- Estate claims reveal Westerhuis' debts before murder-suicide Updated: May-25-16 1:00 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A South Dakota man who authorities believe embezzled more than $1 million from his employer had significant debt when he killed his wife and four children before taking his own life last year, according to claims against his estate.
- Madison man accused of killing fiancee pleads not guilty Updated: May-25-16 8:37 am
MADISON, South Dakota - A Madison man accused of killing his fiancee has pleaded not guilty to murder.
- 3 of 4 suspects plead guilty in beating of highway patrolman Updated: May-25-16 8:32 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Three Washington state residents accused in the beating of a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper have pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against a fourth suspect.
- Anonymous donors pledge $1M for community center in Britton Updated: May-25-16 6:44 am
BRITTON, South Dakota - Anonymous donors have pledged $1 million to help build a new community center in Britton to replace the Kidder Gym.
- Governor's Agricultural Summit coming to Brookings next week Updated: May-24-16 8:59 pm
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - The state Department of Agriculture has scheduled the 2016 South Dakota Governor's Agricultural Summit for next week in Brookings.
- 3 men missing on South Dakota reservation found dead Updated: May-24-16 7:55 pm
PINE RIDGE, South Dakota - Three men who went missing more than two weeks ago on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have been found dead, a tribal official said Tuesday.
- Challenge to ballot measure capping interest rates fails Updated: May-24-16 7:34 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota residents may face a confusing scenario at the polls in November: a ballot with two proposals about payday loan interest rates that could have divergent consequences for borrowers and businesses across the state.
- Gov. Daugaard proclaims week for emerald ash borer awareness Updated: May-24-16 7:32 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says it's Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week.
- 4 arrested for spray paint damage at Aberdeen high school Updated: May-24-16 4:18 pm
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - Police in Aberdeen say they have arrested one man and three juveniles in connection with a weekend break-in at Central High School.
- Judge orders rancher to repay USDA $65K for loan he misused Updated: May-24-16 3:38 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A federal judge in South Dakota has ordered a rancher to pay back the U.S. Department of Agriculture $65,000 for a loan he misused.
- Iowa woman in fair condition after being dragged by pickup Updated: May-24-16 2:15 pm
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - Hospital officials say a Spirit Lake pedestrian is in fair condition after she was struck by a pickup truck and dragged for over 600 feet.
- Thune presents bill to overhaul hospitals on reservations Updated: May-24-16 12:59 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - U.S. Sen. John Thune has presented a measure to overhaul the network of government-run hospitals that provides care to Native Americans on and off reservations.
- Pierre, Fort Pierre mayors reflect on flood 5 years later Updated: May-24-16 12:54 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill got a call from the state Department of Public Safety asking her to come to a meeting at 4 p.m. That meeting would change her life.
- South Dakota farmers make progress with corn and soybeans Updated: May-24-16 10:55 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota farmers have made considerable progress over the past week planting corn and soybeans.
- New book planned about prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder Updated: May-24-16 10:37 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota State Historical Society is planning a new book about prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder, celebrating the 150th anniversary of her birthday and building on the success of a recent memoir.
- Authorities identify man found dead in house fire near Irene Updated: May-24-16 6:25 am
IRENE, South Dakota - Authorities have identified a man who died in a house fire near Irene earlier this month.
- Sioux Falls man accused of crashing vehicle, causing outages Updated: May-24-16 2:49 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Sioux Falls man is accused of crashing a vehicle into a utility pole, causing outages of power, Internet and cable.
- Police: Dog jumps from 2nd-story window, attacks woman, dog Updated: May-24-16 2:26 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Sioux Falls police say a dog jumped out of a screened second-story window of a house and attacked a woman and another dog.
- South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff Updated: May-24-16 12:21 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City - the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months.
- South Dakota sales tax goes up next week to 4.5 percent Updated: May-23-16 8:20 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Department of Revenue is reminding residents and businesses that the state's sales tax is set to go up next week.
- South Dakota Developmental Center dentist receives honor Updated: May-23-16 7:34 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - South Dakota Developmental Center dentist Dave Peterson has been honored for his work by a dental association.
- Watertown man claims Dakota Cash jackpot of over $35K Updated: May-23-16 3:40 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota lottery officials say a Watertown man has claimed a Dakota Cash jackpot of more than $35,000.
- South Dakota ahead of national average in breast cancer rate Updated: May-23-16 3:22 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's breast cancer rates are surging beyond national averages, and health officials still aren't sure what's causing the increase.
- Regents want pay gap suit from former SDSU professor tossed Updated: May-23-16 2:57 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The South Dakota Board of Regents is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former South Dakota State University professor who claims she was paid less than colleagues who were not black and female.
- Terry Redlin remembered as conservationist, artist, hunter Updated: May-23-16 12:27 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - In the early 1980s a little-known artist who painted scenes full of ducks, geese, deer and pheasants donated an original work to his local Ducks Unlimited banquet as an auction item.