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First Lady, Tommy the Turtle to Visit Pierre Second Graders
PIERRE, S.D. – First Lady Linda Daugaard and South Dakota Emergency Management Office mascot, Tommy the Turtle, will discuss severe weather safety with second graders in Pierre on Tuesday, April 25.

Severe Weather Awareness Week April 24-28
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans are being urged to start preparing now for the inevitable severe weather that will occur this spring and summer in South Dakota.


Governor Proclaims Thursday Safe Driving Day in SD
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Thursday, April 20, as Safe Driving Day in South Dakota, marking the first time such a proclamation has been declared in the state.


South Dakota Driver Exam Stations Closed April 28-29
PIERRE, S.D. – All South Dakota state driver exam stations will be closed for two days later this month.

Pursuit Leads to Confiscation of 1.7 pounds of Heroin, Cash
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol troopers recently seized 1.7 pounds of heroin in western South Dakota.


Name Released in Sanborn County Fatal Crash
HURON, S.D. – A Huron, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night south of Huron.


Sanborn County Fatal Crash
HURON, S.D. – One woman has died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night south of Huron, S.D.


Names Released in Brown County Fatal Crash
FREDERICK, S.D. – Names have been released in the two-vehicle crash that killed one and injured another Tuesday afternoon south of Frederick.


Highway Patrol Plans April Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints are planned in 19 South Dakota counties during April.


Brown County Fatal Crash
FREDERICK, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon south of Frederick, S.D.

Names Released in Moody County Fatal Crash
FLANDREAU, S.D. – A Flandreau man has been identified as the person who died Sunday in a two-vehicle crash east of Flandreau.


Moody County Fatal Crash
FLANDREAU, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Flandreau.


Name Released in Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
DANTE, S.D. – A Wagner, S.D. man has been identified as the person killed in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night near Dante.


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
DANTE, S.D. – One man died in a one-vehicle crash that happened Thursday night near Dante.


State, Cattlemen’s Association Join Together To Help Wildfire-Impacted Producers
PIERRE, S.D – A partnership between South Dakota state government and the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association has reduced the cost for producers traveling through the state, hauling donated hay to agricultural areas ravaged by recent wildfires


Names Released in Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified the person who died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Buffalo.


Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – One person died and another was injured Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Buffalo.


State Fire Marshal’s Office Hosts Line-of-Duty Death Training March 10-11
PIERRE, S.D. – What needs to be done following the death of a public safety officer is the focus of a special training being held this weekend in Pierre.


Name Released in Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
ERWIN, S.D. – A Lake Preston woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash that happened Friday near Erwin.

Fire Marshal Urges Citizens to Change Batteries When Changing Clocks
PIERRE, S.D. – This weekend is time again to spring ahead and replace the old with the new.


Kingsbury Fatal Crash
ERWIN, S.D. – A 57-year-old woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday near Erwin.


Highway Patrol Looking for New Troopers
PIERRE, S.D. – Applications are now being accepted for the next trooper class of the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


Office of Highway Safety to Promote Safe Driving During First-Ever Summit League ‘Fan Fest’
PIERRE, S.D. – Along with all of the college basketball being played this weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Office of Highway Safety is throwing in safe driving messages – and prizes – for good measure.


Sobriety Checkpoints Announced For March
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has announced its sobriety checkpoint schedule for March.


Schedule Changes Announced For North Sioux City, Vermillion Driver Exam Stations
PIERRE, S.D. – Schedule changes take place Wednesday, March 1, for the Vermillion and North Sioux City driver exam stations.

Highway Patrol to Host 3rd Annual Women’s Recruiting Seminars
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is again hosting what has become a successful effort in recruiting more female troopers.


Names Released in Codington County Fatal Crash
SOUTH SHORE, S.D. – A 52-year-old Stockholm, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of South Shore.


South Dakota’s Vehicle Fatality Rate Again Among Lowest in Nation
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota had the nation’s fourth lowest motor vehicle fatality rate in 2016, according to a national organization.


Codington County Fatal Crash
SOUTH SHORE, S.D. – One man died and another man was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of South Shore.


State 9-1-1 Board Votes to Withhold Payment to Vendor
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s 9-1-1 Coordination Board voted Thursday to withhold payment to the vendor who has been hired to upgrade the state’s 9-1-1 emergency communications system.


Highway Safety to Promote Designated Drivers During Super Bowl
PIERRE, S.D. – Amid all of the football terms that will be thrown out Super Bowl Sunday, the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety plans to remind fans of another important piece of terminology: Designated Driver.


Presidential Disaster Declaration Approved For December Storm
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says 24 South Dakota counties and two tribes may receive federal funding assistance to help recover from a late December storm that did more than $9.1 million in damage to public property.


February Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – Twenty sobriety checkpoints are scheduled to be held during the month of February by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


Spink County Fatal Crash (Jan. 2, 2017)
ASHTON, S.D. – An Aberdeen man has died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash Jan. 2, 2017 north of Ashton.