Coronavirus In South Dakota: COVID-19 Cases Top 1,100; Meat Plant Worker DiesThe number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in South Dakota has surpassed 1,100, and more than half of those cases have some connection to the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls.
Coronavirus Update: Smithfield Closes South Dakota Pork Plant Due To COVID-19 OutbreakVirginia-based Smithfield Foods announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux Falls until further notice after hundreds of employees tested positive for the coronavirus — a step the head of the company warned could hurt the nation's meat supply.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Meatpacking Plants Taking Precautions After Sioux Falls OutbreakThe South Dakota Department of Health confirmed more than 80 employees inside Smithfield Foods tested positive for COVID-19. They are now shutting down operations for three days.
Christopher Bruce Convicted Of Stalking Sioux Falls MayorA jury has convicted a man of stalking the Sioux Falls mayor.
NWS: 3 EF-2 Tornadoes Sweep Across Sioux FallsPounding rain and vicious winds pummeled Sioux Falls just after dark Tuesday evening. By around 11:30 p.m., with many in bed for the night, the worst damage was about to hit.
Several Strong Tornadoes Hit Sioux Falls, Leaving Trail Of DamageSevere weather including a tornado hit central Sioux Falls, where authorities closed streets and delayed school for two hours Wednesday as they assessed the damage.
Man Accused Of Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Faces Rape ChargeAn 18-year-old Sioux Falls man faces a felony rape charge after he allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl in a Target parking lot. The Argus Leader reports that a Minnehaha County grand jury indicted George Zimmer Jr. last week on one count of rape in the fourth degree.
SD Sanford Health & Surgeon Accused Of Fraud, KickbacksTwo doctors employed by Sanford Health are suing the company and one of its neurosurgeons, accusing them of defrauding the federal government and harming patients by performing unnecessary surgeries. Dustin Bechtold and Bryan Wellman filed the lawsuit in 2016, and a federal judge unsealed it Thursday.
Police: Man Flees After Shooting, Wounding 3 In Sioux FallsSioux Falls police are trying to identify the man who fled after shooting three people this weekend. Officers responded to a report of gunshots early Saturday afternoon. Police say several people were involved in an altercation.
1 Dead After Small Plane Crash In South DakotaOne person is dead after a small engine plane crashed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota Tuesday.
7 Teens Rescued From Rock Island In South DakotaAuthorities say seven teenage boys were rescued from a small island of rocks at a Sioux Falls park.