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Body of sister who tried to rescue 6-year-old found

The body of a 16-year-old who jumped into the icy Big Sioux River here to rescue her brother was recovered Friday, and authorities also are looking for another man who tried to help the 6-year-old child.


Two missing after jumping into icy South Dakota river to save six-year-old boy

Missing Person - NBC News

Emergency crews searched Friday for the bodies of a man and woman who jumped into the icy waters of the Big Sioux River in South Dakota to save a six-year-old child before the two were swept off by the raging current themselves.


South Dakota Law Will Allow Guns in Classrooms

Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota on Friday signed into law a bill that would allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.


Sacramento man arrested with mattress full of marijuana


A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper who stopped a speeding SUV towing a trailer discovered two box-spring mattresses stuffed with 89 pounds of marijuana.


'Pink slime' maker to close three plants

A South Dakota beef company said Monday it will close processing plants in three states because of the controversy surrounding a product that critics have dubbed "pink slime."


Blizzard to blast northern Plains, upper Midwest

The Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin are bracing for more snow, and forecasters say the expected storm could be the worst of the season.


Cop arrested for DUI — while driving to funeral

Authorities say two Colorado police officers took a wild, drunken ride through Wyoming on their way to a funeral in South Dakota.


Spring? Yeah, right: Snow for Midwest, Northeast

Spring? Yeah, right: Snow for Midwest, Northeast

Spring can't seem to upstage winter in the Northeast and parts of the nation's midsection, as a far-reaching storm on Wednesday brought up to a foot of snow to areas from the Dakotas to upstate New York....


Sen. John Thune says he will not run for president in 2012

Sen. John Thune says he will not run for president in 2012

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota ends speculation about his candidacy. Potential Republican candidates have been hesitant to launch formal campaigns as early as in past cycles.


Bill Introduced in South Dakota Would Require All Citizens to Buy a Gun

A group of South Dakota lawmakers have introduced a bill mandating that every citizen in their state over the age of 21 purchase a firearm, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports.


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