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DPS Officials Caution Driving Safety during Memorial Day Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials urge people to stay safe while traveling this Memorial Day holiday.


South Dakota Trio Attends White House Law Enforcement Event
Pierre, S.D. – A three-person group from South Dakota, including two from the Highway Patrol, were at the White House Monday for the launch of the new Department of Justice’s “Advancing 21st Century Policing Project,” of which the Highway Patrol is a participant.

South Dakota, Minnesota Plan Joint I-90 Operation
PIERRE, S.D. – A 22-hour operation designed to promote highway safety will be held on Interstate 90 in South Dakota and Minnesota this weekend.


State Weights & Measures Office Hosts Regional Conference
PIERRE, S.D. – For the first time in 20 years, the Central Weights and Measures Association’s regional conference is being held next week in South Dakota.


Highway Patrol to hold Women’s Recruiting Seminars
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol once again is reaching out to women who may want to become state troopers.


Highway Patrol to Conduct “Move Over” Campaign Friday
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers Friday will focus on encouraging motorists to move over.


Highway Patrol remembers troopers killed in line of duty
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers who have made the ultimate sacrifice are being remembered again this week.


Name Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – A Hill City man, identified as Andrew Burch, 25, was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday night in Hill City.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – One man was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday night in Hill City, S.D.


Names Released in Union County Fatal Crash
ELK POINT, S.D. – A Tarkio, MO woman, identified as Casondra Caudill, has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon on Interstate 29 near Elk Point.

Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Next Trooper Class
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has begun the search for its next group of state troopers.


Union County Fatal Crash
ELK POINT, S.D. – One person died and four others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon on Interstate 29 near Elk Point.

South Dakota Driver Exam Stations Closed May 13-14
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state driver exam stations will be closed statewide for two days later this week.


Schedule Changes Announced for Vermillion, North Sioux City Driver Exam Stations
PIERRE, S.D. --- Schedule changes have been announced for the North Sioux City and Vermillion driver license exam stations.


Homeland Security Conference Begins Today
PIERRE, S.D. – Topics covering preparedness, prevention and response are on the agenda for the fourth annual Homeland Security Conference which starts this afternoon (Tuesday) and runs through Thursday, May 3-5, in Sioux Falls.


Names Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
NEMO, S.D. – Names have been released of the two men killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning near Nemo.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
NEMO, S.D. – Two men were killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning near Nemo.


Highway Patrol Announces May Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – May’s list of sobriety checkpoints has been announced by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


Names Released in Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
WAGNER, S.D. – James Fischer, 22, of Lake Andes, S.D. has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Wagner.


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
WAGNER, S.D. – One man, age 22, died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Wagner.

Spearfish Driver Exam Station Moves to New Location
PIERRE, S.D. – Spearfish’s driver exam station will open at a new location starting in May.


South Dakota Observes Severe Weather Awareness Week
PIERRE, S.D. – Next week is an opportunity for South Dakotans to start preparing for severe weather that may occur this spring and summer.


Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Coon Rapids, MN man, Lee Waltner, 39, has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday night west of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Names Released in Lincoln County Fatal Crash
TEA, S.D. – Levi Sandal, 26, Sioux Falls, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred south of Tea, S.D.


Lincoln County Fatal Crash
TEA, S.D. – One person died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred south of Tea, S.D.

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday night west of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Names Released in Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
TABOR, S.D. – Names have been released of the three people killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon west of Tabor, S.D.


Construction to Impact Public at Rapid City Driver Exam Station
PIERRE, S.D. – If they have not already, Rapid City area residents next week will begin to see more construction activity at the city’s driver exam station, located at 1301 Catron Blvd.

Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
TABOR, S.D. – Three people died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon west of Tabor, S.D.


Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Slayton, MN man, identified as Edward Thraen, 90, died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One man died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls.

Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City woman, Dara Reynolds, 19, has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning on Sheridan Lake Road, five miles south of Rapid City, S.D.


Lyman County Fatal Crash
OACOMA, S.D. – A New York woman, identified as Renata Horowitz, 21, has died from injuries suffered in an April 4, 2016, one-vehicle crash that occurred near Oacoma, S.D.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – One woman was killed and five other people injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning five miles south of Rapid City, S.D.


State’s Telecommunicators Honored Next Week
PIERRE, S.D. – The unseen voices who answer those emergency calls will be honored next week in South Dakota.


State Officials Remind Drivers, Passengers to Buckle Up
PIERRE, S.D. – Not wearing seatbelts has again proven deadly so far this year in South Dakota.

Name Released in Jackson County Fatal Crash
KADOKA, S.D. – Brittnie Montague, 26, of St. Francis, MN, has been identified as the person killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning west of Kadoka, S.D.


Jackson County Fatal Crash
KADOKA, S.D. – One woman died and another woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning west of Kadoka, S.D.


Office of Highway Safety Unveils New Student Driver Safety Program
PIERRE, S.D. – A new interactive web-based program, created by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety, is designed to encourage young people to be safe drivers.


April Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol plans to do sobriety checkpoints in 20 South Dakota counties during April.

Name Released in Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Wednesday morning south of Murdo, S.D.


South Dakota Driver Exam Stations Closed May 13-14
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state driver exam stations will be closed for two days in May.

Extra Day Added to Spearfish Driver Exam Station Schedule
PIERRE, S.D. – Starting Friday, April 1, the Spearfish driver exam station will be open an extra day each week.

Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – One man, 39, died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Wednesday morning south of Murdo, S.D.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
SISSETON, S.D. – An 18-year-old male from Waubay, S.D. died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash near Sisseton, S.D.


Highway Patrol Trooper Nominated For National Award
PIERRE, S.D. – A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper has been nominated for a national award for his efforts in saving two people.


Name Released in Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – Jacob McCray, 23, Milbank, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Milbank.


Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A 23-year-old male was killed Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Milbank, S.D.


Name Released in Codington County Fatal Crash
KRANZBURG, S.D. – A Goodwin, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday night near Kranzburg, S.D.


Codington County Fatal Crash
KRANZBURG, S.D. – One person died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday night near Kranzburg, S.D.


Name Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish man died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday morning north of Spearfish.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A male, 26, died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday morning north of Spearfish.


Highway Patrol Honors Kathleen Neyssen for Life-Saving Efforts
PIERRE, S.D. – A Summit woman has been honored by the South Dakota Highway Patrol for her efforts to help the victim of a vehicle crash that occurred late last year in rural Grant County.


Daylight Saving Time Chance to Change Clocks AND Batteries
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal says people should do two things this weekend:


Name Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash
PRESHO, S.D. – A Vivian, S.D., woman has been identified as the victim in a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Thursday afternoon eight miles west and six miles north of Presho.


Lyman County Fatal Crash
PRESHO, S.D. – One woman died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon that occurred eight miles west and six miles north of Presho.