South Dakota

Twitter page for the Milwaukee Police Department

Police using Twitter to offer virtual ridealongs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Riding side by side as a police officer answers a call for help or investigates a brutal crime during a ridealong gives citizens an up close look at the gritty and sometimes dangerous situations officers can experience on the job.

12/27/2012

Winter weather

Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasn’t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.

12/27/2012

Tribes raise $9M for sacred SD land

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — After months of high-profile fundraising that drew celebrities’ attention and dollars, a group of Native American tribes has raised $9 million to buy a piece of land in South Dakota‘s […]

11/30/2012

Pink slime hamburger

Judge bows out of ‘pink slime’ suit over ABC ties

A federal judge has recused himself from presiding over a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC because his daughter-in-law works as a producer on one of the network’s morning shows.

11/27/2012

ABC News asks judge to toss 'pink slime' lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Lawyers for ABC News asked a judge Wednesday to toss out a $1 billion defamation lawsuit filed by a South Dakota-based meat processor over a meat product that critics dub […]

10/31/2012

Democrat George McGovern dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored […]

10/21/2012

Death row inmate to be executed Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s first execution in five years, and only the second in more than half a century, is scheduled for Monday night. Eric Robert, 50, pleaded guilty in the April […]

10/15/2012

New NASA photo satellite to join 40-year mission

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A fleet of picture-snapping NASA satellites that for 40 years has documented forest fires, tsunamis and everyday changes in the Earth’s geography will soon get a new member. With Landsat […]

09/22/2012

BPI sues ABC News for 'pink slime' defamation (audio)

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) – Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the network damaged the company by […]

09/13/2012

CDC: Nation on track for deadliest West Nile year

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999. So far, 1,405 serious […]

09/12/2012

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