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More Warm Temperature Records Fall in the Northern Plains

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Warm Pacific air blanketing the Dakotas continues to set records in the two states, with temperatures reaching into the 50s, 60s and even 70s. National Weather Service reports show record-high temperatures for the date were set Tuesday in Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston in western North Dakota, and in Rapid City...
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Airline Vying for Pierre Airport Contract Replaces CEO

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An airline selected by Pierre officials to provide passenger service to the city says it has named a new CEO in an effort to answer the concerns of federal regulators. Aerodynamics Inc. says that F. Darrel Richardson will lead the regional airline in place of current CEO Scott Beale. The...
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Group to Debate Studying Effects of Economic Collapse on SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative panel is scheduled to take up a measure to study how a serious and long-term national economic collapse would affect South Dakota. The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday is expected to debate a measure to create the Economic Contingencies Work Group to prepare for such a...
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Committee to Mull Reporting Changes for Sex Offenders’ Vehicles

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative panel is set to take up a measure that would require registered sex offenders to tell to police within three days if they change vehicles. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday is expected to take up a proposal that would add getting a new vehicle to other...
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Panel to Debate Studying Effects of Economic Collapse on SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative panel is scheduled to take up a measure to study how a serious and long-term national economic collapse would affect South Dakota. The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday is expected to debate a measure to create the Economic Contingencies Work Group to prepare for such a...
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Bicycle Safety Legislation Again Stalls in House Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has stalled in coming up with a solution to improve bicycle safety in the state. The House Transportation Committee on Tuesday again was unable to reach consensus on how to improve safety for cyclists when vehicles pass them on the road. The state Department of...
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Human Trafficking Bill Introduced by Noem Passes House

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem targeting human trafficking. Her office says the bipartisan Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act passed Tuesday would give caregivers, state law enforcement officers and others help in preventing trafficking and help create safe places for victims....
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Feds Warn of Thin Ice on North Dakota, South Dakota Waters

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Federal authorities are encouraging people in North Dakota and South Dakota to watch out for quickly changing ice conditions on all reservoirs in the states. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says winter snowpack that’s melting due to warmer than normal temperatures has increased water inflows enough to cause rapid shifts...
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House Passes Bill Allowing State to Respond to More Diseases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state House of Representatives has passed a measure that would more easily allow the state to react to deadly disease outbreaks. The bill backed by the Department of Health would expand the state’s authority to respond to serious communicable diseases. The proposal originally gave the state authority over all...
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Kimball Man Pleads Insanity to Standoff and Shooting Charges

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A Kimball man accused of shooting a Highway Patrol trooper during a daylong standoff pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. Donald London is charged with two counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer. The 42-year-old and his father,...
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