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Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
PLATTE, S.D. – One person died in a two-vehicle crash that happened Monday morning east of Platte.

McCook County Fatal Crash
CANISTOTA, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday morning near Canistota.

Gov. Daugaard Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration For December Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard Monday requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakota recover from a late December storm that did more than $9.1 million in damage to public property.


Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Storm Lake, Iowa man has been identified as the person killed in a two-vehicle crash early Sunday in Sioux Falls.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning in Sioux Falls.


Gov. Daugaard Requests FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment for Christmas Day Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested FEMA join state and local officials in a review of damage done to public property in 24 counties and on four tribal reservations during the recent Christmas Day storm.


2016 Traffic Fatalities Near Record Low Lack of Seatbelt Use Significant Cause in Most Deaths
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s 115 traffic fatalities in 2016 are expected to be the lowest since 2011 and second lowest since 1960.

Name Released in Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A Grand Island, NE man has been identified as the person who died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Brookings.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A 55-year-old man died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Brookings.


Highway Patrol announces January Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol plans to ring in the first month of 2017 with another group of sobriety checkpoints.


Gov. Daugaard Declares State of Emergency Following Winter Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared a state of emergency for all of South Dakota following a Christmas Day storm that resulted in stranded motorists and electrical power outages.


Custer County Fatal Crash
HERMOSA, S.D. – One man died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash that occurred south of Hermosa.

Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BRANDON , S.D. – A Valley Springs, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday in a one-vehicle crash east of Brandon.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BRANDON , S.D. – A 24-year-old man died Friday in a one-vehicle crash east of Brandon.

State Officials Urge Caution with Holiday Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – Those traveling for Christmas are being urged to prepare for a holiday storm that could produce both rain and snow in parts of South Dakota.


Turner County Fatal Crash
DAVIS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man, 73, has died from injuries received in a Nov. 30, 2016 two-vehicle crash east of Davis.


DPS Officials: Be Safe During Holidays
PIERRE, S.D. – Whether celebrating the holiday season at home or traveling somewhere, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety encourages people to be safe.


DOT To Make Watertown Intersection Four-Way Stop
WATERTOWN, S.D. -- The South Dakota Department of Transportation is converting the intersection at US Highway 81 and 20th Avenue SE in Watertown from a two-way stop control to an all-way (four-way) stop.


Government Entities Set Information Release Policy
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and several local governmental entities statewide have implemented a three-day information release policy designed to meet the requirements of a new amendment to the South Dakota Constitution.


Highway Patrol Cracking Down on Seatbelt Violators
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has reinforced its efforts to encourage more motorists to wear their seatbelts.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – One person was killed and another person injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning north of Yankton.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for December
PIERRE, S.D. – Along with everything else that is part of the holidays, the South Dakota Highway Patrol will spend time in December reminding people not to mix too much celebration with driving.


Passage of Marsy’s Law to Impact DPS Dissemination of Information
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say a recently passed amendment to the South Dakota Constitution will limit the type of information that can be made available to the public, media and other professions.

Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – One person was killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash early Monday afternoon east of Yankton.


Hyde County Fatal Crash
HIGHMORE, S.D. – Two people died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning south of Highmore.


Emergency Management’s Credentialing System Hits 10,000 Milestone
PIERRE, S.D. – A milestone has been reached for a credentialing system which was created by the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to better identify resources needed for disasters or special events.


DPS: Travel Safe During Thanksgiving Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety wants motorists this year to get to and from Grandma’s house – and anywhere else – safely this Thanksgiving.


Highway Patrol to Participate in Seatbelt Safety Campaign
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and local law enforcement will help promote seatbelt safety on both sides of the state Tuesday.

Hamlin County Fatal Crash
VIENNA, S.D. – One person died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash that occurred northeast of Vienna.

Fire Marshal Encourages Fire Safety During Thanksgiving
PIERRE, S.D. – Amidst all of the Thanksgiving Day food and celebration, South Dakotans are being reminded once again to be careful with fires.


State Departments Remind Citizens to Be Safe in Winter Conditions
PIERRE, S.D. – Winter has officially arrived in South Dakota and state officials remind citizens to be careful if traveling today (Friday).


DPS Urges Safety As Season’s First Winter Storm Approaches
PIERRE, S.D – With the season’s first major snowstorm expected to reach South Dakota this week, the state Department of Public Safety encourages people to make preparations now.


Names Released in Campbell County Fatal Crash
POLLOCK, S.D. – A 29-year-old Herreid, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred late Saturday night north of Pollock.


Campbell County Fatal Crash
POLLOCK, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred late Saturday night north of Pollock.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. – A Rapid City man has died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Oct. 31 west of New Underwood.


Highway Patrol Hosts Open House at New Sisseton Office
PIERRE, S.D. – An open house is this Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the new South Dakota Highway Patrol squad office in Sisseton.

Elk Point Driver’s License Exam Station Moving to New Location
PIERRE, S.D. – Elk Point’s driver license exam station moves to a new location later this month.

Highway Patrol Statement on Former Trooper Brian Biehl
PIERRE, S.D. – Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, issued this statement following the Attorney General’s press release Monday morning regarding charges being filed against former trooper Brian Biehl.


Set Clocks Back Sunday, Check Smoke Alarms
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans should be checking both their clocks and smoke alarms this weekend.


November Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol plans to hold 17 sobriety checkpoints in 16 counties during November.


Names Released in Clark County Fatal Crash
GARDEN CITY, S.D. – A Garden City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a crash that involved two semi trucks near Garden City.


Clark County Fatal Crash
GARDEN CITY, S.D. – One person died Friday afternoon in a crash involving two semi trucks near Garden City.


Officials Urge Citizens to Start Preparing for Winter
PIERRE, S.D. – It may not seem like winter yet, but officials of the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (OEM) say it is still time to make preparations.

Names Released in Edmunds County Fatal Crash
BOWDLE, S.D. – A 16-year-year male died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday night near Bowdle.

Names Released in Meade County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday near Sturgis.

Names Released in Butte County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – A Newell, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night near Newell.

Highway Patrol Graduation Friday, Oct. 28
PIERRE, S.D. – Eight recruits officially join the South Dakota Highway Patrol during a graduation ceremony this Friday, Oct. 28, in the State Capitol Rotunda in Pierre.


Butte County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – A 67-year-old woman died Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash near Newell.


Edmunds County Fatal Crash
BOWDLE, S.D. – One teen was killed and other teen was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday night near Bowdle.