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South Dakota Assisting With Hurricane Response
PIERRE, S.D. – Two staff members from the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management have deployed to North Carolina to assist that state with its response to Hurricane Florence.


White Lake High School Receives $10,000 In Highway Safety’s “Lesson Learned SD” Program
PIERRE, S.D. – Because one of its students wanted to learn how to be a safe driver, White Lake High School is now $10,000 richer.


Highway Patrol Statement on Trooper-Involved Shooting
PIERRE, S.D. – A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was involved in an officer-involved shooting Sunday night on Interstate 29. The Patrol is cooperating with the Division of Criminal Investigation which is conducting the investigation.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
SISSETON, S.D. – Warrants have been issued for a Watertown, S.D. man who was involved in a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred last week near Sisseton.


Names Released in Custer County Fatal Crash
HERMOSA, S.D. – A Chandler, Arizona man has been identified as the person who died Monday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash south of Hermosa.

Names Released in Stanley County Fatal Crash
HAYES, S.D. – A 20-year-old Pierre woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle rollover north of Hayes.


September Recognized As Campus Fire Safety Month in SD
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September as “Campus Fire Safety Month” in South Dakota.


Names Released in Turner County Fatal Crash
VIBORG, S.D. – Two people from Viborg, S.D. have been identified as those killed late Friday night in a two-vehicle crash near Viborg.

Custer County Fatal Crash
HERMOSA, S.D. – A 54-year-old man died Monday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash south of Hermosa.

Stanley County Fatal Crash
HAYES, S.D. – One person died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle rollover north of Hayes.


South Dakota Survivors of Las Vegas Shooting Urged to Apply for Expense Reimbursement
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans who were victims of the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas have until Oct. 1 to apply for reimbursement for current or future out-of-pocket expenses that resulted from the event.


Names Released in Gregory County Fatal Crash
BONESTEEL, S.D. – A 36-year-old man from Edmonton Alberta, Canada, has been identified as the person who died Friday in a one-vehicle crash east of Bonesteel.


Turner County Fatal Crash
VIBORG, S.D. – Two people were killed and another seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash late Friday night west of Viborg.

Name Released in Meade County Fatal Crash
PIEDMONT, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash west of Piedmont.


Gregory County Fatal Crash
BONESTEEL, S.D. – One person died and another was injured Friday afternoon in a crash involving a semi-truck and trailer near Bonesteel.

Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – A Belle Fourche, S.D., man has been identified as the person died Sunday in a motorcycle-vehicle crash north of Hill City.


September Sobriety Checkpoints Planned In 20 South Dakota Counties
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints are scheduled for 20 counties throughout South Dakota during September.

Meade County Fatal Crash
PIEDMONT, S.D. – One person died and another was injured late Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Piedmont.


DPS Officials Urge Public to Stay Safe During Labor Day Weekend
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety are encouraging motorists to end summer on a safe note by being safe on the road.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – One person died Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred near Hill City.


Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash
LESTERVILLE, S.D. – A Yankton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a one-vehicle crash near Lesterville.


Name Released in Douglas County Fatal Crash
DELMONT, S.D. – A 28-year-old Wagner, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred south of Delmont.


Highway Patrol Superintendent Joins IACP Executive Board
PIERRE, S.D. – The superintendent of South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has been elected to the executive board of a worldwide law enforcement organization.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
LESTERVILLE, S.D. – One person died and two others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon near Lesterville.


Douglas County Fatal Crash
DELMONT, S.D. – One person died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred south of Delmont.


Names Released in Hanson County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A Howard, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died late Monday morning in a three-vehicle crash that occurred east of Mitchell.


Crow Creek Tribe, Highway Patrol To Cooperate On Joint Enforcement Operation For Pow Wow
FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe are joining together to provide enforcement during this weekend’s Crow Creek Dakota Nation pow wow.

Name Released in Corson County Fatal Crash
MOBRIDGE, S.D. – A McLaughlin, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Mobridg


Hanson County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday morning east of Mitchell.


Corson County Fatal Crash
MOBRIDGE, S.D. – One woman died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Mobridge.

Sunday Aug. 12 Sturgis Rally Tally (FINAL TALLY)
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Sunday August 12, 2018

Name Released in Hughes County Fatal Crash
PIERRE, S.D. – A Pierre man has been identified as the person who died late Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Pierre.


Saturday Aug. 11 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Saturday August 11, 2018

Name Released in Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A 39-year-old man from Milbank, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Watertown.


Friday, Aug. 10 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Friday August 10, 2018


Thursday, Aug. 9 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Thursday August 9, 2018

Hughes County Fatal Crash
PIERRE, S.D. – One person died late Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Pierre.


Wednesday, Aug. 8, Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Wednesday August 8, 2018

Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – One person died Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Watertown.


Tuesday Aug. 7 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Tuesday August 7, 2018


Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Show Overall Increase For First Three Days
STURGIS, S.D. – Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up almost three percent overall for the first three days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.

Monday Aug. 6 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Monday August 6, 2018


Sunday, Aug. 5 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Sunday August 5, 2018

Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – Two people from Arizona have been identified as those killed Thursday afternoon in a crash involving two motorcycles and a semi-truck in Box Elder.


Yankton Area Residents Reminded Driver Exam Station Opened A Third Day
PIERRE, S.D. – Yankton area citizens are reminded that Yankton’s South Dakota Driver License exam station is now open three days a week.

Names Released in Brown County Fatal Crash
GROTON, S.D. – An Aberdeen, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred near Groton.

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A St. Paul, MN man has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Saturday, July 28, west of Sioux Falls.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – Two people died and two others were injured Thursday in a crash involving two motorcycles and a semi-truck in Box Elder.


Brown County Fatal Crash
GROTON, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured Monday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred near Groton.


DPS Encourages Motorists to be Patient During Sturgis Rally
PIERRE, S.D. – Patience will be a virtue for motorists this week as more traffic is expected on South Dakota highways with the start of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

August Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – August will be a busy month as 32 sobriety checkpoints are planned throughout South Dakota.


Name Released in Faulk County Fatal Crash
ZELL, S.D. – An Indiana man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash west of Zell.


Faulk County Fatal Crash
ZELL, S.D. – A 55-year-old man died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash west of Zell.


Name Released in Hanson County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A Mitchell woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle fatal crash that happened sometime early Sunday east of Mitchell.


Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a trike motorcycle crash in Box Elder.


Hanson County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A 29-year-old woman has died in a one-vehicle fatal crash that happened sometime early Sunday east of Mitchell.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a trike motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday in Box Elder.


State Emergency Management Office Honored for GIS Innovation
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been recognized for its use of Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques in emergency management efforts.


Name Released in Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – A Sturgis, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Buffalo.


Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – A 55-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Buffalo.


Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – Names have been released of the five people who died early Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Yankton.


Third Person Dies From Injuries Sustained in Grant County Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A third person has now died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred June 18, 2018 north of Milbank.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – Five people died and another person was seriously injured early Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash east of Yankton.


Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An 86-year-old Aberdeen man has died from injuries sustained in a June 23, 2018 crash west of Aberdeen.


Names Released in Custer County Fatal Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – An Edgemont, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Wednesday, June 28, in a two-vehicle crash west of Custer.


State Officials Urge Safety During July 4th Celebration
PIERRE, S.D. – No matter how they celebrate the Fourth of July this year, South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials encourage people to also remember to be safe.


Custer County Fatal Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – A 73-year-old woman died Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash west of Custer.


DOT Re-Opens SD Highway 11 At Splitrock Creek
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials have re-opened South Dakota Highway 11 at Splitrock Creek south of Brandon.

DPS Announces July Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be done in 22 counties during the month of July, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

SD Highway 46 Closed At Iowa State Border
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say South Dakota Highway 46 is closed at the Iowa state line because of flooding on the roadway.


Fire Marshal Urges Safety in Using Fireworks
PIERRE, S.D. – Even though there has been more rain this month in parts of South Dakota, the state’s Fire Marshal is reminding people still to be careful with fireworks as they prepare for the July Fourth holiday.

DOT Closes SD Highway 11 At Splitrock Creek
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials have closed South Dakota Highway 11 at Splitrock Creek south of Brandon.

SD Highway 50 Now Open at Iowa State Border
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say South Dakota Highway 50 is now open at the Iowa state line by Richland SD.


SD Highway 46 Now Open at the Iowa State Border
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say South Dakota Highway 46 is now open at the Iowa state line by Haywarden Iowa.