South Dakota

North Dakota Asks South Dakota to Help with Agency Probe

Stenehjem says he wants an investigator who has no knowledge of the agency to conduct a probe.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has asked South Dakota authorities to help investigate an agency that allegedly violated state law on contract bidding. Auditor Joshua Gallion released a report last month that said the Department of Commerce violated the law on bidding uncompetitive contracts totaling more than $87,000 for the state’s new “Be Legendary” logo. The logo sparked…

After U.S. Supreme Court Delay, South Dakota Executes Charles Rhines

He was scheduled to be executed at 1:30 for the killing of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota has gone through with the execution of Charles Rhines after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected three appeals to delay his execution. Rhines was given a lethal injection around 7:35. He was scheduled to be executed at 1:30 for the killing of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer during a burglary in 1992 in Rapid City. But the…

Representatives From North Dakota & South Dakota Make Friendly Wager On Dakota Marker Game

NDSU vs SDSU Saturday Afternoon At 2

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R) North Dakota & Rep. Dusty Johnson (R) South DakotaWASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong and South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson make a friendly wager over Saturday’s Dakota Marker game between NDSU and SDSU. “And what we’ve decided is the losing congressman will have to keep the winning congressman’s football helmet on their desk for…

Fargo Women Killed in Head-on Crash in South Dakota

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and no charges will be filed.

CLARK, S.D.–A Fargo woman was killed Tuesday morning in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 212, two miles east of Clark in Northeast South Dakota. An SUV driven by 29-year-old Brittany Ann Monson was westbound, crossed the center line, and collided with an eastbound pickup truck. Monson was pronounced dead at the scene. The pickup was driven by a 47-year-old…

Air Search To Resume For Missing Single-Engine Plane

The blue and white Cessna went missing Thursday between Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Oakes, North Dakota

OAKES, N.D. — Air Force helicopters brought in to help search for a missing plane and its pilot are scheduled to resume operations. Aerial crews including the North Dakota and South Dakota wings of the Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Air Force were grounded by bad weather on Saturday. The blue and white single-engine Cessna went missing Thursday between Aberdeen,…

Small Plane Headed For Oakes, North Dakota Fails To Land

The pilot was the only person on board when the plane left from Aberdeen, South Dakota

OAKES, N.D. — A single-engine plane heading for Oakes, North Dakota last night around 10:30 never arrived. Authorities were notified by family members after the plane failed to land. The pilot was the only person on board when the plane left from Aberdeen, South Dakota. Authorities say the weather has been hampering a ground search for the plane. Civil Air…

Young Climate Activist Coming To Standing Rock Reservation In North Dakota On Tuesday

Greta Thunberg is tonight on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota

A 16-year-old climate activist who scolded world leaders at the United Nations is visiting our area. Greta Thunberg is tonight on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to appear at a panel discussion. She’ll be on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota on Tuesday. Thunberg is concerned about the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline as well…

Silver Alert Canceled – Missing Woman Has Been Located And Is Alive

87-year-old Clara Braun was last seen around 10 a.m. Monday near Mott, North Dakota

BUFFALO, S.D. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a woman from Buffalo, South Dakota which is in the far northwest corner of the state. Authorities say 87-year-old Clara Braun was last seen around 10 a.m. Monday near Mott, North Dakota, southwest of Bismarck. She was driving her beige Chrysler 300. It has South Dakota license plates: 35C 588….

Sen. Tina Smith Creates Rural Economic Working Group

the goal of the group is to take innovative ideas from small communities and incorporate them to ones who need more help throughout the U.S.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Taking innovative ideas from rural communities in Minnesota and incorporating them at the federal level. Senator Tina Smith says that’s what can really help some change places across the country need. She announced she is starting a bipartisan Senate “Rural Economic Working Group.” And she’s doing it alongside Republican South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. “Our…