• Daugaard signs $4.7B South Dakota state budget

    PIERRE (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a roughly $4.7 billion state budget that includes funding hikes for education, Medicaid providers and state employees for the upcoming budget year.

  • Governor signs laws on data breaches, tougher drug penalties

    PIERRE (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that imposes harsher penalties for methamphetamine dealing and manufacturing.

  • Residence burglarized

    BROOKINGS – Items were taken from an unoccupied residence earlier this month, according to the Brookings Police.

  • Daugaard debating ‘a few’ potential bill vetoes

    SIOUX FALLS (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says there are “a few” bills that he’s thinking about vetoing before the 2018 legislative session officially ends.

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Gross earns Big 12 top honor

IRVING, Texas – National champion Seth Gross added to his growing list of awards Wednesday by being named Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Year.

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Divers take second in medley relay

VERMILLION – Lake Preston’s Rylie Brown, Lindsay Hillestad, Ashley Neely and Ashlyn DeKnikker led the local contingent at the Class B portion of the Dan Lennon Invitational on Tuesday at Hillenbrand Track inside the DakotaDome.

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SDSU’s Gross named Hodge finalist

South Dakota State University’s Seth Gross was named Monday as one of four finalists for the Dan Hodge Trophy, which is awarded annually to the nation’s top wrestler.

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South Dakota State’s Seth Gross wins NCAA wrestling title

CLEVELAND – Seth Gross became South Dakota State’s first national champion in any sport in the Division I era, winning the 133-pound title on Saturday night at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Cossacks finish fourth after 77-60 loss to Sioux Falls Christian

RAPID CITY – With the ultimate goal of a state tournament to secure three wins in three days, Saturday’s game for Sioux Valley wasn’t the one it wanted to be playing in.

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Capital for a Day

Gov. Dennis Daugaard and first lady Linda Daugaard stopped at local businesses, the Brookings County Veterans Memorial, the Brookings Public Library and the Children's Museum of South Dakota while Brookings served as Capital for a Day on Tuesday.