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Interstate 90 Closed Between Rapid City and Sioux Falls

(From the SD Department of Public Safety) South Dakota officials have closed Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Sioux Falls effective immediately. That segment of Interstate will remain closed until conditions improve and crews are able to clear the roadway. Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say existing road conditions are deteriorating...
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Storm Delays Debate on Black Hills Cemeteries Bill-Congresswoman Noem Delayed in SD by Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Among the hundreds of passengers trapped by the ice storm Tuesday at the Sioux Falls airport was Rep. Kristi Noem, who was supposed to get back to Washington D.C. for a vote on the Black Hills Cemeteries Act. Instead, she was stranded at the airport for eight hours and...
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State Activates Emergency Operations Center for Spring Storm Response

(From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) State officials have opened the state Emergency Operations Center due to the major spring storm carrying strong winds, heavy snow and freezing rain across much of South Dakota. Lt. Governor Matt Michels, acting on behalf of Governor Daugaard, ordered a Level Three activation, which means a...
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State Offices To Remain Open Wednesday, But Officials Suggest Calling Ahead

(From Governor Daugaard’s Office) At this time, state government offices in South Dakota are scheduled to be open tomorrow (Wednesday), as statewide blizzard conditions continue. Officials suggest that citizens call ahead to make sure the specific office they plan to visit is staffed. State employees, like other South Dakota residents, are dealing with the...
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NWS Says More Snow is Coming

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service continues to mention a Winter Storm Warning for parts of the state through tomorrow.  The warning is in effect through 7:00 p.m. Central Time tomorrow.  Renee Wise, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says though snow may lighten at times this afternoon, central...
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SD Officials: Call Before Visiting State Offices

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – People planning on visiting state government offices in South Dakota are urged to call ahead because of the ice and snowstorms plaguing much of the region. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office issued a statement saying that while offices are open in Pierre, people should still call before visiting to make sure...
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SD Governor Says Mission Should Boost Exports to China

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he believes this week’s trade mission to China will boost South Dakota’s exports to the world’s most populous nation. Daugaard and other members of the trade mission spoke by telephone from Shanghai on Tuesday with South Dakota news organizations. The governor says South Dakota ranks last...
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Storm Postpones Local Elections Across SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says the storm hitting South Dakota has prompted the postponement of numerous local elections around the state. Gant says more than two dozen cities and school districts have alerted his office that they are delaying their elections one week. The storm crossing South...
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Missouri River Level Stays Low Because of Drought

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water released into the lower Missouri River this spring will remain at minimal levels because of ongoing dry conditions in the region. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to release just enough water to support a minimal channel for barge traffic on the river...
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Crews Continue Working to Clear Main Roads in Pierre and Fort Pierre Areas

UNDATED – (DRG News) With the arrival of snow in the past twelve hours, crews have been working to plow and sand roads in Pierre and Fort Pierre since early this morning.   Fort Pierre Director of Public Works Brad Lawrence says Fort Pierre crews have been working since before daybreak to clear the main...
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