Saint Onge, SD

Charges pending in Sturgis semi-vs-house crash

STURGIS, S.D. — A Sturgis man got an unexpected visitor Wednesday morning when a semi-truck drove off Interstate 90 and crashed into his home. South Dakota Highway Patrol tells NewsCenter1 that shortly after 6 a.m., a semi-truck and trailer headed east, left the interstate, hit a chain-link fence, crossed Dickson Drive, and plowed into the man’s home.
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Elderly Sturgis man escapes injury when semi crashes into his home

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - An elderly Sturgis man got a surprise visitor early Wednesday morning; a semi crashing into his home. The 74-year-old homeowner was not injured but the 68-year-old female semi driver and a 63-year-old male passenger have minor injuries. They were taken to the Sturgis hospital. The...
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Black Hills Pioneer

Atlas Building prepares for state agencies’ to move in

SPEARFISH — Final renovations are underway at the Atlas Building, located at 120 Industrial Dr., for five state agencies, which will be moving from their current locations to the more centralized space in Spearfish. Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Executive director Kory Menken said he’s been working with the...
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Black Hills Pioneer

Jail time, probation for Spearfish man sentenced in assault case

DEADWOOD — A man who assaulted his girlfriend in an alcohol-related incident was sentenced Aug. 2 by 4th Circuit Court Judge Eric Strawn at the Lawrence County Courthouse. Benjamin Robert Borneman, 42, was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury Feb. 2 and charged with aggravated assault against a female victim on Jan. 30, a Class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and $30,000 in fines.

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.
Black Hills Pioneer

Rally vehicle tally shows numbers up

STURGIS — State figures show that Sturgis Motorcycle Rally traffic is up this year, but local law enforcement officials say their instincts tell them otherwise. Counts of vehicles entering Sturgis since its official opening Friday show an increase of about 7.5% over the previous five-year average. The tallies are compiled by the South Dakota Department of Transportation.

Madison Girl’s Tennis This Weekend

The first match for Madison Girl’s tennis was this past Saturday in Spearfish, where they started out slow, but improved as they morning went on. The Madison girls won tie breaks in five matches to pull out a 5-4 team victory over Spearfish. They had one match with two set tie breaks, and four matches with third set super tie breaks.

Arrests up at Sturgis Motorcycle rally

The annual Sturgis Motocycle Rally is under way in the Black Hills. So far, authorities reporte two traffic fatalities connected to the event. Through Monday, the South Dakota Department of Public safety has reported 45 DUI arrests at the rally — up about a dozen from last year. Drug arrests are up slightly.
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Calling all creek-lovers!

SPEARFISH — Jeremy Smith and Trish Jenkins know a thing or two about how important Spearfish Creek is to the community; their local farm, Cycle Farm, is nestled in a residential neighborhood on Evan’s Lane. “The creek is so central to the community and everybody loves the creek,...

Remembering a key part of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

RAPID CITY, S.D. — You can never say ‘thank you’ enough to a veteran. On Tuesday to pay tribute, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally dedicated a day just to show appreciation to veterans with its “Veteran’s Appreciation Day.”. The sounds of the motorcycles may be filling...

Campgrounds rule at Sturgis Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (KOTA) - Camping is king during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Visitors forgo hotel stays in favor of bringing their own tents, trailers, and RVs. That’s according to a study done by the City of Sturgis that says more than half of the people who attend the rally choose to camp. The most common reason for camping boils down to economics, since rally-goers can get much more for their money, especially at places like the Buffalo Chip where campground fees include access to the various concerts the campground hosts during the event.