Jim Peterson, former longtime lawmaker, passes away

Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, April 16, in honor of former State Senator James “Jim” Peterson. He passed away Monday in Watertown at the age of 79.

While living on the family farm near Revillo, Peterson served in the State Senate from 2005 to 2010 and from 2015 to 2016, and in the State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2004 and from 2013 to 2014.

Peterson served in Distrcit 4, which – for a time – included much of Brookings County.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 16, at 2 pm at Our Redeemer Church in Watertown.


April 15, 2022