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Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – One person died and three other people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Murdo.


Names Released In Brule County Fatal Crash
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – A Mitchell, S.D. man has died as the result of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Aug. 26, 2021 near Chamberlain.

Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A New Town, N.D., woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a one-vehicle crash east of Rapid City.

Name Released In Perkins County Fatal Crash
BISON, S.D. – A Bismarck, N.D. man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash southeast of Bison.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle crash east of Rapid City.


Perkins County Fatal Crash
BISON, S.D. – One person died Wednesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash southeast of Bison.

Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – A 50-year-old Hot Springs, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died late Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash northeast of Hot Springs.

Names Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash
HARRISBURG, S.D. – An Anchorage, Alaska man has been identified as the person who died late Saturday night in a pedestrian-vehicle fatal crash near Harrisburg.


Lincoln County Fatal Crash
HARRISBURG, S.D. – One person died late Saturday night in a pedestrian-vehicle fatal crash near Harrisburg.

Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – One person died late Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash northeast of Hot Springs.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash (UPDATE)
KEYSTONE, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Friday, Aug. 27 west of Keystone.


South Dakota Tribes to Receive State 9-1-1 Funding
PIERRE, S.D. – Two South Dakota Native American tribes will receive state funding for their 9-1-1 telecommunications centers.

Names Released In Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A Wall, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in an UTV crash east of Milbank.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
KEYSTONE, S.D. – A Pipestone, MN man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash west of Keystone.


DPS Announces September Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – September’s list of sobriety checkpoints has been released by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.


Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured early Sunday morning in a UTV crash east of Milbank.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
KEYSTONE, S.D. – One person died and another person was seriously injured Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash west of Keystone.


Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 Sturgis Rally Tally (FINAL NUMBERS)
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 07, 2021 to 6 a.m. Sunday August 15, 2021. FINAL RALLY TALLY NUMBERS


Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 7, 2021 to 6 a.m. Saturday August 14, 2021


Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 7, 2021 to 6 a.m. Friday August 13, 2021


Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 7, 2021 to 6 a.m. Thursday August 12, 2021.


Wednesday Aug. 11, 2021 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 7, 2021 to 6 a.m. Wednesday August 11, 2021

Names Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – A Watertown, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash south of Sturgis.


Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 7, 2021 to 6 a.m. Tuesday August 10, 2021


Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 7, 2021 to 6 a.m. Monday August 9, 2021.


Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information. Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 7, 2021 to 6 a.m. Sunday August 8, 2021


Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – A 58-year-old male has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash that occurred Friday, Aug. 6, southeast of Hill City.

Lawrence County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – One person died and another person was seriously injured Friday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash south of Sturgis

Jackson County Fatal Crash
KADOKA, S.D. – A 58-year-old female died Friday in a motorcycle crash west of Kadoka.


Meade County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – A 74-year-old man has died as a results of injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Monday, Aug. 2, near Sturgis.

Ceremony Wednesday to Honor State Firefighter Lost in 2011 Coal Canyon Fire
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A memorial ceremony is Wednesday, Aug. 11, to honor South Dakota Wildland Fire’s Trampus Haskvitz, a state firefighter who died in the 2011 Coal Canyon Fire, that occurred in the Black Hills.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
KEYSTONE, S.D. – A Hot Springs, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday morning in a fatal crash involving three motorcycles that occurred near Keystone.

Names Released In Buffalo County Fatal Crash
FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – A Gann Valley, S.D. female has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash that occurred northeast of Fort Thompson.

Names Released In Faulk County Fatal Crash
HOVEN, S.D. – A 62-year-old Onaka, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Hoven.


Names Released In Meade County Fatal Crash
PIEDMONT, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash that occurred east of Piedmont.


Buffalo County Fatal Crash
FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – One person died and three other people were injured Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash that occurred northeast of Fort Thompson.

Faulk County Fatal Crash
HOVEN, S.D. – One person died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Hoven.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
KEYSTONE, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Saturday morning in a fatal crash involving three motorcycles that occurred near Keystone.


Meade County Fatal Crash
PIEDMONT, S.D. – One person died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash that occurred east of Piedmont.


DPS Announces August Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – Ten sobriety checkpoints in eight counties are planned throughout South Dakota during August.


Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Names have been released of the three people who died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in Sioux Falls.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Three people died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in Sioux Falls.


Name Released In Butte County Fatal Crash
FRUITDALE, S.D. — A Belle Fourche, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash near Fruitdale.


Butte County Fatal Crash
FRUITDALE, S.D. — A 55-year-old male died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash near Fruitdale.


Names Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash
LEAD, S.D. — A Newcastle, WY., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash west of Lead.


Names Released In Bennett County Fatal Crash
MARTIN, S.D. — A Batesland, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Martin.


Highway Patrol, American Legion Hosting Youth Trooper Academy
PIERRE, S.D. – Selected South Dakota high school students are learning about life as a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper this week.


Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Sidney, MT woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a motorcycle crash west of Rapid City.

Final Name Released In Aurora County Fatal Crash
PLANKINTON, S.D. — South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has now released the name of the second person who died in a July 4 fatal vehicle crash west of Plankinton.

Lawrence County Fatal Crash
LEAD, S.D. — One person died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash west of Lead.


Bennett County Fatal Crash
MARTIN, S.D. — One person died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Martin.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. — One person died Thursday morning in a motorcycle crash west of Rapid City.


Names Released In Aurora County Fatal Crash
PLANKINTON, S.D. — Names have been released of two of the three people who were involved in Sunday's fatal vehicle crash west of Plankinton.


Highway Patrol Honors Trooper Biegert, Inspector Nerby
PIERRE, S.D. – A trooper and a motor carrier manager, both praised for their leadership and devotion to duty, were honored today (Wednesday) by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


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

Names Released In Bennett County Fatal Crash
MARTIN, S.D. — Names have been released of the two men who died Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Martin.


Name Released In Union County Fatal Crash
SPINK TOWNSHIP, S.D. — An Alcester, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Spink Township.

Aurora County Fatal Crash
PLANKINTON, S.D. — Two people died and another person was seriously injured early Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Plankinton.


Butte County Fatal Crash
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — One person died and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Belle Fourche.


Union County Fatal Crash
SPINK TOWNSHIP, S.D. — One person died early Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Spink Township.

Names Released In Clay County Fatal Crash
MECKLING, S.D. — A Yankton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Meckling.


Name Released In Yankton County Fatal Crash
VOLIN, S.D. – A Volin, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Volin.


DPS Releases Sobriety Checkpoint List for July
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety says 21 sobriety checkpoints will held throughout South Dakota during July.


Clay County Fatal Crash
MECKLING, S.D. — One person died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Meckling.

Name Released In Haakon County Fatal Crash
PHILIP, S.D. – A 23-year-old Philip man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Philip.

Name Released In Union County Fatal Crash
ELK POINT, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Elk Point.

Names Released In Walworth County Fatal Crash
HOVEN, S.D. – An Amery, WI man has been identified as the person who died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Hoven.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
VOLIN, S.D. -- One man died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Volin.

Name Released In Turner County Fatal Crash
LENNOX, S.D. – A Chancellor, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Lennox.


Haakon County Fatal Crash
PHILIP, S.D. -- One person died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Philip.

Union County Fatal Crash
ELK POINT, S.D. -- One woman died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Elk Point.

Turner County Fatal Crash
LENNOX, S.D. – One person died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Lennox.


Walworth County Fatal Crash
HOVEN, S.D. – One person died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Hoven.


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.