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Name Released in Roberts County Fatal Crash
SUMMIT, S.D. – Justin Magnuson, 18, of Sisseton, SD., has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Wednesday night north of Summit.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
SUMMIT, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Wednesday night north of Summit.


Names Released in Campbell County Fatal Crash
MOUND CITY, S.D. – Danielle McCollam, 25, of Mobridge has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday morning south of Mound City.

Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Shane Whalen, 24, Sioux Falls, S.D., has been identified as the pedestrian who was struck and killed early Tuesday morning on the Benson Road northbound off ramp at Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A male pedestrian was struck and killed early Tuesday morning on the Benson Road northbound off ramp at Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls.

Name Released In Davison County Fatal Crash
ETHAN, S.D. – Cassandra Wherley, 25, of Ethan, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash near Ethan.

Campbell County Fatal Crash
MOUND CITY, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday morning south of Mound City.


Davison County Fatal Crash
ETHAN, S.D. – A 25-year-old woman died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash near Ethan.


Names Released in Jackson County Fatal Crash
KADOKA, S.D. – Gary Haggard, 54, Clarkson, MI, has been identified as the person killed Friday morning when a truck trailer hit a parked vehicle at the Scenic Overlook exit, west of Kadoka, S.D.


Jackson County Fatal Crash
KADOKA, S.D. – One person was killed and two others seriously injured Friday morning when a truck trailer hit a parked vehicle at the Scenic Overlook exit, west of Kadoka, S.D.

Turn Lanes Construction Planned For SD Highway 34 Intersection
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has begun construction of turn lanes at the intersection of SD Highway 34 and 471st Avenue, which is 1.5 miles west of I-90.

Highway 81 Construction Planned For Freeman Area
FREEMAN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project on US Highway 81 from SD Highway 46 to Freeman will start the week of July 25, 2016.

Chip Seal, Fog Seal Project Starts Monday in Huron Area
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin on the chip seal and fog seal project on several highways in the Huron area of the state starting Monday, July 18.


Tickets Available for Hall of Honor of Dean Hyde
PIERRE, S.D. – Dean Hyde from Pierre is being inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.


Highway 12 Paving Work Begins This Week
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin asphalt concrete paving work from Andover to Bristol in the eastbound lanes of SD Highway 12 this Friday, July 15.


Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash
IRENE, S.D. – Scot Brockmueller, 55, Irene, S.D. has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle-deer collision Saturday morning near Irene.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
IRENE, S.D. – One person was killed and another injured when their motorcycle collided with a deer Saturday morning near Irene.


Highway 37 Concrete Overlay Project Begins July 11
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work is beginning on the Highway 37 Concrete Overlay project just north of Huron and motorists can expect changes in traffic flow starting Monday, July 11.


Deadline For Highway Patrol Trooper Applications July 8
PIERRE, S.D. – This Friday, July 8, is the application deadline for those who want to become a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper.


Name Released in Union County Fatal Crash
ALCESTER, S.D. – A Hawarden, Iowa man has been identified as the person who died late Sunday in a motorcycle crash that occurred southeast of Alcester.


Union County Fatal Crash
ALCESTER, S.D. – A 39-year-old man died late Sunday in a motorcycle crash that occurred southeast of Alcester.


Name Released In Walworth County Fatal Crash
HOVEN, S.D. – A Claremont, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon north of Hoven.


Yankton Student Big Winner of “Lesson Learned SD” Program
PIERRE, S.D. – A Yankton youth has learned his safe driving lessons well – and the payoff is worth $10,000.

Walworth County Fatal Crash
HOVEN, S.D. – One man was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon north of Hoven.


July Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will again conduct sobriety checkpoints in several South Dakota counties during the month of July.


Walworth County Fatal Crash
SELBY, S.D. – A Hoven, S.D., man has died of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday, June 25, near Selby.


Highway Patrol Recruits, Youth Academy Participants To Do Community Project in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. – Two levels of South Dakota Highway Patrol recruits, those who are training to be troopers and those who may be troopers some day, will become painters for one night Tuesday.


Names Released In Davison County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – An Alexandria, S.D., male has been identified as the person killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday morning south of Mitchell. Four others were injured.


Davison County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – One person was killed and four others injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday morning south of Mitchell.


Names Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – A Rapid City man, identified as Robert Bear Shield, 32, has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday night near Sturgis.

Fifth Annual Youth Trooper Academy Being Held Next Week
PIERRE, S.D. – Life as a South Dakota Highway Patrol recruit will be experienced next week by 24 South Dakota teens.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – One person was killed and two others injured in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday night near Sturgis.


Fire Marshal Encourages Safety With Holiday Fireworks
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal encourages those who want to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks to do so, but in a safe manner.


Name Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
NEMO, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person killed in an ATV crash that occurred Saturday night west of Nemo.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
NEMO, S.D. – One man was killed in an ATV crash that occurred Saturday night west of Nemo.


Highway Patrol to hold Women’s Recruiting Seminar Tuesday in Aberdeen
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol officials are holding a recruiting seminar Tuesday in Aberdeen for women who are interested in learning more about how to join the Highway Patrol.


Highway Patrol to hold Women’s Recruiting Seminar Thursday in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol officials are holding a recruiting seminar this Thursday in Pierre for women who are interested in learning more about how to join the Highway Patrol.


Highway Patrol to hold Women’s Recruiting Seminar Tuesday in Sioux Falls
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol officials are holding a recruiting seminar Tuesday, June 14, in Sioux Falls for women who are interested in learning more about how to join the Highway Patrol.


Highway Patrol to hold Women’s Recruiting Seminar Thursday in Rapid City
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol officials are holding a recruiting seminar this Thursday in Rapid City for women who are interested in learning more about how to join the Highway Patrol.


Highway Patrol Trooper Albertson Receives AAA South Dakota State Trooper of the Year Award
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper, who has earned praise for his work with both colleagues and citizens, has been named as the 2016 South Dakota State Trooper of the Year.

Public Reminded of Schedule Changes for Vermillion, North Sioux City Driver Exam Stations
PIERRE, S.D. --- Citizens are reminded that schedule changes are now in place for the Vermillion and North Sioux City driver exam stations.


Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
RENNER, S.D. – A Dickinson, N.D. man has been identified as the person who died of injuries suffered Saturday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Renner.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
RENNER, S.D. – A 27-year-old male has died of injuries suffered Saturday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Renner.

Names Released in Roberts County Fatal Crash
ROSHOLT, S.D. – Cole Richotte, 26, Sisseton, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a car-pickup crash west of Rosholt.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
ROSHOLT, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a car-pickup crash that occurred Friday night west of Rosholt.


Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person killed in a motorcycle-pickup crash Tuesday morning south of Rapid City.

South Dakota State Fire School Starts Thursday in Sioux Falls
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota firefighters are in Sioux Falls this week for the annual state Fire School.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – One man was killed in a motorcycle-pickup crash Tuesday morning south of Rapid City.

Highway Patrol Announces June Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be held statewide during the month of June by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


DPS Officials Caution Driving Safety during Memorial Day Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials urge people to stay safe while traveling this Memorial Day holiday.


South Dakota Trio Attends White House Law Enforcement Event
Pierre, S.D. – A three-person group from South Dakota, including two from the Highway Patrol, were at the White House Monday for the launch of the new Department of Justice’s “Advancing 21st Century Policing Project,” of which the Highway Patrol is a participant.

South Dakota, Minnesota Plan Joint I-90 Operation
PIERRE, S.D. – A 22-hour operation designed to promote highway safety will be held on Interstate 90 in South Dakota and Minnesota this weekend.


State Weights & Measures Office Hosts Regional Conference
PIERRE, S.D. – For the first time in 20 years, the Central Weights and Measures Association’s regional conference is being held next week in South Dakota.


Highway Patrol to hold Women’s Recruiting Seminars
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol once again is reaching out to women who may want to become state troopers.


Highway Patrol to Conduct “Move Over” Campaign Friday
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers Friday will focus on encouraging motorists to move over.


Highway Patrol remembers troopers killed in line of duty
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers who have made the ultimate sacrifice are being remembered again this week.


Name Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – A Hill City man, identified as Andrew Burch, 25, was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday night in Hill City.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – One man was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday night in Hill City, S.D.


Names Released in Union County Fatal Crash
ELK POINT, S.D. – A Tarkio, MO woman, identified as Casondra Caudill, has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon on Interstate 29 near Elk Point.

Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Next Trooper Class
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has begun the search for its next group of state troopers.


Union County Fatal Crash
ELK POINT, S.D. – One person died and four others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon on Interstate 29 near Elk Point.

South Dakota Driver Exam Stations Closed May 13-14
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state driver exam stations will be closed statewide for two days later this week.


Schedule Changes Announced for Vermillion, North Sioux City Driver Exam Stations
PIERRE, S.D. --- Schedule changes have been announced for the North Sioux City and Vermillion driver license exam stations.


Homeland Security Conference Begins Today
PIERRE, S.D. – Topics covering preparedness, prevention and response are on the agenda for the fourth annual Homeland Security Conference which starts this afternoon (Tuesday) and runs through Thursday, May 3-5, in Sioux Falls.


Names Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
NEMO, S.D. – Names have been released of the two men killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning near Nemo.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
NEMO, S.D. – Two men were killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning near Nemo.


Highway Patrol Announces May Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – May’s list of sobriety checkpoints has been announced by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


Names Released in Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
WAGNER, S.D. – James Fischer, 22, of Lake Andes, S.D. has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Wagner.


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
WAGNER, S.D. – One man, age 22, died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Wagner.

Spearfish Driver Exam Station Moves to New Location
PIERRE, S.D. – Spearfish’s driver exam station will open at a new location starting in May.