South Dakota's aging population is increasingly at risk for financial exploitation, in some cases even by family members. The state has one of the nation's only statewide prosecutorial teams focused solely on financial crimes against the elderly and in just two years nearly 800 complaints have been investigated.
South Dakota students as young as middle-school age are following a national trend in using vaping devices. Health officials warn the illegal activity is dangerous but changes in packaging are making make it increasingly difficult to detect.
National studies show that effective marking of roadways saves lives. In South Dakota, the quality and type of roadway markings varies widely from road to road, city to city and county to county. Some areas of the state are far behind in the use of new traffic marking technologies.