Fireworks Safety Reminder

Fireworks Safety Reminder

State fire officials say this year’s dry conditions make fireworks safety especially important. “Using fireworks in a safe manner is always the primary concern, but with the dry conditions in most of South Dakota this year, there is even more of a risk of...
Program To Direct Youth Out of Justice System

Program To Direct Youth Out of Justice System

A judge has approved a program that Davison County’s lead prosecutor hopes will keep more juveniles out of the court system. State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins says he’ll base the program off a model in New Jersey that directs youth away from the justice system while...
Cowboy Trail Cleanup

Cowboy Trail Cleanup

Volunteers in two cities have stepped up to help finish a more than 320-mile trail after the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission stopped work about halfway through. A group of volunteers from Rushville and Gordon have taken the Cowboy Trail into their own hands after...
NE State Patrol Review

NE State Patrol Review

Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced an agency-wide review of the Nebraska State Patrol. Ricketts, a Republican, revealed the review Friday in a news conference. The review comes after State Sen. Ernie Chambers, of Omaha, called earlier this week for the firing of the...
Emergency Grazing Approved in SD

Emergency Grazing Approved in SD

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program land in the Dakotas and Montana in response to drought. Perdue says that without alternative forage options, ranchers could be devastated economically. The...
Armed Staffers Approved in Mellette, in Spink County

Armed Staffers Approved in Mellette, in Spink County

A school in Mellette is the second in South Dakota to allow approved employees to carry guns. The American News reports that the Northwestern Area School Board approved the move unanimously this month. South Dakota lawmakers passed a school sentinel law in 2013, a few...