Biden admin expecting wave of GOP-backed lawsuits following sweeping vaccine mandates
President Joe Biden's administration is gearing up for another major clash between federal and state rule over its sweeping new vaccine requirements that have Republican governors threatening lawsuits.
12-state human trafficking sting frees 59 victims, including 2 minors; 102 suspects arrested
The states involved in operation United Front include Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Human trafficking operation in 12 states rescues dozens
Twelve states participated in “Operation United Front,” resulting in the rescue of dozens and the arrest of more than 100 suspects.
Wheaton student-athlete honored for charitable work with nation's poorest community
Jackson Moran, 18, raised more than $5,000 last year for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The community is considered the poorest area in the United States.
Ramen noodles freeze mid-air in North Dakota’s bitter temperatures
If anyone was wondering how cold it got in North Dakota over the weekend, this bowl of ramen noodles went from from boiling to freezing mid-air.
South Dakota humane society will let you name a litter box after your ex
The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society in South Dakota is letting anyone feeling vindictive this Valentine’s Day to name a litter box after their ex.
Doctors in South Dakota warn healthcare system is about to be overwhelmed with COVID patients
"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.
Coronavirus rips through small Midwest towns
"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.
Sheriff: South Dakota AG reported hitting deer, but actually hit and killed man
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.
Study: 19% of COVID-19 cases nationwide from last month can be traced back to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
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.
South Dakota added, 2 states removed from Chicago's travel order
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.
Double-amputee veteran skydives above Sturgis rally with giant US flag, Trump 2020 parachute
"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.”
Smash Mouth performed for packed crowd at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally despite ongoing coronavirus pandemic
Up to 250,000 are expected to attend the rally, which stretches on for nearly another week.
Trump denies suggesting adding his face to Mount Rushmore, but calls it 'a good idea'
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.
Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands
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.
South Dakota dog takes rattlesnake bite for its owner while on hike: report
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.
Antonin Scalia, Jackie Robinson among those picked for Trump’s ‘National Garden’ of heroes
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, girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., tests positive for coronavirus
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 plans fiery Rushmore rally amid coronavirus threat, protests
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.
‘We won’t be social distancing,’ South Dakota governor says of Trump’s Mount Rushmore event
Gov. Kristi Noem defended the upcoming celebration at the memorial in a recent interview.