Clayton Appointed State Epidemiologist

PIERRE, S.D. – Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon announced today that Dr. Joshua Clayton will serve as South Dakota’s next state epidemiologist. Clayton replaces Dr. Lon Kightlinger who retired earlier this month after serving 20 years with the Department.  ...

Missouri River Bridge Replacement Being Considered At Pierre

City leaders in Pierre and Fort Pierre will have some joint decisions to make in the next few years as plans come together to replace the vehicle bridge across the Missouri River. Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson recently attended a planning meeting for the bridge. ...

Watertown Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges In Watertown

On November 15, 2017, The South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Watertown Police Department executed a search warrant at a Watertown residence in the 700 block of Arrow Ave NE. The search warrant was a result of an investigation into the...

K3 Thera-Dakota Retirement Party Held At Watertown PD

The public was invited to a retirement party Wednesday afternoon at the Community Room of the Watertown Police Dept. to honor Thera-Dakota.  She's one of the department's canine drug detection dogs.  As you can see Thera-Dakota really enjoyed her cake and ice cream. ...

Report: Childhood Trauma High In South Dakota And Nationwide

Eric Tegethoff PIERRE, S.D. - Childhood trauma affects a large number of children in South Dakota and nationwide.  According to a new report, more than 45 percent of South Dakota children have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience - or ACE - including abuse,...

Six Year Old Watertown Girl Found Safe!

UPDATE: A happy ending!  Makenzie Crawford has been found and is safe. The Watertown Police Department thanked everybody for their help.  She was found at a friend's home last evening. The Watertown Police Department had been asking for public assistance looking for...