Wiener dog race steals the show at South Dakota hockey game

Hockey 03/04/19, 01:05

More than 10,000 people witnessed a true underdog story in South Dakota.Biscuit, a "master barker," earned a trophy full of dog bones after being the first dachshund to cross the finish line at the 12th annual Wiener Dog Races hosted by the Sioux Falls Stampede in the Denny Sanford Premier ...

South Dakota couple reflects on chocolate business

Business 02/18/19, 01:05

Truffles, caramels, peanut butter cups, turtles, toffee and fudge — the Watertown Confectionery makes it all. Located Watertown, the Confectionery is owned and operated by Mike and Vickie Marotz.The Marotzes began their journey into making chocolates while living in Red Wing, Minnesota. Their friends, Cyndy and Doug Smith, had previously ...

South Dakota woman starts environmentally-friendly business

Enviroment 02/18/19, 01:05

Callee Ackland hopes her personal search for clearer, healthier skin ultimately leads to a cleaner, healthier planet for all.What started as her quest for an effective skin treatment has grown into a Rapid City-based business, offering environmentally-friendly products for people and their homes.Her Bestowed Essentials line of personal and home-care ...

South Dakota ranked for first time in school history

Sports 02/11/19, 13:02

South Dakota is ranked in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history.The 25th-ranked Coyotes (22-3) have won nine straight games and are off to the school's best start since moving up to Division I in 2008.Baylor is still No. 1 on Monday, receiving 22 ...

After weather delay, search resumes for South Dakota girl

U.S. 02/08/19, 10:16

Recovery teams are searching for a 9-year-old girl who ran away from a residential youth home amid frigid weather last weekend in South Dakota.The search for Serenity Dennard had been stalled for two days before resuming Friday because of a winter storm. The girl went missing Sunday in subfreezing temperatures ...

Crews searching for 9-year-old girl who went missing in cold

U.S. 02/05/19, 16:01

Authorities say more than 100 people are searching for a 9-year-old girl who ran away from a residential youth home amid frigid weather in South Dakota. Investigators say the girl wasn't wearing a coat when she slipped away from the Children's Home Society on Sunday morning near Rapid City. The temperature ...

South Dakota brewery plans for the future

Business 02/04/19, 01:05

Fernson Brewing Co. may be the largest brewer in Sioux Falls, distributing their locally made beer all over the city and to five states, but don't mistake it as a beer behemoth set on world conquest.The heart of Fernson's plans for the future skew close to home.The company recently announced ...

South Dakota family bonds over basketball

Basketball 01/28/19, 01:05

Jay and Dawn Plitzuweit met at a senior high school basketball all-star game in Wisconsin when they were both getting ready to go off to college. Given how things have gone for their family since then, this part of the story seems too good to be true.Dawn, the women's basketball ...

Community helps troubled teen find new life in South Dakota

Sports 01/26/19, 01:05

Iesha Meredith's townhome comes to life when Doyle Brown, her younger brother, walks through the door.The Madison High School senior, who moved to South Dakota from Louisiana in 2015 to escape the negative influences of his early teens, is immediately swarmed by his nieces, who greet him with hugs and ...

Chief justice seeks new mental health court in Sioux Falls

Health 01/09/19, 17:10

The South Dakota Supreme Court's chief justice urged officials in a legislative address Wednesday to seriously consider creating a mental health court in the Sioux Falls region.Chief Justice David Gilbertson said in his State of the Judiciary message that the need for such a court is "great" in Minnehaha County. ...

Indoor shrimp company picks South Dakota over Minnesota

Business 01/09/19, 14:21

A Minnesota company that has pioneered indoor shrimp farming surprised state and local officials by picking South Dakota as the location for its first production facility, citing a Minnesota environmental regulation.The mayor of Luverne, the southwestern Minnesota city of about 5,000 that was the $45 million facility's intended location, calls ...

Legislature to gather for Noem’s first session as governor

Sports 01/06/19, 13:05

Republican Gov. Kristi Noem is inheriting a state on solid financial footing as she enters her first legislative session as governor.She's joined by a Legislature that will consider tough changes to South Dakota's criminal justice system, looser gun laws and allowing sports betting in Deadwood.Legislators gather Tuesday for the start ...

South Dakota students teach science through scavenger hunt

Science 12/31/18, 01:06

About a dozen sixth-grade students at Spearfish Middle School enjoy science so much that they've approached their teachers about preparing and teaching lessons themselves."Having my young scientists teach each other is demonstrating extreme ownership of their learning," sixth-grade science teacher Leslie Wangeman told the Black Hills Pioneer . "It means ...

Update: Philanthropists die in South Dakota plane crash on Christmas Day

U.S. 12/26/18, 17:58

The Latest on a small plane that crashed in a South Dakota city (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities in Sioux Falls have identified a couple killed when a small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood of the South Dakota city. Police said late Wednesday afternoon that the Minnehaha County coroner positively identified ...

1 person dies in South Dakota small airplane crash on Christmas Day

U.S. 12/26/18, 08:30

Officials say one person died when a single-engine airplane crashed in a backyard in a South Dakota city, leading to the evacuation of four homes. Sioux Falls Emergency Manager Regan Smith told reporters that the person who died was on the plane when it crashed in Sioux Falls around 5 p.m. ...

Jacks try to take next FCS step, powerful Bison up next

Football 12/12/18, 16:51

South Dakota State linebacker Christian Rozeboom tried watching last year's Football Championship Subdivision title game between rival North Dakota State and the team that knocked them out of the semifinals, James Madison. It wasn't long before he turned the channel."It was just a little bittersweet," Rozeboom said of seeing the ...

Stick, North Dakota State highlight FCS All-America team

Sports 12/11/18, 12:16

North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick was one of three Bison players selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team.Stick is joined by North Dakota State offensive lineman Tanner Volson and defensive back Robbie Grimsley on the first team. The top-seeded Bison, who will play South Dakota State in the ...

McLure, Kegler help slow-starting Baylor top S. Dakota 63-57

Sports 11/27/18, 22:17

King McClure scored 15 points, and Baylor finished the game on a 12-0 run in a 63-57 win over South Dakota on Tuesday.Mario Kegler added 12 points for the Bears (5-2), who won despite missing 20 of their first 24 shots. Kegler, a transfer from USC making his Baylor debut, ...

Deadwood group to ask lawmakers for sports betting amendment

Sports 11/14/18, 18:18

Four years after South Dakota enthusiastically voted to allow Deadwood casino patrons to play keno, craps and roulette, a gambling industry group plans to ask state lawmakers for a 2020 ballot measure to bring legal sports betting to the historic mining town.The push comes after the U.S. Supreme Court in ...

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