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Southeast SD flooding claims at least one life as focus shifts to Dakota Dunes

A flood-affected segment of Interstate 29 on June 21, 2024. (Courtesy of South Dakota Department of Transportation) Federal, state and local officials are focusing their efforts on a voluntary evacuat...

Majority of tribes say they’ll skip Noem’s public safety summit, though some will attend

Gov. Kristi Noem, flanked by advisers and law enforcement officials, speaks on May 17, 2024, at the Capitol in Pierre. Visible from left to right around Noem are Tribal Relations Secretary David Flute...

Strained wastewater systems, swollen rivers remain threats in flooded southeast SD

A car is partially submerged in a flooded area of Lincoln County on June 21, 2024. (Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office) Sioux Falls is asking area residents to limit their contributions...

Despite GOP headwinds, citizen-led abortion measures could be on the ballot in 9 states

People associated with the Life Defense Fund protest outside a Sioux Falls library on May 1, 2024, as an abortion-rights group conducts a press conference inside. (Joshua Haiar/South Dakota Searchligh...

Flooding causes no-travel advisory in southeast SD; portions of I-29 blocked

A flooded southeast South Dakota road on June 21, 2024. (Courtesy of South Dakota Department of Transportation) The Department of Transportation issued a no-travel advisory this afternoon for all stat...

State says many flooded southeast SD highways are closed

A flooded road in Minnehaha County in the early morning hours of June 21, 2024. (Courtesy of Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office) Many highways in southeast South Dakota are closed because of floo...

Company says it self-financed Noem documentary

Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during a bill-signing ceremony March 6, 2024, at the Capitol in Pierre. (David Bordewyk/South Dakota NewsMedia Association) A company that produced a new documentary about Sout...

With marijuana on the ballot, it’s not just about good times. It’s also about money.

An employee collects money while holding packages of marijuana at Top Shelf Cannabis, a retail marijuana store, on July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Washington. Top Shelf Cannabis was the first retail mari...

Minnehaha auditor plans recount of two elections; commissioner calls timing ‘irresponsible’

Minnehaha County Auditor Leah Anderson talks to an election worker during the Sioux Falls city and school board election on April 9, 2024. (Makenzie Huber/South Dakota Searchlight) The top election of...