PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he expects to sign a bill that would give new legal protections to adoption agencies and foster groups that cite religious reasons for denying services. The Republican governor said Friday that he fears a child-placement agency may make a decision that’s in the best interest of the child, but be subject to…
Courtesy: South Dakota Governor’s Office PIERRE, S.D. — Friday morning, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed five measures created to replace concepts of Initiated Measure 22, a measure approved by South Dakota voters on the 2016 November ballot but repealed by legislators during the spring session. “State officials of all stripes undertook the difficult work of replacing Initiated Measure 22 with constitutional,…
Law Enforcement announced the body of Janita Abraham, 60, Waubay, was found today in a small body of water off Highway 12 in Day County.
Debra Amy matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the game’s $50,000 third prize in the Oct. 8 drawing. But Amy bought an option for an additional dollar that doubled the amount.
A nonprofit funding a ballot measure campaign to establish nonpartisan elections is denouncing allegations that the group ran afoul of state campaign finance law.
The South Dakota Legislature is seeking 22 college students to be legislative interns for the 2017 session.
South Dakota’s overall flu vaccination rate continues to be the highest in the nation for the third straight year.
The agency says it will set up 23 checkpoints. The Highway Patrol conducts the checkpoints as a way to discourage people from drinking and driving.
A Summerset resident has claimed a $50,000 Powerball prize that he won over the weekend.
A 15-year-old boy is facing charges in juvenile court after authorities say he brought a handgun to school in Pierre.
The largest solar farm in South Dakota is gearing up to start producing electricity.
U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has sentenced 42-year-old Fort Thompson resident Bryce Damon Drapeau. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of false statements relating to health care matters.
A California man is facing drug-related charges after he was arrested at the airport in Pierre when he was getting checked to board a flight to Denver.
Tigers 3-0 After 33-21 Win
Harrisburg is 3-0 after defeating Pierre 33-21 in the Tiger Bowl.
The office of U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says 41-year-old Verna Blue Thunder, 25-year-old Lorraina Lydia Stead and 21-year-old Lydia Lorena Stead, all of Mission, have pleaded not guilty to charges of child abuse and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
The Pierre City Commission has approved a nearly $2 million bid for construction of a new fire and rescue station at the city’s airport.
A South Dakota man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for distributing methamphetamine in South Dakota.
Gov. Daugaard Requests Flags At Half-Staff
South Dakota State Rep. Dan Dryden of Rapid City passed away Tuesday morning. Dryden had represented District 34 in the State House of Representatives since 2011.
The 10-acre solar farm at the Pierre airport will have 11 rows of 500-foot-long solar panels, and two rows of 400-foot-long panels.
The blaze at the State Motel building broke out about 5 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters had it under control within minutes, but several apartments were damaged. There were no reports of injuries.