SD News

Emergency Management Plan Receives FEMA Approval

Governor Kristi Noem today announced that South Dakota?s Hazard Mitigation Plan received FEMA approval, allowing the State to receive additional funds in the event of future presidential disaster declarations. South Dakota is one of 13 states that have received this designation.

Governor's Column: Launching a Week of Work

In mid-September, my team and I announced the official kick-off of our South Dakota Week of Work initiative ? a partnership with businesses and schools that will give 10th grade students the opportunity to get out of the classroom, experience the world of work, and see careers that are available right here in South Dakota. It will help teach them soft skills like showing up on time, dressing professionally, and interacting with customers. Our first Week of Work will be April 20-24, 2020.

I-90 Exit 357 Flooding Update

South Dakota Department of Transportation crews have been working this week to create a water barrier along the westbound lanes of Interstate 90, just east of Exit 357 (Bridgewater), to divert the water from continuing to overtop the interstate.

Noem, DOT to Install Four-Way Stop at Intersection Near Woonsocket

Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Department of Transportation today announced that they are working to install additional traffic control measures at the intersection of Highways 34 and 37 in Sanborn County, changing it from a two-way stop to a four-way stop.

Department of Tourism Marketing Campaign Targets Leisure Travelers & Hunters

Although the summer travel season is quickly ending, the Department of Tourism?s efforts to promote South Dakota will continue to target leisure travelers and hunters in key markets around the country. Fall and winter marketing efforts kicked off in late August, highlighting the state's seasonal leisure, adventure and hunting opportunities.

Names Released In Brown County Fatal Crash

ABERDEEN, S.D. ? Nicholas Fettig of Aberdeen has been identified as the person who died late Sunday night in a single-vehicle rollover crash seven miles west of Aberdeen.

Fall River County Fatal Crash

EDGEMONT, S.D. ? One person died and another person was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash west of Edgemont.

Names Released in Sanborn County Fatal Crash

WOONSOCKET, S.D. ? Three Woonsocket juveniles now officially have been identified as the people who died Saturday night in a three-vehicle crash east of Woonsocket.

Input Sought for Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan

Over the past decade, South Dakota?s suicide rates rose by nearly 40 percent. State agencies along with the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen?s Health board are working to develop a comprehensive plan to prevent suicide in South Dakota and are seeking public input during the month of September. A draft of the plan is available for review at

Names Released In Brown County Fatal Crash

ABERDEEN, S.D. ? A Warner male has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash four miles west of Aberdeen.