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State Official: Winter Weather Preparation Begins Now
PIERRE, S.D. – With parts of South Dakota having already seen its first snowfall of the year, officials of the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (OEM) say it is time to prepare for the inevitable arrival of winter.

Names Released in Hamlin County Fatal Crash
LAKE NORDEN, S.D. – A 69-year-old Estelline, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Monday in a two-vehicle fatal crash east of Lake Norden.


Hamlin County Fatal Crash
LAKE NORDEN, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Monday afternoon east of Lake Norden.


Names Released In Grant County Fatal
MILBANK, S.D. – A 16-year-old male from Milbank has been identified as the person who died Sunday morning after falling off the hood of a moving vehicle near Milbank.

Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BALTIC, S.D. – A Sherman, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Monday in a two-vehicle crash near Baltic.


Name Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash (Canton)
CANTON, S.D. – An Aberdeen, S.D., man has been identified as the person died Saturday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred in Canton.

Name Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash (Harrisburg)
HARRISBURG, S.D. – A Sioux Center, Iowa man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Harrisburg.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BALTIC, S.D. – One person was killed and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon east of Baltic.

Grant County Fatal
MILBANK, S.D. – A 16-year-old male died Sunday morning after falling off the hood of a moving vehicle near Milbank.


Lincoln County Fatal Crash
CANTON, S.D. – One man died Saturday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred in Canton.


Lincoln County Fatal Crash
HARRISBURG, S.D. – One person died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Harrisburg.


SD Fire Marshal: Know That Fires Can Start Anywhere
PIERRE, S.D. – This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme encourages people to be mindful that fires can start anywhere.

Name Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
Spearfish, S.D. – A 34-year-old Belle Fourche, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Spearfish.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
Spearfish, S.D. – A 34-year-old man died Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Spearfish.

Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert Systems Oct. 3
PIERRE, S.D. – Cell phone users will be part of a nationwide test of emergency alert systems scheduled for this Wednesday, Oct. 3. The test had originally been scheduled for Sept. 20, but was postponed.


Sobriety Checkpoints Announced For October
PIERRE, S.D. – Department of Public Safety officials have announced that 23 sobriety checkpoints are scheduled for 18 South Dakota counties during October.


Name Released in Harding County Fatal Crash
REVA, S.D. – An Odessa, Texas, man has been identified as the person who died Friday in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Reva, S.D.


“If You See Something, Say Something” Awareness Day Tuesday
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Office of Homeland Security encourages the public to take part in Tuesday’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” Awareness Day.


Harding County Fatal Crash
REVA, S.D. – A 67-year-old man died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 79, 25 miles northeast of Reva, S.D.


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.