Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- South Dakota Infant Mortality Rate Drops In 2013
In 2013 South Dakota saw a drop in the number of babies dying before their first birthdays. New data released by the Department of Health today shows 80 infant deaths in 2013 for a rate of 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births, significant decrease from 2012.
- American Bank & Trust Invests in 4-H Youth and the Huron Region
HURON, S.D.-American Bank & Trust was recently recognized for providing a gift of $50,000 to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation toward its “Building a Showcase for 4-H, Youth, and Community” capital campaign. The campaign is raising funds to build a new fairgrounds exhibit hall.
- Governor's Column: Dairy In South Dakota
As a boy, one of my chores was to get up at 5:30 a.m. each morning to milk our Holstein cows.
- Fire Prevention Week Focuses on Smoke Alarms
South Dakota Fire Marshal Paul Merriman is observing Fire Prevention Week with a cooperative program to provide smoke alarms for homes with high-risk populations in the state.
- Highway 34 Opening East of Howes
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that Highway 34 east of Howes will re-open to traffic this evening (Friday, Sept. 26) at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m. MDT).
- Reminder to Remove Hay Bales from the Right of Way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds land owners, hay remaining in highway ditches after Oct. 1 is deemed illegal.
- Gov. Daugaard Announces $5 Million for Environmental Projects
The state Board of Water and Natural Resources approved nearly $5 million in grants, loans and principal forgiveness for water and waste projects.
- Shire Pharmaceuticals Pays $56.5 Million to Resolve Off-Label Marketing Allegations
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC engaged in off-label marketing campaigns.
- Presidents Cleveland and Harrison Contribute to North and South Dakota Statehood
Grover Cleveland of New York and Benjamin Harrison of Indiana served as presidents of the United States during the last years of territorial status and first years of statehood for South Dakota.
- Officials Urge Public to Become Members of State Historical Society
Officials with the state of South Dakota are urging people interested in history, during this 125th anniversary of statehood, to become members of the South Dakota State Historical Society.
- Canistota, Hayti, Rapid City and North Sioux City to Host 125th Events
Canistota, Hayti and Rapid City have formed statehood celebration committees to celebrate South Dakota’s 125th birthday.
- GOV. DAUGAARD PROCLAIMS GOLD STAR MOTHER’S AND FAMILY’S DAY IN SOUTH DAKOTA
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed an Executive Proclamation proclaiming Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, as “Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day” in South Dakota. In his proclamation, the Governor encourages South Dakotans to become aware of the South Dakota’s Gold Star Mothers and their efforts to continue to honor our sons and daughters who paid the ultimate sacrifice for all our freedoms.
- Growing in Agriculture: Rail Service Challenges and Opportunities
Over the past several months, I’ve seen firsthand the leadership and team effort between our congressional and state delegations.
- Fall Enrollment Up Slightly at Public Universities
Enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities remained stable this fall, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today. Headcount enrollment was up by 167, while the number of full-time equivalent students being served was down only slightly.
- Governor's Column: Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup 2014
When I was a young boy, I always looked forward to the cowboy films at the theater. My friends and I loved the rugged, silent cowboy stars.