Here's a quick look at some of the expansions and innovations proposed Tuesday to the Legislature by Gov.
PIERRE -- The Thanksgiving folk story about Pilgrim colonists and native Americans came full circle for me this year. We ate our feast at Dakota Sioux Casino at Watertown. I heaped full one plate of dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy and turkey meat. That was plenty. I never made it to the side of the buffet where the ham, beef, beans and salad awaited. I also never made it to the desert island.
PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard won’t be proposing any big moves when he delivers his budget recommendations in a speech Tuesday to a joint assembly of the Legislature, according to...
PIERRE — Reducing mercury emissions and the haze in the air seen from national parks will cost electricity customers of Otter Tail Power an additional 7 percent in South Dakota starting Dec. 1 and up to 12 percent more eventually. The state Public Utilities Commission approved an environmental recovery tariff for the company Tuesday. It will pay for changes in equipment and operations necessary to comply with U.S.
PIERRE -- South Dakota would be organized into nine drainage basins, with councils of local residents elected to manage water issues in them, under a proposal that received unanimous approval from the Legislature's watershed task force Monday. Currently, each of the 66 county commissions decides whether to regulate drainage. Most don't.
PIERRE — People used the word corruption many times during South Dakota’s 2014 election campaigns. Yet many acts involving large sums of money were legal, so long as they happened...
PIERRE — At its Thursday meeting, the South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded $1.12 million in grants for road improvements in smaller communities in South Dakota. The Community Access grant program funds were awarded to improve roads leading to schools, main business areas, hospitals, grain elevators and other economic areas in the communities.
PIERRE — The state Transportation Commission awarded access grants to seven South Dakota communities Thursday to help with larger projects. They are Arlington $200,000; Burke $200,000; Groton $200,000; Ipswich $183,500; Menno $55,800; Sully County for a road in Onida $81,000; and Wessington Springs $200,000. The grants total $1,120,000 and will be used toward $3,724,673 of work.
PIERRE -- The state Transportation Commission reshuffled its western South Dakota projects schedule Thursday. Higher prices for projects in Rapid City and Deadwood in the past year forced changes to be made. "We cannot bond," said Mike Behm, who oversees the projects plan for the state Department of Transportation. "We only have a certain funding pod." The commission followed the recommendations presented by Behm and took several projects off the current four-year plan. The projects were switched to long-term status for consideration after 2018. One is reconstruction of U.S.
PIERRE -- The federal government's highway trust fund will run out of highway money this summer, putting road and bridge projects into financial uncertainty, South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist said Thursday. He told members of the state Transportation Commission that the fund could be empty as early as July unless Congress provides an injection of general funds. This isn't new.