Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor's Column: Appreciation For Law Enforcement
We are fortunate to live in a relatively safe state. We tend to leave our cars running in the winter. We let our kids play outside.
- Governor Requests Flags At Half-Staff On Memorial Day
Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that flags be flown at half-staff on the morning of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, in observance of fallen military service members.
- Music and flag raising to commemorate Civil War Monument rededication in Pierre
Plans are set for the rededication of the Civil War Monument -- the first war monument on the State Capitol grounds in Pierre -- to take place Monday, June 1.
- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Encourages Boaters to Wear Life Jackets
As warm weather finally sets in, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) would like to remind boaters of important safety procedures when spending time on the water.
- Growing In Agriculture column: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
While Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer grilling season, recent news may have some worried about the cost of eggs or the Thanksgiving turkey. Avian influenza has been devastating to many of our poultry producers, but be assured that our nation’s food supply remains safe and abundant.
- Custer State Park Repeatedly Gains National Acclaim
PIERRE, S.D. – Custer State Park has long been considered one of South Dakota’s most cherished locations, along with Mount Rushmore and the Badlands. It is more than just state pride, however, that makes this park special.
- S.D. Poultry Exhibitions Suspended
Pierre, S.D. — The South Dakota Animal Industry Board issued a Board Order suspending all South Dakota bird exhibitions effective immediately and until further notice.
- Delmont Cleanup Continues
PIERRE, S.D. – Cleanup continues in Delmont as citizens and volunteers clear away debris caused by the May 10 tornado.
- State Parks Host Weekend Events
PIERRE, S.D. – To celebrate summer, South Dakota State Parks are hosting events May 29-30. From a Dutch oven cooking demonstration to learning about the water cycle, families of all ages and sizes can learn and have fun.
- South Dakota Department of Tourism Joins the Float Lineup of the 2016 Rose Parade
On Jan. 1, 2016, the Mount Rushmore state will join dozens of floral-clad floats, marching bands, equestrians and other parade entries as they make their way through the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda.
- Board on Geographic Names Solicits Public Input on Proposed Name Change for Harney Peak in Pennington County
The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names (SDBGN) has made a preliminary recommendation to support a name change for Harney Peak.
- Dr. Bob Thaler to Receive 2015 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award
PIERRE, S.D.-Dr. Bob Thaler of Brookings, S.D. will be awarded the 2015 Governor’s Ag Ambassador on Friday, July 10, at the annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Deadwood.
- South Dakota, Minnesota Troopers Join in I-90 Safety Operation
PIERRE, S.D. – Troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota, along with local law enforcement, join together later this week for a 21-hour joint operation designed to promote highway safety.
- Delmont Cleanup Continues More Items Requested
PIERRE, S.D. - Cleanup work continues in Delmont, one week after a May 10 tornado did extensive damage to the community.
- Idaho Administrator Named New Board of Regents’ Chief Executive
The executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education/Board of Regents has been chosen to lead South Dakota’s six public universities and two special schools. Michael G. Rush becomes the South Dakota Board of Regents’ executive director and chief executive officer June 29.