"At this time, we're headed in a direction of overwhelming our health care systems and I think that's closer than what people understand," said Dr. Michael Pietila, a critical care physician at the Yankton Medical Clinic in South Dakota.
"The Sunday family dinners are killing us," said one health department director in a rural Montana county where 1 out of every 28 people has tested positive.
South Dakota investigators says that Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer with his car on Saturday night but actually killed a pedestrian whose body was not found until the next day.
A study from San Diego State University shows 19 percent of the 1.4 million new coronavirus cases in the United States over the last month can be traced back to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota in August.
Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady announced Tuesday two states have been removed from the city's travel order and the addition of South Dakota.
"You know it is so exhilarating to be an inspiration to a lot of them,” he said. “Some are looking for hope. Hope for despondent, courage to the timid, and strength to the weak.”
Up to 250,000 are expected to attend the rally, which stretches on for nearly another week.
The New York Times reported on Saturday that in 2019, a White House aide asked South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's office about how a president could get added to the famed mountain sculpture.
Many who rode their bikes into Sturgis on Friday expressed defiance at the rules and restrictions that have marked life in many locales during the pandemic.
An 11-year-old Yorkshire Terrier was bitten by a rattlesnake in South Dakota while on a walk with its owners last Friday, a report from local news outlet KEVN Black Hills FOX shares.
President Trump on Friday announced the creation of a National Garden of American Heroes to pay tribute to historically significant Americans -- a garden that will include former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and baseball star Jackie Robinson among past presidents, anti-slavery advocates and others.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for coronavirus before a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore with President Trump, according to multiple media reports.
Trump, who has spoken forcefully against protesters who have tried to topple Confederate monuments and statues honoring those who have benefited from slavery, planned to target “the left wing mob and those practicing cancel culture," said a person familiar with his remarks.
Gov. Kristi Noem defended the upcoming celebration at the memorial in a recent interview.
Julia Lee Carter is facing charges of first-degree manslaughter and abuse or cruelty to a minor.
Several groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for Trump’s July 3 visit, part of his “comeback” campaign for a nation reeling from sickness, unemployment and social unrest.
Amid a campaign to take down statues across the country that has moved quickly from targeting monuments of Confederate generals to those of former presidents, South Dakota’s governor is promising that the famed Mount Rushmore will not be next.
A six-week-old South Dakota boy was mauled to death by the family's Belgian Malinois dog.
The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office in South Dakota said in a statement that first responders found the boy with several bite wounds. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital where he died of his injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
Smithfield Foods Inc. announced Friday that it will shutter operations at its Monmouth, Illinois, plant beginning Monday and until further notice. The company's location in St. Charles, Illinois, is also being closed until early May so that it can be cleaned and social distancing requirements put into place.