Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Kinsman Retires As Commissioner Of State Bureau Of Administration
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Paul Kinsman, the Commissioner of the South Dakota Bureau of Administration, has retired for health reasons.
- Attorney General Jackley Joins 30 States to Request Delay of the Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS)
Attorney General Marty Jackley joined with 30 other states in requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delay the effective date of the new rule defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The rule is currently set to go into effect on August 28, 2015.
- Zebra Mussels Discovered on Boat at Rocky Point Recreation Area
Earlier this month, a small number of young zebra mussels were found attached to a boat exiting Rocky Point Recreation Area at Belle Fourche Reservoir in western South Dakota. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) immediately performed sampling at the reservoir.
- Gov. Daugaard Announces Grant Funding to Five Communities for Recreational Trails Upgrades
Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently awarded Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding to several communities, state parks and the Black Hills National Forest totaling approximately $1.3 million.
- Motorists Urged To Be Patient, Cooperative As 75th Annual Sturgis Rally Begins
STURGIS, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials are urging drivers and bikers to show patience and cooperation on the roads as the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally nears.
- Jansen Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of First Degree Rape
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Hughes County State’s Attorney Wendy Kloeppner announced today that Christopher R. Jansen, 35, Selby has entered a guilty plea to two counts of rape in the first degree, class C felonies.
- State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program are due Oct. 1 for work beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
- Guidelines for 2015-16 free or reduced school meal programs announced
With school soon to be back in session in many South Dakota communities, the Department of Education wants families to know about the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs.
- Governor Seeking Interns For Fall Term
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for two fall 2015 Governor’s Office Internships in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from September to December 2015.
- Build Dakota Scholarship Recipients Announced
Today the Build Dakota Scholarship Board announced the 296 recipients of the first-ever Build Dakota scholarships.
- Tularemia Reported In Black Hills
A state health official says tularemia is on the rise, with seven cases reported in the Black Hills area since June.
- Become the Next “Dacotah Star” at the South Dakota State Fair
Make your voice heard at the South Dakota State Fair! Become the next “Dacotah Star” at the Dacotah Star Talent Competition presented by Dacotah Bank. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Dacotah Star division winners.
- Enjoy Family Events at South Dakota State Parks
PIERRE, S.D. – As July winds down and August rolls in, preparation begins for the return to school. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) continues to offer summer weekend programming. From festivals to excursions, South Dakota State Parks are hosting activities for all ages.
- Outdoor Campus Hosts 5th Annual Outdoor University
PIERRE, S.D. – Are you and your family interested in learning a new outdoor activity together? Here’s your chance! The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls will host its fifth annual Outdoor University on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sertoma Park.
- Hilger’s Gulch Getting A New Look
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is embarking on an initiative to bring back the native landscape of South Dakota to Hilger’s Gulch and save taxpayer money.