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Clay County Fatal Crash
A Vermillion man died in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of S.D. Highway 50 and S.D. Highway 19 in the city limits of Vermillion on Thursday, April 17.

Grant County Fatal Crash
A Revillo, S.D., man has died from injuries received in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 15 south of Milbank on Saturday, March 29.


McCook County Fatal Crash
A Madison, S.D., man died in a one-vehicle crash on 252nd Street about one and one-half miles west of Salem on Tuesday, April 15.

Clark County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Henry, S.D. man died Monday in a two vehicle crash approximately twenty miles west of Watertown.

April 14 – 18, 2014: National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota recognizes emergency police, fire and medical dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 14 through April 18.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Parker, S.D. teen died Saturday in a one vehicle crash approximately 10 miles west of Sioux Falls on S.D. Highway 42.

Moody County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls, S.D. woman died Saturday in a two vehicle crash on Interstate 29, 12 miles south of Brookings.


South Dakota Highway Patrol Graduates Eight New Troopers
PIERRE, S.D. – After more than eight months of training, eight recruits officially joined the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol during a graduation ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday.

A Statement from Col. Craig Price on the Sentencing in the Rachel Coleman Case
Editors/News Directors: A statement from Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, on the sentencing in the Rachel Coleman case:


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Fort Thompson, S.D., woman died in a two vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday, April 2, two miles east of Marion Road on Interstate 90 near Sioux Falls.


State Offices in Western South Dakota Closed Due to Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered all state offices in the western portion of South Dakota area closed today (Monday, March 31) because of the strong storm impacting the area.

Additional State Offices Close Due to Storm in Central South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – Due to the strong winter storm impacting the area, State offices in Central South Dakota will close today, effective immediately.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in April in the following counties: Beadle, Brookings, Charles Mix, Codington, Custer, Davison, Edmunds, Hamlin, Harding, Hughes, Kingsbury, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Spink, Stanley and Union.


Codington County Fatal Crash Involving Minors
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Watertown teen died Tuesday in a one vehicle rollover crash approximately two miles south of U.S. Highway 212 near Watertown.


South Dakota Highway Patrol Joins ‘Drive to Save Lives’
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is joining more than 40 other states and the U.S. Department of Transportation in an aggressive “Drive to Save Lives’’ campaign aimed at reducing highway fatalities across the nation in 2014.


State, FEMA Set Meetings on Annual Flood Insurance Outreach
State and local officials and representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) will hold flood outlook and flood insurance meetings in five South Dakota communities March 17-20.


Second Person Dies after Gregory County Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A second person has died as a result of a two-vehicle fatal crash on Monday, Feb. 24, the South Dakota Highway Patrol said today.

Butte County Fatal Crash
VALE, S.D. – A Whitewood, S.D. woman died in a one vehicle fatal crash, four miles west of Vale, S.D. on Thursday, March 6.


Moody County Fatal Crash
FLANDREAU, S.D. – An Eagan, S.D., man died in a two-vehicle crash five miles southeast of Flandreau, S.D., on Thursday, March 6.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – A Yankton, S.D. man died in a one vehicle crash three miles north of Yankton.

Gregory County Fatal Crash
BURKE, S.D. – A Gregory, S.D. woman died in a two vehicle crash that occurred Feb. 24, three miles west of Burke, S.D.

Citizens Cautioned About Sites that Charge for Driver Licensing Help
South Dakota’s Driver Licensing Program is asking its customers to be cautious of Internet sites that charge for assistance with driver licensing services.

FEMA Approves $1 Million for Rapid City Blizzard Debris Clean-up
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will award more than $1 million to the city of Rapid City for debris clean-up from an October blizzard, South Dakota Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones said today.


First Months of 2014 Deadly on South Dakota Highways
Twenty-four people have died in crashes on South Dakota highways during the first two months of 2014, and highway safety officials say half of the victims were not wearing seatbelts.

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in March in the following counties: Beadle, Brown, Clay, Codington, Davison, Edmunds, Hand, Jackson, Lake, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Spink, Stanley and Tripp.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
Two Sioux Falls men died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 46 near the intersection with 450th Avenue west of Irene on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Lincoln County Fatal Crash
A Sioux Falls man died in a one-vehicle crash on 278th Street about one mile west of Lennox on Saturday, Feb. 22.


Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
A Lake Preston man died in a one-vehicle crash about a mile northwest of Lake Preston on Saturday, Feb. 22.


Codington County Fatal Crash
A Florence, S.D., woman died in a two-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 20 about three miles west of Watertown on Monday, Feb. 17.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
Two people died in a one-vehicle crash at 268th Street and 463rd Avenue in Sioux Falls early Sunday, Feb. 16.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
A Rapid City man died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 44 near Johnson Siding on Thursday, Feb. 13.


Edmunds County Fatal Crash
A Minnesota teen died in a one-vehicle crash on 125th Street about one-half mile west of S.D. Highway 45 northeast of Ipswich on Monday, Feb. 10.


Meade County Fatal Crash
A Kansas woman died in a three vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near Summerset on Saturday, Feb. 8.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
Two people died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 81 about three miles north of Yankton on Friday, Feb. 8.


Meade County Fatal Crash
PIEDMONT, S.D. – A Piedmont, S.D. man died Wednesday of injuries received in a two-vehicle crash on Sturgis Road, 13 miles Northwest of Rapid City, S.D., on Wednesday, February 5.


Crash Involving a Garbage Truck and a School Bus
CANTON, S.D. – A crash occurred in Canton, S.D., Monday morning between a Garbage Truck and a School Bus.


Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – A Lubbock, Texas man died Thursday of injuries received in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 85, 12 miles south of Buffalo, S.D. on Thursday, January 30.


Hamlin County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – An Estelline, S.D. man died Monday of injuries received in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 near Watertown on Friday, Jan. 24.

Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Sisseton, S.D., teen-ager died Tuesday of injuries received in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 near Watertown on Sunday, Jan. 26.


FEMA Approves $1.35 Million for Rapid City Blizzard Debris Clean-up
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will award $1.35 million in public assistance funds to the city of Rapid City for debris clean-up from an October blizzard.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in February in the following counties: Aurora, Beadle, Brown, Codington, Hughes, Kingsbury, Lincoln, Mellette, Miner, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Spink, Tripp and Yankton.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls, S.D. man died in a two vehicle crash six miles east of Sioux Falls on Sunday, January 19.