South Dakota News

South Dakota Egg-Laying Chicken Farm Hit with Bird Flu

An eastern South Dakota farm with 1.3 million egg-laying chickens is the first in the chicken-production business in the state to be infected with a deadly flu virus despite efforts to prevent it, state and farm officials said. Flandreau-based Dakota …

Iowa, South Dakota Towns Assessing Tornado Damage

Residents of the tornado-ravaged Iowa and South Dakota towns are beginning to assess property damage after twisters hit on Sunday. In South Dakota, the Tripp-Delmont School District called off classes on May 11 because school facilities are being used for emergency …

Montana Law to Raise Some Highway Speed Limits to 80 Mph

Speed limits on rural interstate highways in Montana will increase to 80 mph this fall, but the cost of a speeding ticket will go up, too. Gov. Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 375 on Monday. The new law will increase …

Car Crash Records Now Available Online in South Dakota

South Dakotans wanting to get copies of car crash reports can now find those records online. The state Department of Public safety says the new online system for state-reportable crash records has gone live. The new system allows users to search …

South Dakota Sees Uptick in Un-Belted Driver Deaths

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says there has been a significant bump in the number of drivers who die because they crash while not wearing a seat belt this year. Public Safety Department Secretary Trevor Jones said that …

Another Truck Crashes into Problematic South Dakota Bridge

A low-clearance railroad bridge in Pierre, S.D., continues to win battles with semitrailers that seem drawn to it like a magnet. The latest truck to crash into the problematic bridge over South Pierre Street didn’t hurt the structure, but an …

FEMA to South Dakota County: Submit Flood Insurance Records

More than 400 homeowners whose property lies along the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota could end up paying a $50 surcharge on their flood insurance if officials in Union County do not meet a federal deadline to submit flood …

Midwest, Plains Likely to See Economic Growth: Report

Economic growth lies ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states despite pullbacks in the energy sector, according to a monthly report released on March 2. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January, …

Years of Sewer Backups in South Dakota Town Prompt Lawsuits

Thirteen Spearfish, S.D., residents have sued the city over years of sewer backups. Plaintiffs say in their lawsuit that they have suffered through a series of sewer backups stretching back to 2008, leading to stinky, flooded basements and lost possessions. …

South Dakota Workplace Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Injured

The mood in the community of Lennox, S.D., is somber and likely will remain that way for a while, as residents prepare for the funeral of a man killed in a workplace shooting. The funeral for Jon Richter, 45, is …