Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor And First Lady To Welcome Halloween Visitors
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard will give Halloween treats to children who come to trick-or-treat at the Governor’s Mansion on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. CDT.
- October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and health officials are reminding women to talk with their health care providers about getting screened for breast cancer.
- State Employee Health Plan Will Maintain Open Network
The South Dakota State Employee Health Plan has agreed to terms with Sanford Health to maintain in-network access for its members to all current physicians and services.
- S.D. State Parks to Host Halloween Events
Campgrounds are open year-round, and several parks will host trick-or-treaters at special events this Halloween season.
- Watertown, Rapid City Women Honored For Disease Intervention Work
Ashley Klatt, Watertown, and Summer Gillaspie, Rapid City, have been named 2016 distinguished disease intervention specialists (DIS) by the South Dakota Department of Health.
- Eagle Scout Plants Trees Along Rapid Creek
Eagle Scout John Thorstenson of Troop 72 planted 48 trees and 150 shrubs in the Founders Park area of Rapid Creek on Oct. 8.
- Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the S.D. 42 Western Minnehaha County Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Minnehaha County and the city of Sioux Falls, will hold a public open house on Wednesday, Oct. 26, to inform area residents on the recommendations of a corridor study for the following roadway corridor:
- GFP Offers Refunds on Archery, Youth and Muzzleloader Deer Licenses
Last week, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) issued information about epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and removing left-over deer licenses and offering refunds to East River firearm hunters for the 2016 season.
- Registration Deadline Approaching-- Students Encouraged to Attend
Oct. 28 is the deadline to register for the pre-events sessions of the South Dakota Local Foods Conference in Mitchell.
- Farmers Encouraged to Respond to ARMS II Survey
The US Department of Agriculture is conducting a survey targeting pest management.
- Governor's Column: To Show Posterity What Manner Of Men They Were
I never tire of Mount Rushmore. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve visited, but I can say the splendor of South Dakota’s biggest tourist attraction hasn’t worn thin for me.
- Gov. Daugaard Issues Cottonwood Fire Disaster Declaration
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed an emergency disaster declaration for Jackson County, in response to damage caused by the 41,000-acre Cottonwood wildfire.
- South Dakota SNAP Program Earns Top Ranking and Federal Bonus
South Dakota has received a first place ranking and performance bonus from the United States Department of Agriculture for the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP
- Historical Society book on Great Depression, New Deal now available
A new book from the South Dakota State Historical Society examines the New Deal's effect on families, farmers, miners, youth, women, American Indians and others living during the Great Depression.
- Fire Hazard and Fuels Mitigation Cost-Share Program
With the season changing in the Black Hills, now is the best time to lower the risk of catastrophic fire to your property.