News

Gas Pump Handle

South Dakota’s Gas Price Average Skyrockets More Than .25 Cents in 20 Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s average gas price is said to be more than .25 cents above the state’s price less than a month ago.  AAA South Dakota says the average price today is $3.34, which is .26 cents higher than the average price on January 16.  Nine states reportedly have...
Keep Reading »
Winter Fishing Weekend Logo

Winter Fishing Weekend Draws Good Number of Participants

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Teams from central South Dakota placed well in the Pierre Winter Fishing Weekend that was held Saturday.  More than 115 teams participated in the third annual event.  Coordinator Todd Bowman says there was a good turnout and lots of prizes were given out.  There were 10-15 youngsters who signed...
Keep Reading »
KGFX Microphone

South Dakota Perspective Scheduled for Monday on DNN Stations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join us Monday as we bring you the February broadcast of South Dakota Perspective.  Our first guest will be South Dakota State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger who will talk about the status of influenza and other issues.  We’ll also visit with Cindy Gerber-director of the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program. ...
Keep Reading »
Teacher and Student In A Classroom At School

SD Senate Panel Endorses Teacher Recruitment Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a scholarship plan aimed at recruiting new teachers for math, science and other critically needed subjects. The Education Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the idea and send the bill to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which will review the measure because it would...
Keep Reading »
flag

Janitor Claims American Flag Disrespected, Fired

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A man says he was fired from his job as a school custodian after posting photos on Facebook showing a crumpled up American flag. Local media report that Cesar Zakahi was fired Monday from his job at Stanley County School District after he posted photos over the weekend of...
Keep Reading »
Capitol (KGFX Photo)

Panel Kills Medical Defense for Marijuana Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has rejected a measure that would have let people charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana argue in court that they need it for medical reasons. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-6 to kill the bill. The sponsors said they do not want...
Keep Reading »
Pistol

South Dakotans Snatching Up Concealed Gun Permits

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are getting permits to carry concealed weapons at a brisk pace as President Barack Obama and Congress debate gun control in the wake of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn. South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says 4,925 permits were issued in the first five...
Keep Reading »
Command Sergeant Major Susan Shoe February 2013

Woman Appointed to SD Army’s Top Enlisted Position

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Army National Guard has appointed a woman to the highest ranking senior-enlisted position for the first time. Command Sgt. Maj. Susan Shoe replaces State Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Zimmerman as the new state command sergeant major. The position is the highest ranking non commissioned officer position for the...
Keep Reading »
Highway Lane Marker Lines

SD Must Shift Some Federal Money for Roads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota will divert some federal highway money to safety issues because the state falls short of national standards when it comes to drunken driving. The state expects to receive $240 million in federal money this year for roads and bridges. About $12 million will be restricted to safety...
Keep Reading »
2013 Kristi Noem

Representative Noem to Hold Town Hall in Pierre Thursday

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem will be hosting a town hall in Pierre on Thursday.  The event will take place at the St. Mary’s Healthcare Center Auditorium at Capital University Center and will start at 4:00 p.m. Thursday.  C.U.C. is located at 925 East Sioux Avenue in Pierre.  The public is encouraged to attend the...
Keep Reading »