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State Prison Inmate Troy Quick Bear Placed on Escape Status
State prison inmate Troy Quick Bear has been placed on escape status.


South Dakota Ends 2019 Budget Year with $19.4 Million Surplus
Governor Kristi Noem today announced that South Dakota closed the 2019 budget year on June 30 with a $19.4 million surplus. The state general fund budget ended with lower expenditures than budgeted, while ongoing revenue finished lower than projected levels.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects in the Mitchell Area
MITCHELL, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Mitchell Area of the state beginning Thursday, July 18.

Two Way Traffic On I-90 at Exit 402
SIOUX FALLS, SD – The South Dakota Department of Transportation will place traffic in a two-way condition in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near exit 402 on Tuesday, July 16.

I-29 Exit 242 Interchange Ramp Closed
WATERTOWN, SD – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 exit 242 interchange ramp closed on Saturday, July 13, and will remain closed through Saturday, July 27.

Construction on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Exit 84B on Interstate 29 will close to northbound traffic on the evening of Tuesday, July 16, through the evening of July 19.

Bridge Work on 12th Street in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin work on the 12th Street Bridge next to the Executive Golf Course on Monday, July 22.


Governor's Column: Future-Focused Agriculture
In South Dakota, our way of life is largely rooted in agriculture. It’s where many of us learned how to work hard, how to be good stewards of the land, and how to focus on the things that matter most in life. While we treasure the traditions we grew up with, it’s important to acknowledge that agriculture is an ever-evolving industry. We must continually grow and learn together to be competitive on the market and prepare our farms and ranches for generations of success. We must be future-focused.

DHS/SDRA Hosting Employment Webinar
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) will be providing a free employment webinar on Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. CDT.

Labor Department Awarded $1.2 Million to Expand Apprenticeships
The Department of Labor and Regulation was recently awarded a $1.2 million State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Register Now for Disaster Unemployment Assistance
PIERRE, S.D. – Farmers and ranchers, employees and self-employed individuals in 16 counties and reservations across South Dakota who are unable to work as a result of the severe winter storms and flooding from March 13 to April 26 may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program is administered locally.

SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS COUNCIL TO MEET JULY 19
PIERRE, S.D. – Members of the South Dakota Arts Council, the advisory board of the Office of the Arts, will gather in Spearfish on Friday, July 19 for the Council’s annual summer meeting.


State Prison Inmate Barry Offet In Custody
Minimum-security inmate Barry Offet is back in custody.

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Coming to Turner, Hutchinson Counties
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are sending mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to Turner and Hutchinson counties to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019.

Names Released In Lake County Fatal Crash
MADISON, S.D. – A Sioux Falls, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Madison

Names Released In Campbell County Fatal Crash
HERREID, S.D. – A Mound City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday, July 2 south of Herreid.

Pavement Rehabilitation to Begin on Highways 83 and 212
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on Highways 83 and 212 north will begin July 30, from the Blunt junction to Gettysburg.


Americans with Disabilities Act Day
Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed July 26 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Day in South Dakota.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) reminds workers, self-employed individuals and farmworkers the deadline to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is Monday, July 15.

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Closing in Sioux Falls and Yankton This Saturday
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will close two disaster recovery centers at 6 p.m Central time this Saturday, July 13. The facilities ceasing operation are located at the Southeast Technical Institute, 2000 N. Career Place in Sioux Falls and the County Emergency Management Building, 807 Capital St. in Yankton. The closures come as both centers have seen declines in visitation as South Dakotans are moving forward in their recovery.

Highway 81 Closed South of Arlington
Highway 81 is closed six miles south of Arlington due to water over the road.

Milling and Asphalt Overlay on Highway 20 West of Hoven
HOVEN, S.D. –The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a milling and asphalt overlay project on Highway 20 will begin Thursday, July 11.


Noem Names Interim Commissioner of Human Resources
Governor Kristi Noem today announced that Thomas Steckel will serve as Interim Commissioner of the Bureau of Human Resources (BHR).

Emerald Ash Borer Town Hall at Governor’s Ag Summit
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is inviting all South Dakotans to attend an emerald ash borer (EAB) town hall at the 2019 Governor’s Agricultural Summit on Thursday, July 11, to learn about the insect, the quarantine, and effective treatments.

Four more state properties listed on National Register of Historic Places
Four more South Dakota properties were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.

One Month After Federal Disaster Declaration,South Dakotans Benefitting from Federal Assistance
PIERRE, S.D. – One month after President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for South Dakota because of severe winter storms and flooding, federal agencies have provided nearly $1.9 million in grants and loans to assist in recovery.


Lake County Fatal Crash
MADISON, S.D. – One man died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Madison.


State Prison Inmate Scott Reiners In Custody
Minimum-security inmate Scott Reiners is back in custody and is currently in the Pennington County Jail.

Campbell County Fatal Crash
HERREID, S.D. – One man has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday evening near Herreid.


Governor's Column: Combating Meth for a Safer South Dakota
13 people. That’s how many South Dakotans died last year because of meth.

2019 Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Sioux Falls
The tenth annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit will be held July 10 and 11 in Sioux Falls, SD at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

SD State Fair Grandstand Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets to the 2019 South Dakota State Fair Grandstand are now on sale.

State Prison Inmate Scott Reiners Placed on Escape Status
Minimum-security inmate Scott Reiners has been placed on escape status for violating rules of the work release program.

State Historical Society hosting Apollo 11 50th anniversary video on July 20
The South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting the viewing of a new documentary about the Apollo 11 moon landing on Saturday, July 20, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Name Released In Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – A Yankton, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon in Yankton.

SD Highway 115 (Minnesota Avenue) and Lincoln County Highway 110 Intersection Closure
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says it will be closing the Highway 115 and Lincoln County Highway 110 intersection for grading starting Monday, July 8, and is set to re-open Monday, Aug. 5.


Noem: Hold off on Roadside Mowing until July 10
Governor Kristi Noem today reminded East River residents and landowners that roadside mowing along state highways is not permitted until July 10 under state law.

PHOTO: Noem, Tribal Leaders Discuss Meth at State-Tribal Luncheon
On July 1, Governor Kristi Noem hosted 10 tribal leaders at the Governor’s Residence to discuss State-Tribal partnerships on meth prevention and law enforcement.

PHOTO & AUDIO: Noem Surveys Storm Damage in Charles Mix County
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem toured flood damage in Lake Andes and met with city and tribal leaders to discuss recovery efforts.

State Prison Inmate Barry Offet Placed on Escape Status
Minimum-security inmate Barry Offet has been placed on escape status for violating rules of the work release program.

State Prison Inmate Nicholas Skorka Placed on Escape Status
Minimum-security inmate Nicholas Skorka has been placed on escape status for violating rules of the work release program. Skorka failed to return to the Rapid City Community Work Center at the appointed time on July 1.

Grant funds six out-of-school time programs
A total of six 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants have been awarded to provide funding for academic enrichment opportunities for students.

Damaged Wells, Septic Systems May Be FEMA Eligible
PIERRE, S.D. – Flood survivors in 16 South Dakota counties and reservations designated for federal disaster assistance could be eligible for financial help from FEMA if they have flood-damaged wells and/or septic systems. The deadline to register is August 6, 2019.

DPS Officials: Be Careful During July Fourth Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials remind citizens to make sure the anticipated fun of this week’s July Fourth holiday does not turn tragic.

DPS Announces July Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be held in 19 South Dakota counties during July.


First Human West Nile Virus Detection of 2019 Reported
A Turner County resident is South Dakota’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) detection of the season, the state Health Department reported today. The person is in the 30 to 39 age group.

Fire Marshal Encourages Safety In Fireworks Use
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal urges people to make sure that fun with fireworks does not turn tragic this July Fourth holiday.

Department of Transportation & Lincoln County Seek Public Input into Lincoln County Master Transportation Plan Study
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with Lincoln County and the Sioux Falls MPO, will hold a public open house as part of the Lincoln County Master Transportation Plan.

SDDOT Awards Scholarship to SDSU Student
PIERRE, S.D. –Today, the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) announced that Samuel Caba, a South Dakota State University (SDSU) student, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship

Homestead and Wilmot Rest Areas and Welcome Centers Open – Reconstruction Complete
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Departments of Tourism and Transportation have completed reconstruction of two Interstate Rest Areas/Welcome Centers.

Sisseton woman claims $594,260 Dakota Cash prize
Patty Nerison’s dreams came true through a $594,260 Dakota Cash jackpot.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – One man has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon in Yankton.


Names Released In Brookings County Fatal Crash
ELKTON, S.D. – An Elkton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Elkton. .


Governor's Weekly Column: Strengthening Families
Today, more than ever, it’s important we work to strengthen families, which is why I’m committed to being a family-first governor, fighting to strengthen the family unit and preserve the values South Dakotans have long embraced.

State Prison Inmate Jacob Abdo Placed on Escape Status
State prison inmate Jacob Abdo has been placed on escape status after violating conditions of the work release program.

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Closed on July 4th Holiday
PIERRE, SD – Disaster Recovery Centers opened by the State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The centers will resume regular operations at 9 a.m. Friday, July 5.

Mowing Regulations For The State Right of Way
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation would like to remind landowners of mowing regulations for the state right of way.


Create flower bouquets July 13 at Cultural Heritage Center
Come to the Cultural Heritage Center on July 13 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT and celebrate summer by creating your own flower bouquet at Family Fun Saturday.

DENR Requests Water Quality Data for 2020 Integrated Report
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) requests water quality data as part of its process to complete a biennial assessment of South Dakota’s lakes and streams.

Gov. Noem Announces More Than $24.0 Million for Statewide Environmental Projects
Gov. Kristi Noem says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved more than $24.0 million for water, wastewater, and solid waste projects. The board met today in Pierre.

FEMA Eligibility Letter May Not Be Last Word on Disaster Assistance
PIERRE, S.D. – If you applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of the severe storms/flooding earlier this year and received a letter or text message saying you were not eligible for disaster aid, you should know that the first communication may not be the last word. There may be an easy-to-resolve reason why some applicants received a notice stating that they are ineligible for assistance.

Names Released In Aurora County Fatal Crash
PLANKINTON S.D. – A Clearwater, FL man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred last Friday afternoon near Plankinton.

Universities to Offer Graduate Mathematics Certificates
To support K-12 teachers in the teaching of mathematics, South Dakota public universities will offer two nine credit-hour graduate certificates in math. Target audience is instructors teaching high school students who take a college-level math course for both high school and college credit.

Regents Approve Academic Program Requests to Develop Workforce
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new academic program requests from public universities to meet emerging workforce and economic development trends across the state.

Dakota Cash jackpot won in Wednesday’s drawing
A lucky South Dakota Lottery player will heat up his or her summer with a Dakota Cash jackpot win.


Cultural Heritage Center program to focus on Ben Reifel
Author Sean Flynn will tell about his new book about Ben Reifel at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 9, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Turner County
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA DR-4440.

Beware of Post-Disaster Scams
PIERRE, S.D. – Recovery officials urge South Dakota residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on those who suffered losses in the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April.

FEMA Hiring South Dakota Residents to Help With Disaster Recovery
Pierre, S.D. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now hiring for full-time, temporary jobs to help communities recover from the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. Positions will be based in Pierre, Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen, and may require local travel.

Highway Patrol Hosting Eighth Annual Youth Trooper Academy This Week
PIERRE, S.D. – For a group of South Dakota high school students, this week is a chance to learn what being a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper is all about.

Railroad Crossing Replacement east of Hazel
HAZEL, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on Highway 22 at the east edge of Hazel will be closed on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Neuroscience Offerings Approved at USD
An undergraduate degree and a minor in one of the largest scientific fields in the country have been approved for delivery at the University of South Dakota. The bachelor of science in neuroscience degree will prepare USD students for professional pathways to graduate study and new careers in a growing field.

New Academic Programs Approved at SDSU
A new graduate degree at South Dakota State University aims to meet the needs of instructors at two- and four-year postsecondary institutions, especially those working at tribal colleges and universities. The master of science in interdisciplinary studies will allow students to design a flexible and individualized graduate program tailored to their needs and interests.


State Prison Inmate Ryan Langford Back in Custody
Inmate Ryan Langford was arrested in Beadle County earlier today.

Unemployment Insurance Undergoes Name Change
Effective July 1, South Dakota’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program will be renamed Reemployment Assistance (RA).

Residents and Business in Turner County Now Eligible for Disaster Assistance
PIERRE, S.D. – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Turner County may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019.

Brookings County Fatal Crash
ELKTON, S.D. – One man died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Elkton.

Name Released In Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A Watertown, S.D. man died Friday night in a motorcycle crash that occurred east of Brookings.

Asphalt overlay on Highway 271 North of Java
JAVA, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says construction work will begin on Highway 271 from the North end of Main Street to the Walworth Campbell County Line starting Wednesday, June 26.


Don’t Miss Your Chance at Winning the Perfect Camping Set
Don’t miss out on a chance to win the “Perfect Camping Set” from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

Eight more state properties listed on National Register of Historic Places
Eight more South Dakota properties have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.

GFP News: Good Earth Guest Speaker, Mickelson Trail Trolley Rides, No Fireworks in State Parks
• Guest Speaker Coming to Good Earth State Park • Mickelson Trail Hosts Trolley on the Trail Events • State Park Visitors are Advised to Leave Fireworks at Home

Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control
More than 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in $500,000 in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV), the Department of Health announced today.

Husby, Weinmeister Selected As New Highway Patrol Assistant Superintendents
PIERRE, S.D. – Two South Dakota Highway Patrol captains, with a combined 40 years of experience, have been chosen as assistant superintendents of the Highway Patrol.

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens on Cheyenne River Reservation
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center on the Cheyenne River Reservation to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows previous openings in Minnehaha and Yankton counties, and the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations.

Aurora County Fatal Crash
PLANKINTON S.D. – One man has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon near Plankinton.


State Prison Inmate Bryan Thompson Dies
Inmate Bryan Thompson passed away in the infirmary of the Jameson Annex to the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls June 22.

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Coming to South Dakota Counties
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are sending mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to five counties across the state to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows openings of fixed-site Disaster Recovery Centers in Minnehaha and Yankton counties, Pine Ridge Reservation, and the Rosebud Reservation.

Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – One man died Friday night in a motorcycle crash east of Brookings.


Noem Taps Gill for Department of Social Services
Governor Kristi Noem today announced that Laurie Gill will serve as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS). She will begin serving in this capacity on July 9, 2019.

Governor's Weekly Column: Equipping our National Guard
South Dakota has a strong legacy of military service. With over 72,000 veterans and more than 4,200 enrolled members of the National Guard, our state understands the importance of answering the call to serve.

Noem Encourages Eligible Residents, Businesses to use FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers
Governor Kristi Noem today encouraged South Dakota individuals and businesses impacted by this spring’s winter storms and flooding to take advantage of the Disaster Recovery Centers now operational throughout the state.

State Prison Inmate Ryan Langford Placed on Escape Status
A minimum-security inmate has been placed on escape status after leaving his community service worksite in Sioux Falls without authorization.

State Board Approves Next Generation Contract With CenturyLink
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s 9-1-1 Coordination Board has awarded a new contract to CenturyLink to provide Next Generation 911 services to the state.

I-229 Reduced to Single Lane
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Interstate 229 southbound in Sioux Falls will be reduced to one lane by the 26th Street Exit beginning Tuesday, June 25. The closure is expected to last about a week.

2019 S.D. Transportation Hall of Honor Inductee Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – Ron Baumgart of River Cities Public Transit (RCPT) in Pierre has been chosen for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor for 2019.


Noem Urges Congress to Support Agriculture, Ratify USMCA
Governor Kristi Noem today joined 26 other governors in urging the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Noem Applauds USDA’s Move to Bump Up Prevent Plant Harvest Date
Governor Kristi Noem today applauded the announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) adjusting the 2019 final grazing and haying date from November 1 to September 1, aiding South Dakota farmers who were unable to plant due to flooding this year.

NJHFR to be held at the SD State Fairgrounds June 23-29
The 15th National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) is returning to Huron, South Dakota on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds this year from June 23-29.

Shawnie Rechtenbaugh Selected as 2019 Henry Toll Fellow
Following a nomination from Governor Kristi Noem, South Dakota Department of Human Services Secretary Shawnie Rechtenbaugh was today accepted into the Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by the Council of State Governments (CSG).

Concrete Panel Repairs on Highways 16, 16A, 18, 85 & 385
KEYSTONE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says concrete repairs will begin on Highway 16A today, June 20, 2019.

Construction on Highway 34 in Madison
MADISON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that the southbound lane of Highway 34 will be closed from 2nd Street NE to 4th Street SE starting Friday, June 21.

Department of Transportation & City of Dell Rapids Seek Public Input into Dell Rapids Master Transportation Plan Study
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the City of Dell Rapids, will hold a public open house as part of the Dell Rapids Master Transportation Plan.

Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the US14 - US14 Bypass Corridor Study
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the City of Brookings and the City of Volga, will hold public open houses at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26

Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed June 27, 2019, as “Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day,” a day to reflect on the causes, symptoms and treatment of post- traumatic stress injuries.


GFP News CWD Plan Open For Comment, French Creek Horse Camp Closed
• GFP Looking for Public Comment on Revised CWD Management Plan • Custer State Park Closes French Creek Horse Camp


State Historical Society awards four Deadwood Fund historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Hot Springs, Huron and Miller have received matching Deadwood Fund grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Rosebud
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center on the Rosebud Reservation to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows previous openings in Minnehaha and Yankton counties and the Pine Ridge Reservation. Additional locations around the state may be opened, depending on need.

Names Released In Haakon County Fatal Crash
PHILIP, S.D. – A Blunt, S.D., woman has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon east of Philip.

Names Released In Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Canadian woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday, June 11, in a pickup-motorcycle crash north of Watertown.

Construction on Highway’s 212 & 15 to Minnesota Border
Watertown, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says construction on Highway 212 from Highway 15 junction to the Minnesota border located at MRM 397 to MRM 412 will begin Monday, June 17.

Intersection Work to Begin on South County Road at 289th Street
WINNER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to regrade the intersection of 289th Street and 315th Avenue (South County Road) 11.5 miles south of Winner will begin Tuesday, June 18.


Dicamba Cutoff Date Approaching
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) reminds applicators that June 30 is the cutoff date for dicamba products.

National Junior High Finals Rodeo to be Held at the SD State Fairgrounds in Huron, June 23-29
The 15th National Junior High Finals Rodeo is returning to Huron, South Dakota on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds this year from June 23-29.

Family Support Council Meeting
The South Dakota Family Support Council will be holding a meeting in Aberdeen.

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Sioux Falls
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center in Minnehaha County to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows the opening of centers in Yankton County and on the Pine Ridge Reservation last week. Additional locations around the state may be opened, depending on need.

I-90 Work Near Haines Avenue Bridge
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on Interstate 90 near the Haines Avenue bridges in Rapid City will begin Saturday night June 22 at 8:00 PM, weather dependent.