Dell Rapids,

Kenyon Brown’s son speaks following tragic death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The family of a Dell Rapids woman who was found dead after she was reported missing is speaking out, sharing the story of the positive impact she had on those around her. Kenyon Brown’s son, Tanner Barrett, lived in Dell Rapids for most...
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Brookings, SDBrookings Register

Firefighters battle two blazes: landfill, bales

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Fire Department battled two fires in two days northeast of Brookings, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. The first fire was reported at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday and occurred at the Brookings Regional Landfill, 4101 30th St., Sebring said. “The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office along with...
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Brookings man says police conduct during arrest went too far

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Is it a case of proper policing or officers going too far? A Brookings business owner says a run-in with an officer led to intimidation and harassment a little more than a week later. There is a written record of what happened. The problem here: the written record doesn’t always match what police body cam video shows.
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Concerts raise $8,700 for nonprofits in Aberdeen and Madison

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Two events celebrating the opening of Montgomery’s fourth South Dakota showroom raise more than $8,000 for local nonprofits. Earlier this month, concerts were held at the Montgomery’s locations in Aberdeen and Madison. The events featured Nashville recording artist and South Dakota native Dustin Evans. The...
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Council tables zoning for cannabis establishments

BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council amended Ordinance 21-025 regarding zoning regulations for cannabis establishments on Tuesday and then tabled the item for future consideration. The council also heard two first readings pertaining to cannabis establishments. Mike Struck, director of Community Development, explained Ordinance 21-025 had been updated to keep...
Dell Rapids,

Body of missing Dell Rapids woman found

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The body of a missing Dell Rapids woman was found Wednesday, authorities say. A search crew found the body of Kenyon Brown Wednesday evening, according to Sgt. Kiel Ricci of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office. Brown had been missing since July 22. Her...

Trinity Preschool set to reopen

Beth Himley, left, will instruct Trinity Lutheran Preschool, pictured with Preschool Board Chair Stacey Riedel, right. After closing late last summer due to unforeseen circumstances, Trinity Lutheran Preschool in Madison is getting ready to open its doors once again. After a year without instruction, Trinity Lutheran Preschool reopens August 24th,...

SDSU study shows low COVID-19 infection rate in health care workers

BROOKINGS, S.D. ( — Antibody testing of health care workers in three rural counties in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota showed only 15% of the study participants had antibodies to the novel coronavirus. “Antibodies (to the novel coronavirus) show the true prevalence (of COVID-19) in the population,” according to...
Minnehaha County,

Authorities say the body of Kenyon Brown has been located

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( – The body of missing Dell Rapids resident, Kenyon Brown has been located. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s office says Brown’s body was found on Wednesday evening after a search by the Prairie Patriots. Kenyon was last seen Thursday, five miles east of Dell Rapids. The Minnehaha...
Brookings, SDBrookings Register

False alarms could lead to fees

BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council heard a first reading and an explanation from Police Chief Dave Erickson on Tuesday on fees for false security alarm calls. The public hearing is set for Aug. 10. Proposed Ordinance 21-026 is to encourage those who have security alarms to properly use their...
Brookings County,

Number of active COVID-19 cases increases

Several area counties are seeing some active COVID-19 cases again. In the state Department of Health’s weekly report Wednesday, Lake, McCook, Moody, and Kingsbury counties all are now in the minimal community spread category, while Brookings County is in moderate. Brookings County has seven active coronavirus cases currently, while the remaining area counties have three or less each.
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Bombers Maroon open with 5-4 victory

BROOKINGS – Jones Huntimer’s walkoff single lifted the Bombers Maroon over Sioux Falls East 5-4 to open pool play in the South Dakota Class A 13U State Baseball Tournament on Thursday evening at Bob Shelden Field. Jase Bauer scored the winning run. East opened the scoring in the first. Talon...
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One vehicle rear-ends another

BROOKINGS – Two Chevys were involved in a rear-end collision on Sunday, according to Brookings Police. The crash was reported at 11:20 a.m. Sunday and occurred at the intersection of Sixth Street and 17th Avenue, Lt. Marci Gebers said. Alexander Kringen, 21, of Dell Rapids, was driving a 2007 Chevy...