Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor's Column: Examples Of Stewardship
It was President Grover Cleveland who said “a public office is a public trust.” The man who served as the United States’ 22nd and 24th president knew Americans expect their elected officials to do what is morally right and to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
- Judge Delays Implementation of WOTUS in 13 States, Including South Dakota
On Aug. 27, 2015, the District Court of North Dakota granted a preliminary injunction temporarily delaying implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) rule redefining the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS).
- Transportation Commission Approves New Administrative Rules
The South Dakota Transportation Commission adopted rules for the County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plans and the Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) at their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27.
- South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota Agencies Plan Tri-State DUI Enforcement Campaign
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is among several law enforcement agencies in three states participating in an effort to crack down on drunk drivers.
- News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard will attend the A-TEC Academy Ribbon Cutting in Aberdeen.
- Sobriety Checkpoints Planned For September
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints in 17 counties during September.
- Federal District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction in WOTUS Case
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the District Court of North Dakota has issued a preliminary injunction in the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) case.
- 2015 Pheasant Brood Survey Indicates Pheasant Numbers are up 42 Percent
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed the annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a 42 percent increase in the statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index from 2014.
- Technical Institutes Receive Future Funds For New And Upgraded Equipment
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded just over four million dollars in Future Funds to the state’s four technical institutes for priority equipment needs and expanding programs in high-demand workforce areas.
- 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. 3, 2015, 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.
- South Dakota Supreme Court Uphold First Degree Rape Conviction
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the first degree rape conviction in Terry Lee Oleson v. State of South Dakota.
- South Dakota Recognizes Important Work of Direct Support Professionals
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota is honoring its workers who strive to build a bridge to inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by setting aside Sept. 13-19 as Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week.
- Growing in Agriculture
This year marks the 130th annual South Dakota State Fair.
- South Dakota’s ACT score steady, above the nation
According to data released earlier today, South Dakota’s average composite ACT score is above the national average.
- Board approves new and expanded programs at Western Dakota Tech
The South Dakota Board of Education has approved program expansions and a new program at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City in the areas of cybersecurity, medical laboratory technician and dental assisting.