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SD Highway Patrol Hosts 8th Annual Youth Trooper Academy This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (SD Dept of Public Safety):  For a group of South Dakota high school students, this week is a chance to learn what being a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper is all about. The eighth annual Youth Trooper Academy is being held at the Mickelson Law Enforcement Training Center in Pierre. It is sponsored… Read more »

SD Highway Patrol Hosts 8th Annual Youth Trooper Academy This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (SD Dept of Public Safety):  For a group of South Dakota high school students, this week is a chance to learn what being a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper is all about. The eighth annual Youth Trooper Academy is being held at the Mickelson Law Enforcement Training Center in Pierre. It is sponsored… Read more »

Connect South Dakota Grants to Increase Internet Speeds around the State

SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota Radio Group): Five million dollars in Connect South Dakota grants to eight recipients will leverage more than $11.4 million in broadband, high speed internet projects in the state. Gov. Kristi Noem says the greatest need found was for funding in some of the outer rings around communities that don’t have the… Read more »

Connect South Dakota Grants to Increase Internet Speeds around the State

SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota Radio Group): Five million dollars in Connect South Dakota grants to eight recipients will leverage more than $11.4 million in broadband, high speed internet projects in the state. Gov. Kristi Noem says the greatest need found was for funding in some of the outer rings around communities that don’t have the… Read more »

SD Board of Regents Discusses Diversity

BROOKINGS, SD (WNAX Radio): The South Dakota Board of Regents held what they are calling a “conversation” about intellectual diversity at their meeting at SDSU in Brookings. (today – Wednesday) The Board must implement a new policy on diversity mandated by the legislature. Representative Sue Peterson of Sioux Falls was one of the prime sponsors… Read more »

SD Board of Regents Discusses Diversity

BROOKINGS, SD (WNAX Radio): The South Dakota Board of Regents held what they are calling a “conversation” about intellectual diversity at their meeting at SDSU in Brookings. (today – Wednesday) The Board must implement a new policy on diversity mandated by the legislature. Representative Sue Peterson of Sioux Falls was one of the prime sponsors… Read more »

South Dakota Is 2019’s 2nd Worst State for Teen Drivers – WalletHub Study

WalletHub Release – With teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of six teens dying every day from motor vehicle injuries, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers as well as accompanying videos. In order to determine the safest… Read more »

South Dakota Is 2019’s 2nd Worst State for Teen Drivers – WalletHub Study

WalletHub Release – With teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of six teens dying every day from motor vehicle injuries, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers as well as accompanying videos. In order to determine the safest… Read more »

Tourism Video Crew in Eastern South Dakota

Yankton, SD (WNAX) – A video crew is moving across eastern South Dakota, shooting what they hope turns into viral videos promoting state land marks. Tory Nelson says they are working with local and national tourism web sites. Nelson says they are looking for interesting locations. Nelson says they were impressed with what they found… Read more »

Tourism Video Crew in Eastern South Dakota

Yankton, SD (WNAX) – A video crew is moving across eastern South Dakota, shooting what they hope turns into viral videos promoting state land marks. Tory Nelson says they are working with local and national tourism web sites. Nelson says they are looking for interesting locations. Nelson says they were impressed with what they found… Read more »

Updated: Fatal Crash in Aurora County

PLANKINTON S.D. (DPS News Release) – One man has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon near Plankinton. The drivers of both vehicles also were injured. The names of the three people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members. A 2012 Ford F250 pickup was northbound… Read more »

Updated: Fatal Crash in Aurora County

PLANKINTON S.D. (DPS News Release) – One man has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon near Plankinton. The drivers of both vehicles also were injured. The names of the three people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members. A 2012 Ford F250 pickup was northbound… Read more »

Feeding South Dakota CEO Thanks SD Cattlemen’s Foundation

Yankton, SD (WNAX) – The numbers of those needing the services of Feeding South Dakota has been going up and the latest donation of $263,000 from the State Cattlemen’s Association will be a big help help. That’s according to Matt Gassen, CEO of Feeding South Dakota. He says the number of people needing food continues… Read more »

Feeding South Dakota CEO Thanks SD Cattlemen’s Foundation

Yankton, SD (WNAX) – The numbers of those needing the services of Feeding South Dakota has been going up and the latest donation of $263,000 from the State Cattlemen’s Association will be a big help help. That’s according to Matt Gassen, CEO of Feeding South Dakota. He says the number of people needing food continues… Read more »

Farmers with Expiring CRP Contracts can now Re-enroll

YANKTON, SD (WNAX Radio):  Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program contracts may now re-enroll in certain C-R-P continuous sign up practices, or if eligible select a one-year contract extension.  Offers are also being accepted from those who want to enroll for the first time. The signup is open until August 23. South Dakota… Read more »

Farmers with Expiring CRP Contracts can now Re-enroll

YANKTON, SD (WNAX Radio):  Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program contracts may now re-enroll in certain C-R-P continuous sign up practices, or if eligible select a one-year contract extension.  Offers are also being accepted from those who want to enroll for the first time. The signup is open until August 23. South Dakota… Read more »

Senator Thune Working for Online Safety

Yankton, SD (WNAX) – South Dakota Senator John Thune used a meeting of his Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet to provide more information on how websites exploit data from their users. Thune says most website users have no idea how their surfing data is used. Thune says Congress has a role to… Read more »

Senator Thune Working for Online Safety

Yankton, SD (WNAX) – South Dakota Senator John Thune used a meeting of his Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet to provide more information on how websites exploit data from their users. Thune says most website users have no idea how their surfing data is used. Thune says Congress has a role to… Read more »

Noem — Fence will not be built around South Dakota Governor’s residence

Pierre, SD (DRG Radio) – Public safety officials recently reviewed security needs at the governor’s residence in Pierre, including the possible installation of a fence. Gov. Kristi Noem says a fence won’t be put up. The Office of the State Engineer and the Bureau of Administration had sought statements of interest from companies to design… Read more »

Noem — Fence will not be built around South Dakota Governor’s residence

Pierre, SD (DRG Radio) – Public safety officials recently reviewed security needs at the governor’s residence in Pierre, including the possible installation of a fence. Gov. Kristi Noem says a fence won’t be put up. The Office of the State Engineer and the Bureau of Administration had sought statements of interest from companies to design… Read more »