January 26, 2021

Tuesday, January 26 COVID-19 Update – no new deaths, 202 new cases

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s COVID-19 count Tuesday indicated 202 total new cases with 47 of them listed as probable. For a second day in a row, no new deaths were reported. Active cases continued their decline – down another 250 Tuesday to 3,428. The number of people hospitalized dropped by 9 to 152. Across […]

January 25, 2021

Promotions to Brigadier General announced by SDNG

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Patrick Pardy has been promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the South Dakota Army National Guard during a ceremony at Camp Rapid. Pardy will serve as the land component commander for Joint Force Headquarters in Rapid City. “Being promoted to brigadier general is the single greatest honor of my […]

January 25, 2021

Health officials report lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in months Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota health officials reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in months Monday as just 22 confirmed  cases were listed. There 10 listed as probable for a total of 32. No new deaths were reported Monday, keeping the state’s death toll at 1,705. Active cases of the virus dropped 327 […]

January 25, 2021

Count of unsheltered homeless canceled in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — State officials have canceled the annual count of South Dakota’s unsheltered homeless population because of the coronavirus pandemic and other concerns. The count is usually done on the last Tuesday of January. Volunteers of America regional homeless services coordinator Sara Hornick says the Department of Housing and Urban Development made […]

January 25, 2021

Noem introduces bill that bans abortions based on Down syndrome diagnosis

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem has introduced a bill that would ban abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis. The bill was introduced Monday as part of the legislative session and noted that Friday was the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe versus Wade, which protects a woman’s constitutional […]

January 25, 2021

SD Governor gets push back on joining ag and enviornment agencies

PIERRE, SD – Interim Agriculture Secretary Hunter Roberts and several team members outlined the proposed merger of the Ag Department and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee last week. State Senator Josh Klumb of Mount Vernon is the committee vice-chairman. “Unless the merger is challenged, it […]

January 24, 2021

State adds 21 new deaths in Sunday COVID-19 report

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Health officials reported 185 new cases of COVID-19 statewide Sunday, with 31 of them listed as probable. It was a deadly report Sunday however, as 21 new deaths were reported today, sending the statewide death toll since the pandemic began to 1,705. Active cases of the virus stood just over […]

January 23, 2021

Drugs believed to be involved in four vehicle accident in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police say a four vehicle accident at the intersection of Omaha Street and West Boulevard Wednesday night has resulted in one arrest. Police say two occupants of a Ford F-150 pickup truck ran a red light driving southbound and struck a westbound Subaru Forester. Another car involved crashed onto […]

January 23, 2021

Minnehaha County prosecutor not part of Ravnsborg probe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The new Minnehaha County state attorney says his office will no longer be assisting the investigation into a fatal crash involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. In a statement to the Argus Leader, Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Daniel Haggar said his office has not been involved since his term started earlier […]

January 23, 2021

State health officials report 12 new deaths, 247 new cases in Saturday COVID-19 Report

PIERRE, S.D. — On Saturday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 209 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 95,683. 38 of the 247 total cases are considered as new probable cases. Health officials reported 12 South Dakota residents have died from coronavirus-related complications in their […]