Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Statehood Celebration To Be Held At Capitol Building
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is reminding South Dakotans that the 125th statehood anniversary celebration at the Capitol Building is a week away.
- First Lady Column: Improvements In Infant Mortality
The adventure of serving as First Lady has really been a journey of learning.
- News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the 16th Annual Good Shepherd Fundraiser at 300 N. Main Ave. in Sioux Falls.
- Sioux Falls teacher receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
LeeAnna Rabine, a kindergarten teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School in Sioux Falls, received a $25,000 surprise today.
- SDDOT Seeks Input on Changes to the STIP
South Dakota Department of Transportation staff presented information on potential changes to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) to the Transportation Commission at this morning’s meeting and is seeking public input on those changes prior to the Commission’s November meeting.
- Lawrence County Historical Society Celebrates State's 125th With New Book
In commemoration of South Dakota’s 125th anniversary, the Lawrence County Historical Society has published a book of town timelines.
- Thursday, Oct. 30, is #AskAnArchivist Day
On Thursday, Oct. 30, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist.
- Growing in Agriculture: Tell the Feds, States Do it Best
I'm proud of our farmers and ranchers who are committed to being good stewards of our water. Join me in sending the EPA and the Corps a clear message that the people of South Dakota know more about protecting our water than any agency in Washington, D.C.
- McVay Appeal Dismissed and Murder Conviction to Remain of Record
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of James V. McVay. McVay, an inmate at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, committed suicide on September 2, 2014 while serving a capital sentence for the stabbing death of Maybelle Schein.
- South Dakota Sex Offender Registry Maintains National Certification
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today federal authorities have certified that the South Dakota's Sex Offender Registry continues to substantially implement the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
- Employment of South Dakotans with Disabilities Recognized by Governor
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard presented awards Oct. 20 to businesses and workers who have contributed the most in 2014 to the employment of South Dakotans with disabilities.
- SD Businesses Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service
The South Dakota Department of Tourism has recognized 156 businesses and organizations in 46 communities across South Dakota for their outstanding customer service.
- A.G. Jackley Seeks New Execution Date Following S.D. Supreme Court’s Denial of Rodney Berget’s Petition for Rehearing
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that his office will seek a new execution date for Rodney Scott Berget after the South Dakota Supreme Court denied Berget’s petition for rehearing.
- South Dakota Tractor Collector Group Donates $50,000 to State Fair Foundation
HURON, S.D.-The International Harvester Collectors Club – South Dakota Chapter 21 has raised more than $50,000 for the new State Fairgrounds’ exhibit hall.
- Attorney General Jackley Joins Attorneys General Requesting Congressional Assistance to Combat Human Trafficking
Attorney General Marty Jackley and a bipartisan group of Attorneys General and territorial Attorneys General today encouraged members of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee to pass three bills that addresses Human Trafficking.