Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor's Column: South Dakota's 125th Anniversary
On Nov. 2, 1889, at 2:40 p.m., President Benjamin Harrison signed South Dakota into statehood.
- State Historical Society to Release New Book on Political Culture at USD Conference
In their upcoming book from the South Dakota State Historical Society, editors Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller and Donald C. Simmons, Jr., present 10 essays that focus on the unpredictability and inconsistencies in the state’s political culture. “The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture, Volume 2” will be released on Thursday, Nov. 13, at a conference hosted by the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
- Motorists Asked To Stay Out of Highway 87 Work Zone
Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation are warning motorists that driving around barricades on closed sections of highways could result in a dangerous situation for drivers and a ticket.
- Governors Stake Friendly Wager On Dakota Marker Game
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple have staked a friendly wager on the outcome of this weekend’s Dakota Marker football game between South Dakota State University and North Dakota State University.
- Governor And First Lady To Welcome Halloween Visitors
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard will give Halloween treats to children who come to trick-or-treat at the Governor’s Mansion on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. CDT.
- State Treasurer Sattgast Reports $65m in Unclaimed Property Receipts
State Treasurer Rich Sattgast released the state’s October Unclaimed Property Receipts for the year, showing the state has so far received $65 million in unclaimed property.
- Rapid City Minimum Unit Garden Produces Three Tons of Food
A new project at the Rapid City Minimum Unit is helping feed the hungry in that community.
- Law Enforcement Seeks Public Assistance in Officer Involved Shooting in Charles Mix County
Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred October 30, 2014 in rural Charles Mix County. The suspect, Russell Duaine Turner Jr., 40, Dante, is still at large.
- Governor Releases Presentation From SD Council Of Economic Advisors Meeting
Following the Council of Economic Advisors’ quarterly meeting, Gov. Dennis Daugaard is making a presentation on the national and state economies available to the public.
- SD Recruits Low-Income Teens with Disabilities to Further Education, Employment
PIERRE, S.D. – The state Department of Human Services recently began mailing letters to recruit 120 of South Dakota’s young people with disabilities to participate in a six-state project to improve their educational and employment outcomes.
- South Dakota among Top 10 States in Trucking Safety, Enforcement
PIERRE, S.D. – A national trucking research firm ranks South Dakota in the Top 10 nationally for motor carrier safety and enforcement, state Highway Patrol Col. Craig Price said today.
- Department of Labor and Regulation Hosts the State’s Largest Jobs Database
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) provides and maintains the state’s largest jobs database, SDWORKS.
- Workshop on Identifying and Treating Mountain Pine Beetles in the Black Hills
PIERRE, S.D. – The 2014 mountain pine beetle (MPB) flight has ended and the time is now to identify and treat this year’s infested trees. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will host a free workshop on the identification and treatment of MPB in the Black Hills.
- Inmate Garden Produces Nearly 19 Tons of Food
Inmates harvested a total of 37,825 pounds of beets, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cucumbers, dill, kohlrabi, okra, onion, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, rutabaga, squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelons and zucchini this year.
- Fire Officials Urge Caution during Harvest
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire is asking ranchers and farmers to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires when harvesting crops this fall.