Allen man sentenced for involuntary manslaughter
PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN) - Llewellyn John Running Hawk, age 48, was sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison for involuntary manslaughter. The conviction stems from an incident that happened on Nov. 19, 2022, in Todd County, South Dakota. Running Hawk had been consuming alcohol and was driving eastbound on US Highway 18. The victim, an adult woman, was riding in the front passenger seat. As Running Hawk approached a curve at a high speed, he lost control of the car and left the roadway. The car rolled multiple times, causing the victim to be thrown from the car. The victim died due to injuries suffered in the wreck.
Authorities search for stolen cattle in South Dakota
Schultes Ranch is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the recovery of these cattle.
Long-time rancher believes cattle didn’t wander off
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Rancher Paul Schultes said it’s not unusual for some cows and calves to be missing when they are rounded up in the fall. But last week about 200 head of cows and calves were missing from a herd that were on about 10,000 acres of pasture near Martin, Schultes said.
30-year sentence in 2022 beating death
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A Wounded Knee man is headed to federal prison for his role in a beating death involving a baseball bat. 27-year-old Spencer High Hawk helped kill 18-year-old Dominick Jealous of Him in June of last year. In September, a jury convicted High Hawk of...
Bennett County Cattle Heist Reflects Alarming Trend in Rural Livestock Theft
In a recent incident that has shaken the Bennett County community, roughly 200 cattle were reported missing near Deer Lane, southwest of Martin, South Dakota. The Bennett County Sheriff's Office is seeking public assistance to recover the livestock, crucial to the Schultes Ranch, which bears the L-77 brand on their left hip. Schultes Ranch has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the cattle's return, urging the community to report any leads. This theft is a significant blow to the local economy and underlines the need for community involvement in such cases.
Lakota Tech Girls Wrestling Team Rises to the Top in South Dakota
The Lakota Tech girls wrestling team is poised to compete with the best in South Dakota, with a strong performance at the Bill Young Invitational tournament. The team has grown in numbers and talent since adding the sport two seasons ago, and they recently won the team title at the invitational by 31 points.
Chilly weather; Noem anti-China; Pine Ridge murder
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — It’s Wednesday, November 29. Take a look at our top stories in news and weather with KELOLAND On The GO First@4. A Pine Ridge man is headed to prison for a deadly shooting earlier this year. South Dakota’s governor has offered to testify...
Nebraska man charged in connection to drunk driving crash
Lionel Morrison appeared in court on Monday and entered a not-guilty plea.
Little Wound School: A Beacon of Cultural Heritage for the Oglala Lakota Nation
In the rolling prairies of Kyle, South Dakota, Little Wound School stands as more than a mere educational establishment; it's a vibrant hub of cultural pride for the Oglala Lakota Nation. Named to honor the legacy of Chief Little Wound and his progeny, George, the school represents a triumph over the assimilative practices of the past, offering a curriculum rich in Lakota traditions and language. Serving about 900 students, the institution ensures the Lakota spirit is fostered from the primary years to high school graduation, cultivating a profound connection to heritage.
How one daycare in Pine Ridge supports students and teachers
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Having access to childcare can be crucial to a young adult’s financial success, especially a teen parent. Lakota Tech High School in Pine Ridge is looking to ensure this is never a source of stress with the Little Tatanka Daycare right next door. Little...
16-Year-Old Faces First-Degree Murder Charges in Stabbing Death of Newborn
In a harrowing incident that has sent shockwaves through a Nebraska community, a 16-year-old girl is charged with first-degree murder and the use of a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing her newborn to death. The details of this disturbing story unfolded in Gordon, Nebraska, leaving residents grappling with the unimaginable.
Pine Ridge Reservation: A Living Legacy of the Oglala Lakota Nation
Nestled in the southwest corner of South Dakota, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is not just a geographical area but a cultural heartland for the Oglala Lakota Nation. Spread across 3,468.85 square miles and bordering Nebraska, the reservation is a historical beacon that narrates stories of resilience and perseverance. Established in 1889, it is an essential site for anthropologists and historians, marked by events like the Wounded Knee Massacre which underscore the complex history between Native American tribes and the U.S. government.
Billy Mills shares the conversation that inspired his historic Olympic win | Dakota Life
Get to know Billy Mills who grew up in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He became a Kansas Jayhawk, enlisted in the Marines, and became an Olympic Legend. He shares the conversation that inspired his historic Olympic win.
Gordon, Nebraska: A Stroll Through History in the Heart of the Midwest
Gordon, Nebraska, may seem unassuming on a map, yet its historic downtown is a vibrant testament to the town's storied past. Architectural marvels like the 1909 Fritz House and the 1914 Gourley Opera House stand as proud sentinels of history, each with a tale to tell. The Sheridan County Courthouse, erected in 1904, remains a symbol of the aspirations and dreams of early settlers. As the sun dips below the horizon, the downtown area retains its old-world allure, beckoning history aficionados to uncover the rich narratives embedded in every corner.
Batesland, South Dakota: A Small Town with a Grand Historical Legacy
Batesland, South Dakota, may be a modest town in size, but it is a giant in historical stature. Named after an early settler and the town's first postmaster, Frederick W. Bates, this small community is a living tribute to the state's early settlement days. Bates was not just the first postmaster but also a critical figure in laying down the town's infrastructure. His efforts were instrumental as South Dakota transitioned from untouched wilderness to a structured society. Today, Batesland stands as a testament to the pioneering spirit that epitomized the American West's narrative of exploration and community building.
Weekly Safety Report: State of Emergency Declared and Missing Child Found in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
The incidents in Pine Ridge, South Dakota this week include a declaration of a state of emergency due to rampant crime on the reservation and the safe recovery of a missing three-year-old boy.
Rebuilding Whiteclay Through Art
Whiteclay, N.E. (KELO) –Whiteclay, Nebraska is a small town with a dark past. Millions of cans of beer were sold every year in the town located just south of the Pine Ridge Reservation, where alcohol is banned. Just over six years ago the Nebraska Supreme Court ended the sale...
Denby, South Dakota: A Beacon of Oglala Lakota Heritage and Artistry
Nestled within the sweeping vistas of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Denby, South Dakota, stands as a proud guardian of the Oglala Lakota tribe's heritage. A place of deep historical significance, Denby invites visitors to explore the vibrant Native American traditions that are meticulously preserved. The Red Cloud Heritage Center and the Oglala Lakota College Historical Center emerge as cultural beacons, showcasing the tribe's artistry and recounting tales of resilience and courage.
Back Roads from Wisconsin’s Past
PORCUPINE, Wis. – Porcupine is one of those places where travelers don’t go unless they have business nearby. It can’t even be called a wide spot in the road. At one time it had maybe 100 people but was a busy trading spot in rural Pepin County not far from the Mississippi and Chippewa Rivers.
Man charged in connection to drunk driving crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A Nebraska man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a drunk driving crash in Pine Ridge. Lionel Morrison appeared in court on Monday and entered a not-guilty plea. Court documents say Morrison was intoxicated when he got behind the wheel and killed...