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State Officials Urge Safety During July 4th Celebration
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety wants people to enjoy their July Fourth celebrations, but in a safe way.


Sixth Annual Youth Trooper Academy June 26-30
PIERRE, S.D. – What it is like to train to become a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper will be experienced by 24 South Dakota high school students next week.

Fire Marshal: Firework Safety Needed Especially In Dry Conditions
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal says it is important to be careful with fireworks every Fourth of July, but especially this year.


Grant County Fatal Crash
WILMOT, S.D. – A Big Stone City, S.D. man has died as a result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that happened Monday, June 19, south of Wilmot.

Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish man has been identified as the person who died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash three miles west of Spearfish.


Public/Private Partnership Looks To Secure State’s Critical infrastructure From Cyberattacks
PIERRE, S.D. –South Dakota’s public and private entities Friday committed again to work together to strengthen the state’s cybersecurity systems.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash three miles west of Spearfish.


Spink County Fatal Crash
DOLAND, S.D. – A Lake Preston, S.D., man died Thursday in a one-vehicle crash north of Doland.


Names Released in Marshall County Fatal Crash
LANGFORD, S.D. – Names have now been released of those involved in Tuesday’s two-vehicle crash near Langford that killed an infant and injured three others.


Marshall County Fatal Crash
LANGFORD, S.D. – An eight-month-old female died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash near Langford.


Highway Patrol Trooper Jansen Receives AAA South Dakota State Trooper of the Year Award
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Cody Jansen has been named as the 2017 South Dakota State Trooper of the Year.


Name Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man died Wednesday in a semi-truck crash east of Wall.


Highway Patrol Announces June Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule
PIERRE, S.D. – June’s schedule of sobriety checkpoints has been announced by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL, S.D. – A 45-year-old man died Wednesday in a semi truck crash east of Wall.


Names Released in Roberts County Fatal Crash
SUMMIT, S.D. – A Watertown, S.D., man has been identified as the person killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon near Summit.

Name Released in Yankton County Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – A Yankton man has been identified as the person who died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash that occurred near Yankton.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
SUMMIT, S.D. – One person was killed and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon near Summit.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – A 29-year-old man died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash that occurred near Yankton.


South Dakota, Minnesota Plan Joint I-90 Operation
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and Minnesota State Patrol Troopers will join together to conduct a 23-hour traffic safety operation starting Friday morning.


DPS Officials Encourage Driving Safety during Memorial Day Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. –South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety is encouraging travelers to get this summer off to a safe start.


Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – A Crofton, NE man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred north of Yankton.


Name Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – A Hermosa, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon in Box Elder.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. - A 60-year-old man died Saturday in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred north of Yankton.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – A 76-year-old man died late Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash that occurred within the Box Elder city limits.


Name Released in Lake County Fatal Crash
MADISON, S.D. – Authorities have released the name of an 85-year-old man who died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Madison.


Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Black Hawk, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle-pickup crash that occurred on Nemo Road near Rapid City.


Highway Signs to be Dedicated In Honor of Fallen Highway Patrol Troopers
PIERRE, S.D. – Highway signs will be dedicated next week as part of National Police Week – a different sign dedicated each day -- in honor of the five South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers who have died in the line of duty.


Lake County Fatal Crash
MADISON, S.D. – An 85-year-old man died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Madison.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – One man died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle-pickup crash that occurred on Nemo Road near Rapid City.


May Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol plans to hold 23 sobriety checkpoints during May.


Lincoln County Fatal Crash
DAVIS, S.D. – Two Lennox, S.D. residents have died from injuries they suffered in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon east of Davis.


First Lady, Tommy the Turtle to Visit Pierre Second Graders
PIERRE, S.D. – First Lady Linda Daugaard and South Dakota Emergency Management Office mascot, Tommy the Turtle, will discuss severe weather safety with second graders in Pierre on Tuesday, April 25.

Severe Weather Awareness Week April 24-28
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans are being urged to start preparing now for the inevitable severe weather that will occur this spring and summer in South Dakota.


Governor Proclaims Thursday Safe Driving Day in SD
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Thursday, April 20, as Safe Driving Day in South Dakota, marking the first time such a proclamation has been declared in the state.


South Dakota Driver Exam Stations Closed April 28-29
PIERRE, S.D. – All South Dakota state driver exam stations will be closed for two days later this month.

Pursuit Leads to Confiscation of 1.7 pounds of Heroin, Cash
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol troopers recently seized 1.7 pounds of heroin in western South Dakota.


Name Released in Sanborn County Fatal Crash
HURON, S.D. – A Huron, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night south of Huron.


Sanborn County Fatal Crash
HURON, S.D. – One woman has died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night south of Huron, S.D.


Names Released in Brown County Fatal Crash
FREDERICK, S.D. – Names have been released in the two-vehicle crash that killed one and injured another Tuesday afternoon south of Frederick.


Highway Patrol Plans April Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints are planned in 19 South Dakota counties during April.