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South Dakota Group Considers Concussion Rules for High School Football

The association that governs high school sports in South Dakota is considering new rules aimed at reducing concussions among prep football players. The High School Activities Association Board of Directors might adopt recommendations and guidelines from the National Federation of …

FEMA Approves Disaster Funding for South Dakota

South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $3.6 million in disaster aid to help communities recover from several June storms, including the tornado in Wessington Spring and flooding in other areas. Funds …

South Dakota Tornado Relief Fund Applications Due in September

Residents of Wessington Springs, S.D., affected by a June 18 tornado have until Sept. 13 to submit an application for financial assistance. The Daily Republic reports the Wessington Springs Relief Fund has collected about $170,000. Linda William is the city’s …

S.D. High Court Rules That Continuous and Progressive Damage Exclusion Doesn’t Violate Public Policy

In AMCO Ins. Co. v. Employers Mut. Cas. Co., 845 N.W.2d 918 (2014), the South Dakota Supreme Court held that a successor insurance policy’s exclusion precluding coverage for property damage that commenced or occurred prior to the inception of the …

Small Business Loans Available in South Dakota Disaster Areas

Low-interest Small Business Administration loans are available to South Dakotans hit by flooding or a tornado. SBA has issued a disaster declaration for homes and businesses damaged June 13-20. That makes low-interest loans available in the primary counties of Jerauld …

South Dakota Legislators Request Federal Aid for Recent Disasters

South Dakota’s three members of Congress have asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for three counties hit last month by a tornado and flooding. In a letter to the president, Rep. Kristi Noem and Sens. Tim Johnson …

South Dakota to Correct Speed Limit Sign Mistake

South Dakota transportation officials are correcting speed limit signage on a short section of Interstate 90 near Box Elder. The Rapid City Journal reports that the stretch has a reputation as a speed trap, with frequent traffic stops made by …

Hundreds of Vehicles in Sioux Falls Damaged by Storm

Sioux Falls, S.D., auto body shops are in for a busy summer after a storm that pelted the metro area with pea- to golf ball-size hail, damaging hundreds of vehicles. No injuries were immediately reported from the Thursday afternoon storm, …

South Dakota Workers Injured in Ferris Wheel Construction Mishap

Two men working on construction of a Ferris wheel at the Scheels store in Sioux Falls, S.D., were hurt when an electric motor fell about 15 feet The workers were taken to a hospital Wednesday afternoon with injuries that police …

South Dakota Highway Fatalities Up Compared to 2013

Fatalities in car wrecks on South Dakota highways so far this year have almost doubled compared to the same period in 2013. The state’s Department of Public Safety says 24 people have died in crashes in 2014. The state recorded …