South Dakota State


Most popular baby names for girls in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (STACKER) — Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in South Dakota using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by the number of babies born in South Dakota in 2021. Olivia is currently the most popular girl name...
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With winter weather looming, keep track of road conditions with SD511

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( — The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds drivers to check this winter before hitting the roads. While plow operators work in some harsh winter weather conditions, there are times they are sidelined for the safety of both the plow operators and the public. The DOT says you can download the SD511 mobile app for up-to-date road conditions. You can also sign up for customized notifications at to receive text messages or emails about road closures and travel advisories.

The week ahead in SD state government

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Here’s a first look at meetings of South Dakota state government boards and commissions that are open to the public, starting Monday, November 28, 2022. Click on the name for meeting details. Please note that any could be postponed because of the COVID-19 situation.

South Dakota first-time homebuyer assistance programs

The Mount Rushmore State saw a significant spike in home prices from 2021 to 2022. The appeal to both the seasoned and first-time homebuyer in South Dakota may be because the state has the sixth lowest cost of living in the country, but that may change if housing prices continue to rise.

Snowy forecast tomorrow; Temperature swings ahead

The weather pattern will be turning more active this week as the disturbance to our northwest gathers strength. You can see some snow in the Rockies this morning, but not much to show yet in KELOLAND as of 7am. We expect accumulating snow late tonight and tomorrow, with a Winter...

South Dakota Day of Giving Is Transforming Lives

For those working in the nonprofit community, a win is seeing people's lives changed. And it's happening every day. Knowing the work they do benefits others in a way much of us never see. These individuals are the bridge for people like you and businesses like those you work for that profoundly impact those who need help the most.

Senator John Thune – The IRS needs accountability and improvment

If there is a simpler and more effective way of doing something, that’s how it should be done. Republicans put this principle into practice five years ago with our pro-growth tax reform that simplified the tax code, lowered rates, and reduced South Dakotans’ tax bills. The fact that most South Dakotans were able to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks while the federal government has collected record-high revenues helps prove that the Republican plan worked.

Questions About Food Tax Proposal

Governor Kristi Noem will deliver her budget address to the legislature next Monday and possibly add details to her proposal to cut the sales tax on groceries. Lobbyist Steve Willard says overall sales tax growth has been strong but questions whether the food tax could be easily replaced…. Willard says...

Small Business Saturday gives shoppers the opportunity to buy local products

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - After Black Friday, many shoppers wait for cyber-Monday to get the next best deal for holiday purchases, but Small Business Saturday encourages people to shop at their locally-owned stores. The annual holiday puts a spotlight on small businesses that otherwise would be overshadowed by larger...

Issues Lining up for the 2023 SD Legislative Session

Issues for the 2023 South Dakota legislature are starting to line up. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Casey Crabtree of Madison says they will have to work with counties on their jail issues….. Crabtree says inflation will be a big factor in spending for schools, health care providers and state...

Area communities awarded economic development grants

The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded a total of three-and-a-half-million dollars in economic development grants last week for infrastructure improvements for some smaller communities and agri-business development. One of the communities in our area receiving a Community Access grant is the City of Salem, which will receive 600-thousand dollars for...