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The blizzard was part of a potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend in the central U.S. It has also dumped heavy snow in South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A tornado ripped through the tiny Ozark Mountain town of Mountainburg, Arkansas, injuring at least four ... Minneapolis

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KSFY) - A video posted on the South Dakota Highway Patrol's Facebook page is quickly getting a lot of attention. The video shows a South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper pulled off to the side of the road, got down on the ground and did 39 push-ups. The number is significant. It was ...
WASHINGTON: South Dakota has become what South Carolina once was -- stubborn, pugnacious and wrong. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to vote to secede. In 2016, South Dakota's legislature picked a fight in the hope that the U.S. Supreme Court would reverse a prior decision, ...
A man who spent nearly 30 years at the South Dakota Highway Patrol has been sworn in as the state's new U.S. marshal. April 14, 2018, at 5:04 p.m. ... The Pierre Capital Journal reports that 64-year-old Dan Mosteller was sworn in April 3 as the U.S. marshal for South Dakota. The Senate confirmed Mosteller last ...

Wildlife officials in South Dakota and Nebraska are studying why the walleye population is declining at the Lewis and Clark Lake. ... Chris Longhenry of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says neither of those stockings managed to stick with the exception of 0.5 percent in 2014 and ...
Meanwhile, blizzard warnings stretched from northern Kansas across most of Nebraska and South Dakota into southwestern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, with winter storm warnings and watches covering most of the rest of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Heavy snow already blanketed parts ...
Updated 5:15pm 4/14/18. South Dakota officials have opened Interstate 90 from Vivian to Chamberlain and Interstate 29 from Summit to Watertown. I-90 is closed from Chamberlain to the Minnesota border. I-29 remains closed from Summit to Sioux Falls. Officials do not anticipate opening the full length ... NEBRASKA
After years of lagging behind neighboring states, South Dakota is suddenly poised for dramatic growth in wind energy production. That means hundreds more wind towers are headed to South Dakota in a frantic pace that could triple the size of the wind industry in the state over the next five years. The wind ...
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South Dakota Chief Information Officer William “David” Zolnowsky logged his final hours on March 30 with the state government where he worked for more than 44 years. An official confirmed the news with StateScoop on Tuesday. In a blog post that includes recollections submitted by Zolnowsky's family ...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's winter wheat crop remains mostly in fair condition. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 67 percent of the wheat crop is rated fair, with another 17 percent in good condition. Only 16 percent is rated poor or very poor.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A federal appeals panel has ordered a district judge to determine whether the South Dakota prison system policy barring pornography is constitutional. The state Department of Corrections' 2014 policy was challenged by Charles Sisney, who is serving a life sentence for killing his ...
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Commission on Gaming has approved two new rules regarding underage people in casinos. Casinos would be required to prominently display signs at entrances and on gambling machines notifying people that they must be 21 years old to gamble. The other ...
South Dakota's slate of legislative candidates set. Posted: Mon 1:08 PM, Apr 02, 2018. PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The field is set for the South Dakota Legislature election.

The Joint Legislative Procedure Committee voted unanimously to expand their rules barring harassment or offensive behavior to include electronic communication and social media. House Speaker Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls, brought the rule change and said it was aimed at preventing legislators from ...
PIERRE — South Dakota lawmakers on Thursday provided a glimpse at the spending priorities they're set to finalize Friday, including a small raise for teachers and funding approval for a precision agriculture project in Brookings. The House of Representatives and the Senate voted to approve House Bill ...
For the third straight year, South Dakota State claimed the Summit League's NCAA Tournament bid. You should be familiar with the Jackrabbits by now. They hung with Gonzaga last year in the opening round, and nearly took down Maryland in a 5-12 matchup the year before. They're dangerous and ...
Drinking alcohol is a part of many of our lives no matter where you live. But alcohol abuse can take its toll on not only your health, but the economy as well. Buzz60. XXX IMG_LIQUOR_BY_THE_DRINK._1_1_792H4FN1.JPG USA TN. Liquor by the drink in Nashville, Tenn. on October 3, 2012. (Photo: ...
By coincidence, the South Dakota Legislature voted down an open government issue in the same week one of the leading candidates for governor put the issue front and center of her campaign. A bill that would bar local governments from negotiating confidential settlements passed through the Senate but ...
In his Mock Draft 3.0, McShay still has the Titans picking South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert. It's the same pick McShay made for the Titans in his 2.0 edition. “I would say it is a solid tight end class,” McShay said on a conference call on Wednesday. “It is not a great group, but we've certainly had ...
LEAD, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is using cameras to give outdoor enthusiasts a glimpse of snowmobile trail conditions in the Black Hills. The three cameras currently in use are placed at Kirk Trailhead south of Lead, Hardy Station and near Savoy. The Kirk Trailhead ...
It had received a lump sum of $30 million in 2014 that the governor wanted to last three years. Some of the money remains. ONE YEAR ONLY: Senators decided 32-2 to create a state license for wine manufacturers. They would be limited to importing up to 50 percent of bulk wine from outside South Dakota.
South Dakota Lawmakers Pass Plan to Build Veterans Cemetery. The state Legislature has approved a plan to build a state ... PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has approved a plan to build a state veterans cemetery in Sioux Falls. The Argus Leader reports senators voted Wednesday to ...
Today, the South Dakota Senate passed House Bill 1271 by a 28-6 vote. This important self-defense legislation will now head to the desk of Governor Dennis Daugaard for his signature. On Monday, the South Dakota Senate is scheduled to consider pro-gun legislation, House Bill 1209. Please contact ...
On Wednesday, the measure was heard in a Senate committee and ran into considerable opposition from groups representing already-established gaming interests, as well as from some who did not want to see the expansion of gambling in South Dakota. The measure ultimately got out of committee on a ...
The development of Sioux Falls' Uptown neighborhood will soon add a touch of cultural flair. South Dakota Public Broadcasting has picked uptown as the new home for its Sioux Falls studios. The public broadcaster will be based in a 4,416-square-foot, glassed-in, ground floor space in the Phillips Avenue ...
The 2018 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 3. Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 29. This year's theme is “Experience the Magic.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them on ...
Jackley released a statement saying "The NRA and the five million members who support it are more than welcome to host their convention in South Dakota, a state that has a deep and abiding respect for the Second Amendment and the rule of law. Like many South Dakotans, I am a gun owner and I am ...
In South Dakota, though, these measures are not the topic of discussion. Instead, Republican state legislators called Thursday for more school districts to train and employ armed sentinels to roam school hallways in the name of greater security. This is not the first time our state leaders have had this type of ...
"I do not think it's a problem in South Dakota," Republican Sen. Kris Langer said. "We work really hard in South Dakota to set up a bipartisan effort." Langer and Bolin said it follows county, city and voting precinct boundaries. "If you look at the maps in Aberdeen and here in Sioux Falls, there's definitely some ...
Jeffrey Proehl is a registered patent attorney with Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. in Sioux Falls. I reported last month that 230 patents were issued in 2017 with at least one inventor residing in South Dakota, a seven percent increase over 2016. How does that compare to South Dakota's neighboring ...
“What it really ends is the support services that would be there to help that person assimilate," said Betty Oldenkamp, president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota. The Senate State Affairs Committee will consider Senate Bill 200 Wednesday in Pierre. Two federal circuit courts have ...
—EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: A new Early Learning Advisory Council would examine early childhood education in South Dakota under a bill scheduled for debate Tuesday in the Senate Education Committee. The panel established by Senate Bill 132 would make recommendations for increasing ...
Summit League schools not named South Dakota or South Dakota State are 13-61 on the road this season, including non-conference games, and the Coyotes (9-4) and Jackrabbits (7-4) are 16-8. So USD and SDSU have won three more road games than the rest of the league combined. Can that be right?
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota legislative leaders are encouraging school districts to allow approved employees to carry guns after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. South Dakota Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd said Thursday the state's "school sentinel" program is a resource ...
Sweepstakes scams are more likely to happen during the winter months, according to Attorney General Marty Jackley's office, and the trend has emerged again this winter. Jackley issued a warning via press release Thursday morning that says the Consumer Protection Division of his office has taken formal ...
A contractor performing work on South Dakota Avenue in west Ames struck a gas main Thursday afternoon, forcing officials to close the northbound lanes of the street at Lincoln Way. City Street Superintendent Dave Cole said the contractor was boring through the east side of the street when the gas main ...
A South Dakota lawmaker has shelved his plan to ban public school teaching on gender identity in elementary and middle schools. ... PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota lawmaker dropped a plan Thursday that would have made the state the first to ban public schools from teaching about gender identity ...
Jimmy Terry, 30, was pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m. after he was shot in the 900 block of West Lincoln Highway in Merrillville, Indiana, according to the Lake County Coroner's Office. Terry, who lived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died of multiple gunshot wounds, the coroner's office said. Media reports ...
Rapid City, S.D. - In the world of competitive pool, Sioux Falls pro Shane VanBoening “The South Dakota Kid” is a name you'll often hear and won't soon forget. From his hometown pool hall to the U.S. Open, Shane has won it all. He's currently ranked number one in the United States and top 10 in the world ...
TOWN OF WEYAUWEGA (WLUK) -- While on snowmobile patrol, two Waupaca County sheriff's deputies stumbled upon an unexpected hunk of metal Wednesday. As deputies headed south of Gill's Landing, around 1:11 p.m., they found a GPS tracking device connected to a parachute. The device landed on the Wolf River ...
28, 2016, file photo, Pennington County State's Attorney Mark Vargo speaks against Marsy's Law in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota lawmakers advanced changes Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, to a constitutional bill of rights for crime victims under an agreement with the group that has persuaded voters in ...
The legislative session is underway in South Dakota, and LGBTQ people are under attack. Despite bringing harm to transgender students, teachers, administrators, and the state's economic interest, lawmakers in South Dakota are tripling down on discrimination. While one anti-LGBTQ bill was defeated on ...
"The empty bowls that are painted and then on display at the event represent those bowls that we have worked to fill in South Dakota and then those that we have yet to fill," Feeding South Dakota Central Operations Manager Russ Hofeldt said. Help from the public in and around Pierre is needed and fairly ...
Eric Ollila, executive director of the South Dakota State Employees Organization, said state workers would like to see a cost-of-living increase and legislative investment in the state health plan. He said that a 1.7 percent inflationary increase for state workers would cost roughly $6.2 million in state general ...
A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux alleges that major manufacturers and distributors of opioids created a public health crisis on their reservation by fraudulently concealing the addiction risk of the drugs. The tribe, located in North and South Dakota, sued 24 defendants in ...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Community health centers across the state are rejoicing after Congress passed two years of extended funding for the Community Health Center Fund, or CHCF. Without funding 33 community health centers across the state, including Falls Community Health in Sioux Falls, were ...


 

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