Today, widespread broadband access in South Dakota isn?t as widespread as we may think. In fact, about 88,000 South Dakotans lack high-speed internet access. These people cannot launch an online business or take advanced classes that require extensive uploading or downloading. Producers in these areas may not be able to use cutting-edge technology that requires online components.
Bovine trichomoniasis (trich) has been detected in a South Dakota cattle herd. Two bulls from a beef cattle herd in Oglala Lakota County have tested positive for this economically devastating disease. The Animal Industry Board (AIB) is working with the herd owner and their veterinarians to develop a management plan to contain the disease. Neighboring herd owners with potential contact animals will be informed of the risk to their animals as the investigation continues.
VOLGA, S.D. ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing Highway 14 west of Volga on Monday, June 3, 2019, to replace a railroad crossing.
PIERRE, S.D. ? The deadline to apply for the six most popular firearm deer hunting seasons is fast approaching.
A pair of South Dakota communities will update their municipal sales tax rates beginning July 1.
One Book South Dakota author Kent Nerburn is coming to Pierre on Wednesday, June 12..
Earlier this week, Governor Kristi Noem announced the recipients of $5 million of Connect South Dakota grant awards. These private-public partnerships will extend high-speed internet access to more than 100 businesses and 4,800 homes.
Governor Kristi Noem today released the following statement: ?In recent days, state officials have been notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of rising Missouri River water levels. Those levels are expected to remain higher than average for the next several weeks. Any additional rainfall could mean even higher levels.
RAPID CITY, S.D. ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a chip seal and fog seal application will be applied to highways 44 and 240 in the Rapid City area beginning Monday, June 3.
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture today announced two headline items for the 2019 Governor?s Agriculture Summit: a keynote address by Stephen Censky, the Deputy U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and Governor Kristi Noem?s Next Generation of Agriculture panel.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says bridge repair work will begin on the Interstate 90 eastbound onramp bridge one mile east of Wall on June 1.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, will be closing the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from the Minnesota State line (Valley Springs rest area) east to Exit 1 in Minnesota on Friday, May 31, 2019.
PIERRE, S.D. ? High water has caused South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Kelly Hepler to declare a temporary "no wake zone" on McCook Lake in Union County.
Governor Kristi Noem today announced that Christine Stewart, an English professor at South Dakota State University, has been named as the next South Dakota Poet Laureate.
The sixteenth annual Wheel Jam will be held May 31 ? June 2 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.
The South Dakota Department of Health has released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective June 3, 2019.
RAPID CITY, S.D. ? A second person has now died from injuries suffered in a May 7, 2019 two-vehicle crash south of Rapid City.
Connect South Dakota, the state program designed to fund broadband projects in unserved and underserved areas across the state, recently awarded $5 million to its first grant recipients. The money was approved by legislators last March. The initial $5 million will leverage more than $11.4 million in project costs.
NISLAND, S.D. ? A 31-year-old man has died in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Saturday southeast of Nisland.
RAPID CITY, S.D. ? A 35-year-old man has died in a one-vehicle crash north of Rapid City.