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Creative Pieces Wanted for the “Fair”Cycled Art Contest
Fairgoers can show off their creative side in the “Fair”Cycled Art Contest. Entries are currently being accepted for the “Fair”Cycled Art Contest at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair.

Grant County Fatal Crash
BIG STONE CITY, S.D. – A 77-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash Tuesday night west of Big Stone City.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Around Pierre
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to the following highways in the central area of the state beginning Monday, Aug. 21, weather permitting.

Airbnb reaches tax agreement with South Dakota, will begin collecting taxes Sept. 1
Beginning Sept. 1, Airbnb will begin collecting and remitting state and municipal taxes on all eligible bookings in South Dakota.


Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests
Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations have conducted investigations into sex trafficking in Rapid City.

Celebration of Badger Clark to take place in Custer State Park
Cowboy poet Badger Clark will be celebrated in song and stories at special free events on Sept. 2 in Custer State Park.

Leaders Recognized for their Service to South Dakota's Veterans
County and tribal veterans’ service officers (CTVSO) and staff from the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (SDDVA) were recognized for their dedication to serving veterans and veterans’ families at an awards program Monday, Aug. 14, in Pierre.


Exciting Things Are Happening at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds
Every year, it seems like summer flies by faster than the one before.

Car and Tractor Show planned for SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair invites participants to take place in the classic car show and antique tractor show sponsored by Stan’s Inc. on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 during the State Fair.

Turn In Poachers Program Paying Off
As summer comes to an end and hunting seasons ramp-up, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking citizens to make the call to the Turn In Poachers (TIPs) hotline if they observe illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity.

2017 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts
Traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation show an average number of vehicles entering Sturgis for the 77th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 4-13, 2017.


Dicamba Survey Available on the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Website
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages producers that believe they may have experienced damage due to dicamba this year to complete a survey on the department’s website, www.sdda.sd.gov.

Curator of Modern Military History from Smithsonian to visit Pierre for events remembering Vietnam
Dr. Frank A. Blazich, curator of Modern Military History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, will be making two free presentations in Pierre as part of events remembering the war in Vietnam.

Dakota Cash reaches record jackpot
The South Dakota Lottery’s Dakota Cash jackpot has reached new heights leading up to Wednesday’s drawing.


Sunday, Aug. 13, Sturgis Rally Tally (FINAL NUMBERS)
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Sunday Aug. 13, 2017


Saturday, Aug. 12 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Saturday Aug. 12, 2017


Governor's Column: Graduating College, Career and Life Ready
It’s hard to believe my oldest grandchild is starting kindergarten this year. With a week-and-a-half left before his first day, Henry is looking forward to starting school.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak and help present 52 veterans with the Republic of China Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge at a ceremony recognizing South Dakota Veterans who served in Taiwan during from 1955 to 1979.

Cultural Heritage Center ranked No. 9 by True West magazine
True West magazine has ranked the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre No. 9 on its list of “Top 10 Museums of the West 2017.”

GFP Commission to Review Boat Closure Petition on Swan Lake
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission will take action on a petition proposal to designate Swan lake in Clark County as a “no boating zone” from Oct. 20 to Dec. 31 at their upcoming meeting in September.

Friday, Aug. 11, Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Friday Aug. 11, 2017

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure
On Monday, Aug. 14, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the southbound entrance ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

I-29 Exit 132 Northbound Off-Ramp Closure and City Intersection Closures
The northbound off-ramp at I-29 Exit 132 in Brookings will close for approximately 21 calendar days starting Monday, Aug. 14.

Regents Seek Dakota’s Promise for College Students in Need
To keep the cost of a public higher education affordable, the South Dakota Board of Regents will ask policymakers to create a comprehensive state financial aid program, Dakota’s Promise, aimed at closing the gap between existing financial aid and the cost of attendance for South Dakota college students.


Thursday, Aug. 10 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Thursday Aug. 10, 2017

I-29 Rest Area South of Brookings Reopens (Ward Road)
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the Ward Road rest area on Interstate 29 south of Brookings reopened today (Aug. 10) at 4 p.m. CDT.

Highway 212 Opening East of Watertown
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be opening Highway 212 between Goodwin and the Highway 15 south junction on Saturday, Aug. 12.

I-190 Interchange Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. MDT to celebrate the substantial completion of the I-190/Silver Street interchange.

Eight USD Programs Approved for Western Regional Graduate Student Exchange
Eight graduate programs offered by the University of South Dakota will become part of the Western Regional Graduate Program operated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). The South Dakota Board of Regents, meeting Thursday in Pierre, was briefed on the program.

Universities Add Graduate Specializations in Engineering
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new specializations in graduate-level engineering programs at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and the University of South Dakota.

Public Universities Advance Language Proficiencies
To meet workforce and market demands, two South Dakota public universities have added short-term certificate training in Chinese and Spanish.


Centerville Capital For A Day Schedule Announced
On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Centerville will be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day. Activities for the day will include a Main Street walk, community social, business tours and a roundtable meeting.

GFP Launches New Interactive Online Tool about South Dakota Birds
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) launched a new interactive online tool featuring the results of a five-year field project about breeding birds.

Names Released in Corson County Fatal Crash
McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – A 16-year-old McLaughlin male has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash on Tuesday, Aug. 1, north of McLaughlin.

Wednesday, Aug. 9 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017

East 10th Street Lane Closure
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the right lane of eastbound East 10th Street between the I-229 northbound off ramp and Blaine Avenue on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 10-11.

Republic of China (Taiwan) to Honor American Veterans Who Served in Taiwan
Republic of China (Taiwan) will honor 52 South Dakota veterans who served in Taiwan during 1955-1979 at a ceremony hosted by the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. The ceremony will be held Monday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m. (CST) in Galleries B & C at the Ramkota Conference Center in Pierre.


Terrific Transportation is theme for next Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center Aug. 12
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting another Family Fun Saturday Aug. 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Annual Census of Industry Employment and Wages Available
Industry employment and wage data from a 2016 census is available from the Department of Labor and Regulation.

Tuesday, Aug. 8 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 08, 2017


Tactical Remote Robot Assists in Felony Arrest
Law Enforcement confirm that Chaz VanOrman, 35, Sioux Falls, was arrested August 3, 2017, in Lake County following an extensive search in both Lyon County, Iowa, and Minnehaha County, and ending in Lake County. VanOrman has been charged in Lake County on one count of burglary and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle.

South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Activities August 11-13
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is hosting events this weekend for kids and adults alike. The events offer a variety opportunities to spend time outdoors.

Adams Homestead to Host Annual Celebration
Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve is celebrating 20 years as a state park with its annual festival on Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday August 7 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Monday August 07, 2017


SUNDAY AUG. 6 STURGIS RALLY TALLY
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information


Governor's Column: The 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
It’s almost rally time in South Dakota. What started in 1938 as a single motorcycle race in a small town has grown into one of the largest and best-known motorcycle gatherings in the world.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is speaking at the 2017 ASBSD, SASD Joint Convention at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

South Dakota Attorney General’s Office Awarded 2017 Best Redesign of Website at Western Attorneys General Conference
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office has been recognized by the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) for the redesign of the AG website.

Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A 24-year-old Bettendorf, Iowa man died Thursday in a motorcycle crash southwest of Spearfish.

Pavement Repair on I-29 South To Begin
On Monday, Aug. 7, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin repairing the southbound lanes on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls from 12th Street (Exit 79) to 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls.

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Southbound Ramp Closure for 8/7
On Monday, Aug. 7, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will once again be closing the southbound entrance ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.


Attorney General Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Regarding Initiated and Referred Measures
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment has been filed with the Secretary of State. This explanation is for a revised amendment submitted by the sponsor.

SDDOT & McCook County Seek Public Input into McCook County Master Transportation Plan Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with McCook County, will hold a public open house as part of the McCook County Master Transportation Plan. This open house public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in the Salem Armory (740 North Peck St.) in Salem.

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure
On Friday, Aug. 4, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the southbound entrance ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

Connecting With Our Veterans
It is important that we help our veterans move ahead, live life to the fullest, reintegrate into their communities and have access to high quality benefits and services in a timely, consistent, and equitable manner. It is important that we help them establish a “new normal” in family relationships, wellness, and financial stability.


Applications Now Open For Buffer Strip Incentives
South Dakotans can now apply to receive riparian buffer strip property tax incentives, Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today. To aid prospective applicants, the Daugaard Administration has rolled out a new web map to help landowners determine which waters qualify under the new riparian buffer strip program.

Heirloom Recipes Sought
Fairgoers will have the chance to enter a favorite family recipe in the Greater Midwest Foodways Heirloom Recipe Competition at the South Dakota State Fair in the Women’s Building on Sunday, Sept. 3.

Farm Island Triathlon to be Held Saturday
Farm Island’s Riverman/Riverwoman Sprint Triathlon will be held Saturday, Aug. 5. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Events August 4-6
From live music to owl watching, there is an activity for everyone this weekend in South Dakota state parks.

Corson County Fatal Crash
McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – One person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning north of McLaughlin.

DPS Encourages Motorists to be Patient During Sturgis Rally
PIERRE, S.D. – More traffic is expected on South Dakota highways starting this week in anticipation of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say patience will be a key to remaining safe.

I-29 Northbound On-Ramp To Close at Exit 98
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 northbound on-ramp at Exit 98 from Highway 115 (Dell Rapids) will be closed for two nights starting this evening (Aug. 2).


Author Richard Gibson to give presentations about capitols in Pierre
Richard R. Gibson will give presentations in Pierre about state houses and world capitals on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 14 and 15.

South Dakota Historical Society Foundation seeks Western collectibles
Western collectibles that are no longer of value to their current owner are of value to the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation.

State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program should be postmarked no later than Oct. 1 for work beginning no sooner than Jan. 1, 2018.

Purple Heart Recognition Day
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, as “Purple Heart Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal.


U.S. Labor Secretary To Attend Gov. Daugaard’s WGA Workforce Workshop
U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will be in Sioux Falls on Thursday, Aug. 3, to attend Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Workforce Development Initiative workshop.

SD State Fair to Host Chili Challenge and Pork Butt Battle
The South Dakota State Fair is seeking entries for the Jack’s Campers Chili Challenge and the Pork Butt Battle sponsored by Advanced BioEnergy and South Dakota Pork Producers.

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for August
PIERRE, S.D. – More than two dozen sobriety checkpoints are planned for August throughout South Dakota.

Names Released In Jerauld County Fatal Crash
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. – Three Wessington Springs men have been identified as those involved in a two-vehicle crash that killed two people and seriously injured the other Thursday morning west of Wessington Springs

Speed Limit Changes During the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Due to the increased traffic volumes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the anticipated reduced operating speeds, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limits on the following highways from Thursday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Temporary Traffic Devices To Be Placed During Rally
Due to the increase in traffic volumes expected during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will activate temporary traffic signals at the following locations:

Highway 50 Eastbound To Get Asphalt Pavement Overlay
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials says crews will begin asphalt pavement overlay work on the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 from Vermillion to Interstate 29 this week (July 31).

BalCon’s New Processing Center, Warehouse, Coming to Elk Point
ELK POINT, S.D. – BalCon Enterprises Inc., dba Helluva Packaging, announced today that it will be constructing a new processing center and warehouse facility in Elk Point, S.D.

Plastic-molding manufacturer start-up coming to Beresford, S.D.
BERESFORD, S.D. – Century Custom Molding, Inc., a plastic-molding manufacturer will soon be establishing a new operation in Beresford, S.D.


Matt Michels Elected As National Lieutenant Governors Association Chair
Lt. Gov. Matt Michels today was selected by his peers to serve as chair of the National Lieutenant Governors Association. The election took place at the lieutenant governors’ annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Governor's Column: No Better Place To Live And Work
When people around the country think about South Dakota, the first image that comes to mind is probably Mount Rushmore.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Annual Conference in Brookings at the SDSU Student Union.

I-90 – Exit 14 – 1st Avenue Truck Detour
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a meeting to discuss the construction of the intersection of 27th Street and 1st Avenue in Spearfish is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Spearfish City Hall in Council Chambers located at 625 5th St.

I-29 Exit 132 Southbound On-Ramp Closure
The southbound on-ramp at I-29 Exit 132 near Brookings will close for about 21 calendar days. The closure is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

Governor breaks ground for Gage Brothers plant in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc. broke ground July 27 for a new $40 million production plant incorporating state-of-the-art technology rarely used in the manufacture of precast concrete in the United States.


State Prison Inmate Jeremiah Stands Placed on Escape Status
Inmate Jeremiah Stands left the Rapid City Community Work Center this morning to search for work release employment but failed to return at the appointed time.

Jerauld County Fatal Crash
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. – Two people died and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning west of Wessington Springs.

Third Person Dies As Result of Fatal Crash in Alcester
PIERRE, S.D. – A third person has died from injuries sustained in Monday’s fatal crash in Alcester.

Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – A Belle Fourche woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday in a vehicle-motorcycle crash northeast of Hill City.


Centerville To Be Capital For A Day
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Centerville has been chosen to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

State Treasurer Sattgast Reports a Record $27.5m in Unclaimed Property Returned Last Year
State Treasurer Rich Sattgast announced a record $27.5 million in Unclaimed Property was returned last year.

South Dakota Observes World Breastfeeding Week
Aug. 1-7 South Dakota joins the rest of the nation and countries around the globe in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2017. The theme of this 25th annual observance is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together” to focus on working together to encourage, protect and support breastfeeding.


Gov. Daugaard Appoints Giles As First Circuit Judge
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Magistrate Judge Chris S. Giles (J’-ylz)* as a circuit court judge in South Dakota’s First Circuit Court.

Make Your Voice Heard at the SD State Fair
Local singers can make their voices heard this September at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair.

State Prison Inmate Christian Voldbaek In Custody
Inmate Christian Voldbaek was arrested in Rapid City July 24.


Gov. Daugaard Appoints Bern As First Circuit Judge
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Magistrate Judge Tami A. Bern as a circuit court judge in South Dakota’s First Circuit Court.

Highway Patrol Continues Investigation into Alcester Fatal Crash
PIERRE – South Dakota Highway Patrol officials say the investigation into Monday’s fatal crash in Alcester continues to indicate that the incident was unintentional.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – A 54-year-old female died Sunday in a vehicle-motorcycle crash northeast of Hill City.

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure - Entrance Ramp
On Wednesday July 26, 2017 the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

Interstate 90 Exit 63 Westbound On Ramp Closure - updated
On Friday, July 28,, crews will complete work on the Interstate 90 Exit 63 westbound on ramp at Box Elder.


Governor's Column: Budget Practices -- SD vs. DC
I have long been troubled by the federal government’s budget situation. According to the online U.S. debt clock, which uses figures from the U.S. Treasury, our national debt is currently at 19 trillion dollars, or 61,346 dollars per citizen.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the activation ceremony for 15 Soldiers of the South Dakota National Guard 200th Engineer Company Bridge Training Team at TF Riggs High School Theater in Pierre.

Pay it Forward Day Planned
The South Dakota State Fair is making plans for the second annual Pay It Forward Day.

I-29 Northbound On Ramp to Close at Exit 98
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 northbound on-ramp at exit 98 from Highway 115 (Dell Rapids) will be closed beginning Monday, July 25.

6th Street and 22nd Avenue Intersection To Re-open Sunday
The intersection of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue in Brookings is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Sunday, July 23, barring any weather or other delays.


South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Bosworth Felony Convictions and Sentence For Election Law Violations
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the felony convictions and sentence of Annette Bosworth for filing false petitions in her 2014 U.S. Senate Primary race.

Deadline for South Dakota 100, 125 and 150 Year Farm & Ranch Recognition is Aug. 11
The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will again recognize and honor longstanding South Dakota families at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair.

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

Asphalt Chip Seals in the Belle Fourche Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Belle Fourche area starting Monday, July 24.

Rescheduled: I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure
On Thursday, July 20, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound exit ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to finish pavement repairs on this ramp.

Vantage Point Approved for REDI Fund Loan, Building 25,000 square-foot Expansion
MITCHELL, S.D. – Vantage Point Solutions, a leading broadband and telecommunications engineering and consulting company based in Mitchell, S.D., was approved last week for a $1.35 million REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund loan by the Board of Economic Development.


Attorney General Jackley Warns of Pirated Websites
Attorney General Marty Jackley warns that hackers are now using so-called pirate websites to infect computers.

GFP Commission Proposes Petition Process to Restrict Recreational Use of Section 8 Nonmeandered Lakes
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission during the July Commission meeting adopted a proposal to establish a process where landowners can request the restriction of recreational use of nonmeandered waters for public use.

Name Released in Perkins County Fatal Crash
BISON, S.D. – A 36-year-old Bison man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover south of Bison.


Deadlines Approaching for SD State Fair Entries
Deadlines for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries are right around the corner. The static entry deadline is Monday, July 31.

Board of Technical Education elects officers and appoints committee to hire executive director
The Board of Technical Education held its first official meeting and elected officers today in Rapid City. Dana Dykhouse of Sioux Falls has been elected to a two-year term as board president, Bob Faehn of Watertown as vice president and Terry Sabers of Mitchell as secretary.

Two SHIINE Regional Offices Re-Locate
The central and western regional offices for the Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program have moved to new locations.

Schedule Changes Planned for Three South Dakota Driver Exam Stations
PIERRE, S.D. -- Schedule changes start Aug. 1 for driver exam stations in Parker, Vermillion and Yankton.

Highway Patrol Graduation Friday, Largest Group in 43 years
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol officially welcomes its largest group of new troopers to the agency in more than 40 years this Friday during a graduation ceremony held in the State Capitol Rotunda in Pierre.

I-90 – Exit 14: I-90 Closure with Detour to Set Girders
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Interstate 90 will be closed for six nights, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting on Wednesday, July 19, between the off and on ramps at Exit 14 in Spearfish.