Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- S&P Upgrades South Dakota To AAA Issuer Credit Rating
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Standard & Poor’s has upgraded South Dakota’s issuer credit rating to AAA with a stable outlook.
- Applications Now Being Accepted for the South Dakota Farm & Ranch Recognition Program
HURON, S.D. – Applications are currently being accepted for the South Dakota Farm & Ranch Recognition program. Farm and ranch families who have enjoyed ownership of their South Dakota farm or ranch for 100 or 125 years have the opportunity to apply and be honored on Thursday, Sept. 3, during the South Dakota State Fair in Huron.
- Governor's Column: A Message To The Graduating Classes Of 2015
Congratulations to the class of 2015! To all high school, college and technical school students now approaching graduation in South Dakota, I commend you for reaching this milestone.
- Gov. Daugaard To Appoint Shorma To District 16 State Senate Seat
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint William J. Shorma to the vacant seat in the state Senate representing District 16. Shorma will succeed Sen. Dan Lederman, who resigned earlier this year.
- Task Force to Study Elder Abuse Appointed
During the 2015 legislative session SB 168 established an Elder Abuse Task Force to study the prevalence and impact of elder abuse in the State of South Dakota.
- Crime in South Dakota 2014 Publication Released
Attorney General Marty Jackley released today the Crime in South Dakota 2014 report.
- Business Opportunity at Roy Lake Resort
PIERRE, S.D. – Entrepreneurs interested in operating Roy Lake Resort located within Roy Lake State Park in northeastern South Dakota can now begin submitting their proposals.
- Eighth Circuit Court Enters Order Holding Same Sex Appeals in Abeyance
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that, on its own motion, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Order deferring oral argument and consideration of South Dakota’s same sex case Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard.
- Wildfire Awareness Month Celebration at Main Street Square on May 3
Rapid City, S.D. – The public is invited to join local fire protection agencies for an afternoon of fun-filled events to be held from 1-3 p.m. MDT on Sunday, May 3, at Rapid City’s Main Street Square.
- US Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Personal Solicitation of Campaign Funds by Judicial Candidates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
US Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Personal Solicitation of Campaign Funds
by Judicial Candidates
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court upheld a state ban on personal solicitations of campaign funds by judicial candidates.
- Award-winning artist Montileaux to speak at Cultural Heritage Center
Award-winning artist, author and illustrator Donald F. Montileaux will be the guest speaker at the May History and Heritage Book Club meeting. The program will begin at noon CDT on Thursday, May 7, at the South Dakota State Historical Society’s Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
- “Go Fourth” Program Encourages South Dakota Youth to Get Outdoors
PIERRE, S.D. – Twelve thousand fourth graders in South Dakota schools will get a special taste of summer freedom through South Dakota Game, Fish, and Park’s new “Go Fourth” program.
- Recruitment Program Opens For Rural Health Facilities
Applications open May 1 for a Department of Health program that helps rural medical facilities in South Dakota recruit nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and other health professionals.
- South Dakota Observes Wildfire Awareness Month in May
RAPID CITY, S.D.—Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May as Wildfire Awareness Month in South Dakota. South Dakota has joined six other western states in a separate multi-state proclamation.
- Governor's Column: Celebrating Agriculture’s Leadership In Conservation
In South Dakota, agriculture is a tradition and a way of life. As our No. 1 industry, agriculture defines who we are as South Dakotans and the practices that we pass on from generation to generation.