South Dakota News

The Leavitt Group Creates Leavitt Heartland Insurance Services

The Leavitt Group’s Spearfish and Sturgis, S.D. offices, formerly part of Western Dakota Insurors, are forming a new agency called Leavitt Heartland Insurance Services, which will remain part of the Leavitt Group. All personnel will remain with the agency and …

South Dakota Judge: No Dismissal of $1.2B ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Suit

A South Dakota judge has refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed “pink slime.” Beef Products Inc. sued the television network …

South Dakota Robocall Scam Falsely Using Houston Insurance Firm’s ID

An automated phone message reaching South Dakota residents has been prompting MasterCard customers to enter their card numbers in the dial pad. The South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley warns consumers that this robocall is a scam. The caller ID …

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Flood-Control Project Nearly Complete

Sioux Falls, S.D., officials can almost see the finish line in a flood-control upgrade project that has lasted nearly 15 years. But the work construction crews are completing in the city’s west side was not part of the original project. …

South Dakota Flood-Control Project Nearly Complete

Sioux Falls, S.D. officials can almost see the finish line in a flood-control upgrade project that has lasted nearly 15 years. But the work construction crews are completing in the city’s west side was not part of the original project. …

Fatalities on South Dakota Highways Higher Compared to 2013

Fatalities in car wrecks on South Dakota highways so far this year have almost doubled compared to the same period in 2013. The state’s Department of Public Safety says 24 people have died in crashes in 2014. The state recorded …

South Dakota Bill Calls for Amusement Ride Regulation

The president of the Thunder Road attractions is behind a bill to further regulate amusement rides in South Dakota. Organization president and Republican Sen. Al Novstrup of Aberdeen co-sponsored the measure. The South Dakota Commerce Committee voted 6-1 to pass …

The Main Street America Group Expands Main Line BOP Policy to South Dakota

The Main Street America Group has introduced its commercial product line, featuring its flagship Main Line Business Owners Policy (Main Line BOP), to independent agents who represent the super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier’s Austin Mutual Insurance Co. in South Dakota. This …

Bill Would Regulate South Dakota Insurance Exchange Navigators

The navigators who help uninsured people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would be regulated under a bill in the South Dakota Legislature. The sponsor, Sen. Al Novstrup, acknowledges that he opposes the Affordable Care …

Texting While Driving Ban Goal of South Dakota Lawmaker

A South Dakota lawmaker plans to press “send” again and try to persuade his colleagues in the Legislature to join 41 other states and ban texting while driving. Similar measure have failed in recent legislative sessions, but Sen. Mike Vehle, …