South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Blames Surge In Cases On Testing As Hospitals FillSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday blamed South Dakota's recent surge in coronavirus cases on an increase in testing, even as the state saw a new high in the number of people hospitalized by the virus.
South Dakota Reports 38% Positivity Rate In Daily Virus TestsSouth Dakota health officials on Sunday reported a nearly 38% positivity rate on COVID-19 tests in the last day, with 617 new cases.
Political Tensions Rise As COVID-19 Cases Surge In Dakotas, WisconsinA surge of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin and the Dakotas is forcing a scramble for hospital beds and raising political tensions, as the Upper Midwest and Plains emerge as one of the nation’s most troubling hot spots.
South Dakota Tribe Reports Scramble For Hospital Beds: 'We Can't Do Much Here'A small hospital serving the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has sent two coronavirus patients to an out-of-state hospital in recent days, the tribe's health department said Wednesday, even as South Dakota’s top health officials insist the state has plenty of hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients.
Spokesperson: S.D. Gov. Kristi Noem Not In Close Contact With Trump At FundraiserSpokesman Ian Fury said Noem tested negative Tuesday night, the day before the fundraiser in the Minneapolis suburb of Shorewood. Fury said Noem “is tested regularly.”
Outside Investigators Look At South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg's Fatal CrashSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Tuesday that she was bringing in outside investigators to look into how the state's top prosecutor struck and killed a man with his car, but did not give a timeline on when information on the crash would be released.
South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg Reported Hitting Deer, But Hit Man, Investigators SaySouth Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was involved in a traffic accident that led to a fatality, Gov. Kristi Noem said Sunday.
S.D. Weather Station Breaks U.S. Record For Shortest Gap From 100-Degree Reading To Measurable SnowIt felt like the seasons changed almost overnight in the Twin Cities. But in other parts of the country, that seeming switch happened at a much more pronounced level.
Health Department Confirms Death Of Minnesota COVID-19 Patient Who Attended Sturgis Rally Health officials confirmed Wednesday the first COVID-19 death linked to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Attendees Spreading COVID-19 Infections Fast, FarThe hundreds of thousands of bikers who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have departed western South Dakota, but public health departments in multiple states are trying to measure how much and how quickly the coronavirus spread in bars, tattoo shops and gatherings before people traveled home to nearly every state in the country.
2 Executives At Fargo Company Killed In South Dakota CrashTwo executives of an agriculture equipment dealer who were lifelong friends have died in a highway crash in South Dakota, according to the company.
Crowds Of Bikers Gather At Sturgis Rally, With Little Signs Of COVID-19 PrecautionsThe coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren't many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at a small city along Interstate 90 in western South Dakota.
South Dakota Governor Uses COVID-19 Restrictions Elsewhere, Including Minnesota, To Lure BusinessesGov. Kristi Noem is using COVID-19 restrictions in other states to lure businesses to relocate to South Dakota.
Anticipated Crowd Of 250,000 At Annual Sturgis Rally Amid Rising COVID-19 InfectionsMore than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through western South Dakota, seeking the freedom of cruising the boundless landscapes in a state that has skipped lockdowns.
DNA Leads Police To Arrest Sioux Falls Man, 79, In 1974 Willmar Murder Of Mae HermanPolice on Thursday arrested a South Dakota man in a 1974 cold-case homicide in Minnesota after using DNA to link him to the killing 46 years ago.