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Eighth Grader Wins $10,000 In Highway Safety’s “Lesson Learned SD” Program
PIERRE, S.D. – Angie Lockett just received her learner’s driving permit two weeks ago. Friday, she won $10,000 for her promise to remain a safe driver.


DPS: Safe Driving A Priority This Memorial Day Weekend
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials are urging drivers to make sure this Memorial Day holiday is remembered for all of the right reasons.


Miller Named Highway Patrol Superintendent
PIERRE, S.D. – Major Rick Miller of Pierre has been named as the next Superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash south of Rapid City.

Gov. Noem Requests FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment For Damages In South Dakota Counties, On Tribal Reservations
PIERRE, S.D – Gov. Kristi Noem has requested that FEMA join state and local teams for a preliminary assessment of damages to public property as a result of the severe winter storms, snowmelt, rains, and subsequent flooding that occurred throughout South Dakota.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Rapid City.


Individual Property Storm Damage Assessments Begin Monday
PIERRE, S.D. – A preliminary assessment begins Monday of individual properties damaged during the snow melt, rains and subsequent flooding in South Dakota.


Names Released In Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
ARLINGTON, S.D. – An Auburn Hills, MI man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Arlington.


South Dakota Driver Exam Stations Closed This Friday and Saturday
PIERRE, S.D. – All South Dakota state driver exam stations will be closed this Friday and Saturday (May 3-4) for annual employee training.

DPS Announces May Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints in 19 counties are planned during May by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.


Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
ARLINGTON, S.D. – One person died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Arlington.


Names Released in Faulk County Fatal Crash
FAULKTON, S.D. – A Mound City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that happened west of Faulkton.


Faulk County Fatal Crash
FAULKTON, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that happened west of Faulkton.

Name Released In Walworth County Fatal Crash
AKASKA, S.D. – A Selby, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday night in a one-vehicle crash north of Akaska.


Proclamation, Youth Safety Program Remind Drivers To Be Safe
PIERRE, S.D. – Once again this year, a Governor’s Proclamation is being used to remind motorists of all ages that being safe drivers not only protects them, but others.

Walworth County Fatal Crash
AKASKA, S.D. – A 55-year-old man died Thursday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred north of Akaska.


Severe Weather Awareness Week April 22-26
PIERRE, S.D. – There is still snow on the ground, but South Dakota officials say the time is now to start preparing for this summer’s eventual severe weather.


Highway Patrol Graduation Ceremony Thursday, April 18
PIERRE, S.D. – Nine new troopers will join the South Dakota Highway Patrol during a graduation ceremony Thursday, April 18, in the state Capitol Rotunda.


Gov. Noem Orders State Office Closures In 50 Counties Friday
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered state government offices in 50 counties to be closed all day Friday because of the continuing April snow storm while state government offices in the 16 remaining counties will open either in the morning or afternoon.


Gov. Noem Orders Thursday Closure Of State Offices In 54 Counties
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the Thursday closure of state government offices in the same 54 counties that were closed Wednesday.

I-90 Closing Rapid City to Mitchell I-29 Closing Sioux Falls to Brookings
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are closing Interstate 90 from Rapid City to Mitchell at 5:30 p.m. CDT. I-90 from Mitchell to Sioux Falls and I-29 from Sioux Falls to Brookings will both close at 7 p.m. I-29 was closed from Brookings to the North Dakota border earlier this afternoon.

Gov. Noem Orders Closure of State Offices In Blizzard Warning Counties
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the closure of state government offices today in all 52 counties that are part of the current blizzard warning.


Highway Patrol Graduation Ceremony Postponed to Thursday, April 18
PIERRE, S.D. – An expected late-winter storm has postponed this week’s South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper graduation.

State’s Citizens Urged to Prepare Now for Major Mid-Week Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – Winter is not yet finished with South Dakota as the state braces for another storm scheduled to sweep through the state this week.

Names Released In Lyman County Fatal Crash
KENNEBEC, S.D. – A Pukwana, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred last Thursday morning on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation northeast of Kennebec.

State’s Citizens Urged to Prepare Now for Major Mid-Week Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – Winter is not yet finished with South Dakota as the state braces for another storm scheduled to sweep through the state this week.


Highway Patrol Holds Recruit Graduation Ceremony Friday, April 12
PIERRE, S.D. – Nine new recruits officially become South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers at a graduation ceremony this Friday, April 12.


Name Released In Davison County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A Huron, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred two miles east of Mitchell.


April 7-13 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Victims’ Services program urges citizens this month to remember the victims of crime, especially children.

Lyman County Fatal Crash
KENNEBEC, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Thursday morning on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation northeast of Kennebec.


Davison County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – One person has died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred two miles east of Mitchell.

Flood Insurance Assistance Meetings April 8-9-10 In Brookings, North Sioux City, Sioux Falls
PIERRE, S.D. – Federal flood insurance assistance meetings are scheduled for three South Dakota communities next week, April 8-9-10.


Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people killed Friday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash west of Hot Springs.


Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – Two people died Friday night when they were hit by a truck one mile west of Hot Springs.


DPS Schedules 20 Sobriety Checkpoints for April
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety says 20 sobriety checkpoints will be held in 17 counties statewide during the month of April.


Names Released In Sanborn County Fatal Crash
LETCHER, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people who died last Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Letcher.


Sanborn County Fatal Crash
LETCHER, S.D. – Two people died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Letcher.


Search Continues for Garbage Truck, Occupants Reported Missing Near Mitchell
PIERRE, S.D. – A joint state-county agency search continued Sunday on the James River for two missing men who were last known to be operating a garbage truck.


Name Released In Hughes County Fatal Crash
BLUNT, S.D. – A Pierre, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon east of Blunt.

Gov. Noem Waives Carrier Permit Fees For Those Helping Flood Relief Efforts
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has signed an executive order that waives permit fees for those carriers transporting flood relief loads to sites in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.


Flood Information Found on State Emergency Response Website
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans dealing with flood preparation and response can find information about this and other emergency situations on the state government website – SDResponse.gov.


Hughes County Fatal Crash
BLUNT, S.D. – One person died in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon east of Blunt.


Noem Signs Emergency Declaration
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today signed an emergency declaration that allows the use of additional state funds for South Dakota counties impacted by this week’s blizzard and flood.

Interstate 90 Now Completely Open Significant Flooding Continues
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials say Interstate 90 is now completely open, with the last stretch from Wall to Chamberlain opened at 10 a.m. CDT, both east and westbound lanes.


Some state government offices to open Friday morning, rest at noon
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered that state government offices open Friday morning at the regular time in 17 South Dakota counties while offices in the other counties will open at noon

Governor Orders Closure of ALL State Government Offices In South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the closure of state government offices in all South Dakota counties Thursday (today) due to the snowstorm and flooding that continue to impact the state.


Governor Orders Closure of State Government Offices In 49 Counties For Thursday Due to Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the closure of state government offices in 49 South Dakota counties for Thursday due to the snowstorm and flooding that continue to impact the state.

Interstate 90 Closed From Wall to Chamberlain
PIERRE, S.D. – Interstate 90 is closed effective immediately from Wall to Chamberlain, both east and westbound lanes.

Governor Closes State Government Offices In 39 Counties Due to Weather Conditions
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the closure of state government offices in 39 central and western counties for today (Wednesday) due to expected severe winter weather conditions.


State Officials Urge Public to Prepare Now for Major Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state government officials urge citizens to make preparations now, which includes adjusting travel plans, for a late-winter storm this week that will cover most of the state with several inches of snow, high winds and freezing rain.

Name Released in Feb. 21 Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Tea, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Feb. 21 north of Sioux Falls.

Name Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BRANDON, S.D. – A Garretson, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash last Tuesday night west of Brandon.


Change Clocks – and Smoke Alarm Batteries – This Weekend
PIERRE, S.D. – When changing clocks this weekend, the Department of Public Safety urges South Dakotans to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BRANDON, S.D. – One person died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday night west of Brandon.


Name Released In Hanson County Fatal Crash
ALEXANDRIA, S.D. – A 20-year-old woman from Alexandria, S.D. has been identified as the person who died early Tuesday in a one-vehicle rollover crash north of that town.


DPS Announces March Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has scheduled 25 sobriety checkpoints in 19 counties statewide during the month of March.


Hanson County Fatal Crash
ALEXANDRIA, S.D. – A 20-year-old female died early Tuesday in a one-vehicle rollover crash north of Alexandria.

Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
HUMBOLDT, S.D. – A Madison, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon north of Humboldt.