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NSU to Hold "Day of Champions" on Saturday


Aberdeen, SD - Northern State student-athletes will be taking part in the 12th annual Day of Champions this Saturday, April 26. Each year, NSU student-athletes give back to

Redfield Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash South of Redfield


REDFIELD, S.D. – A Redfield man died in a one-vehicle crash near the intersection of 174th Street and 392nd Avenue about six miles east and one mile south of Redfield on Wednesday, 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES RED FLAG WARNING UNTIL 7 P.M. THURSDAY NIGHT


ABERDEEN, SD - DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXIST TODAY DUE TO HIGH WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

LaPlante to Leave Tribal Relations Post This Summer


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Leroy “J.R.” LaPlante, the Secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations, is resigning from his position, effective Aug. 1.
 

Soil and Water Stewardship Week Proclaimed April 27 - May 4


PIERRE, S.D.-South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed April 27-May 4 Soil and Water Stewardship Week in South Dakota.  “Conservation touches your daily life in many

Citizens Encouraged to Schedule Driver License Appointments


PIERRE, S.D. – With the busy summer season approaching, officials with the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program encourage citizens to consider scheduling an appointment for quick,

SD Dept of Health Reminds Residents to Prevent Tick-Borne Illness on Spring Outi


PIERRE, S.D. – Using repellent and checking often for ticks are the best ways to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever,

State, FEMA Award $20 Million for Cooperative's Blizzard Recovery


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will award more than $20 million to Grand Electric Cooperative for

Tod Forkel to be Keynote Speaker at Presentation College Graduation Ceremony


Aberdeen, S.D. – Presentation College has announced that Todd Forkel will be the keynote speaker for the graduation commencement ceremony, which is set for Saturday, May 10

NSU Student Lindsay Ciavarella Displays Art Work at Student Center Gallery


Aberdeen, SD - Northern State University held an opening reception for art student Lindsay Ciavarella’s exhibit on April 17th.  Her exhibit will run April 14-25 in the campus Student Center

NSU Student Jeanna Jerde Featured in Art Gallery


Aberdeen, SD - Northern State University student Jeanna Jerde is holding her senior art exhibit April 14 - 25 at NSU's Beulah Williams Library.  An opening reception for the exhibit was held April 17th.

SDDOT Holding Regional Safety Awareness Day


MITCHELL, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is holding a regional Safety Awareness Day on April 22 in Mitchell to discuss safety of our employees

Four Finalists Named for Black Hills State Presidency


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents announced today four candidates who are finalists to become the next president at Black Hills State University. Regent Kathryn Johnson,

Dakota Construction Careers Plans Open House in Aberdeen May 16 and 17


Minneapolis, Minnesota - With the lowest unemployment in the U.S. and a rapidly growing economy, the demand for skilled construction workers is so great in North and South Dakota that six labor

Sen Thune Comments on Month of the Military Child


Washington, DC - The following is a column by U.S. Senator John Thune - As a country, we take special opportunities to thank the men and women in uniform who bravely defend our freedoms

Rep Noem Comments on Sexual Assaults in the Military


Washington, DC - The following is a column by U.S. Rep Kristi Noem - Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a handful of South Dakota students for admission into one of our nation’s military

"Weather Radio Days" Held May 1st at Ken's Super Fair Foods in Aberdeen


Aberdeen, SD - It’s only a matter of time before our area starts seeing severe weather. Now is the time to get yourself a weather radio. A Weather Radio promotion will be held Thursday, May 1st

Sen Johnson Comments on Military and Veterans Caregiver Month


Washington, DC - The following column is by U.S. Senator Tim Johnson - Every day across South Dakota and the United States, caregivers assist our nation’s disabled veterans with the tasks

Gov Daugaard Comments on Earth Day and Agriculture


Pierre, SD - The following is a column by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard - Each year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day as a reminder of the intrinsic value of clean air, clear water

Severe Weather Awareness Week Held April 21 - 25


Aberdeen, SD - Severe Weather Weeks are a time to refocus one’s attention from the cold and snow of winter, to the heat and severe weather experienced during the spring and summer.

Movoto Real Estate Ranks Aberdeen Second Best Place to Live in South Dakota


San Mateo, SD - Despite what much of the U.S. thinks, there’s more to South Dakota than snow and ice. Mind you, there’s a lot of that too, but this

Sen Thune Issues Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline Delays


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement on the State Department’s announcement that it will again delay its decision to approve or

Kadoka Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash South of Philip


PHILIP, S.D. – A Kadoka, S.D., man died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 73 about five miles south of Philip on Friday, April 18.  Jeremiah Iron Moccasin, 54, was northbound

Absentee Voting Opens April 18 for Primary Election in June


PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakotans have the option of absentee voting by mail or in person. Secretary of State Jason Gant said absentee voting opens Friday, April 18 for the 

Frederick Celebrates Wheat Growers Agronomy Center Open House


Frederick, SD - More than 150 area member-owners and guests joined the Wheat Growers’ Frederick agronomy staff to celebrate the opening of the Wheat Growers Frederick

Civic Symphony and NSU Choirs to Present Choral Masterpiece


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony and the Northern State University Concert Choir are joining forces to present one of the greatest choral masterpieces

South Dakota Lottery to Launch Second Chance Drawing Program


Pierre, S.D. – South Dakota instant ticket players who don’t win big when first scratching off their tickets may be luckier the second time around with a new second chance drawing program

Revillo Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash South of Milbank


MILBANK, S.D. – A Revillo, S.D., man has died from injuries received in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 15 south of Milbank on Saturday, March 29.  Shawn Jerome Kathman, 42,

Vermillion Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash in Vermillion


VERMILLION, S.D. – A Vermillion man died in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of S.D. Highway 50 and S.D. Highway 19 in the city limits of Vermillion on Thursday, April 17.
 

State Offers Monthly Training for Blind, Visually Impaired


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind will begin hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who

Henry Main Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash West of Watertown


WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Henry, S.D. man died Monday in a two vehicle crash approximately twenty miles west of Watertown.  Gilbert Lewis Kittelson, 84, of Henry, was driving a 2008 Mitsubishi

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Observed April 14 - 18


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota recognizes emergency police, fire and medical dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 14 through April 18.  Each year,

Wein Gallery Features Area Art Instructor


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Angela Guthrie Shimitz will be the featured artist at Presentation College’s Wein Gallery beginning May 1 and ending June 30.  Shimitz has been the K-12 art instructor

Madison Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash April 15th West of Salem


SALEM, S.D. – A Madison, S.D., man died in a one-vehicle crash on 252nd Street about one and one-half miles west of Salem on Tuesday, April 15.  Gerald Kenneth Ottoson, 60, was

Dr. Bartel Joins Avera Aberdeen Family Physicians


Aberdeen, SD - Pediatric and internal medicine specialist Shawn Bartel, MD, has joined Avera Aberdeen Family Physicians, and is a new member of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital staff.
 

Northern State University to Offer Agricultural Business Minor


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting this fall, Northern State University students pursuing agriculture-related careers can gain a competitive edge thanks to a new agricultural business minor.  The

Governer Invites Communities to Celebrate 125 Years of Statehood


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is inviting communities to plan events to commemorate South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood this year.  Gov. Daugaard explained, “Our

Gov Daugaard Invites Families to Attend Annual Easter Egg Hunt


PIERRE, S.D. – The Governor and First Lady are inviting families to take part in the 61st Annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the Governor’s residence lawn at 1 p.m. CDT on Easter.  “This will be the

State Studies Services, Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Children with Autism


PIERRE, S.D. – A study of services and insurance coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder for children is under way in South Dakota.  The study was enacted by the

Rep Noem Hosted Lead Now! Youth Leadership Conference


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Kristi Noem this week hosted the first annual Lead Now! Youth Leadership Conference.  Rep. Noem was joined by Rep. Aaron Schock, two-time

Sen Thune Commends STB on Fertilizer Decision


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement after

Aberdeen Public Works Reminds Residents of Change in Sump Pump Discharge


Aberdeen, SD - The City of Aberdeen Public Works Department is reminding business and home owners that as of May 1st,  2014, sump pump water is no longer authorized to be

Yelduz Shrine Circus to Perform in Aberdeen April 17-19


Aberdeen, SD - The Yelduz Shrine Circus will perform in Aberdeen on April 17th, 18th, and 19th at the Aberdeen Civic Arena. On Thursday and Friday, performances will be held at 4 and 8 p.m.

Littau Named Ag Development Representative


PIERRE, S.D.-Ty Littau has been hired as the new Agricultural Development Representative for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.  “I am very excited to join the Department of

Gov Daugaard to Kick Off Purple Up for Military Kids


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will visit John Harris Elementary School in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, April 15, to kick off “Purple Up for Military Kids.”
 

Narrowed Driving Lanes on Milwaukee Ave SE Due to Concrete Repairs


Aberdeen, SD - According to a press release from the Aberdeen Public Works Department, effective immediately, Milwaukee Avenue SE will experience narrowed driving lanes due

NSU Art Student Mixed Media Exhibit Held April 14-25 at Student Center Gallery


Aberdeen, SD – Northern State University will hold an opening reception for art student Lindsay Ciavarella’s exhibit on April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Her exhibit will run April 14-25 in

NSU Student Featured in Art Gallery April 14-25


Aberdeen, SD – Northern State University student Jeanna Jerde invites the public to her senior art exhibit, on display April 14-25 at the Beulah Williams Library.  An opening reception

South Dakota Highway Patrol Graduates Eight New Troopers


PIERRE, S.D. – After more than eight months of training, eight recruits officially joined the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol during a graduation ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda
 

Gov Daugaard Comments on "Considering A Future in South Dakota"


Pierre, SD - The following is a column by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard - The recession brought tougher times for young adults across the nation. More people than ever are attending

Rep Noem Honored with Diplomat Corps Pin from Rapid City Chamber of Commerce


Rapid City, S.D. – U.S. Representative Kristi Noem was recently honored with the Diplomat Corps Pin from the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce.  Noem received the award for her extensive

Sen Thune Comments on State and Local Sales Taxes


Washington, DC - The following is a column by U.S. Senator John Thune - South Dakota is one of seven states throughout the country without a state income tax. With a zero percent state income

Healthy Sleep Discussed at Walk for Wellness Event


Aberdeen, SD - The monthly “Walk for Wellness” program will feature Avera St. Luke’s  Hospital’s Julie Alfaro, RRT, RPSGT, RST, director of the hospital’s sleep lab. In her talk entitled

Wheat Growers Board President Testifies at Surface Transportation Board Hearing


Washington, DC - The President of Wheat Growers Board of Directors testified before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in Washington, D.C., on the growing crisis agriculture is facing

Parker Teen Dies in One-Vehicle Crash Saturday West of Sioux Falls


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Parker, S.D. teen died Saturday in a one vehicle crash approximately 10 miles west of Sioux Falls on S.D. Highway 42.  Tonya Anderson, 16, of Parker,

Sioux Falls Woman Dies Saturday in Two-Vehicle Crash on I-29


BROOKINGS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls, S.D. woman died Saturday in a two vehicle crash on Interstate 29, 12 miles south of Brookings.  Stephanie F. Shields, 41, of Sioux Falls was driving

Rep Noem Holds Roundtable in Rapid City on Human Trafficking


Rapid City, S.D. – U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today hosted the Justice Against Slavery Roundtable to highlight the issue of human trafficking in South Dakota.  Rep. Noem spoke

Storybook Land in Aberdeen to Open April 15


Aberdeen, SD - Storybook Land will open Tuesday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m.   Storybook Land will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Visitor Center

South Dakota Highway Patrol Graduates Eight New Troopers


PIERRE, S.D. – After more than eight months of training, eight recruits officially joined the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol during a graduation

Sen Thune Outlines South Dakota Rail Service Issues with STB


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following the increased number of South Dakota shippers experiencing significantly reduced rail service, U.S. Senator John Thune

Sen Johnson Comments on Rural Telecommunications


Washington, DC - The following is a column by Sen Tim Johnson - Rural communities in South Dakota continue to experience problems with long-distance or

Sen Thune Leads GOP Senators in Calling USDA to Resist Taxing Livestock Emission


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) led a number of his Republican Senate colleagues today in sending a letter to Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary

Free 2014 Spring Residential Cleanup Held April 25 - May10


Aberdeen, SD - Spring is finally here, and the City of Aberdeen, Dependable Sanitation, The Brown County Landfill and the Aberdeen Area Chamber Commerce’s Partners in

NSU Hosts 61st Annual Math Contest


Aberdeen, SD – Northern State University will host the 61st annual Mathematics Contest on April 16. The contest will begin at 10 a.m. at the Barnett Center, and awards will be presented

SD National Guard Soldiers Train in Africa


DOUALA, Cameroon - Five South Dakota Army National Guard members participated in a multinational exercise in Cameroon, Africa, last month to train and

Rescheduled Repair of Fire Hydrant on Winchester Lane


Aberdeen, SD - Beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 10th, weather permitting, water will be shut off due to utility work in the vicinity of Winchester Lane.  The Public

Commerce Committee Passes Bill to Address Propane and Heating Fuel Shortages


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science,

Commerce Committee Passes Sport Fishing Bill


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Ranking Member John Thune (R-S.D.) today released the following statements after the U.S. Senate Committee

Sen Johnson Discusses Rail Shipment Backlogs with Transportation Sec Foxx


Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today discussed the rail backlog in South Dakota and elsewhere with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at a Senate

No Tuition Increase for Resident NSU Students This Fall


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students who reside in South Dakota will not see their tuition rise this fall.  The same is true for resident students who attend other public

Universities and K-12 Schools Partner to Improve Math and Science


PIERRE, S.D. – Five projects involving public universities and K-12 schools will receive nearly $270,000 in federal grant funding to improve science and mathematics instruction

2014 Winefest Renaissance Held April 12 at Ward Plaza in Aberdeen


Aberdeen, SD - The Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen is hosting a Winefest on Saturday, April 12th from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Ward Plaza.

Workforce Summits Planned in South Dakota


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will host six Workforce Summits across South Dakota. The Summits will engage further dialog among state,

2014 Sec of Defense Employer Support Freedom Awards Announced


ARLINGTON, Va. -  Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced 18 South Dakota

SD Guard Leader Discusses Service Opportunities in Pine Ridge


PINE RIDGE, S.D. - The South Dakota National Guard's adjutant general, along with senior staff members, traveled to Pine Ridge to participate in

April is National Donate Life Month


Aberdeen, SD - April is National Donate Life Month and there is no greater gift than the Gift of Life.  The Aberdeen Area Gift of Life Support Group is open to

Rep Noem Applauds USDA's Swift Implementation of Disaster Assistance Programs


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today applauded the USDA’s swift implementation of the farmer and rancher disaster assistance programs

Sen Thune and Colleagues Introduce Bill for Sports Medicine Professionals


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today introduced a bill clarifying that sports medicine professionals

NSU Community Concert Band to Perform April 14


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The NSU/Community Concert Band and ensembles will hold a spring performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the

Aberdeen Native Paul Gertsen Donates Northern League Baseball Collection


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota State Historical Society has announced that they are currently processing a donation to showcase the history of baseball

13th Annual Aberdeen Polar Plunge Held April 13 at Wylie Park Lake Pavillion


Aberdeen, SD - The 13th Annual Aberdeen Polar Plunge "Freezin' for a Reason" will be held Sunday, April 13th at 2 p.m. 

Local Teacher Retires After 57 Years of Service to the Profession


Aberdeen, SD - After 57 years of service to the teaching profession, Sharon Osborne is retiring.  Osborne currently teaches Speech Therapy with the Leola School District.

Aberdeen Public Schools Foundation Announces Hall of Fame Nominees


Aberdeen, SD - The Aberdeen Public Schools Foundation is proud to announce the Aberdeen Central High school Hall of Fame 
 

Avera St. Luke's Celebrates Hospice Volunteers During National Volunteer Week


Aberdeen, SD -  Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon declared the first National Volunteer Week to recognize Americans

FEM Electric and Northern Electric Bath Warn of Utility Scam


Ipswich, SD - FEM Electric of Ipswich and Northern Electric of Bath would like to make everyone aware of a utility scam in our area. If anyone

Sen Johnson Reminds Producers of Sign-Up Date for Livestock Disaster Programs


Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has scheduled the sign-up

SD Dept of Health Holds 125 Miles for Health Challenge


PIERRE, S.D. – In honor of South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood, the Department of Health is encouraging South Dakotans to get active

Sen Thune and Colleagues Lead Bill to Restore 40 Hour Work Week


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune, along with Senators Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Jim Risch (R-Idaho),

Winners Announced in 2014 SD Geographic Bee


Aberdeen, S.D. (April 4, 2014)—Bridger Gordon, 8th grader from Sturgis Williams Middle School, took top honors at the 2014 South Dakota

Aberdeen Community Concert Association 2014-15 Season Membership Drive


Aberdeen, SD - The Aberdeen Community Concert Association (ACCA) is beginning the 2014-15 Season Membership Drive with a

Rep Kristi Noem Comments on Tax Code


Washington, DC - The following is a column by U.S. Rep Kristi Noem -  By this time, most of us have gathered all the forms from our employers,

National Work Zone Awareness Week Held April 7-11


PIERRE, S.D. – “Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake”  - National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11, and motorists are reminded

Sen Thune Comments on South Dakota's Rail Service Issues


Washington, DC - The following is a column by South Dakota Senator John Thune - Each year, South Dakota’s agriculture industry faces significant

Gov Daugaard Comments on Shortage of Rail Cars


Pierre, SD - The following is a column by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard - Agriculture is South Dakota’s number one industry. It generates

NSU Students Hold Senior Art Exhibit "Turning Ideas Into Reality"


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Three Northern State University students are displaying their artwork in their senior art exhibition from March 31 to April 11

Registration Underway for 6th Annual Shoot For A Cure 3 on 3 Tournament


Aberdeen, SD - The Pink Ladies Relay For Life Team will be hosting the 6th Annual Shoot For A Cure 3-on-3 

Entries Sought for Wildfire Awareness Week Poster Contest


Rapid City, S.D. – To celebrate Wildfire Awareness Week May 2-10, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Wildland

CEEDAR Center Teams with SD to Better Prepare Educators


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota is one of only five states selected to receive intensive technical assistance from the newly

DSU and SDSU Approved for New High-Tech Degrees


MADISON, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents has given its approval for a new doctoral degree in

Gov Daugaard Extends Capital for a Day Invitations


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is extending an invitation to communities across the state to apply to be South 

Sen Johnson Comments on Wind Production Tax Credit


Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today lauded the inclusion of the wind energy Production Tax

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN SD AND WESTERN MINNESOTA


ABERDEEN, SD - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM 

Senate Democrats Block Thune Amendment to Hold EPA Accountable to Taxpayers


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) refusal to consider any Republican amendments to the emergency

Tuition Buy-Down Holds Line on Student Costs


MADISON, S.D. – Thanks to action by Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the legislature, state-supported tuition and mandatory fees, along with program

Ft Thompson Woman Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash on I-90 Near Sioux Falls


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Fort Thompson, S.D., woman died in a two vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday, April 2,

Avera St. Luke's Announces Launch of "Mission of Hope and Healing"


Aberdeen, SD - Since 1901 Avera St Luke’s has provided our region with a ministry of health care, rooted in the Gospel.  Avera St. Luke’s is committed

April is "Safe Digging Month"


Pierre, S.D. – With warm weather around the corner, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission and the South Dakota One Call Board remind

Wheat Growers Hosts Event for Next Generation of Coop Farm Leaders


Aberdeen, SD - Generate is a new Wheat Growers program dedicated to “growing the most important crop of all, our next

South Dakota Career Camps Website Now Available


PIERRE, S.D. – A state career camps website is being launched today to inform students of camp opportunities 

Sen Thune Outlines Continued Concerns with Deteriorating Rail Service


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today sent letters to senior officials of the Burlington 

2014 South Dakota State Fire School Held April 3-5 in Aberdeen


Aberdeen, SD - The 2014 South Dakota State Fire School will be held in Aberdeen at the Aberdeen Civic Arena from April 

"Purple Up! for Military Kids Day" Held April 15


RAPID CITY, S.D. - April marks the nation’s “Month of the Military Child,” a time to honor military youth 

Sen Thune Introduces Amendments to Halt EPA from Destroying Jobs


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today introduced two amendments to the long-term 

Opening Art Reception Held April 2 for NSU Seniors


Aberdeen, SD – Three Northern State University students will display their artwork in their senior art exhibition March 31-April 11

Gov Daugaard Comments on the 2014 SD Legislative Session


Pierre, SD - The following is a column by South Dakota Gov Dennis Daugaard - The March 31 adjournment of the 

Rep Noem Announces 2014 Lead Now! Youth Leadership Conference


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced the first annual Lead Now! Youth 

31st Annual Northern SD Science and Math Fair Held at NSU


Aberdeen, SD - The 31st annual Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics Fair was held March 27th in the Barnett Center 

PC's Wein Gallery Celebrates National Poetry Month with Student Poems


ABERDEEN, S.D. – In acknowledgement of April as National Poetry Month, the Wein Gallery will feature a display  by

Gov Daugaard Announces Nearly $41 Million for Environmental Projects


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $41

Gov Daugaard Announces Grant Funding for Brown County Landfill Project


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $1.732 million to Brown County for a new

Rep Kristi Noem Comments on "Month of the Military Child"


Washington, DC - The following is a column by U.S. Rep Kristi Noem - When members of our military volunteer to serve their country, their families serve alongside them.

Sen Thune Comments on Comprehensive Tax Reform


Washington, DC - The following is a column by U.S. Senator John Thune - As the annual tax deadline quickly approaches, businesses and families

Tickets on Sale for NSU's Production of 'Les Miserables' in April


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Theater’s final production of the season – as well as the final theater production

I-29 Open Between Brookings and the North Dakota Border


PIERRE, S.D.  – Officials with the departments of Transportation and Public Safety announce that Interstate 29 is now open between Brookings and the

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 P.M. MONDAY TO 7 A.M. TUESDAY


ABERDEEN, SD - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ABERDEEN HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD 

State Offices in Western SD Closed Due to Storm


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered all state offices in the western portion of South Dakota area closed today (Monday, March 31) because

Dangerous Driving Conditions Expected Across Much of South Dakota


PIERRE, S.D. – State officials are advising motorists that travel may become difficult, if not impossible, on Monday across much of South Dakota

SD MarketPlace Held at NSU


Aberdeen, SD - South Dakota MarketPlace, a statewide conference for rural entrepreneurs and small businesspeople, was held Wednesday,

Governor Signs Final Bills of 2014 Legislative Session


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the last bills from the 2014 Legislative Session into law today:  SB 1 – An Act to provide for the selection of the

Gov Daugaard Signs Statewide Texting While Driving Ban


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed HB 1177, “An Act to prohibit certain use of handheld electronic wireless communication devices while

DENR Frac Sand Study Findings Available Online


PIERRE, S.D. – A South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) study of sand from western South Dakota has

Sen Thune Sends Letter to EPA on Costly Wood Stove Requirements


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy

Transportation Alternatives Program Funding Announced


PIERRE, S.D. – On March 13, 2014, the South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded almost $2.1 million in grants to 11 South Dakota

New Fitness Program Helps Guardsmen Lead Healthier Lives


FORT MEADE, S.D. – Maintaining physical fitness after basic training is expected of Soldiers in the South Dakota Army

NSU to Host South Dakota Geographic Bee


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host the 2014 South Dakota National Geographic Bee on Friday, April 4.  Students in grades 4-8 from across

Sen Johnson Questions Ag Sec Vilsack on Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs


Washington, DC — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today questioned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack during the Senate Agriculture Appropriations

Gov Daugaard Signs Several More Bills into Law


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law today:  SB 26 – An Act to establish certain electronic crime victim notification

Governor Signs Telecommunications Services Bill


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed House Bill 1166, “An Act to revise the telecommunications services program to include

Rep Noem Launches Veterans Advisory Board


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today launched the South Dakota Veterans Advisory Board.  Made up of veterans from across the state,

American Heart Assoc Hosts Free Estate Planning Seminar


Aberdeen, SD - The American Heart Association will host a free Estate Planning Seminar on Wednesday, April 16th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Aberdeen

Three NSU Students to Hold Senior Art Exhibition


Aberdeen, SD – Three Northern State University students will display their artwork in their senior art exhibition March 31-April 11 in the Student Center Gallery.

SD Guard Engineers Break Ground on Habitat for Humanity Facility


RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota Army National Guard engineers are assisting the Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity to help build

NSU Student Holds Senior Recital on the Modern Countertenor


Aberdeen, SD – Northern State University senior Brandon Sieck presented his honors thesis in a joint lecture and recital,

Watertown Teen Dies in One Vehicle Rollover Crash


WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Watertown teen died Tuesday in a one vehicle rollover crash approximately
 

NSU's Arntsen to Present at International Convention and English Language Exp


Aberdeen, SD – Tara Arntsen will represent Northern State University and Dakota TESL at the TESOL 2014 International Convention and 

NSU Hosts Annual Science and Math Fair


Aberdeen, SD – The 31st annual Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics Fair will be held March 
 

Avera St. Luke's Announces Launch of "Mission of Hope and Healing"


Aberdeen, SD - Since 1901 Avera St Luke’s has provided our region with a ministry of health care, rooted in the Gospel.  

64th Annual All-State Band Concert held March 29 in Pierre


Pierre, SD - The sixty-fourth annual South Dakota All-State Band Concert will be held at the T.F. Riggs Theater in Pierre

Sen Johnson Questions VA Sec Shinseki


Washington, DC — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) yesterday chaired a Military Construction/VA Appropriations

State Historical Society Announces Donation of SD Baseball Collection


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota State Historical Society has announced that they are currently processing a

Organizational Meeting Held for 2014 Men's Golf League Season


Aberdeen, SD - The Men’s Leagues at Lee Park, for both Tuesday and Wednesday night will hold a joint organizational meeting for the

Sen Thune Comments on "National Agriculture Day"


Washington, DC - The following is a column by Sen John Thune - On March 25th our country celebrates National Agriculture Day. We honor the farmers and ranchers

Gov Daugaard Comments on South Dakota's Pension Fund


Pierre, SD - The following is a column by South Dakota Gov Dennis Daugaard - Nebraska’s well-known and successful investor, Warren Buffett, mentioned

Community Urged to Participate in Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day


Aberdeen, SD - The Military/Veterans Committee of the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce asks Aberdeen citizens and businesses

Rep Kristi Noem Comments on New Health Care Costs


Washington, DC - The following is a column by Rep Kristi Noem - My office has heard from hundreds of South Dakotans who are worried about the new health care

Sen Johnson Comments on "March Madness"


Washington, DC - The following is a column by Senator Tim Johnson - The month of March has long been coined as “March Madness” when basketball fans around

Urgent Need Continues for Type "O" Blood


Mitchell, SD - There is a shortage of type O Blood and we are on appeal in this area.  Patient usage for this blood type has

Governor Signs Several More Bills into Law


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law today:  SB 13 – An Act to make use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving a

Water Shut-Off Tuesday for Utility Work in Area of 8th Ave SE


Aberdeen, SD - Beginning at approximately 8:00 AM on Tuesday, weather permitting, water will be shut off due to utility work in the vicinity of 8th Avenue

NSU Artist in Residence Ben Victor to Unveil Second Statue in D.C.


Aberdeen, SD - Northern State University alumnus and artist in residence Ben Victor travelled to Washington, D.C., Thursday for final preparations in

Rural Economic Development Discussed at NSU's March Business Connections


Aberdeen, SD – Beth Davis of Dakota Resources, a statewide economic development organization,

Rabies Cases in South Dakota Drop in 2013


PIERRE, S.D. – After two years of increasing cases, rabies numbers in South Dakota dropped to 28 ies in

SD Highway Patrol Joins "Drive to Save Lives"


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is joining more than 40 other states and the U.S. Department of Transportation in

Wheat Growers Announces Membership in Rural Tower Network


Aberdeen, SD - Wheat Growers has joined the Rural Tower Network, a growing tower network that brings the

NSU Speech and Debate Team Headed to National Tournament


Aberdeen, SD – Nine members of the Northern State University Speech and Debate Team will travel to the Pi Kappa 

SD MarketPlace Held March 26 at NSU


Aberdeen, SD - South Dakota MarketPlace, the statewide conference for rural entrepreneurs and

Governor's Ag Ambassador Nominations Sought


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is seeking nominations for the 2014 

New Exhibit Opens at Cultural Heritage Center April 5th


PIERRE, S.D. – The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will debut its new exhibit “South Dakota Environments: A Window to Past Times”

Robocallers Target Consumers in Credit Card Scam


PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers to be cautious of robocalls targeting consumers with a scam that implies that their

Northern Students to Showcase Singing and Saxophones


Aberdeen, SD – Two Northern State University students are set to perform their senior recital on March 23. Chelsea Kerbaugh and Michelle Mennis will begin at 3 p.m.

Tonemah to Return to NSU as Commencement Speaker


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Twenty-five years after his own graduation from Northern State University, Dr. Darryl Tonemah will be back on campus 

Aberdeen Police Make Two Arrests in Armed Robberies


Aberdeen, SD - According to the Aberdeen Police Department Facebook Page, on March 18th at about 4:15 pm, officers and detectives from the Aberdeen Police Department responded to the

Young People's Theatre of Aberdeen Presents "The Actor Games"


Aberdeen, SD - Young People's Theatre of Aberdeen presents "The Actor Games" March 28th and 29th at 7:30 p.m., and March 30th at 2:30 p.m.

Richard Kurin to Speak in Pierre on May 5


PIERRE, S.D. -- Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, will be at the Capitol Lake Visitors Center in Pierre

Presentation College Hosts 10th Annual Bowl with the Saints Fundraiser


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College Saints Booster Club will host its 10th annual Bowl with the Saints fundraisingl

Rep Noem Recognized with 2014 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award


Washington, D.C. – Ducks Unlimited announced Rep. Kristi Noem as the recipient of the Wetland Conservation 

JRWDD Awards Funding for Projects


Huron, SD - Chairman Randy Stanley of Groton announces that the James River Water Development District awarded $40,277.91 in cost-sharing assistance at

Sen Johnson Releases Housing Finance Reform Proposal


Washington, DC – This past weekend, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) released the legislative

SD Guard's 196th MEB Participates in War Fighter Exercise


FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade participated in a war fighter exercise for

Presentation College to Host Open House for National Athletic Training Month


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Presentation College Athletic Training faculty, staff, and 

Entries Sought for 2014 Congressional Art Competition


Washington, D.C. –U.S. Representative Kristi Noem (SD-AL) and the South Dakota Arts Council are excited to announce the start 

Presentation College Adds Two New Academic Programs


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College recently announced that it will begin offering two new degree programs beginning in the

"Boston" to Perform at South Dakota State Fair Aug 31


HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair announces a performance by BOSTON on Sunday, Aug. 31st.  Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage

SD GFP Conducts Helicopter Survival Study of White-Tail Deer


PIERRE, S.D. – Residents of McCook and Lake Counties had a different view in the sky earlier this month. A helicopter with trained wildlife wranglers dangled in

NSU Student to Lecture About Countertenor at Recital


Aberdeen, SD – Northern State University senior Brandon Sieck will present his honors thesis in a joint lecture and recital, “Tracing the Roots of the Modern

Jesse Lynch Concert Held March 23rd at Aberdeen Civic Theatre


Aberdeen, SD - The Aberdeen Community Concert Association’s next concert is Jesse Lynch’s Jazz 101 to be held on Sunday,

United Blood Services in Urgent Need of Type 'O" Blood Donors


Aberdeen, SD  –  United Blood Services announced today they have an urgent appeal for type O 

Aberdeen Area Job Fair Held March 18th at Civic Arena


Aberdeen, SD -  A Job Fair will be held Tuesday, March 18th from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Aberdeen 

Rep Noem Comments on National Women's History Month


Washington, DC - The following is a weekly column from Rep Kristi Noem:  This past week was the 20th
 

Gov Daugaard Comments on Eliminating Unnecessary Red Tape


Pierre, SD - Now that we’re almost through the winter, it’s about time to begin spring cleaning. 

Governor Signs Several More Bills into Law


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law today: HB 1013 – An Act to authorize the South Dakota Building Authority to finance the

Sen Thune Comments on Missouri River Flood Prevention


Washington, DC - The following is a column by Senator John Thune:   Water from the historic Missouri River flooding in 2011 has receded, but the damage caused to homes,

Attorney General Jackley Warns SD Businesses of Credit Card Scam


PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley today warned business owners to be cautious of a telemarketing scam that begins with the potential

Sen Johnson Announces Appt of Sioux Falls Student to Military Service Academy


Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today announced that Audra Garrigan of Sioux Falls has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy

Governor Signs Insurance Consumer Protection Bills


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed House Bill 1054, “An Act to establish consumer protection standards regarding certain insurance claim

Davis to Speak at Business Connections Event March 18 at NSU


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Beth Davis of Dakota Resources, a statewide economic development organization, will speak at the March Business Connections event at

Sen Johnson Introduces Bill to Address Call Completion in Rural Communities


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today introduced the Public Safety and Economic Security Communications Act and submitted the

Rep Noem Comments on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act


Washington, D.C. – Rep. Noem joined Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle today to help move forward the Reducing Regulatory

Brainbelt Speaker to Highlight Aberdeen Chamber Annual Meeting


Aberdeen, SD - The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting

Sen Thune Comments on OMB's Restoration of Funding to Sportsmen Trust Funds


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), co-chair of the Congressional Sportmen’s Caucus (CSC), today applauded the Office of Management and Budget’s

Delegations Call on Corps of Engineers to Prepare for Potential Flooding


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.),

Governor Signs Several More Bills into Law


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law today:  SB 4 – An Act to ensure notice to the respondent and

Gov Daugaard Receives "Honor and Remember" Flag


PIERRE, S.D. – In recognition of House Concurrent Resolution 1012, South Dakota Gold Star Mothers and families of

PC to Host Open House to Celebrate National Athletic Training Month


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Presentation College Athletic Training faculty, staff, and students have invited members of the college community, Presentation Convent,

Flood Outlook and Insurance Meetings Held in South Dakota


PIERRE, S.D. – State and local officials and representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) will hold

SD Dept of Health Highlights Health Pioneers for SD's 125th


PIERRE, S.D. – As South Dakota celebrates 125 years of statehood this year, the Department of Health is highlighting health pioneers and health-related milestones

Rep Noem and Colleagues Demand Action Against Trafficking Website


Washington, D.C. – Representatives Kristi Noem and Frank Wolf today led 44 Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle in demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder

2014 Women in Science Conference Held Yesterday at NSU


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University hosted  the 2014 Women In Science Conference yesterday

Sen Johnson Announces Appt of Sioux Falls Student to Military Service Academy


Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today announced that Isaac Althoff of Sioux Falls has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

Governor Daugaard Signs More Bills into Law


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law today:  SB 5 – An Act to permit the court reciprocal discretion to hear certain petitions

Dakota Seeds Program Expanding, Committing $200,000 Per Year


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he plans to commit up to $200,000 per year in Future Funds to continue and further broaden the

Richardson Named Superintendent for State Veterans Home


PIERRE, S.D. – Larry Zimmerman, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, announced today that Bradley Richardson has been named the

PUC Approves NE South Dakota Transmission Project


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s electric transmission system will receive a boost with the recent approval of a new 345-kilovolt line to be constructed in Deuel and Brookings

Wheat Growers Supports SD SB137 and Rails to the Future


Aberdeen, SD - A bill supported by Rails to the Future would provide $6 million to rehabilitate the state-owned railroad west of Chamberlain to Presho is,

SD Gov Daugaard Comments on Ellsworth Development Authority


Pierre, SD - The following is a weekly colum by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard - Last week I attended the winter meeting

Rep Kristi Noem Comments on Women's History Month


Washington, DC - The following is a weekly column by U.S. Rep Kristi Noem - A few weeks ago, I ran into a woman at my local grocery store.

Sen John Thune Comments on President Obama's Budget


Washington, DC - The following is a column by U.S. Senator John Thune - For more than five years, the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress

DENR to Host 26th Annual Environmental Conference


PIERRE, S.D. – The 26th Annual South Dakota Environmental and Ground Water Quality Conference will be held March 19-20 at the AmericInn Teton Island

NSU President Smith Comments on Morris State Candidate Search


Aberdeen, SD -  “As was announced last night by the Associated Press, Murray State University has indeed been speaking with me for the past few weeks concerning visiting

SD Parks and Wildlife Receives Helmsley Charitable Trust Grant


PIERRE, S.D. – Today Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation (SDPWF) has been awarded a $1 million grant

Health Dept Awards Additional Nursing Home Beds in Rapid City


PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Health announced today that it has awarded 20 additional nursing facility beds in Rapid City.

Congressional Group works to Address Heating Fuel Shortages


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators John Thune (R-SD), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee 

Chamber Singers to Present Bach's Lunch on March 19


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Chamber Singers will present the fourth Bach’s Lunch Concert

Governor Signs Several More Bills into Law


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed the following bills into law:  SB 12 – An Act to update references to certain federal motor carrier

State of South Dakota Incorporates E15 into State Fleet


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state will begin incorporating E15 fuel into its state vehicle fleet.

Goveror Requests Designation of Treatment Areas in Black Hills


PIERRE, S.D. – Last week, Gov. Dennis Daugaard sent a request to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking for designation of an insect and

State Monitoring Potential for Missouri River Flooding


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has directed state emergency officials to work with federal and local entities to assess the potential for Missouri River flooding 

South Dakota's Tourism Recognized


PIERRE, S.D. – The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has recognized the work of the South Dakota Department of Tourism

Sen Johnson Announces Appt of Mitchell Student to Military Service Academy


Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today announced that Alexis Blindauer of Mitchell has been appointed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

Annual Student Health Survey Shows Little Change


PIERRE, S.D. – The number of South Dakota kids who were overweight or obese was unchanged in the state’s latest school 

NSU to Host 2014 Women in Science Conference


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host the 2014 Women In Science Conference on Tuesday, March 11.  More than 300

Sen Thune Comments on ObamaCare Union Favor


WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) tonight criticized the Obama administration’s decision  to grant many union health

Sen Thune Comments on President Obama's 2015 Budget Proposal


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) made the following statement today regarding the release of President

Pentagon Honors South Dakota Guard Readiness Group


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Many Soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard can feel overwhelmed

House Works to Provide Relief to Households Impacted by Propane Crisis


Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation by voice vote that provides some relief for those impacted by propane shortages. 

Season Passes Now Available for Lee Park Golf Course


Aberdeen, SD - The Lee Park Golf Course will be opening soon and season passes are now on sale at the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department

Deadline Nears for Property Tax Reduction for New Homeowners


PIERRE, S.D. – Individuals who have moved into a new or different home over the last year have until Saturday, March 15, to file for the owner-occupied,

NSU to Host "Catch The Wave" Event


Aberdeen, SD – Northern State University is hosting an event that aims to prepare students with disabilities for a stress-free transition into college.

South Dakota Recognized for Antibiotic Prescribing Efforts


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s effort to address the growing problem of antibiotic resistance is drawing national attention. The state’s antibiotic stewardship

Sen Johnson Comments on Additional Funding for Lewis and Clark


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today announced that the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System