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Scotland is a place that you could call home no matter what your age; If you are starting a family, retiring, or just looking a smaller community. Live, work, and play, that's our motto. Take a look around our site, you will find information about our town, schools, and everything this small community has to offer. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

Tue. 09/09/14

Tue. 09/09/14 The Lady Highlanders travel to Centerville on Tuesday, September 9 to play against Centerville and Gayville-Volin. The matches begin at 4:30 p.m. Good Luck!

Mon. 09/08/14

Mon. 09/08/14 The Lady Highlanders travel to Freeman on Monday, September 8. The junior varsity begins at 6:15 p.m. Good Luck!

Mon. 09/08/14

Mon. 09/08/14 The Scotland Highlander Cross Country runners will host the Scotland Invite meet on Monday, September 8. The meet begins at 4:15 p.m. Good Luck!

Sat. 09/06/14

Sat. 09/06/14 The Scotland Highlander Cross Country runners will travel to Plankinton on Saturday, September 6 to participate in the Mt. Vernon/Plankinton meet. The meet begins at 9:00 a.m. Good Luck Runners!

Fri. 09/05/14

Fri. 09/05/14 The Scotland Highlanders will travel to Tripp on Friday, September 5 to play Tripp-Delmont/Armour. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. Good Luck!

Fri. 09/05/14

Fri. 09/05/14 Group photos will be taken at Scotland Middle-High School on Friday, September 5, starting at 10:00 a.m. Groups having their pictures taken are: middle school volleyball, middle school football, high school volleyball, high school football, cross country, football cheerleaders, high school chorus, high school band and flags, student council and the senior class. If interested in purchasing pictures from Lifetouch, payment envelopes can be picked up at the school.

Sun. 09/07/14

Sun. 09/07/14 The 7th Annual ALS Poker Run will be held on Sunday, September 7. This is hosted by the Scotland VFW in memory of Violet Thum. Registration is at 11:00 a.m. and vehicles will leave at 12:00 p.m. The fee is $10 per person and 50% of the entry fee will go towards ALS research. Free will donation lunch after the run with all proceeds also going to ALS research. Stops include: The Dock, The Keg in Tabor, The Ice House in Yankton, Meridian Corner and Scotland VFW.

Fri. 09/05/14

Fri. 09/05/14 The 125th Statehood Anniversary Wagon Train is an opportunity to participate in and learn about South Dakota history. The wagon train will begin at the Dakota Territorial capital of Yankton on Wednesday, September 3 and will arrive at the South Dakota capital of Pierre on Saturday, September 20. At each evening stop along the approximately 250-mile trip, local landowners and historians will present a history of that local area. Community and civic groups will be sponsoring many of the evening meals and events, so people can see the wagon train up close and visit with wagon train participants. Scotland will be the second stop on the trail on Friday, September 5. Entertainment will be provided by old time fiddler Wilbur Foss and other musicians. A pageant featuring Craig Neumeister and re-enactors will portray the history of Scotland. Serving of the evening meal will begin between 5:30-6:00 p.m. at the Rodeo Grounds, provided by the Scotland Rodeo Club. Approximately 6:30 p.m. will be the pageant. The VFW will be serving breakfast beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6. They will be serving biscuits and gravy for $4.00; eggs and Scotland Locker sausage for $5.00 and donut and coffee for $1.50. Coffee and orange juice will be available. This entire event is open to the public. Come and see history made once again right here in Scotland.

Thu. 09/04/14

Thu. 09/04/14 The Scotland Fire Department is holding a groundbreaking celebration for the new fire hall on Thursday, September 4th.

Fri. 08/22/14

Fri. 08/22/14 All interested bowlers are encouraged to attend the bowling meeting Friday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rec Bar. If you are unable to attend please be sure to call if you are interested in bowling on a league.

Firefighter Suspended For Flying Confederate Flag In Parade

Brian Nielsen drove a Hartland Fire Department truck in the Third of July Parade in the southern Minnesota city of Albert Lea.

Spearfish Woman Dies In Rollover Crash

Authorities are still investigating, but alcohol and no seat belts are believed to be a factor in the crash.

Severe Weather At Campgrounds

Some families in campgrounds tonight could deal with severe weather in Eastern South Dakota.

Now Playing: Harpsichord Of Columbus' Era Sounds Again

Museum director Cleveland Johnson says the recording is the equivalent of a "sound document."

Mental Health Calls Jump 35 Percent For Aberdeen Police

the department responded to 278 mental health calls last year, up from 206 calls in 2013.

Funding In Trouble For Rural Libraries In Pennington County

library services have had a yearly deficit as high as $40,000

Sioux Falls To Participate In Safer People, Safer Streets Challenge

Mayor Huether will discuss strategies to designing road projects that are safe and efficient for anyone, on foot or on wheels.

New Road Closures Monday

Road closures beginning Monday, July 6

Film Premiere Honors Military Veterans

A movie premiere in Sioux Falls focuses on honoring military veterans.

4th Of July In Delmont

For Delmont, this year's 4th of July festivities isn't just about the celebration.

Sunday Boredom Busters

Nature hike at Good Earth State Park

Sioux Falls Celebrates Independence Day Downtown

The festivities also included a fun run in Falls Park as well as a performance by the Sioux Falls Municipal Band.

Firework Sales Soar On July 4

Raderschadt says the store's top sellers include artillery shells and 500 gram shells.

Veterans Gather For Fourth Of July Celebration At Outreach Center

Stenzel has started a Go Fund Me page to raise funds in an effort to keep the center open.

Rapid City Woman Credited With Helping Catch Mail Thief

Authorities say Dennyce Korb took matters into her own hands

Arlington Woman Dies Before Crashing Vehicle

No one was else was hurt in the accident.

Attorney Asks Appeals Court To Affirm Gay Marriage Ruling

Newville is asking the court to affirm Schreier's decision in light of the ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Man Gets Probation For Taking Native American Artifacts

Seiler says Overbey admitted he took the artifacts from the Revheim Recreation area and the Point of View area

Court Affirms Sentence, Convictions Of Sioux Falls Broker

Hansen was the public face of RAHFCO Management Group as well as a handful of other agencies with similar names.

Sioux Falls Crash Takes Down Power Lines

We will update this story with more information as we receive it.

Severe Weather At Campgrounds

Some families in campgrounds tonight could deal with severe weather in Eastern South Dakota.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

July Could Be Cooler Than Average

This is during a time when our average highs are in the 80s, but we could get used to seeing the cooler air for July.

Fireworks Burst Chemical Levels, But Not For Long

Each time the all too familiar explosions go off on the 4th of July, tiny particles are sent into the atmosphere.

Storm Center Update: Friday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Friday, July 3

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update: Thursday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Thursday, July 2

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Showers and thundestorms are expected today in much of central and eastern KELOLAND.

July Seeing Less Rain, Cooler Temperatures

We're getting indications that we'll be below these numbers so whatever rain you can get your hands on, grab it.

Storm Center Update - Wednesday PM

The Canadian wildfire smoke of recent days has diminished quite a bit, and it is mostly east of the James River.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for scattered showers and t-storms East River today.

Part Of Southeast KELOLAND Seeing Dry Conditions

While many locations only picked up a couple of tenths of an inch, there were a couple of heavier amounts near a half inch.


KELOLAND's Chief Photojournalist Kevin Kjergaard took his camera out to look at the smoke from sunrise to sunset.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

The river of smoke continues to flow from northern Canada southeast to Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Periods of showers and thunderstorms will be expect the next couple of days in KELOLAND.

Canadian Smoke Give Sun An Orange Haze

It's due to fires in Canada, the northwest flow in the atmosphere has moved the smoke across the plains giving it a shade ...

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

It has been a sunny, warm, and hazy day.

Sunday Sports Broadcast

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Saturday Sports Broadcast

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Friday Sports Broadcast

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Another Successful Dakota Showcase

The 15th annual Dakota Showcase was once again a slam dunk for not only the players, but area college coaches as well.

Thursday Sports Broadcast

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Ringneck Tournament Returns To Sioux Falls

The 38th annual Ringneck International Softball Tournament opens play this weekend.

Gibson, Twins Blank Royals 2-0

Kyle Gibson allowed only four hits, while striking out seven batters, over eight shutout innings in the Twins' 2-0 win.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Kurtiss Riggs Named IFL Coach Of The Year

Sioux Falls Storm head coach Kurtiss Riggs has been named the IFL Coach of the Year.

Building On A Lacrosse Legacy

Cansayapi Lacrosse, in Southwest Minnesota, is led by Franky Jackson who coaches his two sons, Denton and Vincent.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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Wednesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Storm Land Eight Players On IFL All-League Teams

The Sioux Falls Storm landed a league-high eight players on the all-league teams, including five first team selections.

Cueto Pitches Reds Past Twins 2-1

Johnny Cueto worked into the eighth inning, striking out eight, as Cincinnati beat Minnesota 2-1.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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Zomer Looks To Take His New Ride To New Heights

Dusty Zomer is running an expanded schedule in the #82 Buffalo Wild Wings sprint car, and leads the Huset's point standings.

Bergin Collects Three Hits, But Canaries Fall To Wingnuts

David Bergin and the Canaries erased an early 4-0 deficit with four runs in the fourth inning, but lost to Wichita 6-4.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

USA Blanks Germany To Advance To World Cup Final

The United States women's soccer team topped Germany 2-0 in the World Cup semifinals.

LPGA Symetra Tour Coming To Sioux Falls

On top of seeing pro golfers in action, there will be a free kids clinic, pro-ams and entertainment.

Coleman Continues To Climb The Minor League Ranks

Dusty Coleman is just a phone call away from achieving his dream to play in the MLB.

Monday Sports Broadcast

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Monday Night Scoreboard

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

Twins' Rally Falls Short In 11-7 Loss To Reds

After falling behind 9-1, the Twins scored six runs in the fourth inning Monday night, but lost to Cincinnati 11-7.

City Data

  • Population: 891
  • County: Bon Homme
  • 911 enhanced GPS
  • Hospital
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Ambulance Units


  • Located on Hwy 25
  • 4 mi. N. of Hwy 46
  • 12 mi. N. of Hwy 50
  • 6 mi. S. of Hwy 18
  • 30 mi. from Yankton, SD
  • 50 mi. from Mitchell, SD
  • 75 mi. from Sioux Falls, SD
  • 80 mi. from Sioux City, IA


  • Scotland High School
  • Scotland Elementary School
  • Scotland Public Library

Emergency Shelters

Scotland School
711 4th St.
Enter at west side near gym
Scotland City Hall
410 Main St.
Enter off of Main St.
Scotland Fire Hall
530 Juniper St.
Enter at south entrance

Rubble Site Hours

Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to Noon
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Effective May 1 - October 31st
Weather Permitting