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March 1, 2021

Box Elder police investigate text message that indicated an active shooter at Douglas High School

BOX ELDER, S.D. – Box Elder Police are trying to find out who sent a 9-1-1 text that falsely claimed there was an active shooter situation at Douglas High School Monday evening. Box Elder Police said in a press release that the original text claiming there was an active shooter at Douglas High School was […]

March 1, 2021

Former South Dakota AG Jackley says he’ll seek old job

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he will run again for his old job in 2022. Jackley’s announcement Monday came as current Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg faces calls for his resignation and impeachment for his involvement in a fatal car crash. The announcement positions Jackley to replace Ravnsborg as […]

March 1, 2021

Ten member committee appointed to begin impeachment process

PIERRE, SD – South Dakota House Speaker Spencer Gosch has appointed a ten-member committee to begin outlining the Impeachment process for Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton is the democratic member of the committee. “They will hear the Articles of Impeachment in the House State of Affairs in the committee on Wednesday.  […]

March 1, 2021

Firefighters battle two alarm structure fire in Johnson Siding Saturday night

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — The Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department battled a two alarm structure fire late Saturday night. At approximately 10:45 p.m. Saturday night, fire crews responded to a report of a structure fire on the 2200 block of Pine Meadows Court in unincorporated Johnson Siding. The first firefighters on the scene found an […]

March 1, 2021

No municipal election for city council needed in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. – The City of Sturgis say the April 13 City Council Election will not be needed as all candidates are running unopposed this year. One candidate from each ward submitted the required number of petition signatures. Ward 1, incumbent Terry Keszler decided not to seek re-election. His seat will be filled by Angela […]

March 1, 2021

State reports just 43 new COVID-19 cases Monday, no new deaths

PIERRE, S.D. – As is customary on its Monday report, the state Department of Health reported just 43 new cases of COVID-19 with 6 of them considered probable. A slow down on testing over the weekend usually results in smaller numbers to open up the week. Active cases dropped by 15 today, totaling 1,918. The […]

March 1, 2021

Wyoming coal mines eyed for disposal of old windmill parts

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The slow, steady turning of thousands of wind turbines continues to pace a revolution in the U.S. domestic energy generation portfolio, or perhaps millions of small revolutions. With wind, solar and other green sources of electricity making up a growing share of America’s power generation, states are facing an increasingly worrisome […]

February 28, 2021

South Dakota Highway Patrol releases names of those involved in Hughes County fatal crash

BLUNT, S.D. – A Blunt, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Blunt. A 2000 Ford Ranger was northbound on 314th Avenue when it did not yield at the intersection with 198th Street. The vehicle collided with a 2015 GMC Sierra that was westbound on 198th Street. […]

February 28, 2021

Health Officials report 134 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths in Sunday report

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota saw 134 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday. In the daily update from the South Dakota Department of Health, 43 of today’s new cases were listed as probable. Active cases were up by 23 today to 1,933. The number of people hospitalized dropped by two to 89. There were two new […]

February 27, 2021

Health Department reports seven new COVID-19 related deaths; 3 in Pennington County

PIERRE, S.D. – Health officials reported 187 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, of which, 47 were listed as probable cases. Active cases decreased by 34 Saturday to 1,910 and the number of people hospitalized dropped by 5 to 91. There were seven new deaths reported today, with 3 of them out of Pennington  County, where […]