SD News

Construction to Begin on Highway 115 (Minnesota Avenue)

Starting Wednesday, April 3, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction work on Highway 115 from 0.3 miles south of Lincoln County Highway 110 to 0.5 miles north of 272nd Street in Sioux Falls.

Highway 85 Bridge Work at Belle Fourche

Crews are scheduled to begin bridge repair work at the following locations along Highway 85 near Belle Fourche starting the week of April 8, 2019.

Construction on Highway 34 in Madison

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the construction of Highway 34 from 2nd Street NE south to the start of the divided highway on 10th Street SE in Madison will start Monday, April 1.

Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients Announced

The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 28 Preservation, Rehabilitation and Replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $13.93 million at their meeting today in Pierre.

Manganese in Drinking Water

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is reviewing available manganese data from regulated public drinking water systems to determine if levels are higher than EPA health advisory levels published in 2004.

Health Department Hosts Legionnaires Prevention Workshop

The Department of Health will host a workshop for cooling tower owners, operators, installers, and water treatment consultants on the proper operation and maintenance of cooling towers to prevent cases of Legionnaires disease. The training will be held Wednesday, April 10th at the Sioux Falls Health Department, 521 North Main Avenue. Registration is free.

Culvert and Erosion Control Work

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin a culvert repair and erosion control project on highways in the western part of the state on Thursday, April 4.

Ellsworth Air Force Base to Welcome B-21 Training and Operational Squadron to Its Fleet

Governor Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) today issued the following statements after the U.S. Air Force announced that Ellsworth Air Force Base has officially been selected to receive the new B-21 training and operational squadron, which means it will be the first of three bases nationwide to host the B-21 bomber in its fleet. Infrastructure spending will begin in fiscal year 2021.

Noem Signs Pipeline Package into Law

Governor Kristi Noem today signed the Pipeline Package, SB189 and SB190, into law. Introduced by Noem, these bills are a legislative solution to ensure the safety and efficiency of pipeline construction in South Dakota.

Noem Issues Style and Form Veto for HB1186

Governor Kristi Noem today issued a Style and Form Veto for HB1186 to fix a drafting error and clarify legislative intent. Noem sent the following message to the South Dakota House of Representatives:

Noem Issues Style and Form Veto for SB176

Governor Kristi Noem today issued a Style and Form Veto for SB176 to fix a drafting error and clarify legislative intent. Noem sent the following message to the South Dakota Senate:

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