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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.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
HUMBOLDT, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon north of Humboldt.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One woman died early Thursday in a one-vehicle crash north of Sioux Falls.


Highway Patrol Women’s Recruiting Seminars This Week in Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol this week holds recruiting seminars for women in three different South Dakota cities.


February Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – A total of 17 sobriety checkpoints are planned for 14 South Dakota counties during the month of February.


Pennington County Fatal Crash Update
RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues its investigation into a two-vehicle crash that killed one person Friday in Rapid City.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. - One person died Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Rapid City.


Names Released in McCook County Fatal Crash
SALEM, S.D. – A Salem woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a vehicle-tractor crash that occurred Wednesday, Jan. 16, west of Salem.


McCook County Fatal Crash
SALEM, S.D. – One person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a vehicle-tractor crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon west of Salem.

Name Released in Minnehaha County Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Sioux Falls.

Highway Patrol Accepting Trooper Applications Now
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is looking for as many new troopers as it can hire.


Minnehaha County Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Sioux Falls.


Public Comment Period Opens On Draft Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
PIERRE, S.D. – A 30-day public comment period is now open to take input regarding South Dakota’s state Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.


Name Released in Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – A 21-year-old female from Yankton, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Thursday night when her vehicle collided with a Burlington Northern railroad train near Scotland.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL, S.D. – A Pierre, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon west of Wall.


Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – A 21-year-old female died Thursday night when her vehicle collided with a Burlington Northern train near Scotland.

January Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety will continue its sobriety checkpoint program in 2019 with 15 checkpoints planned in January.


Name Released in Clay County Fatal Crash
IRENE, S.D. – A 22-year-old Yankton woman has died as the result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Dec. 24, 2018 near Irene.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL, S.D. - One person died and three others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon west of Wall.


Travelers urged to get to their destinations this afternoon
The state Department of Public Safety is urging people traveling today (Thursday) to get to their destinations as soon as possible.


New Storm Brings Heavy Snow, Will Impact Travel Plans
PIERRE, S.D. – A post-Christmas snowstorm, featuring heavy snow, high winds and rain, is now making its way across South Dakota and is expected to impact travel through week’s end.


Name Released in Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An Aberdeen man has been officially identified as the person who died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash southeast of Aberdeen.


DPS Says Safety Important Part of Holiday Season
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety remind people to be careful this holiday season – both on the road and at home.