New Law Funds Tablets for Hearing-Impaired People

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new law in South Dakota will allow the state to fund smartphones, tablets and other devices for deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired people. Monthly phone bills for all South Dakotans include a 15 cent charge that helps accessibility for people with a range of disabilities. The fund was...
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Patrol: 6 Didn’t Wear Seat Belts in Colorado Crash

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say only the driver was wearing a seat belt when a sport-utility vehicle crashed in northern Colorado, injuring five students and two adults from a South Dakota school. The Colorado State Patrol on Wednesday identified the driver as 26-year-old Kyle Henderson of Box Elder, S.D. The other victims’...
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National Weather Service

NWS Says Arctic Cold Should be Done But Temps Staying Cool

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The region could still get a lot of snow and cold before winter is truly gone, but the real frigid weather should be behind. Warning coordination meteorologist Todd Heitkamp with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says arctic temps and below-zero wind chills are unlikely. But he says...
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Scales of Justice and Judge's Gavel

Woman Accused of Scamming Man with Brain Injury

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Cannon Ball, N.D. woman is accused of taking advantage of a man with a brain injury after he won money at a casino. Fifty-three-year-old Jeanette Blackcloud is charged with felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. Court documents do not list...
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