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Letter to the Editor: New Graduated Driver License Requirements Take Effect July 1
July 1, 2021 is an important date for drivers between the ages of 14 and 18 and their parents in South Dakota.


Names Released In Butte County Fatal Crash
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — A Belle Fourche, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash in Belle Fourche.


Names Released In Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. — A Gary, S.D., male has been identified as the person who died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash southeast of Milbank.


Butte County Fatal Crash
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — One person died Wednesday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash in Belle Fourche.


Names Released In Beadle County Fatal Crash
WOLSEY, S.D. — A Rockham, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Wolsey.


Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. — One person died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash southeast of Milbank.

Beadle County Fatal Crash
WOLSEY, S.D. — One person died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Wolsey.


Names Released In Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Groton, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died late Friday night in a motorcycle-pickup crash north of Aberdeen.


Engine Academy and Live Fire Exercise Taking Place in Custer State Park
CUSTER, S.D. –South Dakota’s Wildland Fire Division this week is hosting its annual Engine Academy which will include a live fire training exercise within the boundaries of Custer State Park. The live fire portion of the event is expected to take place on either June 8, 9, or 10 (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) if fuel and weather conditions allow.


Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – One person died late Friday night in a motorcycle-pickup crash north of Aberdeen.


June Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be held in 17 counties throughout South Dakota during June.


Additional Details on Saturday Night Amber Alert
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol was the lead agency on Saturday night’s amber alert through parts of South Dakota. Here are additional details on the event:

Name Released In Brown County Fatal Crash
GROTON, S.D. – A Conway, Arkansas man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash north of Groton.


DPS Stresses Safe Driving This Memorial Day Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety wants drivers to make sure this Memorial Day holiday weekend is remembered for all the right seasons.

Brown County Fatal Crash
GROTON, S.D. – One person died early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Groton.


Names Released In Butte County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – A Jamestown, N.D., man has been identified as the person died last Thursday in a two-vehicle crash east of Newell.


Butte County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – One person died and other person was seriously injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Newell.


Names Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – A Black Hawk, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred west of Sturgis.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – One person died and other person was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred west of Sturgis.


Names Released In McCook County Fatal Crash
CANISTOTA, S.D. – A Cando, N.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Canistota.


Interagency Wildland Fire Training Saturday in Custer State Park
CUSTER, S.D. -- Local firefighting agencies throughout South Dakota will participate in the Black Hills Wildland Interagency Training (BHWIT) this Saturday, May 15, in Custer State Park as preparation for the upcoming fire season.


Helicopter Exercise Friday at Angostura Lake
RAPID CITY, S.D.— The South Dakota Wildland Fire Division will administer an annual fire aviation certification for the South Dakota National Guard Aviation Unit at Angostura Reservoir and Recreation Area on Friday, May 14.


McCook County Fatal Crash
CANISTOTA, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Canistota.


Name Released In Custer County Fatal Crash
PRINGLE, S.D. – A Custer, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Pringle.


DPS Announces Sobriety Checkpoints For May
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety has released the list of sobriety checkpoints to be held during May.


Custer County Fatal Crash
PRINGLE, S.D. – A 67-year-old man died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Pringle.

Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Summerset, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred in Rapid City.


Name Released In Moody County Fatal Crash
COLMAN, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D., woman has been identified as the person died Saturday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash near Colman.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person died early Monday morning in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred in Rapid City.

Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash
WHITEWOOD, S.D. – A Sturgis, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Whitewood.


Moody County Fatal Crash
COLMAN, S.D. -- One person died Saturday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash near Colman.

Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL S.D. – A Wasta, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Wall.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
WHITEWOOD, S.D. – A 49-year-old woman died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Whitewood.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL, S.D. -- A 31-year-old man died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle fatal crash west of Wall.


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.