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Name Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash
PARKSTON, S.D. – A 15-year-old Parkston female has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon near Parkston.


Hutchinson County Fatal Crash
PARKSTON, S.D. – One person died and three others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon near Parkston.


DPS Receives Federal 9-1-1 Grant
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety has received a federal grant of more than $1.5 million that will be used for equipment at the statewide 9-1-1 emergency centers, also known as public safety answering points (PSAPs).


Crow Creek Tribe, Highway Patrol To Cooperate On Joint Enforcement Operation For Pow Wow
FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe will work together to keep people safe at this weekend’s Crow Creek Dakota Nation Pow Wow.


Third Fatality Recorded At Sturgis Rally
JOHNSON SIDING, S.D. – A Yuma, CO man has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 near Johnson Siding.


Sunday August 11 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 to 6 a.m. Sunday August 11, 2019. FINAL NUMBERS


Saturday August 10 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 to 6 a.m. Saturday August 10, 2019.

Cleanup Assistance Hotline Extended in South Dako
PIERRE, S.D. – The Cleanup Assistance Hotline established by South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters has been extended until Aug. 16.


Friday Aug. 9 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 to 6 a.m. Friday August 9, 2019

Flood Insurance an Important Resource for South Dakotans
PIERRE, S.D. – It won’t happen to me. Many South Dakotans may believe they don’t need to buy flood insurance. Their house has never flooded before. They don’t live in a high-risk flood zone.


Thursday Aug. 8 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 to 6 a.m. Thursday August 8, 2019


Wednesday Aug. 7 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information.

State, FEMA Continue Work on South Dakota Recovery
PIERRE, S.D. – While the deadline to register for federal disaster assistance has passed, the State of South Dakota, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal partners continue to work on recovery for South Dakota communities impacted by the severe storms and flooding in April and May.


Tuesday Aug. 6 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 to 6 a.m. Tuesday August 6, 2019


Monday Aug. 5 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 to 6 a.m. Monday August 5, 2019


Sunday August 4 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 to 6 a.m. Sunday August 4, 2019


Highway Patrol Urges Traffic Safety During Sturgis Rally
PIERRE, S.D. –- South Dakota’s Highway Patrol reminds those attending this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally not to forget about traffic safety.

Name Released In July 18 Miner County Fatal Crash
HOWARD, S.D. – A 25-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in a July 18, 2019 two-vehicle crash west of Howard.


Crisis Counseling Available for South Dakotans
PIERRE, S.D. – Crisis counseling is available to help South Dakotans in areas impacted by the flooding this year.

August Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety has released the list of sobriety checkpoints to be done during August.


Cleanup Assistance Hotline Established to Help South Dakotans
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters has created a Cleanup Assistance Hotline to assist South Dakotans with cleanup or debris removal as a result of the winter storm and flooding this year.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
JOHNSON SIDING, S.D – A Rapid City, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash near Johnson Siding

One Week Remains to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans in communities impacted by the severe winter storm and flooding have one week left to apply for federal disaster assistance.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
JOHNSON SIDING, S.D – One man died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash near Johnson Siding.

Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BRANDON, S.D. – A Luverne, MN woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a four-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 90 northwest of Brandon.


It’s Important for South Dakotans to Return SBA Application
PIERRE, S.D. – Some South Dakotans who apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration and asked to fill out a low-interest disaster loan application. It is important to complete the SBA disaster loan application prior to the deadline.


South Dakota Disaster Recovery Update: $6.7 Million in Federal Funding Provided
PIERRE, S.D. – Federal agencies have provided $6,765,847 million in grants, loans and flood insurance payments to assist South Dakotans as they recover from the major disaster declared June 7 by President Donald J. Trump following a request from Governor Kristi Noem.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BRANDON, S.D. – One person died Tuesday morning in a crash involving four vehicles and four other occupants on Interstate 90 northwest of Brandon.


Names Released In Campbell County Fatal Crash
MOUND CITY, S.D. – A Bloomington, CA man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred south of Mound City.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – One man died late Saturday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Yankton


State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Closing in Eagle Butte on July 24
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will close the disaster recovery center on the Cheyenne River Reservation at 6 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, July 24. The center is located at the Cultural Preservation Center, 98 S. Willow St., Eagle Butte. The closure comes as the center has seen a decline in visitation as area residents are moving forward in their recovery.

Name Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash
TEA, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in a tractor crash northwest of Tea.

Campbell County Fatal Crash
MOUND CITY, S.D. – One man died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred south of Mound City.


Register Now for Disaster Unemployment Assistance
PIERRE, S.D. – Farmers and ranchers, employees and self-employed individuals in 16 counties and reservations across South Dakota who are unable to work as a result of the severe winter storms and flooding from March 13 to April 26 may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program is administered locally.


Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Coming to Turner, Hutchinson Counties
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are sending mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to Turner and Hutchinson counties to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019.

Names Released In Lake County Fatal Crash
MADISON, S.D. – A Sioux Falls, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Madison

Names Released In Campbell County Fatal Crash
HERREID, S.D. – A Mound City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday, July 2 south of Herreid.


State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Closing in Sioux Falls and Yankton This Saturday
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will close two disaster recovery centers at 6 p.m Central time this Saturday, July 13. The facilities ceasing operation are located at the Southeast Technical Institute, 2000 N. Career Place in Sioux Falls and the County Emergency Management Building, 807 Capital St. in Yankton. The closures come as both centers have seen declines in visitation as South Dakotans are moving forward in their recovery.


One Month After Federal Disaster Declaration,South Dakotans Benefitting from Federal Assistance
PIERRE, S.D. – One month after President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for South Dakota because of severe winter storms and flooding, federal agencies have provided nearly $1.9 million in grants and loans to assist in recovery.


Lake County Fatal Crash
MADISON, S.D. – One man died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Madison.


Campbell County Fatal Crash
HERREID, S.D. – One man has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday evening near Herreid.


Name Released In Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – A Yankton, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon in Yankton.


Damaged Wells, Septic Systems May Be FEMA Eligible
PIERRE, S.D. – Flood survivors in 16 South Dakota counties and reservations designated for federal disaster assistance could be eligible for financial help from FEMA if they have flood-damaged wells and/or septic systems. The deadline to register is August 6, 2019.

DPS Officials: Be Careful During July Fourth Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials remind citizens to make sure the anticipated fun of this week’s July Fourth holiday does not turn tragic.

DPS Announces July Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be held in 19 South Dakota counties during July.


Fire Marshal Encourages Safety In Fireworks Use
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal urges people to make sure that fun with fireworks does not turn tragic this July Fourth holiday.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – One man has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon in Yankton.


Names Released In Brookings County Fatal Crash
ELKTON, S.D. – An Elkton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Elkton. .


State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Closed on July 4th Holiday
PIERRE, SD – Disaster Recovery Centers opened by the State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The centers will resume regular operations at 9 a.m. Friday, July 5.


FEMA Eligibility Letter May Not Be Last Word on Disaster Assistance
PIERRE, S.D. – If you applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of the severe storms/flooding earlier this year and received a letter or text message saying you were not eligible for disaster aid, you should know that the first communication may not be the last word. There may be an easy-to-resolve reason why some applicants received a notice stating that they are ineligible for assistance.

Names Released In Aurora County Fatal Crash
PLANKINTON S.D. – A Clearwater, FL man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred last Friday afternoon near Plankinton.


Beware of Post-Disaster Scams
PIERRE, S.D. – Recovery officials urge South Dakota residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on those who suffered losses in the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April.

FEMA Hiring South Dakota Residents to Help With Disaster Recovery
Pierre, S.D. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now hiring for full-time, temporary jobs to help communities recover from the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. Positions will be based in Pierre, Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen, and may require local travel.

Highway Patrol Hosting Eighth Annual Youth Trooper Academy This Week
PIERRE, S.D. – For a group of South Dakota high school students, this week is a chance to learn what being a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper is all about.


Residents and Business in Turner County Now Eligible for Disaster Assistance
PIERRE, S.D. – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Turner County may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019.

Brookings County Fatal Crash
ELKTON, S.D. – One man died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Elkton.

Name Released In Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A Watertown, S.D. man died Friday night in a motorcycle crash that occurred east of Brookings.


Husby, Weinmeister Selected As New Highway Patrol Assistant Superintendents
PIERRE, S.D. – Two South Dakota Highway Patrol captains, with a combined 40 years of experience, have been chosen as assistant superintendents of the Highway Patrol.

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens on Cheyenne River Reservation
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center on the Cheyenne River Reservation to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows previous openings in Minnehaha and Yankton counties, and the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations.

Aurora County Fatal Crash
PLANKINTON S.D. – One man has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon near Plankinton.


Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Coming to South Dakota Counties
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are sending mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to five counties across the state to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows openings of fixed-site Disaster Recovery Centers in Minnehaha and Yankton counties, Pine Ridge Reservation, and the Rosebud Reservation.

Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – One man died Friday night in a motorcycle crash east of Brookings.


State Board Approves Next Generation Contract With CenturyLink
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s 9-1-1 Coordination Board has awarded a new contract to CenturyLink to provide Next Generation 911 services to the state.


State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Rosebud
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center on the Rosebud Reservation to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows previous openings in Minnehaha and Yankton counties and the Pine Ridge Reservation. Additional locations around the state may be opened, depending on need.

Names Released In Haakon County Fatal Crash
PHILIP, S.D. – A Blunt, S.D., woman has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon east of Philip.

Names Released In Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Canadian woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday, June 11, in a pickup-motorcycle crash north of Watertown.


State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Sioux Falls
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center in Minnehaha County to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows the opening of centers in Yankton County and on the Pine Ridge Reservation last week. Additional locations around the state may be opened, depending on need.


Haakon County Fatal Crash
PHILIP, S.D. – One woman died and three others were seriously injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Philip.


No Parking Zones Installed At Rush Lake and Lake Albert In South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – Illegal parking of boat trailers in the right of way at two South Dakota lakes has forced state officials to establish no parking zones in those areas.

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Yankton and Pine Ridge
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and FEMA have opened disaster recovery centers in Pine Ridge and Yankton to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. These are the first centers to be opened, with additional locations around the state to be announced later.


Names Released In Hamlin County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Castlewood man has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon south of Watertown.


Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – One woman died Tuesday morning in a pickup-motorcycle crash north of Watertown.

FEMA HOUSING INSPECTIONS UNDERWAY
PIERRE, SD – Housing inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now out in South Dakota communities to help those impacted by severe storms and flooding from March 13 to April 26. Inspections provide critical information that allows FEMA to determine what assistance individuals and households are eligible for, and allows referrals to other federal, state and voluntary agency resources.


Name Released In Bennett County Fatal Crash
TUTHILL, S.D. – A Martin, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died last Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover north of Tuthill.

Name Released In Harding County Fatal Crash
REVA, S.D. – A 17-year-old male from Reva has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash near Reva.


Hamlin County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – One person died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Watertown.

Name Released In Moody County Fatal Crash
COLMAN, S.D. – A Humboldt, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Colman.


Harding County Fatal Crash
REVA, S.D. – A 17-year-old male died Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash south of Reva.


Highway Patrol Trooper Bumann Receives AAA South Dakota State Trooper of the Year Award
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Patrick Bumann, who colleagues praise for his hard work and dedication, has been named the 2018 South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year.

Bennett County Fatal Crash
TUTHILL, S.D. – An 83-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover north of Tuthill.

Moody County Fatal Crash
COLMAN, S.D. – One man died early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Colman.


South Dakota Entities Create Partnership To Hire Cyber Intelligence Analyst
PIERRE, S.D. – A South Dakota state government agency, a South Dakota university and a South Dakota city police department are joining together in a new partnership to fight the ever-increasing problem of cybercrime.


Name Released In Butte County Fatal Crash
NISLAND, S.D. – A Vale, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover southeast of Nisland.

Name Released In Meade County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a one-vehicle crash north of Rapid City.

June Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety has released its schedule of sobriety checkpoints to be conducted during June.


Second Person Dies From Injuries Sustained In Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A second person has now died from injuries suffered in a May 7, 2019 two-vehicle crash south of Rapid City.


Butte County Fatal Crash
NISLAND, S.D. – A 31-year-old man has died in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Saturday southeast of Nisland.

Meade County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A 35-year-old man has died in a one-vehicle crash north of Rapid City.


Eighth Grader Wins $10,000 In Highway Safety’s “Lesson Learned SD” Program
PIERRE, S.D. – Angie Lockett just received her learner’s driving permit two weeks ago. Friday, she won $10,000 for her promise to remain a safe driver.