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RAPID CITY — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter in the 2013 death of his girlfriend. Richard Schmitz, 55,  took a plea deal  in January, …

Snow, rain and gusting winds lashed a large swath of the central U.S. on Monday, dashing spring hopes, as the South braced for thunderstorms and possible tornadoes and as the risk of wildfires in …

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host a free Better Choices, Better Health-South Dakota workshop on chronic disease self-management in Salem for the first time. The workshops are from 9 …

For more than two months, state officials unintentionally led some potential legislative candidates to believe they needed hundreds more petition signatures than state law requires. The …

PIERRE — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department recently announced it has partnered with the National Rifle Association to provide a free online hunter education course option. …

RELIANCE — A 38-year-old man and 59-year-old man died Monday evening in a two-vehicle crash in Lyman County. The names of the people involved have not been released pending notification of …

STURGIS — A passenger in a UTV suffered fatal injuries Monday in a single-vehicle crash near Sturgis. The names of the persons involved have not been released pending notification of …

MISSOULA, Mont. — A Washington state man accused of helping kill thousands of birds  pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to shooting eagles on an American Indian reservation in …

PIERRE — South Dakota high school students may now enter this year’s Lesson Learned teen safe driving campaign, where they can win $10,000 for themselves and another $10,000 for a …

PIERRE — Alex Frasier has spent a lot of time studying what it takes to grow a successful crop. After studying ag production and precision technology at Lake Area Technical College, he has …

Six years ago, Illinois farmer John Ackerman didn't hire any contract workers at all. Now he typically hires about 22 every year through a local coordinator that helps farmers hire crews of …

After the state  declined to seek federal grant money  to reduce greenhouse gases and other air pollution last year, Rapid City was the only city in South Dakota to apply for the money. …

Gov. Kristi Noem signed dozens of bills into law during the past several days, including two related to abortion. One bill requires the production of a video and other materials explaining the …

PIERRE — The South Dakota Community Foundation  recently awarded a $48,940 Beyond Idea Grant  to South Dakota State University Extension. Funding will support access to locally …

MITCHELL — Standing next to a row of bookcases in the Mitchell High School library, South Dakota’s lieutenant governor was asked about taking the reins of state government. …

YANKTON COUNTY — A motorcyclist from Irene suffered fatal injuries March 12 in a two-vehicle crash 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Volin. Preliminary crash information indicates Gordon …

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed a bill to allow signers of ballot initiative petitions to revoke their signatures — a move opponents decry as a jab at direct democracy and a  …

SIOUX FALLS — Augustana has announced that the university brought back its criminal justice major this fall after nearly 35 years — adding to the list of interdisciplinary academic …

PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem, in coordination with the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, is proclaiming March 29 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.” The …

PIERRE — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that a Pierre man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after earlier being convicted for assaulting and threatening …

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