Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Remaining Work On Highway 12 To Start At Milbank
BX Civil & Construction, a contractor for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, will be coming back in to finish work on Highway 12 at Milbank beginning Monday, April 28, 2014.
- LaPlante To Leave Tribal Relations Post This Summer
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Leroy “J.R.” LaPlante, the Secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations, is resigning from his position, effective Aug. 1.
- Citizens Encouraged to Schedule Driver License Appointments
With the busy summer season approaching, officials with the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program encourage citizens to consider scheduling an appointment for quick, convenient service.
- Prevent Tick-Borne Illness On Spring Outings
Using repellent and checking often for ticks are the best ways to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, says a state health official.
- State, FEMA Award $20 Million for Cooperative’s Blizzard Recovery
South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will award more than $20 million to Grand Electric Cooperative for damages caused by October, 2013, blizzard.
- Four Finalists Named for Black Hills State Presidency
The South Dakota Board of Regents announced today four candidates who are finalists to become the next president at Black Hills State University.
- Gant: Absentee Ballot Options
South Dakotans have the option of absentee voting by mail or in person. Secretary of State Jason Gant said absentee voting opens today, Friday, April 18 for the June 3 Primary Election.
- South Dakota Lottery to Launch Second Chance Drawing Program
South Dakota instant ticket players who don’t win big when first scratching off their tickets may be luckier the second time around with a new second chance drawing program being implemented by the South Dakota Lottery.
- SDDOT Holding Regional Safety Awareness Day
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is holding a regional Safety Awareness Day on April 22 in Mitchell to discuss safety of our employees and of the traveling public.
- Governor's Column: Celebrating Agriculture And Conservation On Earth Day
Each year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day as a reminder of the intrinsic value of clean air, clear water and abundant wildlife.
- News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the Lake Area Tech Governor's Luncheon at the Watertown Event Center in Watertown.
- State Offers Monthly Training for Blind, Visually Impaired
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind will begin hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. The first session will provide an introduction to assistive technology and will be held Saturday, May 10.
- New Amiotte Art Exhibit Opening Saturday in Cultural Heritage Center
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will debut its new exhibit, entitled “Transformation & Continuity in Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014” on Saturday, April 19, in the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
- Secretary Lentsch Applauds STB on Decision to Ensure Adequate Fertilizer Shipments
PIERRE, S.D.-South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch released the following statement after hearing the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) decision to direct the railways to report their plans ensuring delivery of fertilizer shipments.
- Governor Invites Communities to Celebrate 125 Years of Statehood
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is inviting communities to plan events to commemorate South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood this year.