Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- 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.
- 125th Anniversary Feature: Controversial Painting Covered
When William Janklow returned to the Governor’s Office in 1995, he inherited a long-festering controversy concerning the painting on the west wall of the Governor’s Reception Room.
- State Awards $60,000 In Grants To Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening
Increased colorectal cancer screening is the goal of $60,000 in grant funds awarded to four health systems in the state.
- Gov. Daugaard Supports National Employ Older Workers Week
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued a proclamation to celebrate National Employ Older Workers Week on Sept. 21-27.
- Inmate Indicted for Homicide at the State Penitentiary
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that inmate Douglas A. Ipsen, 28, Sioux Falls, was indicted on one count of first degree murder, class A felony, punishable by death or mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary, one count of second degree murder, class B felony, punishable by mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary and one count of manslaughter in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine.
- 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 Friday, September 19th for the November 4th General Election.
- Beadle County 4-H Raises $103,000 for New Exhibit Hall
HURON, S.D.-Beadle County 4-H members have exceeded their $75,000 fundraising goal for the South Dakota State Fair Foundation’s construction of a new exhibit hall. To date, they have raised $103,000 and are still actively carrying out fundraising activities. This is in addition to the $500,000 fundraising goal set by the rest of the 4-H’ers in South Dakota.
- Dept. of Ag Accepting Applications for Donated 2014 CRP Mid-Term Management Hay
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is accepting applications for donated 2014 CRP mid-term management hay bales. Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
- Election Signs Not Allowed in Right of Way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way.
- DSS’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recognized for Exceptional Administration
For the 30th consecutive year, the South Dakota Department of Social Services' (DSS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been recognized nationally for its quality in administration by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
- Matching Funds Available to Communities for Workforce Development
PIERRE, S.D. – A $1 million community incentive match program recently announced by Gov. Dennis Daugaard will give communities across the state the opportunity to take an active role in addressing their own workforce issues.
- Credit Card Options are now Available
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Revenue announces that taxpayers now have the option to pay tax to the state by credit card.
- South Dakota high school students on track to earn more than 4,000 reduced-cost dual credits
The South Dakota Board of Education heard a report today regarding enrollment in the state’s new, reduced-cost dual credit program.
- Job Services Available from Department of Labor and Regulation
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) offers many job services at the local level that can lead to an effective workforce system.
- Criminal Investigation into Kent Davidson’s Death at State Penitentiary
Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that on Monday September 8, 2014, Kent Davidson, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of Crystal Schulz, was found deceased in his cell at the South Dakota State Penitentiary.