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Public Comment Period Opens On Draft Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
PIERRE, S.D. – A 30-day public comment period is now open to take input regarding South Dakota’s state Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.


Name Released in Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – A 21-year-old female from Yankton, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Thursday night when her vehicle collided with a Burlington Northern railroad train near Scotland.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL, S.D. – A Pierre, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon west of Wall.


Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – A 21-year-old female died Thursday night when her vehicle collided with a Burlington Northern train near Scotland.

January Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety will continue its sobriety checkpoint program in 2019 with 15 checkpoints planned in January.


Name Released in Clay County Fatal Crash
IRENE, S.D. – A 22-year-old Yankton woman has died as the result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Dec. 24, 2018 near Irene.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL, S.D. - One person died and three others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon west of Wall.


Travelers urged to get to their destinations this afternoon
The state Department of Public Safety is urging people traveling today (Thursday) to get to their destinations as soon as possible.


New Storm Brings Heavy Snow, Will Impact Travel Plans
PIERRE, S.D. – A post-Christmas snowstorm, featuring heavy snow, high winds and rain, is now making its way across South Dakota and is expected to impact travel through week’s end.


Name Released in Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An Aberdeen man has been officially identified as the person who died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash southeast of Aberdeen.


DPS Says Safety Important Part of Holiday Season
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety remind people to be careful this holiday season – both on the road and at home.


Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – One man died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash southeast of Aberdeen.


Name Released in Custer County Fatal Crash
HERMOSA, S.D. – A 78-year-old Hermosa woman has been identified as the person who died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Hermosa.


Names Released in Hanson County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – Two women from Mitchell have been identified as those who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Mitchell.


Custer County Fatal Crash
Hermosa, S.D. – A 78-year-old woman died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Hermosa.


Hanson County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – Two people died and another was seriously injured Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Mitchell.


Name Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash
IONA, S.D. – A Houston, Texas man has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Iona in Lyman County.


Names Released in Fall River County Fatal Crash
OELRICHS, S.D. – A Hot Springs, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Oelrichs.


DPS Plans Checkpoints for December
PIERRE, S.D. – State Department of Public Safety officials want you to celebrate the holidays, but be careful in doing so.


Lyman County Fatal Crash
IONA, S.D. – One person died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Iona in Lyman County.

Fall River County Fatal Crash
OELRICHS, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Oelrichs.


Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
HUMBOLDT, S.D. – A Kimball, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash at the Humboldt exit on Interstate 90.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BRANDON, S.D. – An 18-year-old man died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 east of Brandon.


Winter Storm Likely To Disrupt Weekend Travel
PIERRE, S.D. – Travel is expected to be impacted as winter’s first major storm makes its way across South Dakota this weekend.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
HUMBOLDT, S.D. – One man died early Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash at the Humboldt exit on Interstate 90.


Name Released In Brookings County Fatal Crash
Brookings, S.D. – A Yankton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Brookings.


Name Released In Gregory County Fatal Crash
DALLAS, S.D. – A Winner, S.D. man has been identified as the person who was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday night, Nov. 18, near Dallas, S.D.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
Brookings, S.D. – A 24-year-old man died Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on 216th St., one mile south of Brookings, S.D.


Names Released In Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
PICKSTOWN, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash east of Pickstown on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Two other people were seriously injured.

Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
HUMBOLDT, S.D. – A 38-year-old Fort Pierre, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning near Humboldt. Four others were seriously injured.


Name Released In Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – A 21-year-old man from Redig, S.D., has been identified as the person who died late Wednesday, Nov. 14, in a one-vehicle crash south of Buffalo.


Gregory County Fatal Crash
DALLAS, S.D. – One person died early Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Dallas, S.D.

DPS Officials Urge Safe Travel During Thanksgiving Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – Everybody seems to be going somewhere for Thanksgiving and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety is urging citizens to get to their destinations safely.

Fire Safety A Must During Thanksgiving
PIERRE, S.D. – Home, especially in the kitchen, is the place to be for this week’s Thanksgiving holiday. But South Dakota’s Fire Marshal says it also can be a dangerous place to be if fire safety is not a priority.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
HUMBOLDT, S.D. – One person died and four others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning near Humboldt.


Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – A 21-year-old male died late Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Buffalo.


Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
RENNER, S.D. – Names have officially been released of the two people who died Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash north of Renner


DPS Releases Sobriety Checkpoint List for November
PIERRE, S.D. – A total of 23 sobriety checkpoints have been scheduled statewide for November by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
RENNER, S.D. – Two people died Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash north of Renner

Names Released in McPherson County Fatal Crash
LEOLA, S.D. – Names have been released of the six people involved in a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Sunday afternoon west of Leola.


Take Time to Reset Clocks And Check Smoke Alarms
PIERRE, S.D. – Before you enjoy that extra hour of sleep this Sunday, Nov. 4, make sure you also check your smoke alarms.

Parker Exam Station Closed for Election Day
PIERRE, S.D. – Parker’s driver license exam station is closed Nov. 6 for Election Day


McPherson County Fatal Crash
LEOLA, S.D. – Two children died and four other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon west of Leola.


Names Released in Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A Brookings, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Brookings.


Name Released in Tripp County Fatal Crash
CARTER, S.D. – A 65-year-old Winner, S.D., man has died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Oct. 18 near Carter.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – One person died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Brookings.


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.