SD News

Iowa Reduced Tuition Program Shows Results

In the second year of a program offering new and transfer students from Iowa the equivalent of resident tuition at four South Dakota universities, the program is showing a positive return.

Draft Free Speech Policies Advance at Regents? Public Hearing

Revised policies impacting free speech and diversity on South Dakota public university campuses advanced Wednesday after the South Dakota Board of Regents conducted an initial hearing on the draft policies and voted unanimously to move those proposals to final action in December.

New Options Available for Students Pursuing DSU Degrees

The South Dakota Board of Regents today approved requests from Dakota State University to offer a teaching degree online, create a new minor, and develop new specializations within its mathematics major. University officials said all these changes are part of DSU?s work to meet economic development and workforce trends across South Dakota.

Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls!

As soon as that first glimmer of autumn sparks, it occurs. The Halloween decorating begins and pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales, scarecrows, witches, ghosts, goblins, and ghouls are everywhere. It?s a tradition that most of us enjoy. But for some veterans, it?s a reminder of the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins they live with every day.

FEATURE STORY: Pod Manufacturing Taking Off in South Dakota

Black Hawk, S.D. ? Ask a contractor what part of a project consumes the most time and often they?ll tell you it?s the bathroom. From residential to commercial, especially in the hospitality industry, carving out and properly plumbing bathrooms are often the culprits for setting projects behind schedule.

Election Signs Not Allowed in Right of Way

The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way.

Lawrence County Fatal Crash

Spearfish, S.D. ? A 34-year-old man died Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Spearfish.

SDDOT Receives Additional Federal Transit Funding

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says they have received five grant awards for an additional $2,774,400 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding through FTA?s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program competitive grant program.

South Dakota Receives Grant Opportunity for State Cemetery

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) has notified the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs they may be awarded grant funds for the construction of a state veterans cemetery.

Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert Systems Oct. 3

PIERRE, S.D. ? Cell phone users will be part of a nationwide test of emergency alert systems scheduled for this Wednesday, Oct. 3. The test had originally been scheduled for Sept. 20, but was postponed.

6th Annual South Dakota Manufacturing Week Underway

Editorial by: Scott Stern, Commissioner, South Dakota Governor?s Office of Economic Development PIERRE, S.D. ? Today we?re kicking off the 6th annual South Dakota Manufacturing Week. Communities and businesses across the state continue to show appreciation and recognition for a vital industry. Manufacturers in South Dakota achieve some pretty remarkable things.

First Lady's Column: Commit To Know More About Foster Parenting

In any given month over the last year there were around 1,600 children across South Dakota in state custody. These are children who have been removed from their homes by a court order for safety reasons. They are victims of abuse and neglect who, by no fault of their own, have no other place to go.

Mill & Overlay Bridge Ends and Pipe Crossing

Updated time frame: The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will be resurfacing and striping two bridge ends on Highway 212 east of Newell beginning Monday, Oct. 1. This work was originally scheduled to begin on Sept. 25.