News

Jason Gant

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...
Keep Reading »
Corps Logo

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...
Keep Reading »
Plowing on Pleasant Drive April 9, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

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...
Keep Reading »
South Dakota Outline

Pennsylvania Man Left Wife to Run Away with Girl, 13. Both Found in SD

CLARION, Pa. (AP) – A district attorney says a western Pennsylvania man jailed in South Dakota awaiting charges that he kidnapped a 13-year-old girl, apparently left his wife to run away with the teen. Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron says investigators believe 31-year-old Joshua Baker, of Leeper, was “in a relationship” with the...
Keep Reading »
Snow-Covered Clearing --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Strong Snow Storm Bears Down on South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A strong spring storm has made travel hazardous in much of South Dakota, shutting down schools, delaying some local elections and hampering construction projects. The National Weather Service has issued various storm advisories, watches and warnings for the state. Forecasters say the storm moving across the Rocky Mountains and...
Keep Reading »
USDA Logo

Cold Weather Affects Farmers in Eastern SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Continued below normal temperatures limited the ability for fieldwork in eastern portions of South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities included caring for livestock and preparing for spring planting. Winter wheat conditions...
Keep Reading »
Spinal Area Highlighted on Figure

Feds, SD Chiropractor Association Reach Settlement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice says it has reached a settlement with a chiropractor association in South Dakota over fixed prices. The department’s Antitrust Division filed a civil lawsuit against Chiropractic Associates Ltd. of South Dakota. The association comprises approximately 80 percent of all practicing chiropractors in the state....
Keep Reading »
Car Accident at Nicollet and Church April 6, 2013

Teen Charged After One Vehicle Accident in Pierre Early Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen faces charges after a rollover accident that occurred early Saturday morning.   Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says emergency responders were told about a one-vehicle rollover accident near the intersection of Church Street and Nicollet Avenues about 1:15 a.m. Saturday.  When they arrived at the accident site,...
Keep Reading »
Person Pointing Pistol

SD Only State So Far to Pass Guns-in-Schools Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is the only state that so far has passed a law allowing school personnel to carry guns in schools, despite the proliferation of such bills in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre. The South Dakota Legislature earlier this year approved a law that would let trained...
Keep Reading »
Cultural Heritage Center

New Exhibit to Open April 20 in Museum of Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new exhibit will debut at the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society later this month.  The exhibit will be called “Furniture: The Fancy and the Functional” and will open in the Marvis T. and Florence Brown Hogen Gallery on April 20.  Museum staff will be on...
Keep Reading »