Senate OKs Spanish driver’s license tests

PIERRE, SD — For South Dakota to be able to develop its workforce, it needs to be able to offer driver’s license exams in Spanish. That was one of the arguments the S.D. Senate heard Monday as it endorsed SB70. Sen. Arthur Rusch, R-Vermillion, said offering state materials in a language other than English was not new. He said the […]

New rules for young drivers split Senate

PIERRE, SD — A bill that would lengthen the amount of time young drivers need to get experience behind the wheel barely squeaked through the Senate on Wednesday. SB113 calls for young drivers with instruction permits to be required to drive a minimum of 50 hours under the supervision of a parent. Ten of those hours must be in inclement […]

Volunteers sought for resume workshop in Iron Lightning

Community Advocate Wiyaka Chasing Hawk is planning to hold a resume building workshop for community members in Iron Lightning. Chasing Hawk is looking for individuals or organizations who would like to donate their time and services to helping facilitate the workshop, which can be an hour long and will help participants create a resume. For more information or to volunteer, […]

CRST investigates feasibility of establishing toll booths

On Monday, February 10, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe announced that it is engaging discussion on a feasibility study to determine whether or not the tribe should set up toll booths on state and federal highway entry points. A press release from the tribe stated, “The toll booths being considered will generate revenue the tribe can utilize in repairing failing […]

January 13, 2020 regular meeting of the Eagle Butte Board of Education

                          Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Upper Elementary Room 203, Eagle Butte, SD Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 5:30PM The regular meeting of the Eagle Butte School District 20-1 was called to order on January 13, 2020 at 5:34pm by President Brad LeCompte with the following […]

February 3, 2020 regular meeting of the Dupree City Council

The Dupree City Council met Monday evening February 3, 2020 at the Dupree City Office.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jim Veit at 7: 04 p.m. with the following Aldermen present: Una Lee Howe, Sam Owen, Sandy Lemke, Donald Farlee, and Arlene Martin. Alderman Holly White Wolf was absent. Employees Present: Finance Officer Maurice Lemke Visitors Present: […]

February 4, 2020 meeting of the Ziebach County Commissioners

                          The Ziebach County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 AM with Clinton Farlee, Bill Henderson, David Pesicka and Rick Farlee present; Phil Knife absent.  Chairman C. Farlee called the meeting to order. The following monies were on deposit as of the end of January 2020: Cash […]

February 4, 2020 meeting of the Dewey County Commissioners

                            The Dewey County Commissioners met on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Dewey County Courthouse. Chairman Bob Berndt called the meeting to order. Present: Commissioners Rod Enright, Bob Keckler, Dee Ann Lawrence and John Meginness. Absent: None. Rod Enright made a motion to […]

Bill would outlaw disclosing election vote totals

PIERRE, S.D. — The number of votes cast in the general election for president would remain a secret until the Electoral College does its work, according to a bill that was endorsed Monday morning by the Senate State Affairs Committee. SB103 would allow the secretary of state to provide percentages of the statewide votes cast for each presidential candidate, but […]

Valentine’s traditions from around the world

Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the globe. Come Valentine’s Day, candy, flowers and other gifts are exchanged between sweethearts in one of the many traditions associated with the holiday. The origins of Valentine’s Day are largely unknown. Some suggest Valentine’s Day was initially a way to honor St. Valentine on the anniversary of his death. Others believe it was the […]

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