Bill rejected to offer driver's license materials in Spanish

South Dakota representatives have shelved a bill that would have directed the state to offer driver's license applications and written tests in Spanish
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De Blasio tells Iowans he's considering a presidential run

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is telling Democrats in Iowa that he has not ruled out a run for president
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1 dead, 1 injured in 2-vehicle collision near Humboldt

Authorities say one person died and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash north of Humboldt
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Noem says resolution to trade disputes taking too long

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is lobbying the White House to quickly resolve trade disputes, saying trade wars with countries like China have 'devastated' her s
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Government: Highway shutdown not aimed at tribe, media

Government officials say the five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline was not aimed at manipulating
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Snowfall in the Upper Midwest this week setting records

Upper Midwest snowfall is setting records
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Senate debate of industrial hemp measure postponed

The fate of a South Dakota industrial hemp bill with strong legislative support despite Gov. Kristi Noem's disapproval will remain a mystery a little longer aft
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Lawmakers to talk presumptive probation, campus free speech

South Dakota lawmakers plan to take up bills this week to end presumptive probation, promote "intellectual diversity" on college campuses and target an activiti
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Man sentenced to 40 years for killing Sioux Falls teen

A Sioux Falls man who fatally shot a teen in a city park has been sentenced to nearly 40 years in prison
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Omaha man sentenced to prison for armed bank robbery

An Omaha man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for wielding a gun during a bank robbery
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Man who put workers at risk of asbestos exposure sentenced

Federal prosecutors for Iowa say a contractor who put workers at risk of exposure to asbestos has been sentenced to two years' probation
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Protest highway shutdown lawsuit claims include extortion

Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and others who are suing over a five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil p
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South Dakota Senate panel advances indigenous language bill

A Senate panel has endorsed a bill that would recognize the official indigenous language of South Dakota as that of the Oceti Sakowin, or Great Sioux Nation.
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Boyfriend of admitted covert Russian agent accused of fraud

The boyfriend of a Russian woman who admitted she was a secret agent for the Kremlin is accused of fraud by federal prosecutors in South Dakota
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Dakota Access criminal cases wrapping up in North Dakota

More than 800 state-level criminal cases stemming from the prolonged protest in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline are mostly wrapped up, and t
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House panel backs bill to expand texting while driving ban

A House panel has endorsed a bill that would expand the state's texting while driving ban to mostly prohibit mobile device use by people behind the wheel
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FBI identifies man fatally shot by Rosebud tribal officer

The FBI has identified the man who died after he was shot by an officer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation
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Mother sent to prison for injuring baby

A St. Francis mother has been sentenced to about 9 months in federal prison for injuring her baby
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Police: Man had methamphetamine, fake bills

Police have arrested a Sioux Falls man they say was carrying methamphetamine as well as 18 fake $100 bills
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Girl's Basketball Polls

Girl's Basketball Polls
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Lawmakers to debate sports betting, distracted driving plans

South Dakota lawmakers plan to take up bills to create a reporter shield law, allow sports betting in Deadwood and ban teaching about gender identity in element
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Iowa How They Fared

Iowa How They Fared
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USS South Dakota submarine to be commissioned in Connecticut

The $2.6 billion USS South Dakota submarine will be commissioned during a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut
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The Latest: At least 3 deaths in New York blamed on storm

At least three deaths in western New York are being blamed on the winter storm that has dropped more than 20 inches of snow and inflicted subzero wind chills
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