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August 11, 2016
Highway Patrol identifies California man killed in crash
STURGIS (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a 65-year-old man who died in a one-vehicle motorcycle crash south of Sturgis. Authorities say James Smith of Concord, California, was pronounced dead Monday at the scene. Officials say his motorcycle went into the ditch...
August 11, 2016 - 11:21am
August 10, 2016
Local Highway Patrol troopers lend a hand in Sturgis
It's all hands on deck for South Dakota law enforcement covering the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this week. According to Lt. Paul Gerken, of the...
August 10, 2016 - 5:18pm
65-year-old man dies in motorcycle crash south of Sturgis
STURGIS (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 65-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash near the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Authorities said Tuesday that the man was pronounced dead at the scene about 3 miles south of Sturgis. Officials say the man's motorcycle went...
August 10, 2016 - 10:45am
August 8, 2016
4 hurt when motorcycle goes off stage, into crowd
Four people suffered injuries that were not life threatening during a motorcycle stunt gone wrong Sunday night at a campground that hosts hordes of visitors during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota. Buffalo Chip Campground spokeswoman Nyla Griffith on Monday...
August 8, 2016 - 12:12pm
August 3, 2016
Do your part to keep the annual Sturgis rally safe
It's almost rally time in South Dakota. What started in 1938 as a single motorcycle race in a small town has grown into one of the largest and...
August 3, 2016 - 11:59am
August 1, 2016
Weekend house fire in Sturgis investigated as arson
STURGIS (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Sturgis say the fire that heavily damaged a local home and injured a woman over the weekend is being investigated as arson. Sturgis Police Chief Geody Vandewater tells the Rapid City Journal that the initial investigation shows the Saturday...
August 1, 2016 - 3:14pm
Big drop in attendance expected at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
STURGIS (AP) — Officials are expecting a smaller and quieter Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than last year's 75th anniversary event, which drew record crowds. The 76th rally in western South Dakota's Black Hills is Aug. 8-14. The biggest indicator of a potential big drop in attendance...
August 1, 2016 - 11:11am
June 27, 2016
Buffalo Chip officials pull request to put in big billboard
STURGIS (AP) — Buffalo Chip Campground officials have pulled their request to put in a large electronic billboard that would have required special approval from the Meade County Commission. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Buffalo Chip was looking for a sign double the height...
June 27, 2016 - 12:31pm
June 24, 2016
Authorities identify 1 dead, 2 injured in crash near Sturgis
STURGIS (AP) — The state Highway Patrol has released the names of the driver who died and two passengers who were hurt after a crash near Sturgis. Authorities have identified the driver as 32-year-old Robert Bear Shield of Rapid City. He died Wednesday at the scene. Authorities...
June 24, 2016 - 5:56pm
1 dead, 2 injured in pickup truck crash near Sturgis
STURGIS (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck is dead and two passengers are injured after a crash near Sturgis. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 32-year-old driver died Wednesday at the scene. Authorities say the incident happened around 7:10 p.m., when the pickup truck driver...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
June 22, 2016
Motorcycle racer will be grand marshal at Sturgis Rally ride
STURGIS -- Motorcycle racer Ben Bostrom has been named the grand marshal for the 14th Annual Sturgis Mayor's Ride on Aug. 8 during the the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Bostrom started his career out strong by winning the American Motorcycle Associatin National 600 Dirt Track Championship...
June 22, 2016 - 5:17pm
June 20, 2016
Sturgis grocery stores to sell booze during bike rally
STURGIS (AP) — The Sturgis City Council will allow liquor sales at grocery stores in an effort to alleviate congestion at the city-owned liquor store during the town's famous motorcycle rally. Mayor Mark Carstensen said the city will experiment with the special event liquor license...
June 20, 2016 - 11:14am
June 15, 2016
Accused Meade County commissioner pleads not guilty
STURGIS (AP) — A Meade County commissioner accused of damaging private property has pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges. KBHB radio reports that Alan Aker appeared in court Tuesday on a felony charge of intentional damage to property and a misdemeanor count of trespassing....
June 15, 2016 - 11:51am
June 9, 2016
Supermoto races moved to Fourth of July weekend in Sturgis
STURGIS -- The fourth annual Metzeler Supermoto has been moved from September to the Fourth of July weekend in downtown Sturgis. The American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned racing event is scheduled to run during the Independence Day weekend, with racing on both Friday, July...
June 9, 2016 - 4:31pm
June 3, 2016
Man sentenced for fatal crash at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
STURGIS (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to serve four years in prison for a crash that killed a North Dakota woman on the first day of last August's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Authorities said 20-year-old Nickolas Hartwell, of Belle Fourche (foosh), was driving recklessly...
June 3, 2016 - 11:12am