South Dakota Department of Public Safety

Officials with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say two people are dead after the garbage truck they were driving ended up in the James River northeast of Letcher. 

DPS Public Information Officer Tony Mangan says the case began on Thursday.

He says that's when the Sanborn County Sheriff's Office received a report of a guardrail being hit on Highway 37. 

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South Dakota State University's women's basketball team is heading to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time ever. 

The Jackrabbits defeated the Syracuse University Orange 75 - 64 to advance to the regional semifinals. 

SDSU cut a twelve-point Orange lead to two by halftime and pulled away late to get the historic win. 

State's Madison Guebert led all scores with 20 points. Guebert made six of SDSU's nine three-point baskets. 

Myah Selland contributed 17 points and Macy Miller added 11 points and ten rebounds for the Jackrabbits. 

Donations Aid People Impacted By Pine Ridge Flooding

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Chynna Lockett

  Areas of the rural Pine Ridge Reservation are currently flooded. Water levels are forcing some community members to evacuate, while some others are unable to leave their houses to get supplies like groceries and toiletries. Donations are being accepted in Rapid City.

 

Terra Houska heard from family and friends that many Pine Ridge locals need supplies. Houska put the word out on social media and donations came in.

 

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South Dakota Humanities Scholar Phyllis Schrag joins us for a preview of her talk "Mirror Mirror on the Wall, I am my Mother after all."

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U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding in parts of southeastern South Dakota.

USGS scientist Nathan Stevens joins us with a look at science that assists in the critical response from emergency responders and resource managers.

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Liz Almlie is an Historic Preservation Specialist with the South Dakota State Historical Society. For today's Images of the Past, she joins us for a look at "Early Churches in South Dakota." It's a book by author Robert W. Sebesta.

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Tina Titze is South Dakota Emergency Operations Director. She joins us today for an update from the State Emergency Operations Center in Pierre.

Chynna Lockett

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Lesleigh  Oweh, Ph.D., is lecturer of sociology at Black Hills State University Rapid City. She joins us to talk about food insecurity on college campuses.

Adria Botella

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Jason Ball is President and CEO of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. He has been appointed to the Chamber of Commerce Commitee of 100.

NWS Sioux Falls

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Mike Gillispie is a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. He joins us for a Monday update on flooding in Southeast South Dakota.

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