Interior, SD

Structure Fire in Wanblee Wednesday morning

WANBLEE, S.D. – A little after 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Kadoka Volunteer Fire Department was notified of a structure fire in Wanblee, SD. Kadoka Volunteer Fire Department was joined by Long Valley Volunteer Department and Interior Fire Department to assist in combating the fire. The house was a...
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UPDATE: Duhamel #2 fire North of Wall estimated at 2,500 acres

10:01 PM UPDATE: The fire is now estimated to be around 2500+ acres with 50% containment. There are several departments that are on the scene, along with state and federal resources. The list is as follows. Wall, Quinn New Underwood, Ellsworth, Box Elder, Black Hawk, North Haines, Rapid Valley, Scenic,...
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Biker killed in multi-motorcycle crash near Scenic

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - One person died in a three-motorcycle crash Tuesday morning. The crash was on South Dakota Highway 44 near Scenic. “We have a three-motorcycle crash; we have three serious life-threatening injuries that were transported to Monument Health Rapid City Hospital and then we had one fatality,” said South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Elyse Helkenn.

Duhamel #2 Fire 90% contained Wednesday

WALL, S.D. — The Duhamel #2 Fire is 90% contained Wednesday afternoon and is estimated at 1,000 acres in size. The fire is located 23 miles north of Wall, South Dakota, and the call came in at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday, with federal, state and local entities attacking the blaze.

Keeping It In The Family, Western Veterinary Services Providing Care In Kadoka And Philip

In the past four decades, Drs. Bill and Norma Headlee have provided routine and emergency veterinary care for their clients' animals of varying shapes, sizes and weights. The Headlees have cared for multiple generations of clients' companion animals and livestock. The services at Headlee Enterprises range from preventative care, such as vaccinating a five-pound teacup Poodle to treating an injury on a prized barrel racing horse or diagnosing a bull from a strong, proven bloodline with a reproductive tract injury.

US Department of Commerce invests $5M for construction trades development in SD

WASHINGTON D.C. – Wednesday, US Secretary of Commerce, Gian Raimondo, announced that the Economic Development Administration is awarding a $5 million grant to Lakota Funds in Kyle, SD. Lakota Funds mission is to promote economic sustainability on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The Indigenous homebuilding industry cannot grow and provide...

2022 Wheat Harvest Affected by Summer Hailstorms and Drought

The Dakota Mill and Grain tends to be a hotspot during the summer months, and this year is no exception. Between clearing out bins, maintaining equipment, and loading up grain, harvest season in Wall undoubtedly keeps the team busy. According to manager Jerry Morgan, the winter wheat rush has since passed, with a reported overall harvest faring "better than last year's". Even so, this spring had been considerably dry, following last year's cool and dry weather, and the season's hailstorms were devastating. Morgan stated that "a lot of damage was done, and a lot of people lost plenty of acreage."

Kyle man charged with sex crimes

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - 37 year-old Joshua Sharp of Kyle, South Dakota has been arrested for multiple charges such as abusive sexual contact, aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. According to a release, Sharp sexually abused two children less than...

South Dakota Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the works

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Electric vehicles crossing South Dakota will find EV charging stations like the one in Wall easier as the state begins to add more. Before the state could begin to place more electric vehicles chargers, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) required the South Dakota Department of Transportation to plan where those chargers would be placed. These locations are known as Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFC), and are located on I-29, I-229, I-90, and I-190. The other requirement was to make sure the electric fuel stations are National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) compliant.