SD News

Highway Patrol Statement on Trooper-Involved Shooting

PIERRE, S.D. ? A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was involved in an officer-involved shooting Sunday night on Interstate 29. The Patrol is cooperating with the Division of Criminal Investigation which is conducting the investigation.

Board holds public hearings on proposed content standards

The South Dakota Board of Education Standards held the first of four public hearings on academic content standards in world language and school library earlier today. These two sets of proposed standards will receive hearings at locations across the state this school year.

Deck Patching on Swan Creek Bridge

The Department of Transportation says an asphalt concrete patch will be placed over the Swan Creek bridge located four miles north of Hoven on Highway 47 on Monday, Sept. 17.

Shoulder Work To Begin on Highway 14A

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says shoulder work on Highway 14A, Boulder Canyon, will begin on Monday, Sept. 17.

Governor's Column: Finally Attaining Tax Uniformity

This past week, legislators returned to Pierre for a special legislative session. I don?t call a special session lightly. During my two terms as governor I have called only one other during the summer of 2017.

News Tips for September 15 ? 21, 2018

Monday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. MDT, Belle Fourche ? Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the dedication of the Belle Fourche School District Career and Technical Education Center in Belle Fourche.

Potter County Sign Replacement Project Starting

The Department of Transportation says traffic signs and delineators on county roads in Potter County and streets in the towns of Hoven, Gettysburg, Lebanon and Tolstoy will be replaced and updated beginning Monday, Sept. 17.

Rising Suicide Rates Require a Multifaceted Approach to Prevention

Suicides rates have been rising in recent years in South Dakota. In 2017, 192 South Dakotans died by suicide, the most ever reported. Suicide was the ninth leading cause of death among all South Dakotans and the second leading cause of death among individuals 15 to 34 years old.

St. Onge Street In Rapid City To Close

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says southbound access to St. Onge Street from West Chicago Street in Rapid City will close on Friday, Sept. 14, to allow grading and concrete paving to be placed at the intersection of West Chicago Street.

POW/MIA Recognition

At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, as ?POW/MIA Recognition Day,? calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.

Gov. Daugaard Signs Special Session Bills

After leading the U.S. Supreme Court victory in taxation of remote sales, South Dakota will soon be among the states benefiting from the Wayfair decision.

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.

Indian Education Summit to feature hip-hop artist Supaman

Native American hip-hop artist Supaman (Christian Takes Gun Parrish) will perform and deliver a keynote address at the 2018 South Dakota Indian Education Summit to be held Sept. 23-25, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre.

Roberts County Fatal Crash

SISSETON, S.D. ? Warrants have been issued for a Watertown, S.D. man who was involved in a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred last week near Sisseton.