Minnehaha County

Woman Pleads Guilty To Hitting Trooper

Jan 10, 2014

A South Dakota woman has struck a deal to spend more than 42 years in prison for running over a state trooper. Rachel Coleman pleaded guilty in court in Sioux Falls Friday, and she admits to two charges and previous convictions in court. 

When the judge asks her about the night she got drunk and hit a South Dakota Highway Patrolman with her car, Rachel Coleman says she doesn’t remember anything that happened that night. She says she does remember drinking that night.  

Minnehaha County Homeless Count

Dec 17, 2013

The number of homeless people in South Dakota is about the same as last year. That’s according to the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium’s Point in Time Homeless Count conducted in September. The count was done in collaboration with community agencies and homeless service providers in fifty-two of the states sixty-six counties. The total number was 1,155 individuals. That’s a slight reduction from last year’s count of 1,166. Forty percent were men, thirty-two percent were women and 28 percent children. In Sioux Falls, however, numbers went up from 2012.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Sioux Falls has already closed schools for the rest of the week. Partners in Sioux Falls’ Emergency Operations Center say now is the most dangerous part of this spring’s extreme winter weather.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras says he’s concerned people are going to rush cleanup despite heavy snow, slick ice and fierce wind gusts.