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Nearly 69% of South Dakota is in severe drought or worse

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows all of Brookings County in the “severe drought” category. Nearly 69-percent…

Two people drown on Lake Sharpe near Pierre

Authorities say two people drowned Wednesday while fishing Lake Sharpe near Pierre. Hughes County Sheriff Patrick Callahan…

Lake Preston man dies on Lake Whitewood

A man is dead following a boating incident on Lake Whitewood, south of the town of Lake…

Weekly update shows COVID-19 cases surging in South Dakota

The weekly COVID-19 update from the South Dakota Department of Health includes one new death, raising the…

Brookings woman arrested for role in Sunday kidnapping

A Brookings woman has been arrested for her alleged role in the kidnapping of a Sioux Falls…

Proud Boys withdraw from sponsoring dance in Scotland, S.D.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A fraternity of the far-right extremist group Proud Boys has withdrawn its…

Proposed back to school plan for Brookings includes masks optional provision

Superintendent Klint Willert warns things could change  if the county sees a surge in cases. Perry Miller…

Suspect sought in Monday morning hit and run at junction of highways 14 and 81

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a pickup involved in a Monday morning hit and…

Lawmakers approve rules for medical pot in public schools

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Education has succeeded in its second attempt…

$1 million bail for South Dakota man charged in 2013 death

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge has set bond at $1 million for a South Dakota…