Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.

  • Governor's Column: Enhancing Bee Habitat
    There are more than 400 species of native bees in South Dakota. Though we don’t have exact numbers on bee distribution or abundance, we know bees are critical to our state’s economy.
  • DPS Receives Federal 9-1-1 Grant
    PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety has received a federal grant of more than $1.5 million that will be used for equipment at the statewide 9-1-1 emergency centers, also known as public safety answering points (PSAPs).
  • Noem Appoints Fourth Circuit Judge
    Governor Kristi Noem today appointed Kevin J. Krull to serve as judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit.
  • Agency Village Puppy Tests Positive For Rabies
    A Beagle Dachshund mix puppy approximately 3 months of age in Agency Village has tested positive for rabies and health officials are urging individuals who may have been bitten, scratched or in contact with the puppy’s saliva to call the state Department of Health or their physician to determine whether rabies shots are needed.
  • Crow Creek Tribe, Highway Patrol To Cooperate On Joint Enforcement Operation For Pow Wow
    FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe will work together to keep people safe at this weekend’s Crow Creek Dakota Nation Pow Wow.
  • Car and Tractor Show planned for SD State Fair
    The South Dakota State Fair invites classic car and antique tractor enthusiasts to take part in the Classic Car Show and Antique Tractor Show sponsored by Stan’s Inc. on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, during the State Fair.
  • DENR Accepting Applications for the Volkswagen Truck Program
    The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is accepting applications for round one of the Volkswagen Truck program.
  • Education department announces guidelines for 2019-20 free or reduced-price meal programs
    Child and Adult Nutrition Services in the South Dakota Department of Education announces the policy for free milk or free and reduced-price meals. The policy applies to children unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, and/or Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP).
  • Final Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts
    Final vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 79th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 2-11, 2019, show a slight decrease over 2018.
  • SD State Fair Advanced Daily Gate Admission Available Online
    The South Dakota State Fair is excited to announce that fairgoers can now buy advanced daily gate admission for the 2019 SD State Fair online at
  • Cleanup Assistance Hotline Extended in South Dako
    PIERRE, S.D. – The Cleanup Assistance Hotline established by South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters has been extended until Aug. 16.
  • Governor's Column: Bringing in a New School Year
    Earlier this year, I visited Todd County Middle School in Mission, South Dakota – a school that is doing a lot of things right. Their work has been bolstered in recent years by a state-funded Native American Achievement Grant, a 3-year project to jumpstart improvements in academic outcomes for Native American students and increase student success.
  • Heirloom Recipe Contest to be Held at SD State Fair
    Fairgoers will have the chance to enter a favorite family recipe in the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Family Heirloom Recipe Competition at the South Dakota State Fair in the Women’s Building on Sunday, Sept. 1.
  • Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts - 6 day total
    Traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation still show a slight increase over 2018 in vehicles entering Sturgis for the 79th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 2-11, 2019.
  • Campus Academic Requests Approved
    The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved academic program requests from public universities to meet workforce and community development needs across the state.

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