Friday, December 11, 2015
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

After a long wait, the state Department of Health has finally launched its website to allow the public to access health inspection scores for nearly 6,000 restaurants, campgrounds and lodging establishments in South Dakota.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

This news series won third place for "Best Public Service Project" at the South Dakota Newspaper Association's 2011 annual awards, presented on April 28, 2012:

Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It only seems like there’s a new restaurant opening every week in Rapid City. But with all the options for dining out that are available, how do consumers know which restaurants have failed a health inspection by the state Department of Health?

Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011

When the El Patron Mexican restaurant closed without warning last August, diners wondered what had happened to the popular downtown eatery known for huge burritos and homemade salsa. It took a call to the South Dakota Department of Health to find out.

If you can get a hold of one of the hand-written scoring sheets used in South Dakota restaurant inspections, it provides a surprising amount of detail about what's going on behind the scenes at your favorite eatery.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010