SD News

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching

The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) reminds workers, self-employed individuals and farmworkers in Turner County that the deadline to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is Friday, July 26.

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Closing in Eagle Butte on July 24

PIERRE, SD ? The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will close the disaster recovery center on the Cheyenne River Reservation at 6 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, July 24. The center is located at the Cultural Preservation Center, 98 S. Willow St., Eagle Butte. The closure comes as the center has seen a decline in visitation as area residents are moving forward in their recovery.

Public Meeting for U.S. Highway 16 Corridor Study

The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the City of Rapid City, Pennington County and the Rapid City Area MPO, will hold a public open house at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the Event Center at Black Hills Energy, (7001 Mount Rushmore Road) in Rapid City to inform area residents of the beginning of the U.S. Highway 16 Corridor Study.

Highway 212 Traffic Being Detoured

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to mill and resurface Highway 212 from Highway 15 south junction to the Minnesota border will begin on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Campbell County Fatal Crash

MOUND CITY, S.D. ? One man died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred south of Mound City.

South Dakota again receives highest ratings under IDEA

South Dakota has received the highest rating possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, for both Parts B and C for the most recent reporting year of federal fiscal year 2017. The state is one of only 14 across the country to meet the requirements and purposes of IDEA under both Parts B and C, according to information released recently from the U.S. Department of Education.

Portion of Highway 79 Closed Due to Flooding

Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation say Highway 79 from the Highway 168 junction to the junction of Highway 20 at Reva is CLOSED to thru traffic.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects in the Mitchell Area

MITCHELL, S.D. ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Mitchell Area of the state beginning Thursday, July 18.

South Dakota Ends 2019 Budget Year with $19.4 Million Surplus

Governor Kristi Noem today announced that South Dakota closed the 2019 budget year on June 30 with a $19.4 million surplus. The state general fund budget ended with lower expenditures than budgeted, while ongoing revenue finished lower than projected levels.

Two Way Traffic On I-90 at Exit 402

SIOUX FALLS, SD ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation will place traffic in a two-way condition in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near exit 402 on Tuesday, July 16.

I-29 Exit 242 Interchange Ramp Closed

WATERTOWN, SD ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 exit 242 interchange ramp closed on Saturday, July 13, and will remain closed through Saturday, July 27.

Construction on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Exit 84B on Interstate 29 will close to northbound traffic on the evening of Tuesday, July 16, through the evening of July 19.

Bridge Work on 12th Street in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin work on the 12th Street Bridge next to the Executive Golf Course on Monday, July 22.

Register Now for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

PIERRE, S.D. ? Farmers and ranchers, employees and self-employed individuals in 16 counties and reservations across South Dakota who are unable to work as a result of the severe winter storms and flooding from March 13 to April 26 may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program is administered locally.

Governor's Column: Future-Focused Agriculture

In South Dakota, our way of life is largely rooted in agriculture. It?s where many of us learned how to work hard, how to be good stewards of the land, and how to focus on the things that matter most in life. While we treasure the traditions we grew up with, it?s important to acknowledge that agriculture is an ever-evolving industry. We must continually grow and learn together to be competitive on the market and prepare our farms and ranches for generations of success. We must be future-focused.


PIERRE, S.D. ? Members of the South Dakota Arts Council, the advisory board of the Office of the Arts, will gather in Spearfish on Friday, July 19 for the Council?s annual summer meeting.