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Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – One person was killed and another person injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning north of Yankton.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for December
PIERRE, S.D. – Along with everything else that is part of the holidays, the South Dakota Highway Patrol will spend time in December reminding people not to mix too much celebration with driving.


Passage of Marsy’s Law to Impact DPS Dissemination of Information
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say a recently passed amendment to the South Dakota Constitution will limit the type of information that can be made available to the public, media and other professions.

Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – One person was killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash early Monday afternoon east of Yankton.


Hyde County Fatal Crash
HIGHMORE, S.D. – Two people died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning south of Highmore.


Emergency Management’s Credentialing System Hits 10,000 Milestone
PIERRE, S.D. – A milestone has been reached for a credentialing system which was created by the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to better identify resources needed for disasters or special events.


DPS: Travel Safe During Thanksgiving Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety wants motorists this year to get to and from Grandma’s house – and anywhere else – safely this Thanksgiving.


Highway Patrol to Participate in Seatbelt Safety Campaign
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and local law enforcement will help promote seatbelt safety on both sides of the state Tuesday.

Hamlin County Fatal Crash
VIENNA, S.D. – One person died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash that occurred northeast of Vienna.

Fire Marshal Encourages Fire Safety During Thanksgiving
PIERRE, S.D. – Amidst all of the Thanksgiving Day food and celebration, South Dakotans are being reminded once again to be careful with fires.


State Departments Remind Citizens to Be Safe in Winter Conditions
PIERRE, S.D. – Winter has officially arrived in South Dakota and state officials remind citizens to be careful if traveling today (Friday).


DPS Urges Safety As Season’s First Winter Storm Approaches
PIERRE, S.D – With the season’s first major snowstorm expected to reach South Dakota this week, the state Department of Public Safety encourages people to make preparations now.


Names Released in Campbell County Fatal Crash
POLLOCK, S.D. – A 29-year-old Herreid, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred late Saturday night north of Pollock.


Campbell County Fatal Crash
POLLOCK, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred late Saturday night north of Pollock.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. – A Rapid City man has died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Oct. 31 west of New Underwood.


Highway Patrol Hosts Open House at New Sisseton Office
PIERRE, S.D. – An open house is this Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the new South Dakota Highway Patrol squad office in Sisseton.

Elk Point Driver’s License Exam Station Moving to New Location
PIERRE, S.D. – Elk Point’s driver license exam station moves to a new location later this month.

Highway Patrol Statement on Former Trooper Brian Biehl
PIERRE, S.D. – Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, issued this statement following the Attorney General’s press release Monday morning regarding charges being filed against former trooper Brian Biehl.


Set Clocks Back Sunday, Check Smoke Alarms
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans should be checking both their clocks and smoke alarms this weekend.


November Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol plans to hold 17 sobriety checkpoints in 16 counties during November.


Names Released in Clark County Fatal Crash
GARDEN CITY, S.D. – A Garden City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a crash that involved two semi trucks near Garden City.


Clark County Fatal Crash
GARDEN CITY, S.D. – One person died Friday afternoon in a crash involving two semi trucks near Garden City.


Officials Urge Citizens to Start Preparing for Winter
PIERRE, S.D. – It may not seem like winter yet, but officials of the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (OEM) say it is still time to make preparations.

Names Released in Edmunds County Fatal Crash
BOWDLE, S.D. – A 16-year-year male died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday night near Bowdle.

Names Released in Meade County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday near Sturgis.

Names Released in Butte County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – A Newell, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night near Newell.

Highway Patrol Graduation Friday, Oct. 28
PIERRE, S.D. – Eight recruits officially join the South Dakota Highway Patrol during a graduation ceremony this Friday, Oct. 28, in the State Capitol Rotunda in Pierre.


Butte County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – A 67-year-old woman died Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash near Newell.


Edmunds County Fatal Crash
BOWDLE, S.D. – One teen was killed and other teen was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday night near Bowdle.


Names Released in Clay County Fatal Crash
VERMILLION, S.D. – A Vermillion, S.D., man was killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night at the Vermillion city limits.

Name Released in Marshall County Fatal Crash
LANGFORD, S.D. – An Eden, S.D., woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash near Langford.


Marshall County Fatal Crash
LANGFORD, S.D. – A 25-year-old woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash near Langford.

Clay County Fatal Crash
VERMILLION, S.D. – One person was killed in a two vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night at the Vermillion city limits.


Edmunds County Fatal Crash
MINA, S.D. – An Ipswich man has died of injuries sustained in an Oct. 2, 2016 motorcycle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 12, four miles west of Mina.


Name Released in Faulk County Fatal Crash
FAULKTON, S.D. – A Gettysburg, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning west of Faulkton.


Faulk County Fatal Crash
FAULKTON, S.D. – A 72-year-old man died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning west of Faulkton.


Fire Marshal’s Office Receives State Farm Grant For Smoke Alarm Program
PIERRE, S.D. – Once again this year, the South Dakota Fire Marshal’s office has received a grant from State Farm to help provide smoke alarms to homes that need them.


Name Released in Tripp County Fatal Crash
CARTER, S.D. – A Moser, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a pickup crash that occurred north of Carter.


Tripp County Fatal Crash
CARTER, S.D. – One person has died in a pickup crash that occurred north of Carter.


Authorities Apprehend Pierre Area Fugitive
PIERRE, S.D. – A Wisconsin man, who fled from authorities Wednesday morning east of Pierre, was apprehended in the same area Wednesday night.

Authorities Request Public’s Help in Finding Suspect
PIERRE, S.D. – Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in locating a Wisconsin man who fled from officers Wednesday morning east of Pierre.

Turner County Fatal Crash
FREEMAN, S.D. – Todd Hawke, 50, Marion, S.D., died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday night near Freeman.


SD Fire Marshal: Fire Prevention Week Chance to Practice Fire Safety
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s fire marshal says this year’s Fire Prevention Week is a chance for individuals and families to practice fire safety.


October Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints are planned in 19 South Dakota counties during the month of October.


Names Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish man has been identified as the person who died in an one-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning west of Spearfish.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in an one-vehicle crash that occurred early Wednesday morning west of Spearfish.


Sioux Falls Driver Exam Station Closed Oct. 1
PIERRE, S.D. – Sioux Falls’ Driver Exam Station will be closed Saturday, Oct. 1, for system upgrades.


Hyde County Fatal Crash
HIGHMORE, S.D. – A 15-year-old Highmore female has died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday morning near Highmore.


Name Released in Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A Big Stone City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash four miles north of Milbank.


Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A 45-year-old male died early Saturday morning after being injured in a one-vehicle crash four miles north of Milbank.

Name Released in Corson County Fatal Crash
LEMMON, S.D. – A Salem, OR woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening east of Lemmon.


Corson County Fatal Crash
LEMMON, S.D. – One person died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening east of Lemmon.

Names Released in Custer County Fatal Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people involved in a two motorcycle fatal crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Custer State Park.