Farm Scene

USDA: 300 Fewer Farms, Ranches in South Dakota in 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The US. Department of Agriculture says there were 400 fewer small operation farms and ranches in South Dakota last year. The Department’s annual survey shows the state had about 31,700 farms and ranches in 2014. The state saw a net loss of 300 from 2013. While there were 100...
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South Dakota House of Representatives February 19, 2015

House Votes Down Plan to Allow Concealed Weapons on Campus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state House has voted down a measure that would allow people 21 years or older to carry a concealed weapon on South Dakota’s six public university campuses. House lawmakers voted 48 to 20 to dismiss the proposal, which was opposed by student groups who lobbied lawmakers to deny the...
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SD Department of Transportation

SDDOT’s Spider Van is Available for Public Viewing in Pierre Today and Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation’s pavement condition monitoring vehicle-which is known as the “spider van” will be available for public viewing today and tomorrow.  The van is going to be parked in the parking lot behind the Capitol today from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CT and tomorrow morning...
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Senator Mike Rounds (From Senator Rounds Website)

Senator Rounds Discusses Frustrations with Legislative Process in DC

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Senator Mike Rounds is spending this week crossing the state during a Congressional recess.  He spent Tuesday at various events in Rapid City, was in Pierre yesterday and today is in Sioux Falls.  At the state capitol Wednesday, Rounds visited with members of the South Dakota House and Senate...
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