SD News

Brookings County Fatal Crash

BROOKINGS, S.D. ? One person died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Brookings.

Make-and-Take a holiday ornament Nov. 3 at Cultural Heritage Center

Snow has already been in the air, and the holidays are just around the corner. Get into the spirit of the holidays and have some fun making handmade holiday ornaments at the Cultural Heritage Center?s seventh annual ?Make-n-Take a Holiday Ornament? event in Pierre from 10 a.m. ? 3 p.m. CDT on Saturday Nov. 3.

Eastbound I-90 Exit 402 Ramps Closing

The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the eastbound on and off ramps of Exit 402 on Interstate 90 on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.

Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the I-229 Exit 9 (Benson Road) Interchange Study

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the City of Sioux Falls, will hold a public open house from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Sioux Falls Water Reclamation Facility at 4500 North Sycamore Avenue to inform area residents of the beginning of the study and introduce and begin receiving public input on the environmental study for the I-229 Exit 9/Benson Road interchange in Sioux Falls.

Gov. Daugaard's Statement On The Passing Of State Rep. Chuck Turbiville

Gov. Dennis Daugaard offered the following statement on the death this weekend of State Rep. Charles M. "Chuck" Turbiville: "I?m very sorry to hear of Chuck Turbiville?s passing. Chuck was a true gentleman. He always worked hard for Deadwood, Lawrence County, and our state. Chuck was a good friend and he made every visit to Deadwood special. Linda and I will miss him and we extend our sympathies to his family."

Boomsma selected as 2019 South Dakota Teacher of the Year

Erica Boomsma, a fourth grade teacher at the Washington 4-5 Center in the Huron School District, has been named the 2019 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made Thursday evening at a banquet at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center in Sioux Falls.

Names Released in Hamlin County Fatal Crash

LAKE NORDEN, S.D. ? A 69-year-old Estelline, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Monday in a two-vehicle fatal crash east of Lake Norden.

State Official: Winter Weather Preparation Begins Now

PIERRE, S.D. ? With parts of South Dakota having already seen its first snowfall of the year, officials of the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (OEM) say it is time to prepare for the inevitable arrival of winter.

Governor's Column: Leaving It Better Than You Found It

Over the past few months, Linda and I have been getting ready to turn the Governor?s Mansion over to its next occupants. We?ve been working with state maintenance crews to replace light bulbs, repaint rooms, clean out the drains, and make other small improvements. The Mansion is just like any other house ? over time, small projects like these accumulate. We want to get these projects done now, so the home is in great shape for its next occupants.

News Tips For October 20 ? 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 1 p.m. CDT, Pierre ? Gov. Dennis Daugaard will attend and speak at the Governor?s Leadership Development Program (GLDP) Graduation at RedRossa, Pierre.

South Dakota ACT scores remain steady, above national average

South Dakota?s average ACT composite score is up slightly from 2017 and remains above the national average. South Dakota?s average ACT score for 2018 was 21.9, compared to the national average of 20.8 and last year?s statewide average of 21.8. The composite score reflects sub-scores for English, math, reading and science.

Labor Department Hosting Apprenticeship Summit

The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) will host the Start Today SD Summit to promote Registered Apprenticeships on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 1 ? 4:30 p.m. CST at Mitchell Technical Institute.

Hamlin County Fatal Crash

LAKE NORDEN, S.D. ? One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Monday afternoon east of Lake Norden.

South Dakota Monarch Plan Available for Public Comment

PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking for public comment on a draft strategic plan for the monarch butterfly. The plan is available for review until 5 p.m. CDT on Oct. 26.