SD News

Additional Lane Closures on Highway 212

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the contractor will be closing Highway 212, one-half at a time, starting Monday, Oct. 7, from the Highway 15 south junction west for one mile.

Big Sioux Open to Recreation, Lake Herman State Park Opens

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ? Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials announced that the recreational boating closure on the Big Sioux River in Minnehaha, Moody, Lincoln and Union counties has been lifted. This includes Skunk and Split Rock Creeks.

Governor Noem Announces Leadership Changes

Governor Kristi Noem today announced the departure of Herb Jones as Chief of Staff to the Governor?s Office and the appointment of Joshua Shields to serve as Chief of Staff and Beth Hollatz to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff.

Part II: Manufacturing Matters Because?

MITCHELL, S.D. ? As part of a two-part series, the Governor?s Office of Economic Development asked two students from Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) in Mitchell, South Dakota, and recipients of the Build Dakota Scholarship, about their opinion on the future of manufacturing and why it?s a vital industry to South Dakota. Here?s what they had to say:

South Dakota to Become a "State of Create"

The South Dakota Department of Tourism, in partnership with the South Dakota Arts Council, is launching a fall social media campaign called ?State of Create.?

Construction to Begin on Interstate 90 Exit 396 Ramp

Starting Monday, Oct. 7, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin high surface friction treatment work on the Interstate 90 Exit 396 ramp to southbound Interstate 29.

October Sobriety Checkpoints Announced

PIERRE, S.D. ? Nineteen sobriety checkpoints in 13 different counties are planned for October, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Part I: Manufacturing Matters Because?

PIERRE, S.D. ? As part of a two-part series, the Governor?s Office of Economic Development asked two high school students from T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre, South Dakota, about their opinion on the future of manufacturing and why it?s a vital industry to South Dakota and the global economy. Here?s what they had to say:

Thousands Attend Buffalo Roundup

CUSTER, S.D. - Over 19,440 visitors attended the 54th Annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park on Friday morning, watching as 60 horseback riders wrangled the herd of 1,400 bison into the corrals for their annual health check.

State Prison Inmate Doyle Toering Dies

Toering, 42, was found unresponsive in his cell at the South Dakota State Penitentiary on Sept. 29. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Work on I-90 near Whitewood

On Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, crews will begin concrete pavement repairs in the westbound lanes of I-90 near Whitewood.

Governor's Column: Grit and Tradition

The roundup is a unique tradition. While it?s a tip of the hat to our historic past when millions of buffalo roamed the Great Plains, it?s also an opportunity to showcase our state?s unique beauty to business leaders and prospects looking to expand their operations to South Dakota

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