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Labor Department Outlines CARES Act Benefits and Implementation
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is outlining the benefits of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, which provides unemployment benefits for the self-employed, independent contractors, nonprofit employees, gig economy workers, those who have exhausted other unemployment insurance benefits, and those who may not have sufficient work history to qualify for a regular state claim.

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.

DSS stresses need to seek help in crisis situations
During this period of uncertainty and stress, the Department of Social Services urges people to seek help when they need it.

Summer Term Remains Online for South Dakota Public Universities
The South Dakota Board of Regents announced today it will continue remote delivery for all public university instruction through the summer academic term.


Governor Noem’s Statement on the Passing of Representative Bob Glanzer
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement on the passing of state Representative Bob Glanzer (R-Huron):


Together, We Can Do This
With the COVID-19 situation continuing to be very fluid in South Dakota, it is important for us to remember that this a marathon, not a sprint.

Calling 811 remains an essential safety step, even during a pandemic.
n light of the coronavirus pandemic, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is urging South Dakotans to be especially vigilant about utilizing 811’s Call Before You Dig service to mark underground utilities and to exercise extreme caution with excavating projects.


Private Pesticide Applicator Testing Available Online
Due to the spread of COVID-19 all remaining South Dakota private pesticide applicator in-person trainings will be replaced by online testing.

Announcing the 2020 Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest
Wildfire Awareness Month takes place in May of 2020 in the State of South Dakota. To kick it off, South Dakota Wildland Fire is calling all kids, ages 3-12, to showcase their artistic abilities in the 2020 Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest.

Unemployment Insurance Initial Weekly Claims Rise Dramatically
During the week of March 22-28, a total of 6,645 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Department of Labor and Regulation.

U.S. Highway 212 Work Set to Restart in Watertown
Reede Construction will start the remaining work on Highway 212 between Highway 20 and Highway 81 in Watertown on Wednesday, April 8.

Construction of Highway 10 in Sisseton Resuming
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on Highway 10 in Sisseton will resume on Monday, April 6, depending on weather.

Highway 50 Reconstruction East of Vermillion to Begin
Starting Monday, April 13, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin work on Highway 50 from Interstate 29 to Vermillion.


Unemployment Claimants Must Request Weekly Payment
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) reminds unemployment insurance claimants to request a weekly payment by calling 605-626-3212 after 6 p.m. CDT or by filing online at RAclaims.sd.gov any time.

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.

Construction to Begin on Highway 42
Starting Monday, April 13, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin construction on Highway 42 from just west of 453rd Avenue to 469th Avenue (Tea/Ellis Road) in Sioux Falls.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 16
Effective at Noon MDT, April 3, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 15
Effective at Noon CDT, April 1, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.

Regents Make No Changes in Tuition and Fees for Coming Year
The South Dakota Board of Regents agreed today to maintain its existing tuition and mandatory fees for the next academic year.

Regents Approve Academic Program Requests
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week granted academic program requests from four of its public universities. The following actions, sorted by the university making the request, were approved:

Wadsworth Named School for the Deaf Superintendent
An educator with more than 30 years of experience in deaf education has been named the next superintendent of the South Dakota School for Deaf.

Regents Elect New Slate of Officers
Meeting by teleconference, members of the South Dakota Board of Regents elected new officers Wednesday for the coming year.


Noem Signs 11 Bills
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem signs 11 bills today.

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.

Construction to Resume on Highway 115
Starting Monday, April 6, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will resume work on Highway 115 from 85th Street to Cardinal Place just south of 271st Street (Lincoln County Highway 106).

Intersection Improvements on Highways 16 and 79
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to improve intersections on highways 16 and 79 in Rapid City has begun.


Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Deadwood
PIERRE, S.D. – State Health officials announced today that two staff members at Saloon #10 in Deadwood have tested positive for COVID-19. Both workers reported working while ill with COVID symptoms.

Unemployment Filing Reminders for Workers
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) continues to handle an unprecedented volume of unemployment insurance claims due to COVID-19 related layoffs.

HILL CITY STREETSCAPE PROJECT RESUMES
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to make repairs to Main Street in Hill City will resume today, Monday, March 30.


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


Noem Signs 15 Bills
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 15 bills today.

Noem Weekly Column: During This Time of Uncertainty, Remember to Reflect
For weeks, we’ve all been glued to the news searching for updates about COVID-19.

State Historical Society requests women’s suffrage movement items
The South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, is seeking archival records and artifacts documenting the women’s suffrage movement in South Dakota.

Labor Department Implementing Unemployment Insurance System Improvements
The Department of Labor and Regulation has seen a dramatic increase in unemployment insurance activity due to COVID-19 related layoffs.

Labor Department Warns Against Unemployment Insurance Scams
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) warns unemployment insurance claimants about potential scams aiming to steal personal information.

Highway 81 Concrete Pavement Repairs
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be placing lane closures and stop signs at various locations on Highway 81 from Arlington north to the Highway 28 junction on Monday, March 30.


Noem Signs 13 Bills
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem signed another package of bills today, many relating to cutting the red tape of unnecessary regulation.

Unemployment Insurance Initial Weekly Claims Rise
During the week of March 15-21, a total of 1,703 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Noem Signs 13 Bills
PIERRE, S.D. - The Governor signed 13 bills today and delivered two style and form vetoes on Senate Bills 20 and Senate Bill 75.

Business Webinar on Unemployment Insurance during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are providing a free webinar related to unemployment insurance and COVID-19 on Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. CDT.


Noem Signs 19 Bills
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 19 bills.

Noem Signs 17 Bills
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 17 bills.

South Dakota Public Universities Move Rest of Semester Online
As COVID-19 further impacts this state and region, the South Dakota Board of Regents, and the six public universities and two special schools it governs, must adjust operations accordingly.


Noem to Hold Media Availability Tomorrow Regarding Coronavirus in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem will hold a brief media availability tomorrow, March 24, to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota.

Noem Orders Capitol Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Legislator
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has ordered flags at the South Dakota State Capitol to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Thursday, March 26, 2020, to honor the life of former ​State Representative Patrick Kirschman.

Noem Issues Executive Order Regarding COVID-19 Guidelines
PIERRE, S.D. - On March 23, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order outlining guidelines for all South Dakotans, for-profit and not-for-profit employers, enclosed retail businesses that promote public gatherings, local and municipal governments, and healthcare organizations as it relates to COVID-19 in the state of South Dakota.

Noem Postpones the 2020 South Dakota Week of Work
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that the 2020 South Dakota Week of Work will be postponed until the fall.

U.S. Department of Education approves South Dakota’s statewide assessment waiver
The U.S. Department of Education has informally approved the South Dakota Department of Education’s waiver of statewide assessment requirements, accountability, and school identification requirements for the 2019-20 school year.

Nest Predator Bounty Program Begins April 1
PIERRE, S.D.-The 2020 Nest Predator Bounty Program will begin on April 1. However, due to concerns of COVID-19, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will not be accepting tails for the program until a later date. Participants are asked to freeze all tails until dates and locations are determined for submission.

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.

DSS encourages use of online, remote resources during COVID-19 situation
The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) is asking the public to make use of its online resources instead of going out and risking exposure to COVID-19.

Eastbound I-90 Lane Closure at Exit 402
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be placing a lane closure in the eastbound passing lane on I-90 near Exit 402 in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, March 24.

Federal Grants Awarded for Rail Projects
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has learned that four grant requests have been approved to receive Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) grant awards.

Motor vehicle title and registration renewals extended
The South Dakota Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Division is asking law enforcement to not enforce certain expirations until May 1, 2020.

GOVERNOR NOEM PROCLAIMS VIETNAM VETERANS DAY
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed Sunday, March 29, 2020, as “Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to recognize the courage, service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.


Noem Weekly Column: South Dakotans Come Together to Respond to COVID-19
With the COVID-19 situation changing rapidly, it’s hard to predict what tomorrow may bring.

Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Requirements Loosened
Today, state Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman exercised authority to waive the requirement workers filing for unemployment must actively search for work to be eligible for benefits.


Noem Signs 15 Bills
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 15 bills today.

SBA Approves Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fund Program Access for South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced today that small businesses and non-profit organizations in South Dakota that have been negatively impacted by the global COVID-19 virus are now eligible for economic assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Vogt sworn in as new ACHP Expert Member
Chairman Aimee Jorjani recently welcomed new Expert Member Jay D. Vogt, director of the South Dakota State Historical Society, to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

2020 Governor’s Awards Nominations
The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Statewide Independent Living Council are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Awards.

Unemployment Claims: What Workers and Businesses Need to Know
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) reports a dramatic increase in activity at the Unemployment Insurance Call Center during the last week due to COVID-19 related layoffs.

SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS CONTINUES TO ASSIST VETERANS FILING CLAIMS
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Office, including the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be closed to the public for in-person services as of Thursday, March 19, but remains available to provide critical services.


Noem to Hold Media Availability Today Regarding Coronavirus in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem will hold a brief media availability today, March 19, to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota.

Labor Department Accepting Unemployment Claims from Workers Affected by COVID-19
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is accepting reemployment assistance (unemployment insurance) claims from workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19.

Helping children deal with COVID-19
With school cancelled for two weeks in South Dakota and other social distancing techniques being strongly recommended for the foreseeable future, children might feel anxious, isolated and depressed. The Department of Social Services (DSS) has resources available to help kids and adults alike deal with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SD 46 Reconstruction Project Public Information Meeting Cancelled
The in person Open House/Public Meeting that was Scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the SD Army National Guard Armory for the proposed SDDOT project to Reconstruct SD Hwy 46 through Wagner has been CANCELLED.


Noem Signs 17 Bills
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 17 bills today.

Noem to Hold Brief Media Availability in Rapid City to Discuss Coronavirus
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem will hold a brief media availability Wednesday, March 18, in Rapid City to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota.

South Dakota PUC approves construction permit for Crowned Ridge Wind II
The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved a construction permit for the Crowned Ridge Wind II Project, a 301-megawatt wind energy facility to be constructed in Codington, Deuel and Grant counties.

Employers: Use SIDES for Online Unemployment Filing
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is asking employers filing unemployment insurance information to sign up for the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) e-Response.

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.

SD Highway 10 Public Open House In-person Meeting Cancelled
The in person Open House/Public Meeting that was Scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Britton Event Center for the proposed SDDOT project to Shoulder Widen SD Hwy 10 from Houghton to Britton has been CANCELLED.

South Dakota Department of Revenue is Open
The South Dakota Department of Revenue staff, though not in the office, is working remotely to assist South Dakotans.


Noem to Hold Brief Media Availability Today in Sioux Falls to Discuss Coronavirus
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem will hold a brief media availability today, March 17, in Sioux Falls to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota.

Labor Department Accepting Unemployment Claims from School Employees Affected by COVID-19 Closures
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is accepting reemployment assistance (unemployment insurance) claims from school employees who are not able to work due to COVID-19 closures.

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.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 14
Effective at 10 a.m. CDT, March 18, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.


Noem Signs 10 Bills
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 10 bills today, some taking effect immediately and others on July 1.

Governor Noem Works to Activate Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fund Program in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem and her team are working closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program in South Dakota.

Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Now Open
Grant applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program will be accepted from March 16 to April 30, 2020.

School food service during unexpected school closures
The South Dakota Department of Education’s Office of Child and Adult Nutrition Services has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow for school food services to continue during this time of unexpected school closures.

Regents’ Executive Director to Step Down
Paul B. Beran, executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2018, announced today he will be leaving the Board of Regents at the end of his current contract, which runs through June 2020.

Public University Classes Move Temporarily Online Next Week
Last Thursday, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced it would extend spring break at the state’s six public universities in South Dakota through this Friday, March 20. The following is a statement from the South Dakota Board of Regents about additional system actions in response to the COVID-19 situation.


Reemployment Assistance Customer Service Center Remains Open
The Reemployment Assistance Customer Service Center (call center located in Aberdeen) will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT the week of March 16.

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

COVID-19 guidance to childcare facilities
PIERRE – The Department of Social Services (DSS) is asking childcare providers in South Dakota to take steps to ensure that the health and safety of children, families, and providers remain top priorities in the days and weeks ahead.


Extended: Proposals Being Accepted for Business Opportunities at Spring Creek
PIERRE, S.D. – Entrepreneurs have a little longer to submit a proposal to run the restaurant and convenience store at Spring Creek Recreation Area north of Pierre.


GFP Commission Proposes Change to Age Restrictions for Youth Waterfowl Season
At their March meeting, the GFP Commission proposed to modify the eligibility from youth who have not reached the age of 16 to youth who have not reached the age of 18.

GFP Commission Proposes Modifications to Archery Deer Season, Adds Units in some Municipalities
PIERRE, S.D. – The Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed to modify the season start date for Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge and Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge from the fourth Saturday of September to September 1. These changes would align with the start date of archery deer hunting across the state.

GFP Commission Proposes Changes to Elk Application Requirements
PIERRE, S.D. – At their March meeting, the GFP Commission proposed modifications and an addition to the rules surrounding elk application requirements.

GFP Commission Accepts Petition to Extend Youth Pheasant Season
PIERRE, S.D. – At their March meeting, the Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to extend the youth pheasant season to include two full weekends. The proposal originated through the public petition process.

GFP COMMISSION PROPOSES REMOVAL OF RIVER OTTER FROM STATE’S THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST
PIERRE, S.D. – The Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed to remove the river otter from South Dakota’s list of threatened and endangered species.

COMMISSION MODIFIES RULES RELATED TO CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission modified how deer and elk hunting units are classified as a chronic wasting disease (CWD) endemic area. Results from surveillance efforts have detected CWD in eight new counties this past fall.

GFP COMMISSION PROPOSES ELK SEASONS
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed changes to the number of elk licenses available in the 2020 and 2021 hunting seasons. The changes are based on the results of the Black Hills aerial survey to maximize hunter opportunity and meet population objectives identified in the elk management plan.

COMMISSION RETAINS CURRENT RULES FOR SPRING TURKEY SEASON
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission deadlocked on a proposal allowing the use of rifles to hunt turkeys on private land during the West River spring turkey season.

COMMISSION REJECTS 500 NONRESIDENT SPECIAL BUCK LICENSES EAST RIVER
PIERRE, S.D. – The Game, Fish and Parks Commission rejected a proposal to establish 500 nonresident, special buck licenses for East River at their March meeting.

GFP COMMISSION CHANGES FLATHEAD CATFISH LENGTH LIMIT RESTRICTION
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has established a length limit on flathead catfish. The new rule limits the harvest of flathead catfish 30 inches or longer to one per day on inland waters, as part of the catfish daily limit. The original proposal was made at the November commission meeting and included all waters in the state, including border waters, and originated from the public petition process.

GFP COMMISSION CHANGES TUNDRA SWAN, DUCK SEASONS, YOUTH WATERFOWL SEASONS
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized changes to three waterfowl hunting seasons at their March meeting.

BIGHORN SHEEP SEASON WILL HAVE INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission voted to allow up to a total of eight bighorn sheep licenses for the 2020 season. Of the eight licenses, one will be an auction license and the revenue specifically used for bighorn sheep management.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 13
Effective at 11 a.m. CDT, March 16, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.

SD Special Schools Make Adjustments for COVID-19 Virus
In light of Governor Noem’s order to close K-12 schools next week, officials at the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the School for the Deaf are taking action.


Noem Signs Seven Bills
Governor Kristi Noem today signed the following pieces of legislation:

Governor’s Ag Ambassador Nominations Sought
Governor Noem is seeking nominations for the 2020 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.

Highway 16A Surfacing Project in Keystone to Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a milling and resurfacing project on Highway 16A in Keystone will be beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 12
Effective at Noon CDT, March 13, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.

Public University System Responds to COVID-19 Virus
Public universities across South Dakota will extend their spring break by one week and cancel non-essential travel in an effort to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

THEY PROTECTED YOU – HELP US PROTECT THEM
The Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home (Home) is taking preventive measures to ensure continued care for our residents in a safe and healthy environment.


Noem Signs Seven Bills
Governor Kristi Noem signed the following legislation today:

DENR to Host 32nd Annual Environmental and Ground Water Quality Conference
The 32nd Annual Environmental and Ground Water Quality Conference will be held March 18-19 at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 11
Effective at 11 a.m. MDT, March 12, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will change for the road segments listed below. The restrictions are in place for excessive road break-up, rutting and heaving caused by high moisture in Fall 2019.

Highway 385 Ditch Closure Being Proposed South of Lead
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is proposing to close a segment of the ditch along U.S. Highway 385 in Lawrence County to off-road vehicles.

Tax assessment freeze program deadline approaching
Elderly and disabled South Dakotans have until April 1 to apply for property tax relief under South Dakota’s Assessment Freeze for the Elderly and Disabled Program.

SDDVA Secretary Whitlock’s March Column – Transportation Options for Veterans
Getting to and from medical appointments can be a great challenge for veterans in South Dakota. No one knew that better than Royce Loesch, past commander of American Legion Post 20 in Fort Pierre.


Governor Noem Statement Regarding Coronavirus in South Dakota
Governor Kristi Noem today issued the following statement regarding COVID-19:

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 10
This replaces the release sent on Feb. 27, 2020 as #5. U.S. Highway 81 has been updated to 6 Ton/Axle on March 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. CDT.


Noem Signs 13 Bills
Governor Kristi Noem today signed the following pieces of legislation:

DENR Fines the City of Fort Pierre for Surface Water Violations
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has fined the City of Fort Pierre (City) $52,030 for Surface Water Discharge Permit violations at its wastewater treatment facility.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT POETRY CONTEST
The South Dakota State Poetry Out Loud Competition is Monday, March 16, in Sioux Falls.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 4 Amended (SD45)
Updates SD 45 from US 212 to US 14 to 7 Tons/Axle

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 9
Effective at 1 p.m. CDT, March 9, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.