SD News

Governor's Column: South Dakota Grit In The Face of Storms

Earlier this month, our state was hit by a bomb cyclone ? an unusual name to match unusual circumstances. The middle of our state got buried in snow, while the southeast corner was devastated by four inches of rain fallen on frozen ground, sending it into the river and causing major flooding throughout the region.

Sanborn County Fatal Crash

LETCHER, S.D. ? Two people died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Letcher.

Highway 212 Public Information Meeting in Watertown

The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Reede Construction, will hold an open house style public meeting for the Highway 212 project on Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in Watertown.

Protect Health During Flood Response

PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakotans in flood-affected areas need to keep several health-related concerns in mind as they deal with cleanup issues, says the state Department of Health. The following fact sheet to provides basic information about some typical flood-related health and concerns. Find more flood-related health and safety information visit

Spring Load Limit Release #4

Effective at Noon CDT, March 25, 2019, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.

Governor Noem Proclaims Vietnam Veterans Day

At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed Friday, March 29, 2019, as ?Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day,? calling on all South Dakotans to recognize the courage, service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.

Temporary I-90 Lane Closures To Remove Bridge at Exit 402

The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin placing traffic control devices on Interstate 90 near Exit 402 on Monday, March 25, in support of the new I-90 and Veteran?s Parkway interchange construction project.

S.D. 11 Bridge Over Split Rock Creek Closed

The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed the bridge on Highway 11 over Split Rock Creek located about two-and-a-half miles south of Brandon.