Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- West Nile Risk Heats Up
South Dakota’s peak transmission for West Nile virus (WNV) is now through the end of August and health officials are warning residents activity is already increasing.
- Governor's Column -- The 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
It’s almost rally time in South Dakota. What started in 1938 as a single motorcycle race in a small town has grown into one of the largest and best-known motorcycle gatherings in the world.
- DENR Announces New One-Stop Contested Case Proceedings Page
DENR has added a contested case proceedings page to the department’s website at http://denr.sd.gov/contested.aspx.
- State Fair to Host Dole Canned Fruit Dessert Baking Competition
The South Dakota State Fair has teamed up with Dole to find the best dessert in South Dakota using Dole canned fruit.
- Annual CTE Conference to be held in Sioux Falls
The 2016 South Dakota Career and Technical Education Conference will be held July 31-Aug. 2, at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls.
- Highway Patrol Plans Sobriety Checkpoints in August
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be held in 17 South Dakota counties during the month of August.
- Joint Law Enforcement Investigation Leads to Seizure of Heroin and Methamphetamine
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a joint law enforcement investigation has lead to the seizure of 2 pounds of Black Tar Heroin and 5 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine.
- Elite Youth Rodeo Contestants to Compete at SD Timed Event Championship at State Fair
The sixth annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship sponsored in part by Panhandle Slim, Double D Western, Producers Hybrids and Iverson Featherlite will be held Sept. 3-4 in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair.
- Speed Limit Changes on I-90, SD 34, and SD 79 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Due to the increased traffic volumes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the anticipated reduced operating speeds, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limits on the following highways from Thursday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 14.
- SD Ag Chat: Trade with Taiwan
A representative from Taiwan is learning more about agriculture in South Dakota.
- Temporary Traffic Signals To Be Placed During Rally
Due to the increase in traffic volumes expected during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will activate temporary traffic signals at the following locations:
- Governor's Column: Tragedies Felt In South Dakota
Flags across South Dakota have been at half-staff for most of the last two weeks. Following the violence perpetrated in Dallas, France and Baton Rouge, President Obama issued three consecutive proclamations calling for the lowering of the flag.
- President Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Baton Rouge Victims
President Obama has called for flags to remain at half-staff out of respect for the law enforcement officers whose lives were taken by the violence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday, July 17.
- Governor Names Scott Stern As GOED Commissioner
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Scott G. Stern as Commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Stern will begin on Sept. 1, 2016.
- Governor's Column: Another AAA and Budget Surplus
Throughout my time serving as governor, good stewardship of taxpayer dollars has been my goal. Two pieces of recent news can encourage South Dakotans that their state government is handling their money responsibly.