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More South Dakotans now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

PIERRE, S.D. —South Dakota is expanding the list of who is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says the state is scheduled to get nearly 19,000 doses next week. That doesn't…

Senate revives Noem's bill to limit conservation officers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has revived a piece of legislation pushed by Gov. Kristi Noem that would keep conservation officers from entering private property without permission. Senators who favored the bill used a rarely-used legislative maneuver,…

Businesses tied to Noem family got $600,000 in virus grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Family members of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem received over $600,000 in funds from a state grant program pushed by the governor that directed federal coronavirus relief funds to small businesses. Records on the grant program…

Two Spearfish police officers honored during City Council Meeting Monday

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Two Spearfish police officers were honored during the City Council Meeting on Monday. 2020 Spearfish Police Department Officer of the Year, Christopher Woods, and recently-promoted Sgt. Dustin Bush received applause and congratulations from the Mayor and City…

Guardrail work to begin on I-90 near Whitewood

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says on Monday, March 15, 2021, guardrail work will resume on I-90 in the eastbound and westbound lanes at mile markers 23, 25, and 27 near Whitewood. The scheduled…

Meade County culvert repair and replacement work begins

STURGIS, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) crews will begin installing and repairing culverts in Meade County this week. The project includes installing a new steel culvert under Highway 79 at mile marker 117 north of Sturgis and…

SD DOH: 181 total new COVID-19 cases, five deaths statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Wednesday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 131 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 100,947. 50 of the 181 total cases are considered as new probable…

SD House State Affairs committee halts Ravnsborg impeachment

PIERRE, S.D. -- The House State Affairs Committee Wednesday morning unanimously voted to amend HR7001, the articles of impeachment concerning State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. The amendment halts impeachment proceedings until after a Hyde County criminal proceeding is finalized, at…