News

State Offices in Western South Dakota Closed Due to Storm

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered all state offices in the western portion of South Dakota area closed today because of the strong storm impacting the area. State offices are closed in Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins and Ziebach Counties. Officials are monitoring the storm closely and evaluating whether further state-office...
Keep Reading »

Spring Snow Storm to Impact Much of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – No travel is advised in the northwestern corner of South Dakota, and motorists in other areas are advised to use caution as a spring snow storm hits. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the west and north central areas of the state through the day,...
Keep Reading »

Dangerous Driving Conditions Expected Across Much of South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – State officials are advising motorists that travel may become difficult, if not impossible, overnight tonight (Sunday) through Monday across much of South Dakota as a strong spring snow storm moves across the state. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning from the Northern Hills to just west of Mobridge with snowfall...
Keep Reading »

Online Forum to Discuss Credit for New Farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will host an online forum to discuss types of credit and financing options available to new farmers and ranchers. The Google+ Hangout is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday. Agriculture officials say the discussion will cover credit and financial options from the USDA as well...
Keep Reading »

SD Hopes to Reach All Veterans, Fill Service Gaps

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – National experts say a push in South Dakota to meet with all 75,000 veterans is part of a trend among states to compensate for gaps in federal efforts. Bryan Craig with the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah says states have been working on veteran outreach...
Keep Reading »

SD Tribe Has ‘Prayer Camp’ to Oppose Oil Pipeline

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A new front in the battle against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is opening up for American Indian tribes and others in south-central South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal reports that a group sanctioned by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is setting up a prayer camp near Mission to keep...
Keep Reading »

SDHP Announces April Sobriety Checkpoints

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it is targeting 20 counties sobriety checkpoints in April. The Rapid City Journal reports that the checkpoints were announced Friday. The counties scheduled for sobriety checkpoints in April are: Beadle, Brookings, Charles Mix, Codington, Custer, Davison, Edmunds, Hamlin, Harding, Hughes, Kingsbury, Lawrence, Lincoln,...
Keep Reading »

SD Governor Signs Last Bills of Session Into Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed the last 22 bills of the session. One new law will treat e-cigarettes as a regulated tobacco product, prohibiting sale to minors. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that create nicotine vapor and resemble traditional cigarettes. Two other measures signed Friday establish studies. One is...
Keep Reading »

Eight Scouts Advance, Larsen Installed as Senior Patrol Leader

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Eight Scouts were recognized with advancement awards in ceremonies called a “Court of Honor” on Thursday conducted by the Mobridge Rotary Boy Scout Troop 65. Tyler Larsen, son of Amy and Tony Larsen, was awarded the rank of Life Scout. This is the fifth rank for Tyler and puts...
Keep Reading »

SD Governor Approves Texting While Driving Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill to ban texting while driving. He said in a statement that he hopes the new law will encourage South Dakotans to keep their eyes on the road and away from their phones. The law takes effect July 1. It makes texting...
Keep Reading »