Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor's Column: Dual Credit Opportunities
As summer comes to a close, kids are heading back to the classroom. In some homes, parents are sending their little ones to school for the first time.
- Wagon Train Beginning In Territorial Capital Next Week
The 125th statehood anniversary wagon train will begin in Yankton next week. Before the wagon train leaves on Thursday, Sept. 4, the public is invited to attend a Yankton statehood celebration.
- Wagner And Parker Form Statehood Committees
Wagner and Parker have formed statehood celebration committees for South Dakota's 125th birthday year.
- Modern-day homesteader to tell her story at Cultural Heritage Center
A modern-day homesteader will tell about her life at 7 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
- 125th Feature: Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek lays claim to being the oldest continuously inhabited place in South Dakota. People have lived in this spot for at least the last 250 years.
- “Grow: 66/125” Trees Coming To Each County
Trees growing in soil collected from all 66 South Dakota counties are being delivered to historic sites in each county of the state over the next two weeks.
- Value Added Ag Day at the SD State Fair
Today is Value Added Ag Day at the State Fair. Stop by the Day Sponsor Tent to see what’s happening in South Dakota’s agricultural industry.
- Channel Seeds Preview Day Kicks off SD State Fair
HURON, S.D. – Wednesday, Aug. 27, is Channel Seeds Preview Day at the South Dakota State Fair.
- Haan Lawsuit Seeking Placement on Ballot for U.S. House of Representatives Dismissed
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that on Monday, August 25, 2014, Charles W. Haan filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General to certify Haan as a candidate for the United States House of Representatives or to compel the Attorney General to order Secretary of State Jason Gant to certify Haan as a candidate.
- Public Input Sought for Historic Preservation Plan
The South Dakota State Historical Society’s Historic Preservation Office in Pierre is gathering information to use in revising the Statewide Preservation Plan.
- State Fair 4-H Exhibits and Activities are Strategically Located
HURON, S.D. – This year’s State Fair will see a shuffling of 4-H exhibits and activities because of the transition from Clover Hall to the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community.
- Cultural Heritage Center to Continue Offering Free Admission to Military
Officials with the South Dakota State Historical Society have announced that the museum in the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will continue to provide free admission to active duty military families – like those presently offered within the Blue Star Museums program -- after the Blue Star program ends on Labor Day.
- 2014 Pheasant Brood Survey Indicates Higher Pheasant Numbers
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed the annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a 76 percent increase in the statewide pheasants-per-mile index from 2013.
- Ways to Save Money at the State Fair
HURON, S.D. –South DakotaState Fair offers several ways to save money during the fair.
- Faulkton To Be Capital For A Day
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Faulkton has been chosen to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23.