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Regents, tech board sign general education transfer agreement

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – Higher education leaders in South Dakota continue to collaborate and to enhance opportunities for students. The South Dakota Board of Regents and the South Dakota Board of Technical Education have signed a general education transfer agreement, which guarantees that a student who completes general education courses will be able to transfer… Read more »

Regents, tech board sign general education transfer agreement

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – Higher education leaders in South Dakota continue to collaborate and to enhance opportunities for students. The South Dakota Board of Regents and the South Dakota Board of Technical Education have signed a general education transfer agreement, which guarantees that a student who completes general education courses will be able to transfer… Read more »

Sioux Falls pools to remain closed, other venues to open for summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — The City of Sioux Falls is committed to offering summer family‑friendly opportunities while reducing the spread of COVID-19. Due to the public health risks of COVID-19, a gradual approach is being taken to reopen City‑owned facilities, park system amenities, recreation programs and library services. “As one of the City’s core values,… Read more »

Sioux Falls pools to remain closed, other venues to open for summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — The City of Sioux Falls is committed to offering summer family‑friendly opportunities while reducing the spread of COVID-19. Due to the public health risks of COVID-19, a gradual approach is being taken to reopen City‑owned facilities, park system amenities, recreation programs and library services. “As one of the City’s core values,… Read more »

Spring load limits discontinued

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press release) – Effective immediately the spring load limits will be lifted for the City of Aberdeen. The effect of this is that residential roads will have the same regulations for load limits as our truck routes and state highways.

Spring load limits discontinued

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press release) – Effective immediately the spring load limits will be lifted for the City of Aberdeen. The effect of this is that residential roads will have the same regulations for load limits as our truck routes and state highways.

Roads to be closed Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press release) – Weather permitting beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 the following roads will be closed to thru traffic for road work:               3rd Avenue SE from Centennial Street to BC 19  and                    … Read more »

Roads to be closed Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press release) – Weather permitting beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 the following roads will be closed to thru traffic for road work:               3rd Avenue SE from Centennial Street to BC 19  and                    … Read more »

Swiftel Center in Brookings re-opens ticket office

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Press Release) – The Swiftel Center re-opened the ticket office effective today. The main lobby entrance and ticket office will be the only areas opened to the public. All other areas of the Swiftel Center facility, including restrooms, will remain closed to the public. The hours of operation for the Swiftel Center ticket… Read more »

Swiftel Center in Brookings re-opens ticket office

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Press Release) – The Swiftel Center re-opened the ticket office effective today. The main lobby entrance and ticket office will be the only areas opened to the public. All other areas of the Swiftel Center facility, including restrooms, will remain closed to the public. The hours of operation for the Swiftel Center ticket… Read more »

State starts COVID-19 mass testing at nursing homes

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Scott Waltman swaltman@aberdeennews.com) – Mass testing for COVID-19 at South Dakota nursing homes has started, said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, state health secretary, said during Monday’s news conference updating virus information. That’s part of a preciously announced plan that aims to test 7,400 residents and workers this week at nursing homes in communities with… Read more »

State starts COVID-19 mass testing at nursing homes

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Scott Waltman swaltman@aberdeennews.com) – Mass testing for COVID-19 at South Dakota nursing homes has started, said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, state health secretary, said during Monday’s news conference updating virus information. That’s part of a preciously announced plan that aims to test 7,400 residents and workers this week at nursing homes in communities with… Read more »

Black Hills tourism businesses see reason for hope

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Rapid City Journal) — Hotel and campground operators in the Black Hills say the past couple of months have been rough on business due to the coronavirus outbreak, but they’re encouraged that tourists are making reservations for summer travel. Hospitality businesses are preparing for visitors with extra cleaning protocols and safety practices.… Read more »

Black Hills tourism businesses see reason for hope

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Rapid City Journal) — Hotel and campground operators in the Black Hills say the past couple of months have been rough on business due to the coronavirus outbreak, but they’re encouraged that tourists are making reservations for summer travel. Hospitality businesses are preparing for visitors with extra cleaning protocols and safety practices.… Read more »

Capitol Building SD

Media call 11:45 on Hub City Radio stations; no governor’s press conference

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon and State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton will hold a brief media availability via conference call at 11:45 a.m. today to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations. There is no governor’s press conference planned… Read more »

Media call 11:45 on Hub City Radio stations; no governor’s press conference

Capitol Building SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon and State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton will hold a brief media availability via conference call at 11:45 a.m. today to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations. There is no governor’s press conference planned… Read more »

Northern State announces royalty candidates

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – This fall, Northern State University Wolves will celebrate the “Howling 2020s” during homecoming week. Homecoming takes place Sept. 21-26 at Northern, with the 106th annual Gypsy Day Parade set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. Parade registration begins June 1. Entrants will decorate their float base on the “Howling… Read more »

Northern State announces royalty candidates

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – This fall, Northern State University Wolves will celebrate the “Howling 2020s” during homecoming week. Homecoming takes place Sept. 21-26 at Northern, with the 106th annual Gypsy Day Parade set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. Parade registration begins June 1. Entrants will decorate their float base on the “Howling… Read more »

Canine teams to search for missing girl

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — Seven canine teams from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming will be in South Dakota for a four-day search of a missing 9-year-old girl. Serenity Dennard was last seen in February of 2019 near the Black Hills Children’s Home in Rockerville. The search changed from a rescue to a recovery effort not long… Read more »

Canine teams to search for missing girl

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — Seven canine teams from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming will be in South Dakota for a four-day search of a missing 9-year-old girl. Serenity Dennard was last seen in February of 2019 near the Black Hills Children’s Home in Rockerville. The search changed from a rescue to a recovery effort not long… Read more »