Storm Cloud

Storms Blew Through Area Counties Thursday-Bringing Hail, Winds & Funnel Clouds

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A day after tornadoes raked across portions of central and eastern South Dakota, Thursday brought the threat of more to some areas west of the river.  In addition to Wednesday’s tornado in Wessington Springs, the National Weather Service says a tornado touched down Wednesday about four miles east of...
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Judge's Bench at Courtroom in Federal Courthouse (KGFX Photo)

SD Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Sexual Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Bullhead, South Dakota man convicted of abusive sexual contact with a juvenile has been sentenced to three years in prison. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 24-year-old Landon Iron Thunder was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in March. Authorities say the crime occurred in 2010 at Iron Thunder’s...
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South Dakota

Officials Working On Process for Volunteers to Help with Tornado Recovery

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some citizens had started planning today to help victims of Wednesday’s tornado that left extensive damage in Wessington Springs, but the SD Department of Public Safety is advising people to wait to offer assistance for now.  The DPS says state officials know that people from all over South Dakota...
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SD Department of Transportation

SD Officials Reroute Drivers From Flooded Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Heavy rains and flooding have led to the partial closures of major thoroughfares in South Dakota, redirecting tourism and industry traffic. A section of Interstate 29 between Sioux City, Iowa, and Vermillion, South Dakota, has been closed. Crews are working to build up a levee near Exit 4 on the...
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