SD News

Cleanup Assistance Hotline Established to Help South Dakotans

PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters has created a Cleanup Assistance Hotline to assist South Dakotans with cleanup or debris removal as a result of the winter storm and flooding this year.

Noem Announces DENR Secretary Following Pirner Retirement

Governor Kristi Noem today announced that Hunter Roberts will join her administration as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). This follows the retirement of Steve Pirner, who has led DENR since 2000. Roberts will begin serving in this capacity on August 5.

Grade Raise on Highways 81 and 18

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is planning to construct two emergency grade-raise projects due to flooding on Highway 81 south of Arlington and on Highway 18 east of Lake Andes.

Pork Butt Battle Returns to the SD State Fair

The South Dakota State Fair will host the Pork Butt Battle presented by the SD Pork Producers and Jack?s Campers on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Horticulture Park.

South Dakota Observes World Breastfeeding Week

In acknowledgment of the importance of breastfeeding to the health of South Dakota babies, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Aug. 1-7 World Breastfeeding Awareness Week in South Dakota.

Two-Way Traffic On I-90 Near Sioux Falls

The South Dakota Department of Transportation will place traffic into a two-way condition on eastbound Interstate 90 near exit 402 on Wednesday, July 31.

10th Annual South Dakota Gathering

Registration is now open for the South Dakota Gathering, an event intended to facilitate learning, networking and application of person-centered practices in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, education and beyond.

Purple Heart Recognition Day

At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, as ?Purple Heart Recognition Day,? calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal.

Pennington County Fatal Crash

JOHNSON SIDING, S.D ? One man died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash near Johnson Siding.

Governor's Column: Dealing with Disaster

This year has been tough for South Dakotans. The storms this spring brought destruction to homes, businesses, roads, and communities throughout the state. Unprecedented flooding made it difficult for farmers and ranchers to get into fields. When you add it all up, it?s become the largest federally declared disaster our state has ever seen.

Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

BRANDON, S.D. ? A Luverne, MN woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a four-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 90 northwest of Brandon.

It?s Important for South Dakotans to Return SBA Application

PIERRE, S.D. ? Some South Dakotans who apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration and asked to fill out a low-interest disaster loan application. It is important to complete the SBA disaster loan application prior to the deadline.

Highway 34 Closure in Madison

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says they will be closing Highway 34 4th Street SE on Monday, July 29, thru Sept. 27.