Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Highway Patrol remembers troopers killed in line of duty
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers who have made the ultimate sacrifice are being remembered again this week.
- GFP Offers Free Park Entrance and Free Fishing May 20-22
The unofficial kickoff to summer begins this weekend with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) annual Open House and Free Fishing Weekend May 20-22. The statewide event waives entrance fees and allows free fishing for residents and nonresidents.
- Board adopts new content standards in CTE career clusters
The South Dakota Board of Education adopted new career and technical education standards in six career clusters at its meeting earlier today.
- SD Ag Chat--June Surveys Ask What Crops SD Farmers Planted
Next month (June), farmers will be asked to answer surveys that ask how many acres of what crops farmers were able to plant.
- GFP Commission Proposes West River Deer Hunting Season
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed a change to the utilization of free antlerless deer licenses available to landowners.
- Archery Deer Season Proposal Would Open More Areas for Antlerless Deer Harvest
A proposal from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would open more of the state for deer hunters to harvest antlerless whitetail deer during the archery season.
- GFP Commission Proposes More Black Hills Deer Hunting Licenses
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has proposed 400 resident and 32 more nonresident antlerless whitetail deer hunting licenses for the 2016 Black Hills deer hunting season. There were no antlerless tags available in the Black Hills for 2015.
- GFP Commission Proposes East River, Muzzleloader and National Refuge Deer Hunting Seasons
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has proposed an increase in the number of East River deer hunting licenses for 2016. There would be 4,220 fewer one-tag licenses, 5,075 more two-tag licenses and 1,400 more three tag licenses compared to 2015.
- GFP Receives $50,000 Grant from Black Hills Fly Fishers for Pactola Basin Improvements
A non-profit group of over 200 members recently donated $50,000 to improving water quality and fish habitat in the Black Hills.
- Gov. Daugaard Requests Flags At Half-Staff On May 15
President Barack Obama has proclaimed Sunday, May 15, as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset Sunday in honor of peace officers’ contributions and sacrifices.
- Governor's Column: A New Addition To Peter Norbeck’s Park
Peter Norbeck was a very accomplished public servant. He served South Dakota as a legislator, lt. governor, governor and United States senator from 1909 to 1936.
- Gov. Daugaard Appoints Mary Anne Boyd To GFP Commission
Today Gov. Dennis Daugaard appointed Mary Anne Boyd of Yankton to serve on the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
- Crime in South Dakota 2015 Publication Released
Attorney General Marty Jackley released today the Crime in South Dakota 2015 report.
- Two Men Arrested in Child Sexual Abuse Case
Attorney General Marty Jackley, Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling and Tripp County States Attorney Alvin Pahlke confirm that Donald Kelvin Story, 52, Dallas and Richard Dean Sund, 52, Colome, have been charged and arrested by complaint on child sexual abuse charges.
- Deadline for Governor’s Ag Summit Registration Quickly Approaching
Registration for the seventh annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit will close on May 31.