Recent News


Nick Wendell Hired As Board Of Technical Education Executive Director
Nick Wendell has been hired as executive director of the South Dakota Board of Technical Education, the board announced today. The hire was approved unanimously by the Board of Technical Education at a special meeting held Wednesday.

SD State Fair Sees Increased Attendance
The 2017 South Dakota State Fair saw increased numbers with 211,843 attending the five-day event.

State Prison Inmate Zachery Yellow Boy In Custody
A state prison inmate who failed to return to his assigned housing unit from his work release job earlier this month is back in custody.


First Bridge Improvement Grant Project Completed
State and local officials celebrated the completion of the first Bridge Improvement Grant project at a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning in Davison County.

State Prison Inmate Daniel Eisenbraun Placed on Escape Status
A state prison inmate has been placed on escape status after failing to return to a minimum-security unit following a search for employment.

S.D. State Parks to Host Halloween Events
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host trick-or-treaters at special events this Halloween season.

Division of Parks and Recreation Honors Employees
The South Dakota Division of Parks and Recreation recently recognized several individuals for their dedication and hard work in the state parks system.

Names Released In Meade County Fatal Crash
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. – A 54-year-old Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a one-vehicle rollover north of New Underwood.

Board of Regents Brings Town Meeting to Watertown
A town meeting on South Dakota public higher education is being hosted Monday, Oct. 30, in Watertown by the South Dakota Board of Regents.


Governor Requests Flags At Half-Staff On Thursday To Honor Fallen Firefighter
Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. until sunset, in honor of Presho Fire Chief Donald F. “Donny” Manger.

Gov. Daugaard Selected To Serve On President’s Apprenticeship Task Force
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced Gov. Dennis Daugaard is among the 20 individuals who have been selected to serve on President Donald J. Trump’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.

Specialty Crop Sector in South Dakota Receives Grant Funding Support
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has awarded around $290,000 to six specialty crop projects around the state. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

New State Historical Society book marks Fort Pierre trade history
No other part of the West saw such a succession of trading posts as did the heart of modern-day South Dakota, where the Bad River meets the Missouri near Fort Pierre. The South Dakota State Historical Society’s latest book, “Fort Tecumseh and Fort Pierre Chouteau: Journal and Letter Books, 1830–1850,” transcribed and annotated by Michael M. Casler and W. Raymond Wood, details two such posts that reached their golden age under the American Fur Company in the 1830s and 1840s.

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


State Prison Inmate Wade Aikins Dies
Inmate Wade Aikins, age 54, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Jameson Annex to the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, this morning.

Meade County Fatal Crash
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. – One person was killed Friday night in a one-vehicle rollover north of New Underwood.


Secretary of Education Melody Schopp to Retire
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Dr. Melody Schopp, Secretary of Education, will retire in December.

Gov. Daugaard To Speak At USS South Dakota Christening
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will join Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds in Groton, Connecticut, tomorrow morning to serve as the keynote speaker at the christening ceremony for the USS South Dakota SSN 790.

Governor's Column: Keeping Our Promise To Taxpayers And Teachers
Two years ago, South Dakotans joined together to solve a longstanding problem. Our state’s average salaries for teachers were lowest in the nation.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard, First Lady Linda Daugaard and Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will attend the christening of the USS South Dakota in Groton, Connecticut.

South Dakota Reports First Flu Detection Of Season
South Dakota is reporting its first influenza detection of the 2017-2018 season, a Lawrence County resident in the 20-29 age group confirmed with influenza A.

State Developmental Center Hosting Health and Wellness Fair
Residents of Redfield and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to explore health topics and screenings during a local Health and Wellness Fair at the South Dakota Developmental Center (SDDC).

Disability Etiquette Webinar
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services and the South Dakota Retailers Association will be providing a free webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. CDT.

Paving Burr Street in Mitchell
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the contractor will be paving the southbound lanes on Burr Street in Mitchell from Walgreens to Perkins on Monday, Oct. 16.

Laurel Street Sidewalk Modifications and Railroad Crossing Upgrade
Crews have begun work saw cutting the asphalt surfacing at the railroad crossing on Laurel Street in Whitewood. Traffic is being controlled by flaggers through the crossing with traffic being reduced to one lane.

Bender Hired to Advise Regents on Sale/Lease of School for the Deaf Campus in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Board of Regents today announced that Bender Commercial Real Estate Services (Michael Bender, Principal) has been retained to assist the board in developing a commercially reasonable plan to sell and/or lease its 14.5-acre South Dakota School for the Deaf campus on 10th Street near downtown Sioux Falls.


Reflections from the Combine
Sometimes I find myself asking, “What did I get myself into?” The question usually comes at 2 AM when I’m dragging myself out of bed to check the cows who are ready to give birth or when the fall rains finally dissipate, the ground dries out and we can finally get into the field to harvest, only to find the combine just decided to break down.

Department of Social Services Provides Funding to Communities for Mental Health Crisis Services
The Department of Social Services (DSS) has awarded funds to support crisis response services throughout the state.

Deadline for buffer strip property tax incentive approaching
The South Dakota Department of Revenue reminds land owners that applications for the riparian buffer strip property tax incentive must be submitted by Friday at 5 p.m.


Two South Dakota technical institutes named among top 150 US community colleges
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Mitchell Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute among the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds, as well as the Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships.

Funding Available for Outdoor Recreation
South Dakota State Parks and Recreation Director Katie Ceroll announced today that applications are being accepted for grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

Fort Sisseton Historic State Park Offering “Haunted” Tour
Fort Sisseton Historic State Park near Lake City is hosting an afternoon of fall fun from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 14. After the sun goes down, take a haunted fort tour from 5- 8 p.m. CT.

Rice Street Traffic Shift
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says both east and westbound traffic on Rice Street in Sioux Falls will be shifted to the new alignment on Friday, Oct. 13.

Centerline Rumble Stripes in the Rapid City Region
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to install centerline rumble stripes throughout the Rapid City Region will begin Thursday, Oct. 12 in the following areas:

Department of Revenue now offering online use tax filing and payment
South Dakotans may now enjoy the convenience of paying use tax online.

South Dakota Joining Forces
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Erin Bultje to serve as the executive director of South Dakota Joining Forces (SDJF).


GFP Commission Proposes the Removal of Walleye Length Limit on Lake Poinsett
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to remove the 15-inch minimum size restriction for walleye on Lake Poinsett at their October meeting.

GFP Commission Updates Name Changes to the Threatened and Endangered Species List
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to change the scientific names of four fish and animal species on the state threatened and endangered lists. T

GFP Commission Proposes an Aerial Hunting Rule Modification
Nonresident pilots may be able to obtain an aerial hunting permit from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) if a Commission proposal is approved in November.

Bighorn Sheep Hunting Season Proposed for 2018 and 2019
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed a rule adjustment which would allocate no more than five bighorn sheep licenses for both the 2018 and 2019 hunting seasons.

GFP Commission Proposes Modifications to Bait Rules
A rule proposal by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would require all bait dealers to list employees/agents on their application who will engage in trapping, transporting, delivering, raising, or seining bait and allow the Department to refuse the issuance of a license to a bait dealer with an employee/agent who has received a suspension or revocation of their bait dealer license.

Additional Elk Hunting Opportunity Proposed for Custer State Park
A proposal from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would increase the number of licenses available for a special Custer State Park antlerless elk hunting season from 20 to 60.

Rules for Marking NonMeandered Waters Proposed
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission created a set of standards for landowners to follow when marking nonmeandered water over private property at their October meeting last week.

GFP Commission Considers Two Petitions for Changes to Mountain Lion Rules
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission rejected one petition and accepted another petition requesting changes to the existing mountain lion season at their October meeting.

GFP Commission Proposes Fee Changes for State Parks
Last week, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed changes to state park campground classifications, as well as some entrance and facility fees.


State Prison Inmate Donald Wiegers Dies
Donald Wiegers, age 82, passed away at a Sioux Falls hospital Oct. 7 following an illness.


Gov. Daugaard Activates SD National Guard Members To Help With Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Efforts
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has activated four members of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s Company A, 139th Brigade Support Battalion at the request of Puerto Rico government authorities to help with recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.


South Dakota State Prison Inmate Among Prison Transport Escapees
A recent South Dakota state prison inmate is among a group of three inmates who escaped from a prison transport company in Illinois on Oct. 6.

State Prison Inmate Zachery Yellow Boy Placed on Escape Status
A minimum-security inmate has been placed on escape status after failing to return to his assigned housing unit from his work release employment.


Governor Asks For Flags At Half-Staff On Sunday
President Trump has proclaimed the week of Oct. 8 – 14 as Fire Prevention Week, and has ordered flags at half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 8, in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Governor's Column: Cause For Celebration This Native Americans’ Day
Since 1990, South Dakota has celebrated Native Americans’ Day. We were the first in the nation to establish Native Americans’ Day as an official state holiday, done at the urging of Gov. George S. Mickelson as a part of his “Year of Reconciliation” efforts.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be on 1060 AM KGFX’s South Dakota Perspective with Mark Swartzell.

Board of Technical Education approves two-year RN programs for LATI, MTI and WDT
The State Board of Technical Education has approved a joint proposal from Lake Area Technical Institute, Mitchell Technical Institute and Western Dakota Technical Institute to create two-year registered nursing programs at each technical institute.

Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Wall.

Secretary Steve Emery Elected Vice President of the Governor’s Interstate Indian Council
On Oct. 3, delegates to the Governor’s Interstate Indian Council (GIIC) in Orlando, Florida, elected South Dakota Tribal Relations Secretary Steve Emery to serve as vice president for 2017-2018.


Fabulous Pheasants fly in for October Family Fun Day Oct. 14 at Cultural Heritage Center
With the arrival of fall and pheasant hunting, visitors will have an opportunity to create their own pine cone pheasant at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Saturday, Oct. 14.

South Dakota’s average teacher salary increases 8.8 percent
Average teacher salary in South Dakota is on track to meeting a statewide target average of $48,500, which legislators adopted in 2016 as a part of the Blue Ribbon education funding package.

Dale R. Henning to Speak at Good Earth State Park
Next week, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host Dale R. Henning, PhD., for two evening presentations at Good Earth State Park, just east of Sioux Falls.

SD Fire Marshal: Fire Prevention Week A Chance to Work on Exit Plan
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s fire marshal is encouraging families to use this year’s Fire Prevention Week as an opportunity to practice their exit plans.

DataSync Launching New Sales and Marketing Software Designed for Manufacturers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s not often you hear ‘manufacturing’ and ‘cloud software’ in the same sentence, but one South Dakota company is hoping to change that.

South Dakota Veterans Commission Elects Leadership for Coming Year
The South Dakota Veterans Commission elected new officers to lead the Commission in enhancing the lives of South Dakota veterans.

Sing Proud and Loud America
Being a citizen of the United States means being brave, being proud of this Country, and being confident that we will succeed. Being an American is an honor and as such it is important that we support our troops that have and are fighting for our Country.


Scholarship Prizes Available for Resource Conservation Speech Contest Winners
Contestants in the 2018 State Finals of the Resource Conservation Speech contest will be eligible to win college scholarships, totaling $2,300.

GFP Seeking Comments on Current Pronghorn Management Plan
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is seeking comments on the 2014 pronghorn management plan prior to drafting an updated and revised management plan.

Public Universities Reach Out to Technical School Students
Programs now available pave the way for technical school students to more easily earn a four-year degree from a South Dakota public university. These are the latest in continuing efforts to improve the pathway for technical school graduates, holding an associate of applied science degree, to pursue four-year degrees at one of the six public universities.

SDSU Business Economics Specialization Converts into Degree Program
The South Dakota Board of Regents has granted South Dakota State University’s request to award bachelor-level degrees in business economics, aligned with accreditation standards from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Public Comment Sought on School for the Deaf Report
The South Dakota Board of Regents seeks public comment on a report that recommends selling undeveloped property at the South Dakota School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls, while maintaining the school’s core operations and services at that site.

Dakota State Student Organizations Earn Recognition
The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Dakota State University for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.

Northern State to Offer Spanish Degree Online
A bachelor’s degree in Spanish will be available to students in a fully online format through Northern State University. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved this new delivery option at its meeting this week.

Amid Crises, Two South Dakota Manufacturing Companies Answer the Call
PIERRE, S.D. – Emergencies. It seems like lately our newsfeed has been inundated with reports of emergencies happening around the globe. From natural and environmental disasters to civil disturbances, there are many parts of our world that are under extreme duress these days.

Lotto America coming to South Dakota in November
The South Dakota Lottery will add a new game with a familiar name this fall.


39 Attorney Generals Call on Congress to Change Federal Law to Make Drug Treatment More Affordable and Accessible
Attorney General Marty Jackley, with a bipartisan coalition of 39 Attorneys General and the National Association of Attorneys General, called on Congress to pass legislation that changes federal law to make treatment for drug addiction more affordable and accessible for Americans who most need it.

2017 Governor’s Awards Presented
Lt. Gov. Matt Michels presented the 2017 Governor’s Awards today to South Dakota businesses and workers who have made significant contributions to the employment of people with disabilities.

Small Town Entrepreneur has Big Potential
CLEAR LAKE, S.D. – Every great invention begins as a means to solve a problem. Simple, every day gadgets like windshield wipers, to complex, yet easy-to-use smartphones—manufacturers around the world make products that simplify our lives.


President Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Las Vegas Victims
President Donald Trump has called for flags at half-staff out of respect for the victims whose lives were taken by the violence perpetrated in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1.

“Black Elk Speaks” to be discussed at Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre
The story of Nicholas Black Elk as related by author John Neihardt will be discussed at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Newton Hills State Park to host the 18th Annual FestiFall
Newton Hills State Park near Canton will host the 18th annual FestFall on Oct. 7, from 1-5 p.m CDT. The event features arts and crafts, kid’s activities and musical entertainment.

Record Turnout for Annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park
Over 21,000 visitors attended the 52nd Annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park, setting a new record for turnout at the event.

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Begins Oct. 15
Open enrollment for the 2018 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plan year begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
WALL, S.D. – One person was killed early Monday morning east of Wall in a crash involving two semi-trucks and trailers.

Names Released in Lincoln County Fatal Crash
TEA, S.D. – Names have been released of those involved in a two-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured the other Thursday night east of Tea.

Twin City Fan: A Big ‘Fan’ of Manufacturing
ABERDEEN, S.D. – “My best advice to someone who’s beginning the job search is to stay true to yourself, and know that there are many career options out there for your consideration.”


Governor's Column: The Man Who Labored To Preserve South Dakota’s Beauty
I couldn’t help but think of Gov. Peter Norbeck while I was in Custer State Park for the Buffalo Roundup this past week.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities at the 2017 Governor’s Awards ceremony.

Gov. Daugaard Announces $5.246 Million for Environmental Projects
The state Board of Water and Natural Resources approved $5.246 million for wastewater and recycling projects when it met over the Digital Dakota Network..

Lincoln County Fatal Crash
TEA, S.D. – One person was killed and another injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Tea.

DPS Announces October Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be held in 21 South Dakota counties during October.

I-90 – Exit 14 – 27th Street Traffic Switch
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says two-way traffic is scheduled to be switched to the newly completed northbound lanes of 27th Street in Spearfish today (Sept. 29).


Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former Sen. Homer Kandaras
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ordering flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Friday, Sept. 29, to honor the life of former Senate Majority Leader Homer Kandaras.

Quilt exhibit closing Sunday, Oct. 1, at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre have just a few more days to visit the exhibition “From the Collection: Quilts” featuring the collection of the South Dakota State Historical Society. The exhibition in the museum’s Hogen Gallery runs through Sunday, Oct. 1.

Regents Salute President Abbott Upon Retirement Announcement
As James W. Abbott completes his final year as president of the University of South Dakota, the South Dakota Board of Regents said he will be remembered as a strong and dynamic leader who prepared the university well for its mission in the 21st century and beyond.


State Park Entrance Licenses Available for 2018
The 2018 annual park entrance license for South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas will be available for purchase Oct. 1.

Pennington County Fatal Motorcycle Crash
NEMO, S.D. – A 48-year-old Black Hawk, S.D., woman has died from injuries sustained while she was riding a motorcycle west of Rapid City.

Names Released in Edmunds County Fatal Crash
IPSWICH, S.D. – Names officially have been released of the two drivers who died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday west of Ipswich.

Regents Invite Public to Campus-Community Forum Oct. 4
Madison-area residents are invited to join the South Dakota Board of Regents for a campus-community forum next week on the campus of Dakota State University.


State Treasurer to attend the Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival
State Treasurer Rich Sattgast encourages the attendees at this year's Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival in Rapid City on Saturday, September 30, 2017 to visit his staff for possible lost money that may be owed to them.

Attendance connected to proficiency in math and English language arts
As Attendance Awareness Month comes to a close in South Dakota, state officials report a strong connection between attendance and proficiency on the state test in math and English language arts.

Salmon Station Open for Egg Collection
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has opened the Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station near Gettysburg for the 2017 season.

GFP Seeking Comments on Current Mountain Lion Management Plan
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is seeking comments on the 2010-2015 mountain lion management plan prior to drafting the next management plan.

GFP Receives Grant to Help Curb Poaching
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) recently received money to purchase a turkey decoy thanks to a grant from International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc.

First Portion of Spearfish Falls Trail System Complete
Representatives for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) say the first section of the trail system near Spearfish Falls is officially complete.

Family and Self-Advocate Listening Sessions to be Held
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) will be hosting a series of listening sessions for self-advocates and families that include a member with an intellectual or developmental disability.

Bridge Deck Polymer Chip Seal to Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to apply a bridge deck polymer chip seal application to Blue Blanket Creek Bridge on Highway 1804 near Mobridge began today (Sept. 26).

Railroad Crossing Upgrades in Rapid City
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work is set to begin on two railroad crossings in Rapid City.


Edmunds County Fatal Crash
IPSWICH, S.D. – The second driver in a two-vehicle crash Sunday west of Ipswich has died.

South Dakota Takes Home the Gold
Department of Tourism Awarded Two 2017 Gold Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly

Bridge Deck Replacement on Highway 34 over Chapelle Creek
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed the bridge over Chapelle Creek, approximately 20 miles east of Pierre on Highway 34, while the contractor replaces the bridge deck and guard rail.


Edmunds County Fatal Crash
IPSWICH, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Sunday morning west of Ipswich.


Name Released in Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRING, S.D. – A Harris, MN man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Hot Springs.


Governor's Column: Appreciation for South Dakota Newspapers
The week of Oct. 1 is National Newspaper Week, an opportunity to recognize the important role newspapers play in our country.

News Tips For Sept. 23– 29, 2017
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the groundbreaking for the Hybrid Turkeys Hatchery in Beresford.

Gov. Daugaard proclaims October Archives Month
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October as Archives Month in South Dakota. Gov. Daugaard noted in the proclamation, “Archives have a duty to provide public access to their records, and it is the goal of archives to increase public awareness of the role archives play in providing knowledge about the historical and cultural heritage of South Dakota.”

Names Released in Lawrence County Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish woman has been identified as the pedestrian who died from injuries sustained when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Spearfish.

Sidewalk Modifications and Railroad Crossing Upgrade In Whitewood
On Monday, Sept. 25, crews will begin work on the sidewalk, curb and gutter, and storm sewer at the intersection of Laurel Street and Hooker Street in Whitewood.


State Historical Society offers property tax moratorium
South Dakota State Historical Society officials remind property owners that Nov. 1 is the deadline to apply for the state property tax moratorium.

Hunters Asked to Guard Against Wildfires this Fall
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking hunters going into the field this fall to be diligent in preventing and detecting fires under the extreme dry conditions in certain parts of the state.

Disability Employment Awareness Month
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in South Dakota.

State Minimum Wage to Increase Jan. 1
The state minimum wage will increase from $8.65/hour to $8.85/hour effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Names Released in Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – A Pierre husband and wife have been identified as the two individuals who died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Murdo.

SDDOT Receives $25.7 Million in Additional Federal Funding
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says they have received an additional $25.7 million in federal highway funding after the state met all of its fiscal year deadlines for federally-funded projects.

Timberline Avenue Closure
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing Timberline Avenue north of Rice Street in Sioux Falls on Monday morning, Sept. 25.


Another Tool to Enhance Water Quality
In South Dakota, we have a long legacy of working together to both produce food for the world and protect and enhance our natural resources, from the soil we use for crops and grass to the water we fish in, swim in and drink.

State Historical Society seeks public input on preservation needs
The State Historic Preservation Office of the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre is preparing for its federal fiscal year 2018 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state’s preservation needs and projects.

Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRING, S.D. – A 73-year-old man died Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Hot Springs.

Highway 12 and 73 Project Scheduled for Letting
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has scheduled the Highway 73 and Highway 12 shoulder widening project for the Nov. 1, 2017 bid letting.

Fall Enrollment Shows Growth at Public Universities
Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities increased slightly compared to last year, up a third of one percent, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today. Headcount enrollment was up by 131 students across the entire system.


Gov. Daugaard To Appoint Judge Steven R. Jensen To South Dakota Supreme Court
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Steven R. Jensen of Dakota Dunes to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Jensen is a circuit court judge and the presiding judge of the First Judicial Circuit.

Attorney General Jackley Offers Advice on Equifax Data Breach
Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking consumers to be vigilant of scams and consider their options in protecting their personal identifying information in the wake of the Equifax data breach.

Lawrence County Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A female pedestrian has died from injuries she sustained when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Spearfish.

SOUTH DAKOTA REMAINS THE PHEASANT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Department of Tourism reminds hunters of the positives

Maple Street and Highway 100 intersection Closure
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the intersection of Maple Street and Highway 100 in Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls woman claims record Dakota Cash jackpot
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Lynda Blesi’s patience was a virtue as her years of playing Dakota Cash paid off in a big way.