Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor Seeking Interns For Spring Term
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for two spring 2016 Governor’s Office internships in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from early January through May 2016.
- Lawrence County Officer Involved Shooting Summary Released
Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Rory Gunderman on September 16, 2015, in rural Lawrence County, South Dakota.
- NSU Student Organizations Honored
The South Dakota Board of Regents has recognized three student organizations from Northern State University for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.
- SDSU Gains Approval for New Graduate Degree
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week granted South Dakota State University approval to offer a new master’s degree designed to help organizations manage workforce planning and leadership development.
- Popularity of Dual Credit Courses Grows Quickly
After the first full year of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s initiative to financially support college-level dual credit courses taken by high school juniors and seniors, enrollment in the courses has grown significantly.
- State Fair Attendance Exceeds Expectations
Attendance at the 2015 South Dakota State Fair exceeded organizer expectations and showed a slight increase over 2014.This year 210,893 people came to the fair, just over 400 more than last year.
- Regents Set 65 Percent Goal to Meet State Workforce Needs
Studies show this country needs an increasingly skilled workforce with higher levels of education, and the South Dakota Board of Regents has set a new goal to help deliver those workers.
- PharMerica Corporation to Pay $9.25 Million Healthcare Fraud Settlement
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined with 43 other states and the federal government and reached agreement with PharMerica Corporation (PharMerica) to settle civil allegations that PharMerica conspired with Abbott Laboratories (Abbott) through a number of disguised kickback arrangements to increase overall utilization of Depakote and to promote misbranded Depakote.
- State Historical Society's "Pioneer Girl" wins award
"Pioneer Girl" published by the South Dakota State Historical Society has been chosen as a Midwest Booksellers Choice Award recipient for nonfiction.
- Media Advisory: Photos
Photos from today’s memorial service at the Capitol in honor of former Gov. Walter Dale Miller are now available on the Governor’s Multimedia Page of the State News website.
- South Dakota newspapers now available on national online database
Select South Dakota historical newspapers are now part of a national online database, the South Dakota State Historical Society has announced.
- Safe, Accessible Places To Walk The Goal Of State Effort
Mobridge and Keystone are the latest South Dakota communities to assess how pedestrian-friendly they are with the help of grant funds and assistance from the Department of Health.
- 2015 South Dakota State Fair Temporary Vendor Sales Tax Revenues
PIERRE, S.D. – Tax revenues from the 2015 South Dakota State Fair are higher than the previous year’s numbers, according to the figures released by the Department of Revenue.
- Long-Term Care Educational Sessions Scheduled Across South Dakota This Fall
The South Dakota Department of Social Services is hosting several educational sessions in the coming months on long-term care and the Long-Term Care Partnership Program.
- State To Honor Gov. Miller At Capitol Memorial Service Tomorrow
A memorial service for former Gov. Walter Dale Miller will be held at 1 p.m. CDT Monday in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building.