Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Governor's Column: Preparing For A Lean Year
In 1963 Gov. Archie Gubbard signed a bill into law which requires governors to submit an annual budget report to the Legislature. The report must be given to each member of the state Legislature on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in December.
- Gov. Daugaard To Give Budget Address On Tuesday
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will give the annual budget address on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. CST in the state House Chamber.
- SD Ag Chat: FSA County Committee election deadline extended
The deadline to submit ballots for the USDA Farm Service Agency 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote.
- State Historical Society announces spring Deadwood Fund grant applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the first round of the 2017 Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Feb. 1, 2017, for work beginning no earlier than May 1, 2017.
- Caughtery Named 2016 Champion of Independent Living Services
Jim Caughtery with J&C Construction of Brookings has been recognized by the South Dakota Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) as a 2016 Champion of Independent Living Services.
- Seriously Twisted Fun at the 2017 SD State Fair
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s State Fair Park has announced the theme for the 2017 South Dakota State Fair-- “Seriously Twisted Fun.”
- Black Hills Snowmobile Trails Open December 15
The Black Hills recently received up to 3 feet of snow, but South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials want to remind snowmobilers that the snowmobile trail system does not open until Dec. 15.
- Local museums to promote Pierre/Fort Pierre through Business Appreciation Days in December
From Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11, the Bad River Museum Directors will host Business Appreciation Days at four participating museums in Pierre and Fort Pierre.
- SD Ag Chat: Bison industry a bright spot in the agriculture economy
In this SD Ag Chat, hear more about the growing demand for this niche market meat.
- Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for December
PIERRE, S.D. – Along with everything else that is part of the holidays, the South Dakota Highway Patrol will spend time in December reminding people not to mix too much celebration with driving.
- Interstate 90 Is Open US Highway 85 Remains Closed
State officials have reopened Interstate 90 to traffic between Spearfish Exit 10 and Piedmont Exit 44 in both directions. I-90 is now fully open.
- Portion of I-90 Opening Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow
State officials are adjusting the I-90 road closure to open the section from Exit 44 to Exit 55. I-90 will remain closed between Exit 14 at Spearfish and Exit 44 at Piedmont.
- Passage of Marsy’s Law to Impact DPS Dissemination of Information
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say a recently passed amendment to the South Dakota Constitution will limit the type of information that can be made available to the public, media and other professions.
- Interstate 90 Closed From Spearfish to Rapid City
State officials have closed Interstate 90, east and westbound, between Exit 10 at Spearfish and Exit 55 at Rapid City effective immediately on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.
- Law Enforcement Seeks Information on Missing Woman
The Day County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation are seeking information regarding the disappearance of Janita Abraham, 60, Waubay.