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STURGIS , S.D. -- A 27-year-old motorcyclist died at sundown Tuesday night on Interstate 90 near Sturgis in only the second fatality of this year’s nine-day rally. The man from Fort Wayne, Indi., was eastbound on the interstate about seven miles east of Sturgis about 9 p.m. when he lost control, laying the motorcycle on its side, said the South Dakota State Patrol. He was not wearing a helmet and died from his injuries.
STURGIS, S.D. -- Preliminary motorcycle counts in downtown Sturgis for the 77th annual motorcycle rally show a 14 percent increase in attendance over last year. The busiest day was Sunday, but motorcyclists are still arriving in the Black Hills for the rally that runs through Saturday, Aug. 12. Among the visitors so far were a group from China on their bikes.
STURGIS, S.D.—The first official fatality of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally occurred Sunday, Aug. 6, when a car and a semi collided, killing the 25-year-old driver of the car from Manti, Utah. The man was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla northbound on U.S. Highway 85 about 11 miles south of Buffalo and crossed center line, according to the Department of Public Safety. A southbound semi driven by a 44-year-old man from Dickinson, N.D., swerved to try to miss the car but the vehicles collided. Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Their names were not released.
STURGIS, S.D.—The 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally kicked off on Friday, Aug. 4, for its nine-day run through Saturday, Aug. 12.. The vendors who line the streets in the Black Hills of South Dakota city are up this year, according to public information officer Christina Steele, with 609 as of Friday compared to 588 last year. Vendors line many of the town's city streets, including Main Street which this past year underwent a major upgrading.
PIERRE, S.D. – More traffic is expected on highways in the region starting this week in anticipation of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say patience will be a key to remaining safe.
WASECA, Minn. -- Thousands of carp died last month in Waseca County’s Lake Elysian because of a virus likely introduced by the release or escape of a pet goldfish or ornamental koi. The University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources determined koi herpesvirus was the main cause of the late June fish kill in southern Minnesota. It was the first documented case of the virus in a wild fish population.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Country singer Garth Brooks is continuing to show his popularity in South Dakota and surrounding states. He added three more shows Thursday and almost immediately sold them out, according to his promoter and officials at the Denny Sanford Premier Center where Brooks will do a total of nine shows from Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 24.
ALCESTER, S.D. — A third person has died from injuries sustained in a fatal crash at a southeast South Dakota nursing home and rehab center.. Resident Pearl “Tex” Sowell, 95, died Thursday, July 27.. He was one of seven people hit Monday when a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by an 81-year-old woman ran into the group of employees and residents as they were doing outdoors aerobics exercises at the Alcester Care and Rehab Center.
ALCESTER, S.D. – Names are expected to be released Thursday in the fatal crash that killed two people who were walking out of the front door of a southeast South Dakota nursing home and rehab center and struck by a vehicle. Also South Dakota Highway Patrol officials say the investigation into Monday’s crash in Alcester continues to indicate that the incident was unintentional.
LEAD, S.D. — Ground was broken on Friday, July 21, for an underground research lab in the Black Hills of South Dakota that will study the properties of mysterious particles called neutrino. Unlocking the mysteries of these particles could help explain more about how the universe works, and why matter exists at all, according to researcher Dongming Mei. Neutrinos are one of the fundamental particles which make up the universe.