monday night that will raise the per linear foot annual fee that business pay in the Downtown Business Improvement District. The district was formed in 2013 to come up with ways to enhance and grow the downtown corridor. The new ordinance will raise the […]

May 17, 2021

Update – Police locate two children reported missing

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City officials say two children reported missing have been located safe. Both Zuey and her brother Brayden DeLeon were located and were safe Tuesday morning. ***(THIS IS AN UPDATE TO OUR STORY BELOW)*** RAPID CITY, S.D. – Authorities in Rapid City say they have located one of two children reported […]

May 17, 2021

Sturgis Council okays one year trial run for open container at Rally

STURGIS, S.D. – On a 7-2 vote, the Sturgis Council Monday night voted to allow open container on Main Street during this year’s Motorcycle Rally. City leaders say allowing open containers during the rally offers several positives, including giving visitors a more relaxed, inviting experience downtown as well as offering a new revenue stream for […]

May 17, 2021

South Dakota Stockgrowers applaud letter from Congress to continue investigation into nation’s four biggest meatpackers

WASHINGTON – South Dakota Senator John Thune and Representative Dusty Johnson have sent a joint letter, along with several other colleagues, urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to continue the D.O.J. investigation into the nation’s four biggest meat packers. South Dakota Stockgrowers Executive Director James Halverson says they applaud the move. He says today, only four […]

May 17, 2021

State health officials report two new deaths; 42 new cases in Monday COVID-19 update

PIERRE, S.D. – The Monday COVID-19 report from the Department of Health indicated 42 new cases with 12 of those listed as probable. Two new deaths were reported today, sending the state’s death toll to 1,993. The two news deaths were reported in the 50 – 59 age group and the 70 -79 age group. […]

May 17, 2021

New state law opens up three new off-sale liquor licenses for Meade County

STURGIS, S.D. – A new state law that takes effect in July means Meade County will offer three new off-sale liquor licenses at their July meeting. The Legislature amended state law that allows county government to distribute licenses that would let businesses sell package liquor for off-site consumption. There are five locations within Meade County […]