Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Rep. Elaine Elliott
Former state legislator Elaine Elliott of Aberdeen passed away on Sept. 27, 2016. Elliott, 71, was elected in 2008 to the state House of Representatives. She served two terms.
- 2017 State Park Entrance Licenses Available Oct. 1
The 2017 annual park entrance license for South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas will be available for purchase Oct. 1.
- Salmon Station Open for Egg Collection
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has opened the Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station near Gettysburg for the 2016 season.
- SD Ag Chat: InternViews
Getting youth involved in agriculture is a priority for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.
- Revised Federal Labor Law Posters Available
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) has revised labor law compliance posters available for no charge from any DLR local office.
- Newton Hills State Park to host the 17th Annual FestiFall
Newton Hills State Park near Canton will host the 17th annual FestFall on Oct. 1 from 1-5 p.m. The event features arts and crafts, kid’s activities and musical entertainment.
- Governor to Speak at Disability Employment Awareness Seminar
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be one of the guest speakers at a seminar aimed to educate employers about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, steps to take when hiring people with disabilities and resources that are available to assist employers in the process on Oct. 6.
- Gov. Daugaard To Appoint David Lust To District 34 State House Seat
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint former state Rep. David Lust of Rapid City to the vacant seat in the state House representing District 34.
- Governor's Column: 2016 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup
On Friday morning, Sept. 30, a few dozen cowboys will put on their boots and saddle up their horses. Custer State Park employees will arise before dawn. And thousands from across the state, country and world will gather, all to continue a 51-year tradition.
- Gov. Daugaard Announces $860,370 for Environmental Projects
The state Board of Water and Natural Resources approved $860,370 for six solid waste management projects when the board met today over the Digital Dakota Network.
- Gov. Daugaard Proclaims October Disability Employment Awareness Month
To raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in South Dakota.
- Fall brings return of regular hours to Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre
With the advent of fall, regular operating hours have returned to the museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
- Department of Agriculture Seeking Input on Pollinator Plan
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has drafted a Managed Pollinator Protection Plan outlining efforts to protect honeybees, improve hive health, improve habitat and facilitate communications between beekeepers, landowners and crop producers.
- Financial Assistance Available for Organic Certification
Organic agriculture producers and processors in South Dakota processors have until Nov. 15, 2016, to apply for a rebate of up to 75 percent of the cost of their organic certification.
- State Historical Society seeks public input on preservation needs
The State Historic Office of the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre is preparing for its federal fiscal year 2017 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state's preservation needs and projects.