September 30, 2022

South Dakota schools to receive over $4 million to address student needs

(Pierre, SD) — SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – The U.S. Department of Education awarded states nearly $1 billion through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) to help schools provide students with safe and supportive learning environments that are critical for their success. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Education, […]

September 30, 2022

I-90 Exit 37 westbound on-ramp near Sturgis to close

STURGIS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the westbound on-ramp at exit 37 will close at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. The ramp will be closed to allow crews to construct a new, longer ramp in its place. The ramp is expected to remain closed until Tuesday, Nov. […]

September 30, 2022

Sturgis, other communities receive funding from Biden’s American Rescue Plan

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Sturgis is among those receiving a portion of $167,247,512 in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste projects in South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources approval at Thursday’s meeting in Pierre. The […]

September 29, 2022

Custer State Park to Host Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host the 57th annual Buffalo Roundup and 29th annual Arts Festival in Custer State Park this weekend. The Buffalo Roundup begins at 9:30 a.m. MDT on Friday, Sept. 30. The Arts Festival will run from Thursday, Sept. 29, through […]

September 28, 2022

Noem makes campaign pitch regarding the food tax

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem made a campaign promise Wednesday to repeal the state’s tax on groceries, changing course to lend outspoken support to a bipartisan proposal she did not publicly endorse in March. The Republican governor made the announcement two days ahead of a Friday debate with her Democratic […]

September 28, 2022

COVD-19 active cases, hospitalizations down in weekly report

PIERRE, S,D. – South Dakota health officials reported 732 new cases of COVID-19 this week. Active cases have dropped to 540 and there are 81 people hospitalized due to the virus. Four new deaths were reported, sending the state’s death toll to 3,021. One of the new deaths was out of Pennington County. New cases […]

September 28, 2022

Load of bentonite catches fire at Tilford early Wednesday

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis fire crews joined others in responding to a semi-trailer on fire early Wednesday morning. The truck was hauling a load of bentonite when it caught fire on I-90 near Tilford. No injuries were reported, but the trailer was heavily damaged. Sturgis, Piedmont and Black Hawk all responded to the trailer fire […]

September 27, 2022

BLM Prescribed burning being conducted near Ft. Meade & Englewood

STURGIS, S.D. – The BLM South Dakota Field Office plans to conduct prescribed burns on both the Fort Meade Recreation Area near Sturgis and Exemption Area near Englewood as soon as conditions permit. The Fort Meade Recreation Area burn is planned for an area south of the Old Fort Meade VA cemetery; representing about 700 […]

September 27, 2022

Tunnel Inspections Scheduled in the Black Hills Area

CUSTER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will be conducting bi-annual tunnel inspections the week of Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in the Black Hills area. This will result in traffic delays and/or closures of S.D. Highway 87 (Needles Highway) and U.S. Highway 16A (Iron Mountain Road). The schedule of inspections will be as […]

September 27, 2022

Authorities identify man killed in crash at Box Elder

BOX ELDER, S.D. –  A Box Elder, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last week in a two-vehicle crash within the city of Box Elder. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt was westbound on Country Road when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound […]