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    Meat plants in the US and abroad have been especially hard-hit by coronavirus - and an outbreak at one South Dakota facility spread like wildfire to more than 900 workers in just five weeks, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report reveals.  Dozens of meat and poultry processing plants across the US have...
    BILLINGS, Mont, (AP) — A Canadian company says two people working on the Keystone XL oil pipeline have tested positive for the coronavirus in northern Montana, prompting a temporary shut down of a pipe yard. Calgary-based TC Energy says the first pipe yard worker in Phillips County tested positive at a local clinic on July...
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem is using COVID-19 restrictions in other states to lure businesses to relocate to South Dakota. In an online ad, Noem tells business owners to “grow their company” in South Dakota where government will stay out of their way. “When it comes to supporting growth and eliminating government heavy-handed...
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem is using COVID-19 restrictions in other states to lure businesses to relocate to South Dakota. In an online ad, Noem tells business owners to “grow their company” in South Dakota where government will stay out of their way. "When it comes to supporting growth and eliminating government heavy-handed...
    A massive 10-day motorcycle rally in South Dakota begins Friday and is expected to draw up to 250,000 tourists, pitting local businesses who rely on the event to stay afloat against citizens concerned about a coronavirus outbreak. The 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in a town of 7,000 residents could mark the largest...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota on Wednesday reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 and one death amid an uptick in the average number of daily new cases over the last two weeks. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by 20, an increase of 31%....
    (CNN)Despite objections from a majority of its residents, a South Dakota city is preparing to host what some locals say is the largest gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in the world.Visitors have already begun trickling into the town of 7,000 for the 80th Annual City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. They are expected to number in the...
    South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem praised the people of her state for working with her administration to both keep the coronavirus largely at bay, while preserving the state's economy and employment levels. Noem told "The Ingraham Angle" that a dangerous way to potentially "lose the country" is for other state executives to "overstep" boundaries...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Top South Dakota Republican lawmaker Kris Langer announced Tuesday she is dropping out of her campaign for reelection. Langer was the Senate majority leader and worked closely with Gov. Kristi Noem. She had received a formal rebuke from fellow senators after she was found to be intoxicated during the final...
    Organizers of a South Dakota motorcycle rally are expecting as many as a quarter of a million people to show up in the small town where the event is hosted in the coming days. The Associated Press reported that city officials in Sturgis have been notified to expect as many as 250,000 rallygoers in town...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Philanthropist Denny Sanford has given $12.5 million to the University of South Dakota's law school which will be renamed the Knudson School of Law in honor of Sioux Falls lawyer and businessman David Knudson, his longtime adviser. Knudson received his MBA from the university in 1981 and went on to...
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has awarded South Dakota $6.8 million to support the state's efforts in serving students during the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath. While 39 states applied for funding, only 11 states, including South Dakota, were awarded grants. “During school closures in the spring, we saw that those...
    This from the AP, “Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through...
    The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is expecting to see more than a quarter-million people descend upon a scarcely populated South Dakota city in August, making it likely the biggest event so far during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. At least 250,000 people are anticipated to pass through Sturgis and cruise through the Western portions of...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials reported 88 newly conformed cases of the coronavius and one new death on Sunday. The death toll from COVID-19 in South Dakota rose to 135 with the newly reported death. The new death was a Minnehaha County man in his 80s, the Rapid City Journal reported....
    BAKERSFIELD (CBSLA) — A Salmonella outbreak that has impacted dozens of states has been traced back to red onions from Bakersfield, Calif. The FDA says Thomson International, Inc. is recalling several varieties of onions because of the risk of cross contamination. Nearly 400 people have gotten sick. The cases were reported between June 19th and...
    The daughter of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has announced she’s leaving her job as a policy analyst in the governor’s office. The Argus Leader reports Kennedy Noem posted on Facebook that her last day was Friday. She said she’s moving to Tennessee in a few weeks to study for her masters in business administration...
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials report 103 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state and four new deaths. The state has now had a total of 8,867 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, with 913 cases still active. The South Dakota Department of Health reports 7,820 recoveries from the disease,...
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have released a list of a dozen counties selected for sobriety checkpoints in August. KOTA-TV reports the counties identified by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety are Lawrence, Meade, Charles Mix, Codington, Davison, Hamlin, Jackson, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Spink, Walworth and Yankton. Authorities say the checkpoints are done each...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem pushes schools to reopen, a fundraising email from her campaign says she is discouraging school districts from requiring masks and telling parents they should send their children to school without masks. The Republican governor made the argument for schools reopening this week, saying that...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Smithfield Foods and federal workplace safety investigators have reached an agreement over sharing information on a coronavirus outbreak at Smithfield's pork processing plant in South Dakota. As part of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's investigation into an outbreak, which resulted in over 850 COVID-19 infections among workers at a...
    By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police and probation officers in 23 South Dakota counties will soon be equipped with tablet computers so they can connect people in mental distress with mental health professionals, under a pilot program announced Thursday. The initiative was spearheaded by Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson,...
    The Lincoln Project, a group of professional “Republican” political consultant malcontents, is attempting to elect a Democrat to the U.S. Senate from Montana and flip the majority to Chuck Schumer. The group, headed by Rick Wilson and John Weaver, is backing failed presidential candidate and current Gov. Steve Bullock for the Senate seat, and they...
    Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem discussed her state’s plans to reopen public schools during a Wednesday “Fox & Friends” segment. “Well, the science is clear our kids need to be in school,” Noem said. “It’s better for them. “We’ve got a lot of kids that haven’t checked in since this virus hit. It’s really...
    On Wednesday, South Dakota GOP Governor Kristi Noem, who has shown time and again she is utterly intimidated by political correctness, appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” where she stated that South Dakota’s children would “definitely be in the classroom” for the school year, adding, “Our kids need to be in school.” Noem stated...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said students in her state will be back at their desks this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic. Noem, a Republican, said students will "definitely" be receiving in-person instruction throughout the upcoming school year. The governor said she does not believe students can reach their full potential via online instruction....
    Bradley Cortright July 29, 2020 0 Comments As the coronavirus continues to spread around the country, state and local leaders are debating how and whether to reopen schools in the fall.  South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) says that schools in her state will be open in the fall. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” she said...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday said she will push for schools to stay open this fall, but disparaged any requirements for children to wear masks in classrooms. As parents and school boards cautiously weigh the risks and benefits of schools reopening, the Republican governor emphasized the educational and social upside of a return...
    Watch the latest video at foxnews.com South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Yoho apologizes for accosting AOC Here's your state's plan for reopening schools Feinstein proposes withholding COVID-19 relief from states without mask mandates MORE (R) said students in her state will “definitely” be in the...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Organizers of the Sioux Empire Fair in South Dakota say they're prepared to deal with the coronavirus outbreak when the event kicks off this weekend. COVID-19 has caused other states, including North Dakota and Minnesota, to cancel their state fairs. But, in South Dakota, the largest fair, the Sioux Empire...
    “The science is clear, our kids need to be in school,” South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, adding that “it's better for them.” Noem made the comment one day after she said at a news conference at John Harris Elementary in Sioux Falls that she will push for schools to stay open this...
    KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — The coronavirus has shut down a popular Christian youth summer camp in the Black Hills. The South Dakota Department of Health confirms several cases of COVID-19 linked to Camp Judson, west of Keystone, caused it to cancel camps. Health department spokesman Derrick Haskins said they will continue to investigate the outbreak...
    PARKSTON, S.D. (AP) — One person was killed when a crop dusting plane crashed in a rural area of southeastern South Dakota on Monday, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff Jon Coler told KELO-TV he was notified of the crash around 11:30 a.m. The crash happened just west of Parkston. The sheriff said federal investigators were...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday announced a program to offer training at the state's technical colleges for people who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor described the program, called UpSkill, as a pathway to “a new career path as we get back...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials report 90 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state and one new death. The state has now had a total of 8,395 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, with 908 cases still active. The South Dakota Department of Health reports 7,364 recoveries from the...
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials reported 105 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday but no deaths. The state has recorded more than 8,300 cases of the coronavirus, but about 88% of them have recovered. A total of 122 people have died over the course of the pandemic. The number of people currently...
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has recorded its first case of human West Nile virus of 2020. The state Health Department said Friday the virus was detected in a McCook County resident. State epidemiologist Joshua Clayton says South Dakotans need to protect themselves against the mosquito-borne virus, especially during evening outdoor activities. Clayton says...
    A man who was questioned in 1974 about the killing of a woman who was stabbed 38 times in her western Minnesota home has now been charged with murder. Algene Vossen was questioned shortly after the body of 74-year-old Mae Herman was discovered by her sister in Willmar on Jan. 27, 1974. But it was only...
    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — A man who was questioned in 1974 about the killing of a woman who was stabbed 38 times in her western Minnesota home has now been charged with murder. Algene Vossen was questioned shortly after the body of 74-year-old Mae Herman was discovered by her sister in Willmar on Jan. 27,...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials reported 57 cases of COVID-19 on Friday as the number of daily cases remained constant over the past two weeks. A woman from Pennington County died after contracting COVID-19, according to data from the Department of Health. She was in her 50s. The state has recorded...
    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — A man who was questioned in 1974 about the killing of a woman who was stabbed 38 times in her western Minnesota home has now been charged with murder. Algene Vossen was questioned shortly after the body of 74-year-old Mae Herman was discovered by her sister in Willmar on Jan. 27,...
    By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota looks to use $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds, one of the largest expenditures has been for law enforcement. The money sent by Congress as part of a $2.2 trillion stimulus was a major windfall for South Dakota, a state that...
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled a 90-year prison sentence for a teen who killed a Rapid City convenience store clerk doesn't violate his constitutional rights. Carlos Quevedo argued his sentence for second-degree murder in the 2017 death of Kasie Lord was disproportionately harsh for a 17-year-old. Quevedo, now 20,...
    By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Thursday said that one of their top priorities is helping schools reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, but that they will leave it up to school administrators to decide whether to require masks. With most South Dakota schools planning to allow...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem met with senior members of President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The Republican governor discussed the response to the coronavirus pandemic in meetings with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Health Alex Azar. The governor’s spokesman Ian Fury said Noem discussed...
    By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday called for formal consultation processes between tribal and state governments following Gov. Kristi Noem’s handling of a conflict over coronavirus checkpoints set up by tribes. Legislators on a committee tasked with navigating the occasionally fraught relationship between tribes and the...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s coronavirus test results are being slowed by the surge in COVID-19 in other states, South Dakota health officials said. South Dakota Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon said officials have seen a change in the last week in the length of time it takes for a result if the sample...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials are reporting two new coronavirus deaths. One of the deaths reported Sunday was a man and the other was a woman. One death was in Minnehaha County and the other in Pennington County. That brings South Dakota’s death toll since the pandemic began to 118. The...