Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Help Keep Cattle Comfortable in High Heat
PIERRE, S.D.–Recent high temperatures and above-average humidity have created unfavorable conditions for South Dakota livestock. Livestock owners are encouraged to continue efforts to keep cattle and other livestock comfortable using all available resources. Cattle with dark hides, fat cattle, and ill animals are all at greater risk of heat stress. Once heat stress sets in, preventative measures are less effective.
- The Knuckle Brewing Company Crafting Brews with South Dakota Flavor
An already popular South Dakota bar is likely to increase in popularity as its owners set out on a new venture to open a brewery.
- Governor's Column: Successes In The County Site Analysis Program
South Dakota has long been a state that values local control. From cities, townships and counties to fire protection, rural ambulance and soil districts, local government officials serve their neighbors quickly and efficiently.
- Gov. Daugaard Seeks Disaster Declaration for Tornadoes, Flooding
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakota recover from tornadoes and flooding produced by severe storms during the period June 13-20.
- Four More Towns Form Statehood Celebration Committees
Four more statehood celebration committees will be promoting state and local history with events and activities during South Dakota’s 125th birthday year.
- Funding Available for Outdoor Recreation
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota State Parks and Recreation Director Doug Hofer announced today that applications are being accepted for grants from the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
- SD Guard Shares Knowledge With Suriname Military on Reserve Force Operations
The South Dakota National Guard hosted three key leaders from the Suriname Armed Forces at Camp Rapid, July 10-14, to share information on the structure and operational processes of the National Guard as a reserve force.
- Update on Fish Consumption Advisories
Anglers fishing South Dakota waters should be aware of the 2014 fish consumption advisories.
- Outdoor Campus Hosts 4th Annual Outdoor University
Are you and your family interested in learning a new outdoor activity together? Here’s your chance! The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls will host its fourth annual Outdoor University on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sertoma Park.
- South Dakota GFP Encourages Registration for HuntSAFE and Bowhunter Education Classes
Hunting seasons will soon be here and now is the time to register for a local HuntSAFE or bowhunter education class.
- 2015-2018 STIP Meetings and Webinar Scheduled
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will offer on-site meetings and a webinar to present and solicit public comments for the 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
- Belle Fourche Industrial & Rail Park Approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site
The Belle Fourche Industrial & Rail Park has been approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site.
- First Dakota Supporting Growth and Development of Youth through Capital Campaign Donation
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair Foundation announced today that First Dakota National Bank has given a $100,000 gift to the Capital Campaign for the building of a new exhibit hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.
- Emergency Dispatch Services Consolidating in Central South Dakota
Effective Wednesday, July 16, the City of Pierre and State Department of Public Safety are consolidating emergency and law enforcement dispatch services in central South Dakota into a single operation run by the city.
- Fall River County Man Convicted by Jury for First Degree Murder and Grand Theft in Death of Mother
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Custer County Deputy States Attorney/Special Assistant Attorney General Matt Brown announced today that a Pennington County jury returned a verdict finding Matthew C. Tornquist, 28, Hot Springs, guilty of first degree murder, class A felony that carries a mandatory life sentence and grand theft, class 4 felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine.