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Past articles by Stephen:

Here's where you can go to watch South Dakota State in the FCS National Championship on Sunday

The FCS championship game between South Dakota State and Sam Houston State will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday. → Read More

One person died, another injured in two-vehicle crash in McCook County

A 64-year old woman was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban southbound on Highway 81 when it collided with a 2013 Ford Taurus that was westbound and did not stop for a stop sign, according to Mangan. → Read More

One person injured after semi rollover near South Dakota State Penitentiary

The tanker was carrying leachate water from the landfill when the driver failed to navigate the curve and struck several parked vehicles, according to Sgt. Rene Velasquez. → Read More

Avera Health named among top 15 health systems in nation

The award recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience. → Read More

Baby penguin born at Great Plains Zoo

A Humboldt baby penguin was born at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls on April 11. The addition of the chick brings the collection of Humboldt penguins at the zoo to 13, the zoo said. → Read More

'Now is the time to take this window of opportunity': South Dakota officials emphasize importance of vaccine

The South Dakota Department of Health is urging those who haven't received a COVID-19 vaccination shot to sign up for one. → Read More

Sioux Falls looking to hire more police officers

No experience is required as the department handles all the training aspects to become an officer. Officers from in-state and outside of South Dakota are also encouraged to apply. → Read More

Here’s how much snow has fallen in South Dakota on Monday

Varying areas of the state reported anywhere from one inch to one foot of snow on Monday morning. → Read More

This is March in South Dakota: 70s today, snow tomorrow. Here's what to expect from the weather.

The high temperatures starting on Wednesday will be in the 40's → Read More

Helpline Center offers free Lyft rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Anyone who falls within the Phase 1 priority group and needs transportation assistance can now call 211 to schedule a ride. → Read More

South Dakota reports no additional COVID-19 deaths on Monday

Active cases declined by 15 to 1,918 cases on Monday, according to the health department. → Read More

South Dakota reports four COVID-19-related deaths, 140 new cases

The four additional deaths bring the total in the state to 1,863 since the start of the pandemic. → Read More

South Dakota reports 3 new COVID-19 related deaths Thursday

The Department of Health reported three COVID-19 related deaths and 187 new confirmed cases in South Dakota on Thursday. → Read More

National Weather Service: Bitter cold temperatures set for this weekend

Potential for wind chills colder than 35 below zero, the NWS says. → Read More

One man died in crash in Brown County

The 45-year old man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. → Read More

Police consider missing Sioux Falls woman endangered

Veronica Coggins, 52, was last seen at a residence near 15th Street and Holly Avenue. → Read More

South Dakota reports seven new COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday

Active cases have fallen under 3,000 for the first time since Sept. 22 → Read More

Police investigating robbery in western Sioux Falls

One of the subjects showed a gun and demanded money, but none ended up being taken. → Read More

Driver strikes South Dakota state trooper's vehicle on I-90 near Brandon

While troopers were assisting at an accident, another vehicle struck the back of the the troopers' patrol car. → Read More

South Dakota reports five new COVID-19 related deaths Friday

Active cases continue to decline falling 77 to 3,060 from the numbers reported on Thursday. → Read More