SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem reported a relatively large haul of campaign cash this year as she vaulted to prominence in conservative circles nationwide for her hands-off approach to the pandemic.
DEADWOOD — Boosted by both the Celebrity Hotel and Midnight Star being back on the books, Deadwood gaming numbers exploded in September, up nearly 20% compared to the same period in 2019, according to statistics released Wednesday by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming.
BELLE FOURCHE –– With COVID-19 numbers continuing to increase in many Northern Hills communities, Belle Fourche decided Monday to return to virtual meetings for the foreseeable future.
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are fearful, distressed and stretched thin.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota health officials confirmed Sunday that the state has reached the 100 mark in deaths due to complications from COVID-19 in October, with eight new fatalities in the last day.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS (AP) — Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.
BELLE FOURCHE –– In theory, distance learning seems like a safe alternative to face-to-face education during the COVID-19 pandemic conditions but in Belle Fourche, some students are struggling to keep up and some haven’t done a single assignment this year. “At the start of this year, we al…
LEAD — While at first blush, remote learning is a fine solution to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, delving deeper one will find it poses a unique challenge for teachers who are managing two classrooms – the one in front of them and the one popping up on their computer screens.
LEAD — COVID continues to be part of the daily conversation in the Lead-Deadwood School District, as Tuesday school district officials talked numbers and a proposed state testing initiative.
Realtors in South Dakota have seen a steady influx of people seeking more affordable housing and more personal freedoms by moving to South Dakota amid the pandemic, even as the state has seen a sharp rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Active cases of the coronavirus on Thursday topped 7,000 for the first time in South Dakota as hospitalizations also reached a new high.
DEADWOOD — Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) will largely go to upgrading technology to meet the ramped up distance learning demands of students and staff in the Lead-Deadwood School District, as Tuesday, the school board approved nearly $270,000 in CRF expenditures.
BELLE FOURCHE — The Belle Fourche School District Monday heard an update about the current COVID-19 figures within its schools and decided against participating in rapid testing.
PIERRE — A virtual road trip to South Dakota helped draw journalists and travel writers to promote tourism in the state when the pandemic shut physical travel down.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday blamed South Dakota’s recent surge in coronavirus cases on an increase in testing, even as the state saw a new high in the number of people hospitalized by the virus.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A late-stage study of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been paused while the company investigates whether a study participant’s “unexplained illness” is related to the shot.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Active coronavirus cases in South Dakota surpassed 6,000 for the first time Monday as the state continued to struggle to contain the virus.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Sunday reported a nearly 38% positivity rate on COVID-19 tests in the last day, with 617 new cases.
DEADWOOD — An air-cleaning unit that purports a 99.4% reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 surface strain will soon be installed in public buildings throughout Deadwood.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday announced the launch of a program to send up to $580 million in federal coronavirus aid to small businesses, health care providers and non-profit organizations.
(AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents has determined the spring academic calendars for the state’s universities will remain unchanged, despite a recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a final report on a massive COVID-19 outbreak at the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, then retracted that report and redid a second final report with much less stringent worker-safety recommendations.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota continued to struggle to contain the coronavirus as health officials on Friday reported an all-time new high for new coronavirus cases, with 772.
OPINION — There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States.
OPINION — The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a total of 10% of the World’s population has contracted coronavirus. While that is a staggering number, the converse is more sobering. If 10% have been infected, 90% of the population is still naïve to the virus and would have no m…
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A small hospital serving the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has sent two coronavirus patients to an out-of-state hospital in recent days, the tribe’s health department said Wednesday, even as South Dakota’s top health officials insist the state has plenty of hospital capacity …