SD News

First 2018 Ballot Question Petition Validated by Secretary of State

Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the petition submitted for an initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, creating a government accountability board, and changing certain initiative and referendum provisions was validated and filed by her office.

State Treasurer Mailing Potential Property Letters

State Treasurer, Rich Sattgast, announced that the Unclaimed Property Division will be sending letters to the potential owners of monies and securities received by the office.

Governor's Column: The Legion Lake Fire

There is no place like Custer State Park. Each year nearly 2 million people from all over the world come to see the buffalo, drive the wildlife loop, hike Lover?s Leap, fish on Legion Lake, and swim and kayak at Sylvan.

State Prison Inmate Scott Richards Dies

Inmate Scott Richards, age 45, passed away last evening in a comfort care setting at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

News Tips

Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be the keynote speaker at the Rapid City Economic Development Partnership Annual Meeting at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for January

PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota?s Department of Public Safety will kick off 2018 by conducting sobriety checkpoints in 17 counties during the month of January.

Corson County Fatal Crash

McLAUGHLIN, S.D. ? A 37-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of McLaughlin.

Pennington County Fatal Crash

HILL CITY, S.D. ? One person was killed and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday night south of Hill City.

Name Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. ? A Larchwood, Iowa man has been identified as the person killed Thursday night when a van hit a charter bus that had stalled on Interstate 90 east of Rapid City.

Day County Resident South Dakota?s First Flu Death Of Season

A Day County resident in the 70?79 age group is South Dakota?s first influenza death of the 2017?2018 season, the Department of Health reported today. To protect patient confidentiality, additional information about the deceased is not being released.

State Prison Inmate Lewis Ashker Dies

Inmate Lewis Ashker, age 75, passed away last evening in a comfort care setting at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

Pennington County Fatal Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. ? One person was killed Thursday night when a van hit a charter bus that had stalled on Interstate 90 east of Rapid City.

Governor's Column: Memories Of Christmas

I have many fond memories of Christmas. One year, I remember singing Christmas carols in Dell Rapids with my 4-H club. Afterward, we ended the evening at the Lutheran Church where we sang Silent Night with all the lights out and only the Christmas tree lit.

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