SPEARFISH — Although Lawrence County has seen a more consistent rise in COVID-19 cases since the middle of summer, medical and city officials in Spearfish say the precautions taken by Black Hills communities earlier in the year have positioned them to deal with the recent uptick.
LEAD — Lead-Deadwood School District administrators updated the board of education on the pandemic learning environment at a special meeting Monday, ultimately deciding to stay the course with a hybrid learning environment consisting of both distance and face-to-face learning, where five ope…
STURGIS — The Meade School District has opted for an in-school quarantine of students and staff who are deemed close contacts of someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
SPEARFISH — Representatives from Loaf ’N Jug in Spearfish notified the Pioneer that an employee at the 813 Main St. Spearfish store tested positive for COVID-19.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Tuesday reported 320 new cases of COVID-19 as the state experiences an uptick in cases in recent weeks and state lawmakers readied plans to address the crisis with federal relief money.
DEADWOOD — Deadwood gaming continues to hold its own during the pandemic, down just half a percent compared to August 2019 levels, according to statistics released Tuesday by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming.
(AP) — Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way?
SPEARFISH — Two major capital improvements projects in Spearfish have taken significant steps forward as bids have been awarded to both the wildlife exclusion fence project at the Black Hills Airport/Clyde Ice Field and Phase 1 Infrastructure at the Sky Ridge housing development.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday called for a special session of the legislature to figure out a plan to spend more than $1 billion in federal funds the state has received to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
BROOKINGS — Deadwood casinos are once again betting on South Dakota voters to allow them to expand their gaming choices. Amendment B authorizes the Legislature to allow wagering on sporting events at Deadwood casinos. If approved, tribal casinos would also be allowed to offer sports wagering.
DEADWOOD — The city of Deadwood’s proposed 2021 budget reflects a slight decrease of $220,150, as the city commission considered the first reading of the budget ordinance Sept. 8, which provides for $19.6 million in appropriations for the Fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2021 and ending Dec. 31…
DEADWOOD — While these three veterans, along with 19 others, tackled the 110-mile march from Edgemont to Deadwood on the Mickelson Trail to honor current and past sacrifices of America’s veterans beginning Friday, 250 others participated in the 26.2-mile marathon, relay, and mini march Satur…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Question: Why is it that one candidate can win the popular vote but another wins the electoral vote and thus the presidency?
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota health officials said Sunday that active cases of the coronavirus dropped by 102 in the last day, decreasing the total number to 2,843.
An experienced traffic-accident reconstruction expert is casting doubt on the claim made by South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg that he thought he hit a deer with his car the night of Sept. 12 when in fact he had struck and killed a man.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Native American voting rights group and two tribes on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against South Dakota state agencies, alleging that the state is violating federal law by failing to offer adequate voter registration services.
NORTHERN HILLS — “Nursing is something that is needed everywhere. There is not a single country, city, town on the planet that is exempt from the need for health care,” said Nicole Kerkenbush, Monument Health chief nursing and performance officer.
BELLE FOURCHE — At approximately 3 p.m. Friday, a Nissan Altima caught fire in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 85. Among the first responders were the Spearfish Fire Department, Spearfish Ambulance Service, Spearfish Police Department, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, and South Dak…
PIERRE — Contract tracing of students at elementary, secondary and college levels is being done collaboratively with school districts and colleges, South Dakota Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon said Thursday.