June 27, 2022

Rounds: End of VA AIR Commission to save Fort Meade, Hot Springs hospitals

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says the hospitals at Fort Meade and Hot Springs Veterans Affairs will remain open. The V.A. announced in March a proposal to close the hospitals there and turn them into clinics. The proposal came from the Veterans Administration’s Asset and Infrastructure Review Committee, or AIR. Rounds, […]

June 27, 2022

Removed South Dakota AG presses ethics case against Noem

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has asked a state ethics board to press for an investigation of fellow Republican Gov. Kristi Noem. Ravnsborg blames the governor for his impeachment and removal from office last week for his conduct surrounding a fatal crash in 2020. As attorney general, Ravnsborg […]

June 27, 2022

One dead, four hurt in two vehicle crash in Gregory County

ST CHARLES, S.D. – One person died and four others were injured early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of St. Charles. Names of the five people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members. Preliminary crash information indicates that both vehicles were westbound on U.S. Highway 18. The 55-year-old female […]

June 27, 2022

BLM’s largest land purchase in Wyoming under fire by state and congressional delegation

CHEYENNE, WY – The state of is asking a federal panel to block a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) purchase of Marton Ranch land in Carbon and Natrona counties. On Friday afternoon, the office of Gov. Mark Gordon announced the legal move, calling the BLM’s action “a massive acquisition of land.” BLM called this its […]

June 27, 2022

State Fire Marshal Urges Fireworks Safety

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal urges people who want to discharge fireworks this Fourth of July holiday to use them in a responsible and safe manner. Firework sales begin in South Dakota on Monday, June 27, and continue through July 5. The final day to legally discharge fireworks is July 10. “We understand that […]

June 27, 2022

South Dakota GOP picks experience for AG, bumps an incumbent

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans looking to regroup after the ouster of the GOP attorney general gave their support for the job to a man with extensive experience in leading state and federal law enforcement agencies. Delegates at the Republican convention also bounced an incumbent. The group kicked off selections for key state […]

June 27, 2022

Works by South Dakota artists purchased for state collection

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) announces the purchase of 13 new pieces for the state’s public art collection through the Art for State Buildings program. The recent purchases were selected by a five-member advisory committee to the SDAC, which reviewed 62 proposals, and based its decisions on quality of the work; […]

June 27, 2022

Congress approves free student meals through summer

Washington, D.C. (AP) – Congress passed a bill Friday that aims to keep up the expanded, pandemic-era distribution of free meals for all students this summer. Final passage of the Keep Kids Fed Act in the U.S. House came less than a week before rule changes for child nutrition programs were set to expire June […]

June 27, 2022

Child drowns at Farm Island State Park near Pierre

PIERRE, SD – The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a drowning death at Farm Island State Park near Pierre late Saturday afternoon. At around 5:20 p.m. CDT Saturday, 911 Communications Officers received a report of a missing three year old child last seen near the water’s edge at Farm Island. Sheriff’s Deputies, Pierre Police, […]

June 24, 2022

Police in Rapid City identify man found dead in Rapid Creek

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police have identified the man found dead in Rapid City Creek on Monday, June 20. The body has been identified as 57-year-old Steven Long of Rapid City. Long was found dead by a Rapid City Parks Department employee after he told witnesses that he wanted to cool off in […]