USD removes interim tag on AD Herbster

David Herbster speaks to a gathering in 2012. Herbster, who has been serving as the interim athletic director since December, was named athletic director on Thursday.

BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net VERMILLION — David Herbster had the interim athletic director tag removed from his title at the University of South Dakota on Thursday during an athletic department meeting with president Jim Abbott. Herbster, in his sixth year with the department, was named interim A.D. last December after … Read Article

Kelly voices optimism as Congress aims for tighter gun rules

Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly said during a Wednesday afternoon press conference in Vermillion that he is confident Congress will “do the right thing” and tighten rules related to background checks for gun purchasers. Kelly gave a lecture Wednesday night on the USD campus. (Photo by David Lias)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net IdeaFest, an annual event at the University of South Dakota, brought former NASA astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly to the Vermillion campus Wednesday. Wednesday night, he talked about his success in space as well as his personal life in a lecture in Aalfs Auditorium at Slagle Hall. … Read Article

I-90 now open between Mitchell and Sioux Falls

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials announce Interstate 90 between Mitchell and Sioux Falls is now open. Interstate 90 between Mitchell and Rapid City remains closed until further notice. Motorists are reminded that highways across South Dakota are snow-packed, ice-covered and slippery. Much of the driving surface … Read Article

Interstate 90 closing between Rapid City and Sioux Falls

PIERRE, S.D.  – South Dakota officials are closing Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Sioux Falls effective immediately. That segment of Interstate will remain closed until conditions improve and crews are able to clear the roadway. Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say existing road conditions … Read Article