South Dakota

“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…

Flow of Water Through White Rock Dam To Be Reduced

Mayor John Welk and others in Richland County had concerns that the releases could threaten Fairmount's water wells.

FAIRMOUNT, ND (KFGO) – The mayor of Fairmount is feeling better after the Corps of Engineers decided to reduce the flow of water going through White Rock Dam in northeast South Dakota.  Mayor John Welk and others in Richland County had concerns that the releases could threaten Fairmount’s water wells. “They were opening up the White Rock Dam when the…

2018 Farm Numbers in the Dakotas Drop From Previous Year

The number of U.S. farms dropped 12,800 from 2017, to slightly more than 2 million.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Farms continue to disappear off the Dakotas landscape, especially smaller ones. The federal Agriculture Department reports that total farm numbers in 2018 dropped by 300 in North Dakota and by 400 in South Dakota. North Dakota had 26,100 farms and South Dakota 29,600. That mirrored the national trend. The number of U.S. farms dropped 12,800 from…

Bison Softball ‘Humbled’ by Loss to SDSU but Strives to Keep Improving

NDSU had a 20-game winning streak snapped Monday

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a bit of a short week for NDSU softball. The herd wrapped up a series against South Dakota State on Monday and now travels to South Dakota for a three-game set beginning on Friday. Monday’s loss to the Jackrabbits snapped a 20-game winning streak for the Bison. They are 30-12 overall with just one conference loss….