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Name Released in Meade County Fatal Crash
SUMMERSET, S.D. – A Black Hawk, S.D. man, identified as William Hardy, 51, died in an ATV crash that occurred Thursday night west of Summerset, S.D.


Meade County Fatal Crash
SUMMERSET, S.D. – One person died in an ATV crash that occurred Thursday night west of Summerset, S.D.


Names Released in Lincoln County Fatal Crash
HARRISBURG, S.D. – Names have been released of those involved in a two-vehicle crash that killed one person Sunday east of Harrisburg, S.D.


Lincoln County Fatal Crash
HARRISBURG, S.D. – One person died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Harrisburg, S.D.


Office of Highway Safety to Air Seatbelt Commercials During Super Bowl
PIERRE, S.D. – With all of the fun and excitement that comes with Super Bowl Sunday, the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety plans to use time during the game to remind people about the importance of seat belt use.


State Government Offices in Several South Dakota Counties to Close
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state government offices in several counties in southeast South Dakota will close at noon today (Tuesday) because of the blizzard conditions.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned For February
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has released its list of sobriety checkpoints planned for February.


Name Released in Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – An Erwin, S.D., man, Kristian Nuzum, 38, has been identified as the victim in a Tuesday night one-vehicle crash north of Lake Preston, S.D.

Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – One person died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash north of Lake Preston, S.D.


Name Released in Spink County Fatal Crash
REDFIELD, S.D. – Names have been released in a two-vehicle crash that killed one person Wednesday morning east of Redfield, S.D.


Spink County Fatal Crash
REDFIELD, S.D. – One person, age 25, died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday morning near Redfield, S.D.


Name Released in Hughes County Fatal Crash
PIERRE, S.D. – A Pierre female, identified as Kalle Jackson, 17, died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Pierre.

Hughes County Fatal Crash
PIERRE, S.D. – A 17-year-old female died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Pierre.


Name Released in Aurora County Fatal Crash
PLANKINTON, S.D. – A Mitchell, S.D. man, identified as Randall Larson, 61, died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday east of Plankinton.


Aurora County Fatal Crash
PLANKINTON, S.D. – A 61-year-old man died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday east of Plankinton.


State Capitol Lights to Honor Law Enforcement Officers
PIERRE – South Dakota’s state Capitol will be highlighted in blue Saturday night to honor the state’s law enforcement officers.


Disaster Aid for June Storms in South Dakota Tops $3.4 Million
PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (SDOEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than $3.4 million in disaster aid has been approved to help communities in 12 counties and three tribal nations in South Dakota recover from a series of June storms. Those storms caused a swath of damage that stretched from southwest South Dakota through the center of the state.


SDDOT Completes $50 Million Payout to Counties and Cities
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) paid out nearly $50 million in state highway funding to counties and Class I city governments in 2015.


Name Released in Jerauld County Crash
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. – A Redfield, S.D., man, identified as Dwane Parker, 76, died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday night, nine miles west of Wessington Springs, S.D.


Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Hill City, S.D., man, identified as Bryan Rick, 45, died Friday in a motorcycle-vehicle crash in Rapid City.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – One man died Friday afternoon in a vehicle-motorcycle crash in Rapid City.

Jerauld County Crash
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. – One person died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday night, nine miles west of Wessington Springs, S.D.

Name Released in Meade County Fatal Crash
STURIGS, S.D. – Melissa Carter, 25, Black Hawk, S.D., has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday morning west of Sturgis.

Meade County Fatal Crash
STURIGS, S.D. – A 25-year-old woman died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday morning west of Sturgis.


Highway Patrol Schedules Sobriety Checkpoints in January
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol will begin 2016 by conducting sobriety checkpoints in 18 counties during January.


Highway Patrol to be First Agency to Have New License Plate
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota’s Highway Patrol will ring in 2016 by having its vehicles be the first in the state to sport the newly designed South Dakota license plate.


Homeland Security Urges Public to Watch for Terrorism Signs
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Homeland Security Office is encouraging citizens to watch for eight signs that could indicate possible terrorist activity.


Department of Public Safety Officials Urge Holiday Safety
PIERRE, S.D. – With both the Christmas and New Year’s holidays occurring in the next week, officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety are encouraging people to be safe with their celebrations.


Highway Patrol Trooper Receives Life-Saving Award
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper James Tedder Friday received a life-saving award for his efforts to rescue two people who were trying to swim to shore in Day County.

Aurora County Fatal Incident
WHITE LAKE, S.D. – A Plainville, GA man, identified as William Valentine, 54, was killed Wednesday when his vehicle ran over him.


No Travel Advised On I90 From Ellsworth AFB to Vivian
PIERRE, S.D. – A no travel advisory has been issued effective immediately for Interstate 90 from Exit 67, which is the Ellsworth Air Force Base, east to Vivian.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
Rapid City, S.D. – A 4-year-old Rapid City boy has been identified as the victim in a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Friday morning at Rapid City.


Fire Marshal Urges Safety With Christmas Decorations
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Fire Marshal Paul Merriman encourages South Dakotans to enjoy the holiday season, but also to be careful with possible fire risks.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
Rapid City, S.D. – One child was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday morning at Rapid City.


Cities, Cooperatives Receive Hazard Mitigation Funds
PIERRE, S.D. – Almost $740,000 in Hazard Mitigation Grant money has been awarded to South Dakota cities and rural electric cooperatives for infrastructure projects since September.


Names Released In Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A South Shore, S.D., man, Trent Smith, 28, has been identified as the person who was killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred Saturday morning at Watertown, S.D.


Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – One man was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning at Watertown, S.D.

Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – Names have been released of those involved in a two-vehicle crash that killed three people Friday afternoon north of Yankton, S.D.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – Three people were killed and three others injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon north of Yankton, S.D.


Names Released in Brookings County Fatal Crash
VOLGA, S.D. – An Arlington, S.D., woman has been identified as the person killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning west of Volga, S.D.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
VOLGA, S.D. – One woman died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Volga, S.D.

Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Monday east of Yankton.

Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled For December
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints in 20 South Dakota counties during the month of December.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Monday morning east of Yankton.


Name Released in Sanborn County Fatal Crash
ARTESIAN, S.D. – Michael McCreight of Mitchell, S.D., 62, has been identified as the victim in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday night, five miles west of Artesian.


Sanborn County Fatal Crash
ARTESIAN, S.D. – One man was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday night, five miles west of Artesian.


Names Released in Beadle County Fatal Crash
WOLSEY, S.D. – A South African man, identified as TB Botha, 38, has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday morning, eight miles west of Wolsey, S.D.


Beadle County Fatal Crash
WOLSEY, S.D. – One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday morning, eight miles west of Wolsey, S.D.


DPS Officials Encourage Motorists To Buckle Up for Holiday Travel
PIERRE, S.D.—Officials of the South Dakota Department Public Safety are urging motorists this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to drive carefully and that includes wearing seatbelts.


Fire Marshal Warns of Home Fire Risk During Holidays
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Fire Marshal Paul Merriman wants South Dakotans to celebrate the upcoming holidays, but also realize the season means an additional fire risk.


Highway Patrol to Conduct ‘Operation Safe Thanksgiving’
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will be out in force Wednesday encouraging those Thanksgiving holiday travelers to make safe driving decisions.

Custer County Fatal Crash
HERMOSA, S.D. – One person, identified as Nicolette McLaughlin, 26, Rapid City, S.D., was killed in a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon near Hermosa.


Edmunds County Fatal Crash
MINA, S.D. – Three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon, one mile west of Mina, S.D.


Beadle County Fatal Crash
WOLSEY, S.D. – A Wessington, S.D., man, identified as Nicholas Hanks, died in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning west of Wolsey.


Statement from Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader suffered serious non-life threatening injuries when he was assaulted Oct. 24 while making a traffic stop east of Rapid City. Trooper Bader has issued the following public statement: