Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor's Column: A Message To The Classes Of 2016
Congratulations to the class of 2016! To all high school, college and technical school students now approaching graduation in South Dakota, I commend you for reaching this milestone.
- SD Tourism Industry Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week
National Travel & Tourism Week will be celebrated nationwide May 1-7.
- Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 19 Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) for a total of more than $8 million at their monthly meeting today (April 28) in Pierre.
- Governor Requests Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Terry Redlin
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Friday, April 29, to honor the life of Terry Redlin.
- Applications Open For Rural Health Recruitment Program
A state program that helps rural medical facilities recruit pharmacists, physical therapists and other health professionals will accept applications beginning May 1.
- South Dakota Observes Wildfire Awareness Month During May
Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May as Wildfire Awareness Month in South Dakota.
- SD State Fair Seeks SD Talent for Sherwin Linton’s AARP Centennial Stage Show
The South Dakota State Fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are looking for South Dakota entertainers of all genres and styles to be included in the 2016 State Fair AARP Centennial Stage Shows.
- Attorney General Jackley Announces Multistate and Federal Settlement with Wyeth and Pfizer
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota reached an agreement in principle to settle allegations against Wyeth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc.
- Out-of-State Transient Pavers Sentenced on Deceptive Trade Practices Violations
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Henry Josh Harrison, 46, Spiro, Oklahoma, Nailor L. Harrison Jr, 49, Carthage, Missouri and Billy Ray Jeffery, 54, Spiro, Oklahoma were sentenced for Deceptive Trade Practices regarding contractor work they were performing in several South Dakota counties.
- Wildfire Awareness Month Celebration to be held in Rapid City
The public is invited to join local fire protection agencies for an afternoon of fun-filled events to be held at Rapid City’s Main Street Square on Sunday, May 1, from 1–3 p.m.
- Spearfish Driver Exam Station Moves to New Location
PIERRE, S.D. – Spearfish’s driver exam station will open at a new location starting in May.
- Changes to Department of Social Services’ Chemical Dependency Programs Announced
The Department of Social Services (DSS) announces the closure of the adolescent inpatient chemical dependency program at the Human Services Center in Yankton, S.D., effective June 8, 2016, and increased services for adults with chemical dependency needs.
- Attorney General Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Involving Technical Institutes
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has delivered to the Secretary of State an Attorney General Explanation for Constitutional Amendment R.
- Alumnus Barry Dunn Selected as New SDSU President
Barry Dunn, the endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, director of SDSU Extension, and professor of animal science at South Dakota State University, will become SDSU’s 20th president, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced Monday.
- Governor’s Statement On The Death Of Terry Redlin
Gov. Dennis Daugaard issued the following statement today on the passing of Terry Redlin.