Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor's Column: A Walk Through South Dakota's History
South Dakotans may not be aware of a new attraction that is being added to our Capital City – the Trail of Governors. This project combines art and history, and is placing life-sized bronze statues of every former South Dakota governor in Pierre.
- First WNV Case Of Year Reported In Minnehaha County
The Department of Health reminded South Dakotans to get in the habit of using mosquito repellent as it announced the state’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the year, a Minnehaha County resident in the 10- 19 age group.
- Fifth Annual Youth Trooper Academy Being Held Next Week
PIERRE, S.D. – Life as a South Dakota Highway Patrol recruit will be experienced next week by 24 South Dakota teens.
- President Obama's Immigration Executive Orders Remain Unenforceable Under U.S. Supreme Court Decision
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that U.S. Supreme Court is leaving the Fifth Circuit ruling in place.
- Preventing Wildfires While Baling
Because of dry conditions in the western part of the state, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division (SDWF) has seen an increase in fires that have been started while producers are baling hay.
- State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation Holding Quarterly Meeting
The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) will hold their quarterly meeting next week in Pierre.
- Gov. Daugaard Will Not Call Special Session To Address Medicaid Expansion Proposal
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will not call a special session of the South Dakota State Legislature to address the expansion of Medicaid.
- Fire Marshal Encourages Safety With Holiday Fireworks
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal encourages those who want to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks to do so, but in a safe manner.
- Preliminary state assessment results show gains
Preliminary results on the 2016 statewide assessment in English language arts and math show gains in student performance in both content areas and in all but one tested grade level.
- Shared services grant applications to be available soon
At its meeting earlier today, the state Board of Education approved rules related to shared services grants, which were included in Senate Bill 133 of the 2016 legislative session.
- Gov. Daugaard Awards Eight Community Development Block Grants
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded more than $3.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to eight projects throughout South Dakota.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June 27, 2016, as “Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day,” a day to reflect on the causes, symptoms and treatment of post-traumatic stress injuries.
- SDDOT Seeks Public Input into the I-229 Major Investment Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the city of Sioux Falls, will hold public open houses on Wednesday, June 22, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
- Pollinator Week is June 20-26 in South Dakota
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June 20-26, 2016 as Pollinator Week in South Dakota.
- South Dakota E-book Purchases to Begin Receiving Credit from Apple Price-Fixing Case
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota residents who purchased electronic books (E-books) should begin receiving account credits or checks.