SD News

Wildland Fire Academy - A Successful Event

South Dakota Wildland Fire Division, in conjunction with the Black Hills National Forest, Nebraska National Forest and Grasslands, and the Bureau of Land Management hosted a Wildland Fire Academy March 22-25, 2013 in Ft. Pierre, SD.

Employer Webinar on Registered Apprenticeships

The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are providing a free webinar Wednesday, April 11, at 10 a.m. (CDT).

Culvert Repair Work On Highways 212 and 85

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews are scheduled to begin culvert repair work on highways in the western part of the state on Monday, April 16.


HILL CITY, S.D. ? A 48-year-old female died early Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover near Hill City.

Bennett County Fatal Crash

LONG VALLEY, S.D. ? One person died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday morning south of Long Valley.

Lost Documents Raise Dakota Statehood Questions

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today the authentication of historical documents proving North Dakota and South Dakota are actually one state. Overlooked addendums to the statehood proclamations of both states indicate the existence of a single state, ?Dakota.?

Wasta Rest Areas Opening ? Remodeling Complete

The South Dakota Department of Transportation has completed work on the Wasta Rest Area and will be opening both the east and westbound rest area buildings and parking areas on Tuesday, April 3.

News Tips

The Governor and First Lady are inviting families to take part in the 65th Annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the Governor?s residence lawn at 1 p.m. CDT on Easter. Children up to age 12 are invited to participate in the Easter egg hunt.

Secretary of State?s Office to Conduct Primary Election Ballot Order Drawing

Deputy Secretary of State of Election Services Kea Warne will be conducting the ballot order drawing for the 2018 Primary election ballot on Monday, April 2 at 10 AM central time. The drawing for the statewide and legislative candidate?s ballot order will take place in the Secretary of State?s office in the Capitol at 500 E. Capitol Avenue, Suite 204, Pierre, SD 57501.

Active Duty Military Taking Distance Courses Qualify for Reduced Rate

Active duty service members enrolled in distance courses offered by all six public universities in South Dakota will soon qualify for a reduced tuition rate. As approved this week by the South Dakota Board of Regents, the new rate is effective beginning in the summer 2018 term.