Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- State Rep. Dan Dryden Dies, Gov. Daugaard Requests Flags At Half-Staff
State Rep. Dan Dryden of Rapid City passed away this morning. Dryden had represented District 34 in the State House of Representatives since 2011 and was the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
- Yankton County Resident First WNV Death Of Season
The Department of Health today reported a Yankton County resident died of West Nile virus (WNV) associated causes, the state's first WNV related death this season.
- Variety of Themes and Sponsors at SD State Fair
This year’s South Dakota State Fair, which runs Sept. 1-5, includes several themes and day sponsors.
- Connecting Agriculture
It has been an exciting two months settling in as South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture.
- Attorney General Jackley Appoints Vitek to Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the appointment of Jo Vitek of Watertown to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. She has been appointed to a two-year term effective August 2016. Vitek replaces Jeff Holcomb of Sioux Falls on the commission.
- Underground Research Lab to Host Activities at SD State Fair
Staff from the Sanford Underground Research Facility will host a variety of activities during this year’s South Dakota State Fair.
- Governor's Column: The Great South Dakota Get-Together
Summer activities and vacations are coming to an end and practices for school-related events have begun. But there’s one final gathering to attend before summer is truly over – the South Dakota State Fair.
- State Awards $221,195 In Tobacco Disparities Grants
The Department of Health is awarding $221,195 in grants to reduce tobacco use in populations with higher rates of tobacco use.
- Attorney General Jackley and the National Association of Attorneys General to Host Opioid Abuse Training in Sioux Falls
Attorney General Marty Jackley will host an Opioid Abuse Consumer Protection Training in Sioux Falls on Monday August 29, 2016, at the South Dakota Medical School.
- Dedication of the Nordby Exhibit Hall
The Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community will be dedicated during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. during the 2016 South Dakota State Fair.
- 7th Annual South Dakota Gathering
People with disabilities, family members, case managers, direct support professionals, educators and other professionals in the field of human services will be in attendance for the 7th annual South Dakota Gathering.
- Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests
Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations have conducted investigations into sex trafficking in Rapid City.
- State ACT scores remain steady, above national average
South Dakota’s average composite ACT score remains steady and above the national average, according to data released earlier today.
- Veterans Day at the South Dakota State Fair
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, as Veterans Day at the South Dakota State Fair, calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.
- Leaders Recognized for Their Service to South Dakota's Veterans
County and tribal veterans’ service officers (CTVSO) and staff from the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (SDDVA) were recognized for their dedication to serving veterans and veterans’ families at an awards program Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Pierre.