South Dakota

Sheriff: Missing Marshall County Man Located And Is Safe

MARSHALL CO., Minn. (KVRR) — A Marshall County man who was reported missing earlier this month has been found and is safe according to the sheriff’s office. They also say they are not releasing any other information on Keith Donarski at this time. Donarski was last seen at his parents home weeks ago and his cell phone was used days…

Federal Railroad Administration releases Midwest Regional Rail Plan

The Twin Cities was tested as a potential hub for service to Fargo, Duluth and Sioux Falls. 

FARGO (KVRR) – The Federal Railroad Administration has released its plan to expand and modernize Midwest passenger railroad service over the next four decades. North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota are among 12 states in the plan, which explores the potential for a passenger rail network throughout the region. The Twin Cities was tested as a potential hub for service…

South Dakota National Guard deploys to southern border

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Dozens of National Guard members from South Dakota are being sent to the southern border. About 125 members of the 1742nd Transportation Company will be deployed for 9 to 12 months. Gov. Kristi Noem, Sens. John Thune and Mike Round and Rep. Dusty Johnson were on hand for an activation ceremony Sunday at the University of…

Man Goes Missing In Northern Minnesota

MARSHALL CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in finding a missing northern Minnesota man. They say Keith Donarski left his parents home last Sunday and hasn’t been seen since. His cell phone was last used in Brookings, South Dakota last Monday. He didn’t show up for work all week. Donarski is driving a…

Caregiver pleads not guilty in death of toddler

WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Watertown woman has pleaded not guilty to felony charges in the death of a toddler who was in her care. A Codington County grand jury indicted 30-year-old Amanda Walder on one count of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree manslaughter and aggravated battery. First responders answered a call about an unconscious child at Walder’s unlicensed day…

Guilty plea to manslaughter in fatal Aberdeen stabbing

ABERDEEN, S.D. – An Aberdeen man has changed his plea in a fatal stabbing as part of an agreement with prosecutors. Twenty-four-year-old Jacob Lane Lee Bad Wound has pleaded guilty to felony manslaughter in the death of Higinio Anthony Santiago who was found stabbed at an Aberdeen home on Aug. 26, 2020. Bad Wound was initially charged with murder, pleaded…

South Dakota lawmakers circulating petition to impeach attorney general

Jason Ravnsborg interviewed by police following fatal crash SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders are distributing a petition to lawmakers asking them to support a special session to consider impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. House Speaker Spencer Gosch released the text of the petition. Two-thirds of both…

Trump attorney hired to represent South Dakota in abortion case

Jay Sekulow (ACLJ)PIERRE, S.D. (KVRR) – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says renowned attorney Jay Sekulow has been hired to join the state’s legal team in its ongoing legal battle against Planned Parenthood. South Dakota is asking the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a state law requiring women to consult with a pregnancy help center before deciding whether…

South Dakota House leader renews call for impeaching Ravnsborg

Jason RavnsborgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota lawmakers are being asked to call a special session to consider impeaching the attorney general for his conduct in a car crash that killed a pedestrian last year. In a statement, the House Speaker, House Republican leader and House Democratic leader laid out a process to evaluate impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, but…

South Dakota governor sends Ravnsborg crash investigation to House

Jason Ravnsborg interviewed by police following fatal crash SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has renewed her efforts to force the state’s attorney general from office after he hit and killed a pedestrian last year. Noem delivered to the House speaker an external hard drive containing the crash investigation file. The House had indicated earlier this year…