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Residents Plagued by Sinkhole Call on Noem, Others For Help

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Hideaway Hills residents are tired of waiting for answers and, in some cases, feel abandoned by politicians who received their votes in previous elections. “This was our nest egg,” Valerie Smith said this week. “We …

South Dakota AG Gets Fines, No Jail Time in Pedestrian Death

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg avoided any jail time Thursday after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor traffic charges for a crash last year in which he struck and killed a man who was …

Crews Battling Black Hills Wildfires Gaining Control

NEMO, S.D. (AP) — Firefighters on Tuesday began to gain control of wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota that have forced the evacuation of more than 400 homes and closed the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Three separate wildfires …

Crews Battling Black Hills Wildfires Hampered by Strong Wind

NEMO, S.D. (AP) — High winds Tuesday hampered firefighters battling wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota that have forced the evacuations of more than 400 homes and closed the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Three separate wildfires were burning …

South Dakota’s Top Attorney Says Found Body Day After Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said in a statement late Monday that he realized he had struck and killed a man walking along a rural stretch of highway only after returning to the scene the …

Wildfire Burns Near Mount Rushmore Week Before Trump Visit

CUSTER, S.D.– South Dakota is bringing in more resources to fight a wildfire that burned Thursday near Mount Rushmore ahead of next week’s visit to the monument by President Donald Trump for Independence Day celebrations. The fire that started in …

South Dakota Townships Face Financial Woes After 2019 Floods

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Townships in South Dakota are facing economic difficulties as 2019 flood repair costs mount. Townships primarily depend on their taxpayers for funds to repair more than 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) of roads while they wait for …

South Dakota Group Considers Concussion Rules for High School Football

The association that governs high school sports in South Dakota is considering new rules aimed at reducing concussions among prep football players. The High School Activities Association Board of Directors might adopt recommendations and guidelines from the National Federation of …

FEMA Approves Disaster Funding for South Dakota

South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $3.6 million in disaster aid to help communities recover from several June storms, including the tornado in Wessington Spring and flooding in other areas. Funds …

South Dakota Tornado Relief Fund Applications Due in September

Residents of Wessington Springs, S.D., affected by a June 18 tornado have until Sept. 13 to submit an application for financial assistance. The Daily Republic reports the Wessington Springs Relief Fund has collected about $170,000. Linda William is the city’s …