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Friend: Alleged SD Shooter ‘No Monster’

South Dakota authorities are looking for any witnesses to a shooting at a home that left four people dead, including the suspect.

11/23/2014

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South Dakota Residents Protest Starbucks Sign

Rapid City residents are protesting a large Starbucks sign affixed to a historic downtown hotel, saying the sign makes a mockery of the building’s historical significance.

11/23/2014

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South Dakota Man Killed 3 Before Killing Himself, Police Say

Investigators say a young man murdered three people and injured a fourth before killing himself Saturday morning.

11/22/2014

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Judge Limits Suspect In Death Of Adrian Peterson’s Son

A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no contact with the victim’s family.

11/20/2014

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South Dakota Digitizes Historic Newspapers

he South Dakota State Historical Society is digitizing archival newspapers to preserve state history and give researchers online access.

11/16/2014

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Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest In Upper Midwest

The season’s first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields.

11/10/2014

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Missouri River Pipeline Asks 3 States For Funding

Rather than waiting for the U.S. government to come through with funding for a tri-state Missouri River water pipeline, its developers are lobbying Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota — states that will also benefit from the project — for upfront money to keep it progressing.

11/09/2014

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Republicans Clinch Control Of US Senate

Republicans have seized control of the Senate for the first time in eight years.

11/04/2014

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Sioux Falls Day Care Worked Accused Of Sex Crime

A 26-year-old man is accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl at the Sioux Falls day care where he worked.

10/30/2014

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SD Girl Run Over, Killed By Truck Driven By Brother

A 14-year-old Hartford girl died when she was run over by a pickup truck driven by her 16-year-old brother.

10/27/2014

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$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In SD

outh Dakota Lottery officials say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million has been sold in Mitchell. Officials say the ticket holder matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Powerball on Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers are 6, 10, 51, 54, 57, and the Powerball is 12.

10/26/2014

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Remains In S.D. Are Of Man Missing 14 Years

Human remains found in western South Dakota’s Lawrence County last week have been identified as those of a man whose disappearance 14 years ago prompted searches in three states. The remains are those of David F. Johnson, a retired dentist from Buffalo, Wyoming, who was reported missing on June 5, 2000, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.

10/24/2014

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Train-Semitrailer Crash In SD Kills Minnesota Man

A Minnesota man has died from injuries he suffered when the semitrailer he was driving collided with a train in northeastern South Dakota.

10/17/2014

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Brookings Man Dies In Rollover Crash Near Elkton

A Brookings man has died in a rollover crash near Elkton. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 1999 Chevrolet Sedan was heading westbound near Elkton, when it ran off the roadway to the right, struck a culvert and vaulted over the road. The vehicle rolled and then came to rest in the south ditch.

09/29/2014

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MN On High Alert As Worrisome Weed Threatens Upper Midwest Crops

A weed strong enough to stop combines and resist many herbicides has been confirmed in South Dakota for the first time, raising concerns it could spread and cut deeply into crop production in the Upper Midwest — one of the few areas it hadn’t yet invaded.

09/26/2014

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Suspect In Death Of NFL Star’s Son Free On Bond

A man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall has been released on a $2 million bond.

09/21/2014

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Prehistoric Fish Re-Entering Big Stone Lake

Officials from South Dakota and Minnesota are working together to reintroduce thousands of lake sturgeon into Big Stone Lake. Representatives from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be at Hartford Beach State Park in South Dakota on Thursday.

09/18/2014

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Judge: History Of Violence Can Be Used In Trial

A judge says a history of violence against children can be used as evidence against a Sioux Falls man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

09/10/2014

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Federal Jury Convicts Man In Large Drug Bust

A federal jury in Sioux Falls has convicted a Minnesota man in a drug case that authorities say involved large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.

08/21/2014

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Gay SD Prep Coach Will Keep Job At Private School

A volleyball coach at St. Mary High School in Dell Rapids who has publicly announced he’s gay says he’s being allowed to keep his job. Nate Alfson announced he was gay last week on the website http://www.outsports.com , and later said he was concerned about his future with the private Catholic school.

08/13/2014

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SD High School Coach From MN Publicly Announces He’s Gay

A volleyball and baseball coach at St. Mary High School in Dell Rapids who has publicly announced he’s gay says he feels elated, though he worries it might affect his employment at the private Catholic school.

08/06/2014

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Good Question: How Did Mount Rushmore Get Started?

As many as 3 million people a year visit Mount Rushmore. It’s become a summer vacation destination for a lot of families in Minnesota and nationwide. And it has quite a history.

08/05/2014

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Attorney Requests Ruling In SD Gay Marriage Case

The attorney representing the six same-sex couples challenging South Dakota’s gay marriage ban has asked a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling. Minneapolis-based attorney Joshua Newville filed the motion for summary judgment last week. In the same memorandum Newville included a response to the state’s motion to dismiss the case.

07/07/2014

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Man Gets 2 Life Terms For Fargo Double Homicide

A man convicted in the November stabbing deaths of his ex-girlfriend and another man in Fargo has been sentenced to two life terms without parole. David Stevens was sentenced Friday afternoon. He pleaded guilty in January to killing 23-year-old Samantha Wickenheiser, of Fargo, and 30-year-old Ward Berg, of Moorhead, Minnesota, in Wickenheiser’s north Fargo apartment.

06/27/2014

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Suspect In Death Of Adrian Peterson’s Son Arrested Again

A man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall is facing charges in a new alleged incident.

06/25/2014

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