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BROOKINGS — Students and faculty at South Dakota State University with support from Lake Area Technical College participated in the second annual “Drone Day” on the SDSU campus …

PIERRE — At the end of a week in which two more tribal nations voted to ban her from their lands, Gov. Kristi Noem called on tribal leaders to partner with state law enforcement to battle drug …

Editor's note: This is the ninth in a series of stories on children that Jackie Hendry, producer and host of SDPB's "South Dakota Focus" is writing for South Dakota News Watch. Each month, she …

Camela Theeler, a state circuit court judge in Sioux Falls, was confirmed by a vote of 90-4 in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, clearing the way for the Pierre native to take the bench with a lifetime …

SIOUX FALLS — The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to “pause” until at least next year a controversial plan to downgrade post office operations in Sioux Falls and Huron to local …

PIERRE — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and authorities in Clay and Yankton counties recently announced that an 18-year-old Yankton man has been indicted in the fentanyl overdose …

YANKTON — A project has begun at the port of entry located 4 miles north of Jefferson on Interstate 29. This port of entry was the state’s first electronic screening facility. The …

WATERTOWN — Pipe repair work on U.S. Highway 212 is scheduled to begin during the week of May 20. This reconstruction project will mill and overlay approximately 21 miles on Highway 212 from …

PIERRE — The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board of Economic Development approved three loans at this month’s meeting. Financing for these projects will reflect a …

PIERRE — The Department of Labor and Regulation is offering teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 opportunities to explore careers in their communities, interact with businesses …

Hundreds of phone calls this week that the South Dakota secretary of state has labeled a “scam” are originating from an anti-abortion group seeking to disqualify an abortion-rights ballot …

PIERRE — The core idea behind the regenerative agriculture movement is a simple one: Mimic nature. What did farmland look like before it was farmed, and how can producers make their operations …

SIOUX FALLS — Starting May 20 and continuing through July 1, the Interstate 229 southbound on-ramp at the Benson Road Diverging Diamond Interchange construction project will be closed for the …

SIOUX FALLS — A man from Minnesota who was arrested on drug charges in Brookings is facing prison time following his sentencing by a judge on May 6 on a federal charge. Verran Burdunice, …

BROOKINGS — The board of directors of the South Dakota Humanities Council announces the hiring of Christina Oey as executive director, effective May 16. Oey comes to SDHC from Sigma Lambda …

PIERRE — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley recently announced that the state is part of a $10.25 million national settlement with three major wireless companies regarding deceptive …

Matthew Schweich hopes that when it comes to recreational marijuana legalization in South Dakota, the third time is the charm. "Everything's on schedule," said the campaign director of South …

Ahead of South Dakota’s primaries on June 4, Secretary Monae L Johnson urges voters to confirm the sources of election information they are receiving. The secretary’s office is …

MADISON, Wis. — Smoke from Canadian wildfires  has prompted health warnings across the upper Midwest for the second straight year. Fires raging in British Columbia and Alberta sent …

  U.S. health and agriculture officials pledged nearly $200 million in new spending and other efforts Friday to help track and contain an outbreak of bird flu in the nation’s dairy …

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