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State, Local Officials Complete Schroeder Fire Investigation
PIERRE, S.D. – A debris/slash pile is thought to be the origin of the Schroeder Fire that burned 2,224 acres west of Rapid City in late March.


New Teen Driving Law Takes Effect July 1
PIERRE, S.D. – A new state law that changes some requirements for South Dakota teen-age driving licenses and operator permits takes effect July 1.


Name Released In McPherson County Fatal Crash
LEOLA, S.D. – A Mound City, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Monday in a one-vehicle crash in McPherson County.


DPS Encourages Public Participation in South Dakota’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week
PIERRE, S.D. – Severe weather will happen this summer in South Dakota and officials of the state Department of Public Safety encourage people to be ready.


DPS Releases South Dakota’s 2020 Fatal Crash Numbers
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota recorded 141 motor vehicle fatalities in 132 fatal crashes in 2020, according to yearly numbers released Wednesday by the state Department of Public Safety.


McPherson County Fatal Crash
LEOLA, S.D. – One man died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Leola.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Box Elder.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – One person died and three others were injured Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Box Elder.

Names Released In Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – A Modesto, CA woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday night east of Murdo. Eight other people were injured.

Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle crash west of Rapid City.


Highway Patrol Graduation Set For Friday
PIERRE, S.D. – Class 64, the newest group of South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper recruits, graduates Friday morning in Pierre.


Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – One person died and eight others were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday night east of Murdo.

Name Released In Grant County Fatal Crash
GOODWIN, S.D. – A Melrose, MN man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Goodwin.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- One man died Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle crash west of Rapid City.

Name Released In Brookings County Fatal Crash
VOLGA, S.D. – A Brookings, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Volga.


Grant County Fatal Crash
GOODWIN, S.D. – One man died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Goodwin


Brookings County Fatal Crash
VOLGA, S.D. – One person died early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Volga.


Name Released In Clark County Fatal Crash
CLARK, S.D. – A Raymond, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Clark.

Names Released In Day County Fatal Crash
WAUBAY, S.D. – A Dayton, MN woman has been identified as the person who died Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Waubay.

Name Released In Custer County Fatal Crash
HERMOSA, S.D. – A Pine Ridge, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash that occurred east of Hermosa.


DPS Releases April Sobriety Checkpoint List
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints are planned for 19 South Dakota counties during the month of April.


Custer County Fatal Crash
HERMOSA, S.D. – One man died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash that occurred east of Hermosa.

Clark County Fatal Crash
CLARK, S.D. – One person died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Clark.

Day County Fatal Crash
WAUBAY, S.D. – A 61-year-old female died Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Waubay.


Name Released In Turner County Fatal Crash
MONROE, S.D. – A 42-year-old Sioux Falls man has been identified as the person who died Monday night in a one-vehicle fatal crash east of Monroe.


Names Released In Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – A 19-year-old female from Yankton has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Yankton.

Turner County Fatal Crash
MONROE, S.D. – A 42-year-old man died Monday night in a one-vehicle fatal crash east of Monroe.


Names Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Belle Fourche, S.D., woman died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash just outside the city limits of Spearfish.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – A 19-year-old female died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Yankton.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash just outside the city limits of Spearfish.


Names Released In Hamlin County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Mobridge, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Watertown.


Spring Ahead Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries This Weekend
PIERRE, S.D. – When it comes to Daylight Saving Time this weekend, South Dakota Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says there is more to it than just changing the clocks.

Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
HERMOSA, S.D. – A 56-year-old Hermosa, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Hermosa.

Hamlin County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Watertown.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A 29-year-old male has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon north of Rapid City.


Name Released In McCook County Fatal Crash
SALEM, S.D. – A 61-year-old Mitchell man has been identified as the person who died last week in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Salem.


Names Released In Roberts County Fatal Crash
SISSETON, S.D. – A Herman, MN man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash north of Sisseton.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
HERMOSA, S.D. – One person died Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Hermosa.


McCook County Fatal Crash
SALEM, S.D. – A 61-year-old man has died in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Salem.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
SISSETON, S.D. – One person died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Sisseton.


March Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety has released its list of sobriety checkpoints scheduled to be held statewide during March.


Names Released In Hughes County Fatal Crash
BLUNT, S.D. – A Blunt, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Blunt.


Hughes County Fatal Crash
BLUNT, S.D. – One person died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Blunt.


DPS Releases Videos of Attorney General’s Interviews In Hyde County Crash Investigation
PIERRE, S.D. – Videos of two interviews conducted with South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg following a fatal vehicle-pedestrian crash Sept. 12 in Hyde County have been released by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety at the direction of Gov. Kristi Noem.


Names Released In Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
WAGNER, S.D. – Names have been released of the four people who died Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Wagner.


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
WAGNER, S.D. – Four people died and another person was injured Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Wagner.


Names Released In Butte County Fatal Crash
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – A Powers Lake, N.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash north of Belle Fouche.


Butte County Fatal Crash
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – One person died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash north of Belle Fouche.


Name Released In Brown County Fatal Crash
GROTON, S.D. – A 45-year-old Mitchell, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Groton.


Names Released In Tripp County Fatal Crash
WINNER, S.D. – Two women from Rosebud, S.D. have been identified as the people who died Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Winner.


Brown County Fatal Crash
GROTON, S.D. – A 45-year-old man died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Groton.


Tripp County Fatal Crash (Updated)
WINNER, S.D. – A 56-year-old female has become the second person to die from fatal injuries sustained Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Winner.


Tripp County Fatal Crash
WINNER, S.D. – One person died and three others were injured Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Winner.


FEMA Approves Funding for Four South Dakota Communities
SIOUX FALLS – FEMA and the State of South Dakota have awarded more than $3.7 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds to four South Dakota cities for the purchase of flood prone properties and their removal from the floodplain. These acquisition projects will allow property owners to relocate away from high-risk flood areas and prevent damage from future flooding events.

DPS Releases February Sobriety Checkpoint List
PIERRE, S.D. – A total of 15 sobriety checkpoints in 12 different counties are planned during the month of February by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.


Union County Fatal Crash
ALCESTER, S.D., -- A 68-year-old man from Alcester, S.D., has died from injuries sustained in an ATV crash that occurred on Monday, Jan. 18, near Alcester.