Pierre man accused of abusing baby
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Pierre man is accused of causing life-threatening injuries to a 2-month-old baby.
The 29-year-old man was arrested Saturday and is being held on the Hughes County Jail....
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has appointed Thomas Steckel interim commissioner of the Bureau of Human Resources.
Noem announced Steckel's appointment Monday. It follows...
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A South Dakota man has lost his hunting and fishing privileges for 12 years, was fined $3,400 and had to forfeit his rifle for wasting the meat of a black bear he killed in...
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Crews have cleared a train derailment in western South Dakota.
Six empty cars of a westbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad derailed and overturned in New...
Pierre-based guard unit deploying to Middle East
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Army National Guard unit based in Pierre will be deploying to the Middle East.
The guard says the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will be...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say the body found inside a vehicle that was submerged in the Missouri River is that of a Pierre woman who was last seen in Pierre in December 2017.
Body recovered from vehicle in Pierre river
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been recovered from a vehicle submerged in the Missouri River in Pierre.
The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department says it notified...
South Dakota governor says no fence around residence
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says a fence will not be built around the governor's residence.
Public safety officials were reviewing security needs at the governor's...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says the annual Governor's Pheasant Hunt is moving to Sioux Falls and will become a sportsmen's convention open to the public next...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Native American woman is bringing attention to the impact of methamphetamine addiction from within the South Dakota Women's Prison.
DeVaney sworn in to South Dakota Supreme Court
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Patricia DeVaney has been sworn in as South Dakota's newest Supreme Court justice.
DeVaney took her oath of office in the state's Capitol Rotunda in Pierre Thursday,...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An assistant superintendent with the South Dakota Highway Patrol has been named the agency's next leader.
Forty-three-year-old Maj. Rick Miller, of Pierre, is currently...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Efforts are under way to restore flame to South Dakota's Flaming Fountain, an attraction that began life as a glorified natural-gas flare.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has dropped the South Dakota Department of Social Services and Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre from a lawsuit alleging they deprived a 3-year-old boy...
Authorities identify woman killed in Hughes County crash
BLUNT, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who died after a crash in Hughes County involving a semitrailer and a sport utility vehicle.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed bills allowing people to carry firearms in the state Capitol building and requiring public schools to prominently display signs that...
Semitrailer-SUV crash in Hughes County kills woman
BLUNT, S.D. (AP) — A woman is dead after a crash in Hughes County involving a semitrailer and a sport utility vehicle.
The Highway Patrol says the SUV the 55-year-old woman was driving...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem is encouraging residents in the Big Sioux River Valley in eastern South Dakota to start preparing for record flooding.
South Dakota women’s prison inmate dies
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Corrections says a Women's Prison inmate has died.
The department says Cynthia Thompson reported feeling ill at the prison in Pierre. She...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers plan to debate bills this week to allow industrial hemp cultivation, let people bring concealed handguns into the Capitol and set the state's official...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Friday that a bill to legalize industrial hemp still "gravely concerns" her, but she stopped short of threatening to veto the proposal that's...
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Pierre rescue squad saves dog from Missouri River
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Pierre firefighters have saved the life of a dog that plunged into the icy Missouri River.
Rescue Squad Capt. Brandon McCarthy says crews were called to the river Monday...
SkyWest to serve Pierre, Watertown under federal program
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The federal Transportation Department has chosen SkyWest to provide federally subsidized commercial air service to Pierre and Watertown.
SkyWest will provide six weekly direct round-trip flights between Pierre and Denver and six weekly round-trip flights to Denver that will be shared with Watertown.
Senate panel votes down bill to expand lobbying restrictions
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Senate panel has voted down a measure to expand the number of state employees barred from private lobbying for two years after leaving government.
The State Affairs Committee voted 7-2 Wednesday to reject the bill. Sen. Stace Nelson, who supported it, says it was one in a series of bills to address what people have dubbed a "culture of corruption" in Pierre.
Sen. Brock Greenfield, an opponent, says it would've been a "sea change."
Lawmakers to debate sports betting, distracted driving plans
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers plan to take up bills this week to create a reporter shield law, allow sports betting in Deadwood and ban teaching about gender identity in elementary and middle schools.
Here's a glance at what's on the agenda when the Legislature returns to Pierre on Tuesday:
Mayors: Airline ends service to Pierre, Watertown
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Passenger air service has stopped to the South Dakota cities of Pierre and Watertown.
Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron and Pierre Mayor Steve Harding said in a statement Sunday that California Pacific Airlines has stopped service to their cities.
CP Air provides essential air service to the two South Dakota cities. The mayors say both their communities currently have no scheduled air service and there is no information indicating that it will resume.
The Latest: GOP leader: Noem excited to move state forward
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's first State of the State address (all times local):
South Dakota's House Republican leader says Gov. Kristi Noem is excited to move the state forward, praising Noem for setting lofty goals in her first State of the State address.
House Majority Leader Lee Qualm said Tuesday that he's looking forward to digging more into the specifics to make "some of these great things happen."
Pierre woman identified as teen killed in I-90 crash
WALL, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old woman from Pierre was the teenager who died in an interstate crash near Wall last week.
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety on Sunday identified the victim as Katie Kloos.
Authorities say Kloos was a passenger in a car that was trying to pass an SUV on icy I-90 on Tuesday. The driver of the car lost control and collided with the SUV and another vehicle.
Kristi Noem sworn in as South Dakota’s 1st female governor
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Republican Gov. Kristi Noem said Saturday it's a "distinct honor" to serve as South Dakota's first female governor after taking her oath of office to lead state government for the next four years.
The Latest: Lawmaker: Noem has tenacity to move SD forward
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (all times local):
South Dakota Republican Rep. Scyller Borglum says Gov. Kristi Noem has the tenacity and determination needed to move South Dakota forward.
Noem was sworn in to office Saturday, becoming the first woman to serve as South Dakota's governor. Noem says the milestone is a "distinct honor."
Organizers raise $162K from big donors for Noem inaugural
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Organizers of Gov.-elect Kristi Noem's inaugural celebration have raised at least $162,500 from roughly 30 large donors — including major health systems, big energy companies and state industry groups — for the ceremonies and festivities.
Noem to name Hughes County sheriff Corrections secretary
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov.-elect Kristi Noem is appointing a county sheriff to serve as the secretary of the state Department of Corrections.
The incoming Republican governor said Thursday that Michael Leidholt will be named to the post. Leidholt has been Hughes County sheriff for 24 years and has been in law enforcement since 1975.
Noem to appoint former county commissioner to House seat
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov.-elect Kristi Noem will name a former Meade County commissioner to fill the western South Dakota state House seat vacant after former Rep. Chuck Turbiville's death.
Noem announced Wednesday that she plans to appoint Dayle Hammock, of Spearfish, to the District 31 House seat. Hammock will serve in Pierre during the 2019 and 2020 sessions.
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Marshall County sheriff revoked for inappropriate comments
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Marshall County Sheriff Dale Elsen has had his law enforcement certification revoked after admitting to making sexually explicit comments in front of deputies and an inmate.
The Latest: Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Capitol portrait unveiled
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Dennis Daugaard's last budget address (all times local):
Outgoing Gov. Dennis Daugaard's official portrait has been unveiled alongside the 31 portraits of the South Dakota governors that came before him.
The portrait was unveiled Tuesday after Daugaard gave his final budget address and farewell speech. Gov.-elect Kristi Noem in January will succeed Daugaard, who has served since 2011.
South Dakota brothers win the lottery in the same year
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Luck seems to run in one South Dakota family.
Brothers Patrick and Bill Rose have both hit the lottery jackpot in the past year. The South Dakota Lottery says Patrick Rose, of Pierre, claimed a Dakota Cash jackpot of $86,450 last week. That comes 11 months after brother Bill Rose, from Fort Pierre, won a $390,000 Lucky for Life prize.
Pierre-based Guard unit to deploy to Middle East
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Nearly 70 soldiers with a South Dakota Army National Guard unit will deploy to the Middle East next summer.
Members of the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion have received a mobilization order for deployment starting in July.
The unit is based in Pierre and is scheduled to be deployed for nine months providing logistics and support operations.