2016

First Winter Storm Of The Season Hits I-29 Corridor Hardest

Nov 18, 2016
SD DOT

The first winter storm of the season is tracking across South Dakota and into Minnesota.  

The storm brought a winter weather advisory to parts of the west, a winter storm warning in Sioux Falls and a blizzard warning to the northeast corner of the state.  

Traffic accidents and no travel advisories are delaying motorists. One accident left a semi-trailer blocking northbound traffic on I-29 near the Vermillion exit.

US Attorney Names Point Person For Election Fraud Complaints

Oct 24, 2016
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The US Attorney’s office in South Dakota is naming a District Election Officer to field any complaints of election fraud this year.

The district officer works with other federal agencies to insure a fair election.  

Chelsea Clinton Speaks In Sioux Falls

Oct 5, 2016
Kenzie Wagner / SDPB

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton, addressed a crowd at Augustana University in Sioux Falls Wednesday evening.

Clinton’s speech was a rally for her mom’s bid for president. 

Chelsea Clinton spoke for 40 minutes to a crowd of around one hundred rally goers in Sioux Falls. Clinton shared her mother’s vision for running the White House. That vision includes addressing pay inequality, tuition free community college and public universities, as well as implicit bias police training.

http://leopoldconservationaward.org/

Lori Walsh talks with Jim Faulstich and Jim Kopriva. The Leopold Award is given annually to a South Dakota farmer or rancher who exemplifies conservation efforts and practices in production. Next week there is an open house and tour of the 2016 Leopold Award Winner - Cronin Farms near Gettysburg. Dakota Midday welcomes Jim Faulstich, Chairman of the South Dakota Grassland Coalition, and Jim Kopriva, the 2012 SD Leopold Conservation Award Winner, for a conversation about conservation and production.

Calving Starts in Custer

Apr 12, 2016
South Dakota Game Fish and Parks

Bison calving season is starting in South Dakota.  That means there are baby buffalo frolicking around places like Custer State Park right now.

The first Custer State Park bison calf of the year was born on April fourth.   Officials say most newly born buffalo come in late April to early May.  They often weigh over 40 pounds at birth and are a light orange color before turning dark brown.

Gary Brendage is the Resource Program Manager for the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks. He says around 400 calves are born in an average season.

Beef Maybe Making A Comeback

Apr 5, 2016
Charles Michael Ray

Beef maybe making a comeback among us consumers including those in South Dakota. Studies predict that 2016 is going to see a bump in red meat consumption.  Cattle industry officials say this is good news for producers.

2012 Tax Refunds Still Available

Mar 22, 2016

Time is running out for South Dakotans to file their 2012 tax returns.   Millions of dollars are available for tax payers who didn’t file four years ago

Nationally there is over $950 million available for 2012 tax returns alone. The Internal Revenue Service gives tax payers three years to file returns after any tax season. This is possible because there is no penalty for filing late if a refund is due.  Any refunds that remain unclaimed after the three year deadline become property of the US Treasury. IRS Spokesperson Karen Connelly says happens more than you’d think.

SDPB

State Lawmakers have finished the main part of their work for the 2016 legislative session.

Legislative Podcast: State Of Tribes Address In Pierre

Jan 14, 2016

The Legislative Podcast for January 14th, 2016 includes highlights of the first ever State of Tribes Address in Pierre and a look at one bill that sailed out of the State Senate Commerce Committee.

Pennington County Voters Reject Wheel Tax

Jan 5, 2016

Voters in Pennington County rejected a wheel tax proposal in a special election held on Tuesday.