South Dakota

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…

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Concludes With Slight Increase In Attendance

Two motorcyclists died during the event

STURGIS, S.D. — Western South Dakota’s famed motorcycle rally in Sturgis is likely seeing a small uptick in attendance this year. This year’s 10-day motorcycle rally just wrapped up. Figures released by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety show a slight overall increase in vehicles entering Sturgis through midweek. Drunk driving, drug, traffic and other arrests point to increased…

“Largest Disaster State Has Ever Seen” Says South Dakota Governor Touring Flooding

Gov. Noem visited flooded areas on Lake Thompson and Lake Poinsett on Saturday

LAKE THOMPSON, SD — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says state leaders are working to battle through the record flooding that has affected parts of her state. Noem visited flooded areas on Lake Thompson and Lake Poinsett on Saturday to see what she and her team could do to help those who have been affected by the flooding. People along…

Think About Donating Blood For The 4th

Donations from O-negative donors, the universal blood type, are especially important this time of year due to increased accidents and trauma cases.

FARGO, N.D. – As we approach the July 4th holiday and what will be a long weekend for many across the U.S., Vitalant is bracing for a national shortfall of nearly 8,500 blood donations the week of July 1. In an effort to bolster local and national blood supplies and be prepared for unexpected events, Vitalant is calling on the…

Supreme Court Sides with Businesses and U.S. Government in Information Fight

The Supreme Court ruled against a South Dakota newspaper that was seeking information about the government's food assistance program.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is siding with businesses and the U.S. government in a ruling about the public’s access to information. The high court ruled Monday against a South Dakota newspaper that was seeking information about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. The Argus Leader newspaper wanted to know how much money goes annually to…

Suspect in Sioux Falls Deputy-Involved Shooting Facing Multiple Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -The Minnehaha County State’s Attorney has charged the man in connection with an incident that led to a deputy-involved shooting in Sioux Falls on Tuesday. 44-year-old George Lee Rinzy, Jr., is facing four aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer charges and two simple assault on a law enforcement officer charges, as well as, one intentional damage to…

Honor Flight Brings Veterans to Washington, D.C.

90 veterans from North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota traveled together

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ninety area veterans are in Washington, D.C. to see the memorials that have been created to honor them as part of the North Dakota, Minnesota Honor Flight. The majority of these veterans served during the Korean War but the trip also includes 16 World War II veterans. These veterans from North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota arrive…

Pelican Rapids Woman To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Fargo Rental Company

Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties

FARGO, ND — A Pelican Rapids, Minnesota woman has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling large amounts of money from a Fargo property management company. Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties. She faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, but prosecutors plan to ask for a sentence at…