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Castlewood tornado rated an EF-2 twister with winds of 120 miles per hour (Audio)

May 16, 2022 ABERDEEN, S.D.–A preliminary evaluation from the National Weather Service says a rare and particularly…

Drought conditions take a toll on South Dakota wildlife

May 16, 2022 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The ongoing drought in South Dakota has been hard on…

Sioux Falls man guilty of selling drugs that led to two deaths

May 16, 2022 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 53-year-old South Dakota man has been convicted of…

KWAT News On Demand for May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022   Here are today’s top stories from the KWAT newsroom….    

Watertown Municipal Utilities working on power restoration following storm damage (Audio)

May 13, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–Thursday night’s storms knocked out power to thousands of people, including…

Eastern South Dakota battered by historic storms (Audio)

May 13, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–Eastern South Dakota saw widespread storm damage of historical proportions last…

Gov Noem calls eastern South Dakota storm damage, “unprecedented” (Audio)

May 13, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem says storm damage from border to border in…

Governor Noem Orders State of Emergency for Storm Response

May 13, 2022 PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Gov. Kristi Noem issued a State of Emergency and ordered…

South Dakota truck driver injured when semi blown over in strong winds

May 13, 2022 Mike Tanner BROOKINGS, S.D.–A semi driver from Salem, South Dakota was injured Thursday night…