Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

U.S. 06/12/19, 07:44

With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there.Over the past decade, states including South Dakota, Maine and Vermont have ...

South Dakota bishop to lead Saginaw diocese in Michigan

U.S. 05/24/19, 14:29

A Catholic bishop in South Dakota has been selected as the new bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan.The diocese announced Friday that 63-year-old Bishop Robert D. Gruss will serve as its seventh bishop. His installation in Saginaw is ...

Deputy shoots knife-wielding man outside South Dakota jail

U.S. 05/21/19, 18:15

Authorities say a man was shot outside of a South Dakota jail after he charged at officers with a knife.Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says authorities responded to gunshots just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.Milstead says a deputy fired two shots, ...

Activists’ lawyers: Sheriff should defend anti-protest laws

U.S. 05/16/19, 13:34

Attorneys for oil pipeline opponents are fighting a South Dakota sheriff's attempt to be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging new state laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom ...

State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation

U.S. 04/19/19, 11:35

South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline if it's built. The law allows officials to pursue criminal ...

South Dakota trio launches meat processing plant

Business 04/13/19, 00:05

From the Schmeckfest bratwurst to the South Dakota Chislic Festival, mouth-watering meat draws great crowds to the Freeman community.Now, this Hutchinson County town of 1,300 residents has gained a business providing an outlet for both livestock producers and meat aficionados.Prairie-to-Plate ...

Update: Midwest digs out, South braces for its own storm

U.S. 04/12/19, 13:02

The Latest on severe spring storm (all times local):1 p.m.Several Midwestern states are digging out from a spring snowstorm, while the South braces for weekend thunderstorms that could bring tornadoes.Snow plows clear Interstate 29 on Thursday, April 11, in Sioux ...

Spring storm lingers after burying parts of Midwest in snow

U.S. 04/12/19, 09:07

Strong winds and more snow are expected in the Midwest after a spring storm buried several states in snow and created dangerous travel conditions. The storm lingered Friday in parts of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, but the system is ...

Bomb cyclone storm hammers US Rockies and Plains

U.S. 04/11/19, 07:23

A winter-like storm known as a bomb cyclone is bringing heavy snow and fierce winds to the Rockies and Plains states. Travel conditions are treacherous in states including Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Colorado.

Update: Snow, ice making Midwest travel dangerous

U.S. 04/11/19, 06:50

The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local):6:45 a.m.A powerful spring snow storm sweeping across the Midwest has made travel hazardous across Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.Ice forms on a calf at a ranch outside of ...

Bomb cyclone storm hammering central US, disrupting travel

U.S. 04/10/19, 20:24

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect ...

South Dakota middle school teaches students with video games

Tech 04/01/19, 00:05

When eighth-grader Alyssa Lingen started her information and communications technology class this year at Patrick Henry Middle School, the art student was repulsed by anything related to computer science, she said. But the minute she saw the little elephant she created ...

South Dakota college students brew beer in new course

Science 04/01/19, 00:05

At a glance, the scene unfolding recently in one South Dakota School of Mines and Technology classroom resembled something halfway between a science fair and a beer festival.Guests in attendance made their way from booth to booth, sampling and judging ...

Flooding forces evacuations on South Dakota reservation

U.S. 03/28/19, 15:49

Record-breaking flooding has forced dozens of people on a South Dakota reservation to evacuate and ranchers were working Thursday to get their livestock to higher ground while waiting for a river to crest.High water from the Moreau River is threatening ...

Flooding hits South Dakota American Indian reservation hard

U.S. 03/26/19, 15:26

Flooding that has hit parts of the Midwest hard has nearly paralyzed an American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota, swamping roads, trapping people in homes and cutting off water supplies to thousands.The situation on the sprawling Pine Ridge Reservation ...

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