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State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Minnehaha County
SIOUX FALLS, SD – The State of South Dakota and FEMA have opened a disaster recovery center in Minnehaha County to offer face-to-face support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from September 9 - 26.


FEMA Can Assist With Furnaces, Wells and Septic Systems
SIOUX FALLS, SD – As the temperatures drop, the furnace becomes the most important appliance in the home. South Dakotans who had a furnace damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between September 9 - 26, should contact FEMA, even if they have already made repairs or purchased a replacement. FEMA can also help with wells and septic systems impacted by the disaster.


Disaster Recovery Centers Coming to Six South Dakota Counties
SIOUX FALLS – The State of South Dakota and FEMA are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in six counties across the state. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the severe winter storms and flooding from Sept. 9 – 26, 2019. Each center will be open for five days.


State and FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Yankton
SIOUX FALLS, SD – The State of South Dakota and FEMA have opened a disaster recovery center in Yankton to offer face-to-face support to individuals and businesses impacted by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding from September 9-26.

Names Released in Beadle County Fatal Crash
CAVOUR, S.D. – A Cavour, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Friday morning in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred south of Cavour.


Beadle County Fatal Crash
CAVOUR, S.D. – One person died early Friday morning in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred south of Cavour.

Names Released in Spink County Fatal Crash
TULARE, S.D. – Two females from Leola, S.D., have been identified as the people who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday night south of Tulare.


FEMA Denies South Dakota’s Disaster Request Appeal
PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Public Safety has announced that FEMA denied the state’s appeal for a presidential disaster declaration covering severe weather damage done in six South Dakota counties from Aug. 2-11, 2019.

December Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints are scheduled for 14 counties statewide during December.


FEMA Representatives to Visit South Dakota Neighborhoods
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Residents of South Dakota counties affected by September severe storms, tornadoes and flooding may soon see FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams and home inspectors in their neighborhoods.

DPS Officials Urge Safe Travel During Thanksgiving Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – Thanksgiving is a time for traveling and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety wants citizens to get to their destinations safely.


Be Safe With Fires This Thanksgiving
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal reminds people to enjoy all the great food this Thanksgiving holiday, but also to be mindful that fires occur more often this time of year.

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Madison
SIOUX FALLS, SD – The State of South Dakota and FEMA have opened a disaster recovery center in Madison to offer face-to-face support to individuals and businesses impacted by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding from September 9-26.

Spink County Fatal Crash
TULARE, S.D. – Two people died and three other people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday night south of Tulare.


Names Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash
KENNEBEC, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning north of Kennebec.


REGISTER WITH FEMA FOR POTENTIAL FEDERAL RECOVERY AID
PIERRE, SD – Residents of 11 South Dakota counties and two reservations may now register with FEMA. Registration opens the door to a number of federal disaster assistance programs, as well as referrals to other forms of aid.


Lyman County Fatal Crash
KENNEBEC, S.D. – Two people died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning north of Kennebec.


Name Released in Brookings County Fatal Crash
WHITE, S.D. – A White, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of White.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
WHITE, S.D. – One person died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of White.


Names Released in Dewey County Fatal Crash
RIDGEVIEW, S.D. – A 61-year-old Mission, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Ridgeview.


Dewey County Fatal Crash
RIDGEVIEW, S.D. – One person died Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Ridgeview.


Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Names now have been released of the two Sioux Falls juvenile males involved in a one-vehicle fatal crash Tuesday night in Sioux Falls.


DPS: State’s REAL ID System Meets Federal Requirement
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has announced that South Dakota is now more than 99 percent compliant in its efforts to meet the federal government’s enforcement deadline of the Real ID license regulations next year.

Names Released in Fall River County Fatal Crash
OELRICHS, S.D. – An Olglala, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Oelrichs.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday night in Sioux Falls

Names Released in Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – Names have been released of the two adults and one juvenile who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday south of Scotland.


Names Released in Miner County Fatal Crash
HOWARD, S.D. – A Valley Springs, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a two-vehicle crash west of Howard.

Names Released in Roberts County Fatal Crash
BROWNS VALLEY, S.D. – A Sisseton, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Browns Valley.


Names Released in Lincoln County Fatal Crash
BERESFORD, S.D. – A Sioux Falls, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a fatal crash involving four vehicles early Wednesday morning north of Beresford.

Fall River County Fatal Crash
OELRICHS, S.D. – One person died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Oelrichs.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
BROWNS VALLEY, S.D. – One person died and three others were seriously injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Browns Valley.

Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – One adult and one juvenile died and another person was seriously injured Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Scotland.


Miner County Fatal Crash
HOWARD, S.D. – One person died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Howard.

State Capitol to Implement New Safety Measures
PIERRE, S.D. – Secretary Craig Price and the Department of Public Safety today announced that a new safety measure designed to keep South Dakota’s state Capitol building safe and accessible to the public will begin this fall.


Lincoln County Fatal Crash
BERESFORD, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a fatal crash involving four vehicles early Wednesday morning north of Beresford.


Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
KEYSTONE, S.D. – A 49-year-old Keystone, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Keystone.

DPS Announces November Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – State Department of Public Safety officials say sobriety checkpoints are planned in 18 counties statewide during November.


Daylight Savings Times End Sunday Make Sure To Check Smoke Alarms
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota homeowners are reminded to take care of their clocks and smoke alarms this weekend.


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
WAGNER, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Saturday night in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Wagner.

Names Released in Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
ARLINGTON, S.D. – A 37-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Sept. 28, 2019 southwest of Arlington.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
KEYSTONE, S.D. – One person died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Keystone.


Name Released in Clark County Fatal Crash
CLARK, S.D – A Fargo, N.D., woman now has officially been identified by the South Dakota Highway Patrol as the person who died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash east of Clark.


Name Released in Stanley County Fatal Crash
HAYES, S.D – A Blunt, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Hayes.


Clark County Fatal Crash
CLARK, S.D – One woman died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Clark.

Name Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash
KENNEBEC, S.D – A Shenandoah, Iowa man died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash east of Kennebec, S.D.


Stanley County Fatal Crash
HAYES, S.D – A 50-year-old woman died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Hayes.


Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D.- A Lead, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Spearfish.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – One woman died Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Spearfish

SD Fire Marshal: Practice Your Fire Escape Plans
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal encourages families to celebrate this year’s Fire Prevention Week by making and practicing an escape plan.


October Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – Nineteen sobriety checkpoints in 13 different counties are planned for October, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.


DPS Urges Yankton Sioux Tribe to Use Immediate Options Available For Flood Response
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has recommended that the Yankton Sioux Tribe’s request to use the South Dakota National Guard for flood response be declined because other options are immediately available to the tribe.


Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash
EDGEMONT, S.D. – An Edgemont, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a four-wheeler rollover last week west of Edgemont.

DPS Issues Safety Reminders After Series of Deadly Vehicle Crashes
PIERRE, S.D. – A recent string of eight vehicle deaths in a four-day period this month has South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials once again urging people to be careful on the state’s roads.


Names Released In Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Nicholas Fettig of Aberdeen has been identified as the person who died late Sunday night in a single-vehicle rollover crash seven miles west of Aberdeen.


Fall River County Fatal Crash
EDGEMONT, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash west of Edgemont.

Names Released in Sanborn County Fatal Crash
WOONSOCKET, S.D. – Three Woonsocket juveniles now officially have been identified as the people who died Saturday night in a three-vehicle crash east of Woonsocket.

Names Released In Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Warner male has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash four miles west of Aberdeen.


Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured late Sunday night in a single-vehicle rollover crash seven miles west of Aberdeen.


Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning west of Aberdeen

Sanborn County Fatal Crash
WOONSOCKET, S.D. – Three people died and two others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday night east of Woonsocket.