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South Dakota derecho caused damage in these 28 counties Thursday. Here are some of the reports.

Straight-line winds and tornados wreaked havoc across eastern South Dakota on Thursday, claiming the lives of at least two people and causing injury and devastation in more than two dozen counties. Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday morning said emergency managers in 28 counties are reporting damages to private property and public infrastructure, on top of two fatalities confirmed to have occurred in Minnehaha County. ...
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Emergency managers swarming to assess storm damage in multiple South Dakota counties

Emergency managers across eastern South Dakota are in the process of assessing the extent of the storm damage, which includes collapsed structures and downed powerlines and trees that have displaced some people from their living quarters. Minnehaha County Emergency Manager Jason Gearman told the Argus Leader at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday that storm damage reports were still filtering in, but to this point, only downed power lines and trees were the extent of the damages reported in...
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.COM) – Prosecutors are weighing whether to pursue the death penalty for a Scotland man if he’s convicted of shooting five people, including three fatally, in Bon Homme County. Forty-two-year-old Francis Lange is accused of killing his former girlfriend, Angela Monclova, as well as her father, Librado Monclova, and Diane Akins. Vicki Monclova and an unidentified 5-year-old girl were injured in the Nov. 9, 2021 shooting at a Scotland residence. Circuit Judge Cheryle Gering has granted a second extension on the state’s death penalty decision. She has received a request from both the prosecution and defense for more time to complete Lange’s mental evaluation.
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