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Man charged with rape in Codington County enters Alford plea

May 9, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–A man facing rape charges in Codington County entered an Alford…

Governor Noem makes May 8-14 Prevention Week in South Dakota

May 9, 2022 PIERRE – Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed May 8-14, as Prevention Week in South…

Bones named 2022 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award recipient

May 9, 2022 PIERRE S.D. – Walt Bones of Chancellor has been named the 2022 Governor’s Ag…

NWS reports tornadoes, funnel clouds, heavy rain and hail in NE South Dakota over the weekend

May 9, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–There were severe weather reports in northeast South Dakota over the…

NTSB: Ice buildup, weight caused South Dakota plane crash that killed nine members of Idaho family

May 9, 2022 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal investigators confirmed that the buildup of ice on…

Drive-by shooting on Pine Ridge Reservation leaves child dead

May 9, 2022 PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a…

PUC’s Chris Nelson discusses proposed carbon dioxide pipeline with KWAT News (Audio)

May 9, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission recently held five well-attended public…

WPD: Vehicle-pedestrian accident in Watertown sends girl to hospital with life-threatening injuries

May 9, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–A young child was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a vehicle-pedestrian…

BREAKING: LATC receives $8 million private gift for Archway project!

May 6, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem was on the Lake Area Technical College campus…

KWAT News On Demand for May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022   Here are today’s top stories from the KWAT newsroom…..