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Temporary Extension Extended Again For Driver License Expiration Dates
PIERRE, S.D. – A temporary extension of the expiration date for certain South Dakota driver licenses has been extended until March 30, 2021 by Gov. Kristi Noem.


Name Released In Gregory County Fatal Crash
BURKE, S.D. – A Burke juvenile male has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Burke.


Gregory County Fatal Crash
BURKE, S.D. – One person died and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night east of Burke.


DPS: Safe Driving Is A Priority This Memorial Day Weekend
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety is encouraging people who decide to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend to be safe drivers.


Name Released in Grant County Fatal Crash
BIG STONE CITY, S.D. – A Milbank, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in Big Stone City.


Grant County Fatal Crash
BIG STONE CITY, S.D. – One person died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in Big Stone City.


Names Released in Turner County Fatal Crash
PARKER, S.D. – A Sioux Falls, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning near Parker.


Driver Licensing Program Begins “Back to Normal” Plan May 18
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Driver Licensing Program will begin Phase One of its “Back to Normal” plan by offering services to the public through scheduled appointments at 10 exam stations statewide starting Monday, May 18.

Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
SCENIC, S.D. – A 29-year-old woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night near Scenic.


Turner County Fatal Crash
PARKER, S.D. – One person died and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning near Parker.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
SCENIC, S.D. – One person died and three others were injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night near Scenic.


Names Released In Hughes County Fatal Crash
PIERRE, S.D. – A four-year-old male from Pierre has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday night east of Pierre.

Name Released In Walworth County Fatal Crash
SELBY, S.D. – A 15-year-old female has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in an ATV crash southeast of Selby.


Hughes County Fatal Crash
PIERRE, S.D. – One juvenile died and two adults were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday night east of Pierre.

Walworth County Fatal Crash
SELBY, S.D. – A 15-year-old female died Sunday afternoon in an ATV crash southeast of Selby.


Name Released In Turner County Fatal Crash
VIBORG, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash north of Viborg.


Highway Patrol Starts Fast Track Academy
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is looking for experienced law enforcement officers for its next recruiting class.


Turner County Fatal Crash
VIBORG, S.D. – A 55-year-old man died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash north of Viborg.


South Dakota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week April 20-24
PIERRE, S.D. – While the public’s attention is currently focused elsewhere, South Dakota officials say it’s still time to start preparing for this summer’s eventual severe weather.


Additional Driver License Exam Station To Open For New CDL Testing
PIERRE, S.D. – Watertown’s driver licensing exam station will open starting Tuesday, April, 21, by “appointment only” to help those who are applying for new commercial driving licenses (CDL) or new CDL endorsements.


Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Spearfish.


Name Released In Turner County Fatal Crash
CHANCELLOR, S.D. – A Chancellor, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Chancellor.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Spearfish.

Turner County Fatal Crash
CHANCELLOR, S.D. – A 56-year-old man died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Chancellor.

New Highway Patrol Trooper Recruits Begin Duty
PIERRE, S.D. – The traditional graduation ceremony will have to wait, but the newest class of South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper recruits complete their training this week


Names Released In Fall River Fatal Crash
OELRICHS, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D. man has been identified as the victim in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday night east of Oelrichs.


Testing for New CDLs To Be Offered This Week
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Driver Licensing Program will open driver exam stations starting Tuesday (April 7) in four cities “by appointment only” to help those who are applying for new commercial driving licenses (CDL) or new CDL endorsements.

Fall River Fatal Crash
OELRICHS, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Oelrichs.


Temporary Extensions Granted For Driver License Expiration Dates
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has signed legislation that gives the Department of Public Safety Cabinet Secretary the authority to order the temporary extension of the expiration date for certain driver licenses.


Name Released In Haakon County Fatal Crash
BILLSBURG, S.D. – A Philip, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Friday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Billsburg.


Haakon County Fatal Crash
BILLSBURG, S.D. – One man died early Friday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Billsburg.


Name Released In Corson County Fatal Crash
McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – A McLaughlin, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of McLaughlin.

Corson County Fatal Crash
McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – One woman died early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of McLaughlin.


Name Released In Butte County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – A Spearfish, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash east of Newell.


DPS Statement on 9-1-1 Lawsuit
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota Department of Public Safety and its 9-1-1 Coordination Board announced today that the state has settled its civil lawsuit with three companies.


Butte County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – One man died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash east of Newell.