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Names Released In Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – A 26-year-old woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Murdo.

Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. — A 15-year-old Rapid City female has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night east of New Underwood.

Names Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash
FREEMAN, S.D. – Two Norfolk, NE residents have died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 north of Freeman.

Materials available to help spread awareness about preventing suicide
During Suicide Prevention Month, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is sharing tools for communities to use in the prevention of suicide. Materials to raise awareness of suicide prevention in your community are available for anyone to order through DSS. Toolkits and campaign materials are also available for diverse populations including Native Americans, LGBTQ, and Veterans.

Interstate 29 Crossroad Improvements Scheduled in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says improvements are scheduled for 319th Street where the road crosses over Interstate 29 at mile marker 24. Work will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.


Names Released In Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. — A Sioux Falls, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon south of Milbank.

Tax collections bouncing back at 2021 South Dakota State Fair
Tax collections from the 2021 South Dakota State Fair were $211,651.05 according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Revenue.


Governor Noem and Republican Governors Call on President Biden to Change Failed Border Policy
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 25 other Republican governors wrote to President Biden, urging him to change his failed border policy.

Gov. Kristi Noem to Delay Social Studies Standards
Governor Kristi Noem has directed the Department of Education to delay the process to consider revisions to the state’s social studies standards up to one year. She issued the following statement:

Pennington County Fatal Crash
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. — One person died and two other people were injured in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night east of New Underwood.

Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. — One person died and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon south of Milbank.

Child Support Commission to hold Sioux Falls meeting, hearing
The Commission on Child Support is continuing to conduct its required review of South Dakota’s child support guidelines and will hold the second of three public hearings next week in Sioux Falls.

Concrete Spot Repair Work Begins in the Yankton Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says concrete spot repair work began this week in the Yankton area and will move from one project to the next.

Belle Fourche Railway Groundbreaking Held
A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently in Belle Fourche in honor of its newly planned railway expansion. Dozens gathered to take in the historic event that will create a more extensive transloading facility to serve the area and beyond.


Inmates Thomas Wilson, Peyton Laird back in custody
State prison inmates Thomas Wilson and Peyton Laird are back in custody.


A responsibility to be smart with taxpayer dollars
Do you find yourself wondering where your tax dollars go? In South Dakota, the simple answer is to education, health care, public safety, and other state government operations. But if you really want to talk dollars and cents, I can break it down for you using the change you find in your couch cushions.

Inmates Thomas Wilson, Peyton Laird placed on escape status
State prison inmates Thomas Wilson and Peyton Laird have been placed on escape status.

Pierre man to share his “Prairie Memories” at Cultural Heritage Center program
A collection of weekly columns by Gary Heintz for the Pierre Capital Journal have been gathered into a book titled “Prairie Memories,” which Heintz will discuss during a program at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m. MDT) on Thursday, Sept. 30.

DANR’s Woodmansey Receives Exceptional Service Award
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is excited to announce Kent Woodmansey has received an Exceptional Service Award from the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA).

DANR Accepting Applications for the Volkswagen Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is accepting applications for round two of the Volkswagen Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program.

Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – One person died and three other people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Murdo.


Inmate Kenneth Harr dies
State prison inmate Kenneth Harr has died as the result of natural causes.

Governor Noem Proclaims Sept. 19-25 Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed Sept. 19-25, Adult Education and Family Literacy Week in South Dakota.

Names Released In Brule County Fatal Crash
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – A Mitchell, S.D. man has died as the result of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Aug. 26, 2021 near Chamberlain.

Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A New Town, N.D., woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a one-vehicle crash east of Rapid City.

Name Released In Perkins County Fatal Crash
BISON, S.D. – A Bismarck, N.D. man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash southeast of Bison.

South Dakota awarded rural health transformation funds
The Department of Social Services (DSS) has been awarded up to $5 million in federal funding to transform the way health care is delivered in rural communities.

Mill and Overlay Project to Begin on S.D. Highway 40
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin a mill and overlay project on S.D. Highway 40 starting Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.


Jay Sekulow to Represent South Dakota in Planned Parenthood v. Noem
Governor Noem and the State of South Dakota have retained attorney Jay Sekulow and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) to join the State’s legal team in the ongoing Planned Parenthood v. Noem litigation.

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Increase Flexibility in Hay Hauling
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-13, which extends the timeframe that hay haulers may move hay to 2 hours before sunrise and 2 hours after sunset.

State Historical Society seeks public input on preservation needs
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is preparing for its federal fiscal year 2022 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state’s preservation needs and projects.

Department of Health & Board of Nursing Warn of Scam Targeting South Dakota Nurses
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Health Department (SD-DOH) and the South Dakota Board of Nursing (SD-BON) released this statement after ongoing reports of scams targeting licensed nurses. The scam is being carried out via threatening phone calls/email.

DSS offers training to help reduce suicide, mental health issues
he South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) offers a variety of training opportunities, including virtual courses, designed to help identify, understand, and respond to signs of crisis.

GOVERNOR NOEM OPENS CALL TO STUDENT ARTISTS
PIERRE, S.D. – In celebration of National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 13-19, 2021, Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Arts Council are excited to announce the launch of the Governor’s Student Art Competition.

Legislative changes expand property tax relief for eligible landowners
The South Dakota Department of Revenue and Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources reminds the public of the changes made to the riparian buffer strip program.


State law requires Board of Education Standards meeting postponed to Oct. 25
The next meeting of the South Dakota Board of Education Standards has been postponed to Oct. 25 at the Ramkota Convention Center in Aberdeen. This meeting will include the public hearing for proposed content standards in several career and technical education career clusters, fine arts, and social studies. The meeting was previously scheduled for Sept. 20 in Aberdeen and is being postponed to comply with state law requirements for these hearings.


Medical Cannabis Program Rules Pass Interim Rules Review Committee
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the Legislature’s Interim Rules Review Committee approved the Department of Health’s proposed administrative rules to establish a medical cannabis program in South Dakota. The legislature approved 143 of 149 proposed rules.

Family key to providing safety, stability to children
Family connections are critical to healthy child development and a sense of belonging. When children must be removed from their families for safety, kinship care is the preferred placement.


9/11 anniversary and the lesson every generation must learn
I heard about it on the radio. The fall morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was a regular day driving in my truck to the family farm. Until it wasn’t. The first reports were coming through my pickup truck’s speakers: an airplane has flown into the World Trade Center in New York City.

Funds Available for Specialty Crop Advancement
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announces additional funding available for Specialty Crop Block Grants to help stakeholders advance promotion of the industry and its products.

DANR and GFP Harmful Algal Blooms Notice
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) and the Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) remind people that Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) remain prevalent in South Dakota waters.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle crash east of Rapid City.

Lane Closures Planned for Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls
Starting Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, the South Dakota Department of Transportation says survey crews will be working on Interstate 229 between exit 5 (26th Street) and exit 6 (10th Street).

Erosion Repair Work to Begin on U.S. Highway 385, South of Deadwood
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says erosion repair work on a two-mile section of U.S. Highway 385, 17 miles south of Deadwood will begin on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Tribal members urged to ‘Reach for Life’
Suicide rates among South Dakota’s Native American population outpace the rate among other races prompting a special call for tribal members to “Reach for Life” on today’s Hope for Life and World Suicide Prevention Day.


Perkins County Fatal Crash
BISON, S.D. – One person died Wednesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash southeast of Bison.

Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – A 50-year-old Hot Springs, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died late Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash northeast of Hot Springs.

Names Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash
HARRISBURG, S.D. – An Anchorage, Alaska man has been identified as the person who died late Saturday night in a pedestrian-vehicle fatal crash near Harrisburg.

Heartland Expressway Reopens North of Oelrichs
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says 10 miles of the Heartland Expressway on U.S. Highway 18/U.S. Highway 385, from one-half mile north of Oelrichs to the Smithwick Road turn off, will reopen to four lanes of travel on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Median Repair to Begin on U.S. Highway 85 Between Spearfish and Belle Fourche
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says median repair work on U.S. Highway 85, south of Belle Fourche, will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

Keystone Wye Bridge Rehabilitation Project Underway
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews have begun a bridge rehabilitation project on the Keystone Wye bridges at the junction of U.S. Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 16A.


Governor Noem appoints Stacy Vinberg Wickre to the 7th Circuit Court
Governor Noem has appointed Stacy Vinberg Wickre to serve as a circuit court judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit, made up of Custer, Fall River, Oglala Lakota, and Pennington Counties.

Additional funding available for child care providers
Additional funding to support child care programs and the families they serve is being made available, according to the Department of Social Services (DSS).

Concrete Repair Work Begins on U.S. Highway 12 and Dakota Street Intersection in Aberdeen
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will begin concrete repair work at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Dakota Street on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Department of Tribal Relations Announces Updated Website
The South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations is excited to announce updates to their department website.

POW/MIA RECOGNITION
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, as “POW/MIA Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.


Gov. Noem Blocks Telemedicine Abortions in South Dakota
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-12, which directs the South Dakota Department of Health to establish rules preventing telemedicine abortions in South Dakota.

Lincoln County Fatal Crash
HARRISBURG, S.D. – One person died late Saturday night in a pedestrian-vehicle fatal crash near Harrisburg.

Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – One person died late Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash northeast of Hot Springs.

September is Behavioral Health Recovery Month in South Dakota
Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed September as Behavioral Health Recovery Month in South Dakota to help spread the message that hope, healing, and happiness are possible.

County-Wide Signing Project to Begin in Custer County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation with Brosz Engineering of Sturgis is administering a county-wide signing project for all county and city streets, and roads in Custer County.

SDDOT Hosting Open House Public Meeting for Interstate 90 – Exit 387 Reconstruction Project in Hartford
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold an open house public meeting to discuss and receive public input on the Interstate 90 – exit 387 reconstruction project. The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hartford Area Fire Hall (305 S. St. in Hartford).


Inmate Wesley Hammond back in custody
Inmate Wesley Hammond left a housing unit for minimum-security inmates in Huron without authorization Sept. 5. He was apprehended in Huron on Sept. 6 by a DOC staff member.

Inmate Wesley Hammond placed on escape status
Inmate Wesley Hammond left a housing unit for minimum-security inmates in Huron without authorization Sept. 5.


Gov. Noem Bringing South Dakota National Guard Troops Home from the Southern Border
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that the South Dakota National Guard troops on state active duty at the southern border will be returning home later this month. Governor Noem gave the following statement:

Public input invited for survey of historic architecture in Brule, Lyman counties
The South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), within the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, recently contracted with Johnson, Mirmiran, & Thompson, Inc. (JMT, Inc.) to complete a survey of historic architecture in Brule and Lyman counties. JMT, Inc. will be conducting fieldwork in September from the public right-of-way.

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.


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash (UPDATE)
KEYSTONE, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Friday, Aug. 27 west of Keystone.

Governor Noem proclaims September as Kinship Appreciation and Awareness Month
Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed September 2021 as Kinship Appreciation and Awareness Month in South Dakota.


DPS Provides Ravnsborg Investigation File to Speaker Gosch
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety provided the full investigation file into the fatal crash involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the late Joseph Boever to Spencer Gosch, the Speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives.

Gov. Noem Statement on State Attorneys General Amicus Brief in Rushmore Fireworks Appeal
Today, sixteen state attorneys general filed an amicus brief in the Kristi Noem, et. al. v. Deb Haaland appeal, which seeks to restore South Dakota’s annual Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration.

South Dakota Tribes to Receive State 9-1-1 Funding
PIERRE, S.D. – Two South Dakota Native American tribes will receive state funding for their 9-1-1 telecommunications centers.

Names Released In Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A Wall, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in an UTV crash east of Milbank.

September is Suicide Prevention Month in South Dakota
Suicide is a preventable public health problem and Governor Kristi Noem wants anyone who is struggling to find the help and resources they need. That is why she has proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Month in South Dakota.

Mental Health Memo: Changing the Conversation Around Suicide
It can be said we’re all one significant event away from a mental health crisis.

Temporary Lane Closure in Place on Interstate 90 in Rapid City
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 over the Maple Street bridge, will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

High Friction Surface Treatment to be Applied in Rapid City Region
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will be applying High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST) on various routes in the Rapid City Region.

Tax revenue scales to $1.79 million at 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
The Department of Revenue’s tax collections at the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are currently at $1,795,706.

Six Meetings Planned to Follow Up Higher Education Task Force Work​ ​
The South Dakota Board of Regents will hold outreach sessions on the six public university campuses in September and October to follow up on the work of a higher education task force that met over the past year.


South Dakota National Guard to Support Monument Health in COVID Testing Efforts
This week, nine soldiers with the South Dakota National Guard were activated to support Monument Health in their COVID-19 testing efforts.

State Water Facilities Plan Application Deadline Approaching
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for placement on the State Water Facilities Plan. The application deadline is October 1, 2021.

First Human West Nile Virus Death of 2021 Reported
PIERRE, S.D. – A 42-year-old female, Union County resident is South Dakota’s first human West Nile Virus (WNV) death of the 2021 season, the state Health Department confirmed today.

Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash
KEYSTONE, S.D. – A Pipestone, MN man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash west of Keystone.

Rail CRISI and STC Grant Funds Available for Fiscal Year 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program and will be issuing a notice for the Special Transportation Circumstance (STC) Grants.


Recent Study Shows Agriculture Continues to Drive South Dakota’s Economy
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) in cooperation with AgUnited for South Dakota, South Dakota Dairy Producers, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, Central Plains Dairy Foundation, and East River Electric Power Cooperative have released an economic contribution study of South Dakota Agriculture.

Ways to Save Money at the State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair offers several simple ways to save money during the fair.

DPS Announces September Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – September’s list of sobriety checkpoints has been released by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Interstate 90 Exit 402 Ramp Closure Planned
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that Interstate 90 exit 402 eastbound to northbound and westbound to southbound ramps will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

SD Bridge to be Dedicated in Honor of Air Force Combat Veteran 1LT Herbert Lyman and Army Combat Veteran T/SGT James Lyman
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will host a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony to honor Air Force Combat Veteran 1LT Herbert Lyman and Army Combat Veteran Tech Sergeant James Lyman.


Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured early Sunday morning in a UTV crash east of Milbank.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
KEYSTONE, S.D. – One person died and another person was seriously injured Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash west of Keystone.


Conservative Principles Restrain Government, Not Expand Its Powers
You can’t be a constitutional conservative only when it suits you. We are now seeing a battle in the Republican Party between the populist wing and traditional limited government conservatism. So-called conservatives want to regulate businesses to prevent them from requiring a Covid vaccine as a condition of employment, but my beliefs do not allow me to waive the constitution because I disagree with a private business.

Inmate Cameron Guenther back in custody
Inmate Cameron Guenther was arrested in Sioux Falls Aug. 27. He left his community service jobsite in Sioux Falls without authorization May 27.

Kites & Bites program Sept. 11 at Cultural Heritage Center and Hilger’s Gulch
The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum and Becki Potrzeba State Farm Agency in Pierre are teaming up to present Kites & Bites at the museum’s Family Fun Saturday on Sept.11 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT (9-10:30 MDT).

Deadwood’s past featured in Sept. 9 program at Cultural Heritage Center
Deadwood’s past includes a man who saved it from extinction. His role will be remembered in an author presentation at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m. MDT) on Thursday, Sept. 9.


Gov. Kristi Noem Issues Statement on Attacks in Afghanistan
Today Governor Kristi Noem released the following statement in response to the attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan:

Governor Noem Issues Statement on Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s Plea Agreement
Today, following South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s plea of “no contest” to charges against him regarding the death of Joseph Boever, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement:

Build Dakota success leads to more industry participation and student support, helping address South Dakota workforce challenges
The seventh cohort of Build Dakota Scholarship Fund students will begin classes this month, helping to fill the gap of essential workforce needs for South Dakota.

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, 2022.

Bridge Improvement Grant (BIG) Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 33 Preliminary Engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $1.42 million at the Aug. 26 meeting in Pierre.

SDDVA Secretary Whitlock’s August Column – No One Goes it Alone
During the past few weeks, I had the opportunity to network with our county and tribal veterans service officers (CTVSOs) and our staff. This afforded me the opportunity to hear about the challenges and roadblocks that our veterans are currently facing, especially with the ongoing events in the Middle East.


Governor Noem Appoints Lynn Jensen to Transportation Commission
Governor Kristi Noem has appointed Lynn Jensen to serve on the South Dakota Transportation Commission.

Civics and History Initiative pilot grants awarded and second round of applications open
The first round of recipients of Civics and History Initiative pilot grants have been announced. Funded projects highlight the sacrifices of WWII veterans, implement the We the People program, and expand the study of Native American culture using the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards.

Construction Begins on Interstate 229 over Minnesota Avenue
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says the southbound lanes on Interstate 229, over Minnesota Avenue, will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

DOR partners with DPS in adding new functionalities to the DMV Now Kiosks
South Dakotans can now complete five different transactions by using a DMV Now Kiosk.

VETERANS DAY AT THE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR
At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 2, the South Dakota State Fair will host a “Salute to Veterans” program on the Northwestern Energy Freedom Stage. South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Greg Whitlock will serve as the keynote speaker.


Governor Noem Files Brief in Mount Rushmore Fireworks Appeal
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem filed an initial brief in her appeal in the Mount Rushmore Fireworks litigation. The brief was filed with the United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

JAG-SD expands to three more schools in 2021-22
The South Dakota Department of Education is pleased to announce that three more schools will be offering the Jobs for America’s Graduates-South Dakota (JAG-SD) program beginning in the 2021-22 school year, bringing the total number of schools to nine.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Project to Begin on S.D. Highway 89
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin a chip seal and fog seal project on portions of S.D. Highway 89 starting Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The project will begin at the intersection of U.S. Highway 385 in Pringle and head south for 15 miles.


Inmate Darrell Hoffpauir back in custody
Hoffpauir was arrested in Sioux Falls Aug. 23.

Inmate Cody Summerside back in custody
Summerside turned himself in to the Beadle County Jail Aug. 22.

Day Sponsors Offer Special Activities at the SD State Fair
The State Fair will be offering special themed days at the 2021 South Dakota State Fair thanks to the support of individual “day sponsors.”

Erosion Repair Work Scheduled on Interstate 90 Near Sturgis
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says erosion repair work along Interstate 90 near Sturgis (exits 30 and 32) will start on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.