Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor's Column: Choices Behind The Wheel
Traffic fatalities are a recurring headline. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t read another story, hear a radio report or see the terrible images on television.
- News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the Ag Processing, Inc. ground breaking that is being held at the site of AGP’s future soybean facility in Aberdeen.
- Gov. Daugaard Appoints Strawn As Fourth Circuit Judge
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Magistrate Judge Eric J. Strawn as a circuit court judge in South Dakota’s Fourth Circuit Court.
- South Dakota Veterans Bonus
Since World War I, South Dakota has paid a bonus to residents who served on active duty during a wartime period and this tradition continues today. The current bonus program, administered by the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, authorizes payments of up to $500 to current or former members of the Armed Forces.
- Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Senator Richard Gregerson
Flags at the State Capitol will fly at half-staff on Monday, May 1, to honor the life of former legislator Richard Gregerson of Sioux Falls, who passed away on Tuesday, April 25.
- Cultural Heritage Center Program to feature South Dakota’s first Senator
One of South Dakota’s most colorful politicians will be the subject of the May History and Heritage Book Club meeting.
- SD Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Program
South Dakotans will have the chance to throw out unneeded prescription drugs on Saturday, April 29, as law enforcement agencies across the state participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Program.
- Statement from Sec. of Ag Jaspers on Perdue Confirmation
South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers issued the following statement in response to the U. S. Senate’s confirmation of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
- Governor's Column: Celebrate Farmers and Ranchers on Earth Day
In 1973, a woman by the name of Beverly Gabriel decided to leave her profession to get back to her roots. She had received a teaching degree from Black Hills State University a few years earlier and had taught in Rapid City and Wyoming.
- State Historical Society presenting Governor’s Awards for History
The South Dakota State Historical Society will be presenting the Governor’s Awards for History on Saturday, April 29, during its annual history conference in Sioux Falls.
- Severe Weather Awareness Week April 24-28
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans are being urged to start preparing now for the inevitable severe weather that will occur this spring and summer in South Dakota.
- WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines
The South Dakota Department of Health has released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective May 1, 2017.
- Game, Fish and Parks to Host Antler Auction Saturday
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host an Antler Auction at the Goeman Auction Pavilion north of Lennox on Saturday, April 22.
- Governor Proclaims Thursday Safe Driving Day in SD
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Thursday, April 20, as Safe Driving Day in South Dakota, marking the first time such a proclamation has been declared in the state.
- Governor Seeking Interns For Fall Term
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for two fall 2017 Governor’s Office internships in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from early September through December 2017.