South Dakota

  • Sioux tribes May 11

    South Dakota Tribes Defy Governor, Maintain Checkpoints in Coronavirus Fight

    Two Native American tribes are defying South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s order to remove roadside checkpoints that tribal leaders claim are necessary to keep coronavirus from infecting reservations, NBC News reported Monday.

  • NBC Dec 1, 2019

    9 Dead, Including 2 Children, in South Dakota Plane Crash

    Nine people, including two children, were killed Saturday when a plane crashed in rough weather near Chamberlain, South Dakota, authorities said. A Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop passenger plane, had as many as 12 people on board when it crashed shortly after takeoff about a mile from Chamberlain Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Brule County...

  • Associated Press Nov 29, 2019

    Thanksgiving Brings Brief Respite From Worst of Snow, Winds

    Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, but travelers were bracing for heavy snow and blizzard conditions in some areas as they made plans to return home. The wind, ice and snow that tied up major highways and airports Tuesday and Wednesday largely let up Thursday, with a notable exception in...

  • Associated Press Nov 23, 2019

    5 States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote the Census

    With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas — have not set up “complete count committees” that would create public awareness...

  • Governor Nov 19, 2019

    South Dakota’s Governor Defends ‘Meth. We’re on It’ Campaign

    South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working. The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling the state’s methamphetamine epidemic includes $449,000 paid to the Minneapolis-based ad agency that created the tagline. A press release...

  • Facebook Nov 9, 2019

    Pot or Not? Police Busts Highlight Growing Confusion Over Hemp, CBD

    The CBD craze is leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that’s been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp plants, which look and smell an awful lot like that other cannabis — marijuana. They’re so similar, police officers and the field tests they use on suspected drugs sometimes...

  • NBC NEWS Sep 11, 2019

    South Dakota Tornado Causes ‘Significant Damage’ in Sioux Falls

    A tornado struck Sioux Falls, South Dakota, late Tuesday, causing “significant damage” to 37 businesses and massive power losses in the city, NBC News reported, citing the mayor and other officials. The twister struck around 11:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, reaching winds of 100 miles per hour. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported as of early...

  • NEW YORK Aug 31, 2019

    Dior Ad With Johnny Depp Criticized for Appropriating Native American Culture

    Dior has produced a fragrance called Sauvage since the mid-1960s and used Johnny Depp in recent years to promote it. But a new advertising campaign that paired them with Native American imagery deepened wounds among a population whose ancestors were called savages and systematically killed. The French luxury goods company posted a trailer Friday with a Lakota dancer in colorful...

  • PRESIDENT Jun 24, 2019

    Justices Side With Business, Government in Information Fight

    The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public’s access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can’t get the data it was seeking. Open government and reporters groups described the ruling against the Argus Leader newspaper as a setback, but it was not clear how big its impact will ultimately...

  • United States Jun 6, 2019

    Leaders of White Supremacist Prison Gang Charged in Killings

    Leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged Thursday with directing killings and drug smuggling from within California’s most secure prisons, U.S. prosecutors said.

  • NBC Jun 5, 2019

    Gretchen Carlson Steps Down as Miss America Chairwoman

    Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who helped eliminate the pageant’s swimsuit competition, is stepping down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization. She was part of an all-female leadership team that took over the pageant following an email scandal in which male leaders insulted former Miss Americas, denigrating their appearance, intelligence and even their sex lives. Carlson pushed...

  • Donald Trump May 2, 2019

    Stephen Moore Withdraws From Fed Board Consideration, Trump Says

    Conservative economics pundit Stephen Moore has withdrawn his bid to be appointed to the Federal Reserve Board — within hours of boasting that he expected to be easily confirmed by the Senate — President Donald Trump said Thursday in a Twitter post. Moore’s putative nomination for the central bank had faced intense criticism and scrutiny after Trump said he wanted...

  • VMS Apr 26, 2019

    Thieves Use Force and Violence While Trying to Steal ATM in DC

    Another week, another ATM theft attempt. The repeat thieves ran into trouble and did not make off with the cash machine they tried to steal from a 7-Eleven in Northeast D.C. News4’s Mark Segraves reports this time the thieves were violent during the attempted robbery.

  • Reporter Apr 21, 2019

    Quest for Food Stamp Data Lands Newspaper at Supreme Court

    In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the now $65 billion-a-year program. They sent a stream of what they thought were routine...

  • director Mar 6, 2019

    School Lessons Increasingly a Target for Climate Skeptics

    A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce alternative ideas without fear of losing their jobs. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians around the...

  • VMS Apr 11, 2019

    Morning Weather, April 11

    Storm Team4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell has your morning weather for April 11, 2019.

  • Governor Apr 10, 2019

    Blizzard Warnings Posted From Colorado to Minnesota

    Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow began disrupting ground and air travel Wednesday afternoon. Roads became...

  • NBC Mar 11, 2019

    Mother’s Arrest Over Newborn’s Dying in Ditch 38 Years Ago Came From DNA Match

    A newborn baby was found dead in a ditch in South Dakota, but the case went cold. Then a detective picked up the case again 28 years after the crime, NBC News reports. “This case felt solvable, it always felt like we were so close,” retired Sioux Falls Detective Michael Webb told NBC News. 10 years after Webb began working...

  • United States Jan 18, 2018

    DC, Maryland, Virginia Make Amazon’s List for 2nd Headquarters

    The D.C. metro area could be one step closer to becoming the home of Amazon’s second headquarters.

  • United States Nov 13, 2018

    National Landing? Amazon Announcement Spurs Jokes, Confusion in DC Area

    You’ve heard of Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard, but … National Landing?

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