Mr. Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, is considering giving up his South Dakota seat because of both family concerns and Donald Trump’s enduring hold on the G.O.P.
John Murray Rowe Jr. was arrested Wednesday on espionage-related charges. The Justice Department said he had exchanged more than 300 emails with an F.B.I. employee posing as a Russian agent.
A tornado watch was issued for parts of six states as wind gusts of more than 70 miles per hour bore down on parts of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday.
Ten teachers in South Dakota competed for $5,000 in dollar bills to spend on classroom improvements. Critics called the event at a hockey game in Sioux Falls demeaning.
Ernie LaPointe, the great-grandson of the leader Tatanka Iyotake, said he hoped the DNA confirmation would bolster his campaign to move the chief’s remains.
Decades after a baby was found by the road, DNA testing led to criminal charges. On Friday, a woman entered an Alford plea in the case, maintaining her innocence while pleading guilty to manslaughter.
The coronavirus pandemic sent a surge of inexperienced hikers into the wilderness. Many ran into trouble. Now states are looking to bill them for costly search and rescue operations.
Pandemic-related product shortages — from computer chips to construction materials — were supposed to be resolved by now. Instead, the world has gained a lesson in the ripple effects of disruption.
A spokesman said Jason R. Ravnsborg did not plan to resign over the misdemeanor charges, despite calls from both sides of the aisle for him to do so.
He served time in prison after the 1973 occupation on the Pine Ridge reservation and dedicated his life to preserving the traditions of the Sicangu Lakota.
Ms. Noem, the governor of South Dakota, has defied coronavirus restrictions and eagerly projects a rugged Great Plainswoman image. But some of her political moves prompt eye rolls.
Gov. Kristi Noem said the monument was not under threat but that gusting winds could cause conditions to change quickly.
There have been 25 state bills introduced this year that would prohibit transgender athletes, mainly women, from competing on teams matching their gender identity. Here’s what we know.
State officials released videos that show investigators confronting the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, with descriptions of his car hitting a man: “His face came through your windshield.”
Jason Ravnsborg avoided felony charges, including manslaughter, after he struck and killed a pedestrian with his car last September.
South Dakota’s public health isn’t a matter of “personal responsibility.” It’s her job.
The average age of Lakota and Dakota speakers is 70. We are running out of time to save them.
In terms of the coronavirus, they’re a theater of American disgrace.
She championed the rights of the Oglala Lakota in South Dakota and was a leader in protests at Wounded Knee and oil pipeline sites.
Journeys through two states found Americans leading starkly different lives in the pandemic. New Mexico feels at a standstill. In South Dakota, life is going right on.
By different metrics, all sorts of locations in the United States are deeply troubling, from Minot, N.D., to New York City.
Infectious-disease experts warned about the risk of cramming revelers into the Black Hills of South Dakota. But it was the annual Sturgis rally, and bikers were coming no matter what.
David Rhoades and Nicole Weiss have been a couple since high school. A diagnosis brought them even closer together.
Unlike earlier outbreaks concentrated in the Northeast and South, the virus is simmering at a worrisome level in most regions.
Jason Ravnsborg, the attorney general, elaborated on what happened after his car struck something on a dark highway, saying he returned in the morning to find the dead man, Joe Boever, 55, nearby.
Gov. Kristi Noem said that the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, was in a car crash on Saturday night that left one person dead. Mr. Ravnsborg said he was “fully cooperating with the investigation.”
Father Michel J. Mulloy was chosen by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., but then an allegation from the 1980s surfaced, church officials said.
After Ms. Noem, the South Dakota governor, flew to Washington on Air Force One, rumors about her ambitions ensued. She made a second trip to smooth things over with Mike Pence.
After surviving civil war in Sudan, one of America’s most vulnerable workers faced the coronavirus. How has she been doing since?
She is the third person in proximity of President Trump known to have contracted the virus.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe set up checkpoints to limit the spread of the coronavirus. After the state objected, the White House got involved. Now the tribe has asked a federal judge to intervene.
“I came to America thinking I could never go through hell.” After surviving civil war in Sudan, one of America’s most vulnerable workers faces the coronavirus.
The pandemic has laid bare the instability of the industrialized food chain.
Andrea Circle Bear, the first female federal prisoner to die after getting the coronavirus, had just started serving a two-year drug sentence for selling methamphetamine.
Almost every movie reminds Trump of … something it’s not.