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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.


Brown County Fatal Crash
FREDERICK, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon south of Frederick, S.D.

Names Released in Moody County Fatal Crash
FLANDREAU, S.D. – A Flandreau man has been identified as the person who died Sunday in a two-vehicle crash east of Flandreau.


Moody County Fatal Crash
FLANDREAU, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Flandreau.


Name Released in Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
DANTE, S.D. – A Wagner, S.D. man has been identified as the person killed in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night near Dante.


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
DANTE, S.D. – One man died in a one-vehicle crash that happened Thursday night near Dante.


State, Cattlemen’s Association Join Together To Help Wildfire-Impacted Producers
PIERRE, S.D – A partnership between South Dakota state government and the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association has reduced the cost for producers traveling through the state, hauling donated hay to agricultural areas ravaged by recent wildfires


Names Released in Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified the person who died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Buffalo.


Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – One person died and another was injured Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Buffalo.


State Fire Marshal’s Office Hosts Line-of-Duty Death Training March 10-11
PIERRE, S.D. – What needs to be done following the death of a public safety officer is the focus of a special training being held this weekend in Pierre.


Name Released in Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
ERWIN, S.D. – A Lake Preston woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash that happened Friday near Erwin.

Fire Marshal Urges Citizens to Change Batteries When Changing Clocks
PIERRE, S.D. – This weekend is time again to spring ahead and replace the old with the new.


Kingsbury Fatal Crash
ERWIN, S.D. – A 57-year-old woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday near Erwin.


Highway Patrol Looking for New Troopers
PIERRE, S.D. – Applications are now being accepted for the next trooper class of the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


Office of Highway Safety to Promote Safe Driving During First-Ever Summit League ‘Fan Fest’
PIERRE, S.D. – Along with all of the college basketball being played this weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Office of Highway Safety is throwing in safe driving messages – and prizes – for good measure.


Sobriety Checkpoints Announced For March
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has announced its sobriety checkpoint schedule for March.