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Residents in Brookings, Madison and Mitchell areas Urged to Renew Driver Licenses Online
PIERRE, S.D. – Residents in three different areas of South Dakota who need to renew their driver licenses are being encouraged to avoid the lines at the driver exam station this spring and renew online.

South Dakota observes Severe Weather Awareness Week
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans are being encouraged this week to start making preparations for severe weather that may occur this spring and summer.

New Highway Patrol motorcycles to help with DUI enforcement
PIERRE, SD -- Thanks to a federal grant, South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will begin using motorcycles for the first time in 30 years.

Credit, debit cards now accepted at Driver License Exam Stations
PIERRE, S.D. -- Citizens now have another way to pay for services offered at South Dakota driver license exam stations.

New Highway Patrol Motorcycles To Be Unveiled Friday
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota Highway Patrol officials Friday will roll out three new motorcycles that primarily will be used for DUI enforcement.

Week celebrates state’s telecommunicators
PIERRE, S.D. – Those voices at the other end of the call are being honored statewide this week.

DPS Officials Urge Seat Belt Use
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials say so far in 2015, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of motor vehicle fatality victims who were not wearing seat belts.

Mellette County Fatal Crash
NORRIS, S.D – A Kadoka, SD youth died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 6:30 p.m. MDT Monday in Mellette County.

Highway Patrol Graduation Friday
PIERRE, S.D. – Ten recruits will officially join the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol during a graduation ceremony to be held Friday, April 10, in the state Capitol Rotunda.

Roberts County Fatal Crash
WILMOT, S.D – A Wilmot, S.D. man died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred sometime early Monday morning in Roberts County.

Office of Highway Safety unveils new seatbelt commercial
PIERRE, S.D. -- A new state Office of Highway Safety commercial that highlights how not wearing a seatbelt can bring unnecessary suffering and sorrow to a crash victim’s loved ones began airing on South Dakota television stations last Wednesday.

Campbell County Fatal Crash
MOUND CITY, SD – A Selby juvenile female was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Mound City.

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety checkpoints throughout the state in April.

Injured Highway Patrol Trooper Returns to Work
PIERRE, S.D – A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper injured during a January standoff in Brule County has returned to work.

Roberts County Fatal Crash
SISSETON, S.D. -- A Browns Valley, Minnesota man was killed in an ATV rollover crash Sunday night eight miles northeast of Sisseton.

Beadle County Fatal Crash
HURON, SD – A Huron man was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred northeast of Huron.

Butte County Fatal Crash
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – A 14-year-old Belle Fourche juvenile male died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday night less than one mile east of Belle Fourche.

Hand County Fatal Crash
Miller, S.D. – A Huron man died early Saturday morning in a one vehicle crash at the intersection of 216th Street and South Dakota Highway 45 in Hand County, nine miles south of Miller.

Sully County Fatal Crash
ONIDA, S.D. – An Onida man died Sunday morning in a one vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 83, 10 miles south of Onida.

Driver Licensing: Keep Your Gold Star with Two Proofs of Address
PIERRE, S.D. – Now that nearly all licensed drivers in South Dakota hold federally compliant licenses, the Driver Licensing Program reminds them that when they renew, they need only the compliant card and two documents showing proof of address.

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries
Pierre, S.D. –Daylight saving time begins this weekend. That means it’s time to change your clock AND change your batteries.

Hughes County Fatal Crash
Pierre, S.D. – A Huron, S.D. woman died as a result of a three-vehicle crash on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, around 7:10 pm, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and U.S. Highway 14, approximately 14 miles east of Pierre.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City woman died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90, within the city of Rapid City.

I-90 Open West of Rapid City
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety officials announce the section of Interstate 90 between Exit 32 and Exit 55 is now open.

I-90 Closed West of Rapid City
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota officials are closing Interstate 90 near Rapid City from Exit 32 to Exit 55, effective immediately.

Faulk County Fatal Crash
FAULKTON, S.D. – A Seneca, S.D., man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash on 172nd Street approximately 3 miles south and 6 miles west of Faulkton on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding Available
PIERRE, S.D – The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management is accepting applications for $1.4 million in federal hazard mitigation grant funding.