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Agriculture

Creative Pieces Wanted for the “Fair”Cycled Art Contest
Fairgoers can show off their creative side in the “Fair”Cycled Art Contest. Entries are currently being accepted for the “Fair”Cycled Art Contest at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair.

Public Safety

Grant County Fatal Crash
BIG STONE CITY, S.D. – A 77-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash Tuesday night west of Big Stone City.

Transportation

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Around Pierre
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to the following highways in the central area of the state beginning Monday, Aug. 21, weather permitting.

Revenue

Airbnb reaches tax agreement with South Dakota, will begin collecting taxes Sept. 1
Beginning Sept. 1, Airbnb will begin collecting and remitting state and municipal taxes on all eligible bookings in South Dakota.


Attorney General Marty Jackley

Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests
Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations have conducted investigations into sex trafficking in Rapid City.

Education

Celebration of Badger Clark to take place in Custer State Park
Cowboy poet Badger Clark will be celebrated in song and stories at special free events on Sept. 2 in Custer State Park.

Veterans Affairs

Leaders Recognized for their Service to South Dakota's Veterans
County and tribal veterans’ service officers (CTVSO) and staff from the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (SDDVA) were recognized for their dedication to serving veterans and veterans’ families at an awards program Monday, Aug. 14, in Pierre.


Agriculture

Exciting Things Are Happening at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds
Every year, it seems like summer flies by faster than the one before.

Car and Tractor Show planned for SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair invites participants to take place in the classic car show and antique tractor show sponsored by Stan’s Inc. on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 during the State Fair.

Game, Fish and Parks

Turn In Poachers Program Paying Off
As summer comes to an end and hunting seasons ramp-up, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking citizens to make the call to the Turn In Poachers (TIPs) hotline if they observe illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity.

Transportation

2017 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts
Traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation show an average number of vehicles entering Sturgis for the 77th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 4-13, 2017.


Agriculture

Dicamba Survey Available on the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Website
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages producers that believe they may have experienced damage due to dicamba this year to complete a survey on the department’s website, www.sdda.sd.gov.

Education

Curator of Modern Military History from Smithsonian to visit Pierre for events remembering Vietnam
Dr. Frank A. Blazich, curator of Modern Military History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, will be making two free presentations in Pierre as part of events remembering the war in Vietnam.

South Dakota Lottery

Dakota Cash reaches record jackpot
The South Dakota Lottery’s Dakota Cash jackpot has reached new heights leading up to Wednesday’s drawing.


Public Safety

Sunday, Aug. 13, Sturgis Rally Tally (FINAL NUMBERS)
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Sunday Aug. 13, 2017


Public Safety

Saturday, Aug. 12 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Saturday Aug. 12, 2017


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: Graduating College, Career and Life Ready
It’s hard to believe my oldest grandchild is starting kindergarten this year. With a week-and-a-half left before his first day, Henry is looking forward to starting school.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak and help present 52 veterans with the Republic of China Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge at a ceremony recognizing South Dakota Veterans who served in Taiwan during from 1955 to 1979.

Education

Cultural Heritage Center ranked No. 9 by True West magazine
True West magazine has ranked the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre No. 9 on its list of “Top 10 Museums of the West 2017.”

Game, Fish and Parks

GFP Commission to Review Boat Closure Petition on Swan Lake
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission will take action on a petition proposal to designate Swan lake in Clark County as a “no boating zone” from Oct. 20 to Dec. 31 at their upcoming meeting in September.

Public Safety

Friday, Aug. 11, Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Friday Aug. 11, 2017

Transportation

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure
On Monday, Aug. 14, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the southbound entrance ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

I-29 Exit 132 Northbound Off-Ramp Closure and City Intersection Closures
The northbound off-ramp at I-29 Exit 132 in Brookings will close for approximately 21 calendar days starting Monday, Aug. 14.

Board of Regents

Regents Seek Dakota’s Promise for College Students in Need
To keep the cost of a public higher education affordable, the South Dakota Board of Regents will ask policymakers to create a comprehensive state financial aid program, Dakota’s Promise, aimed at closing the gap between existing financial aid and the cost of attendance for South Dakota college students.


Public Safety

Thursday, Aug. 10 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Thursday Aug. 10, 2017

Transportation

I-29 Rest Area South of Brookings Reopens (Ward Road)
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the Ward Road rest area on Interstate 29 south of Brookings reopened today (Aug. 10) at 4 p.m. CDT.

Highway 212 Opening East of Watertown
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be opening Highway 212 between Goodwin and the Highway 15 south junction on Saturday, Aug. 12.

I-190 Interchange Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. MDT to celebrate the substantial completion of the I-190/Silver Street interchange.

Board of Regents

Eight USD Programs Approved for Western Regional Graduate Student Exchange
Eight graduate programs offered by the University of South Dakota will become part of the Western Regional Graduate Program operated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). The South Dakota Board of Regents, meeting Thursday in Pierre, was briefed on the program.

Universities Add Graduate Specializations in Engineering
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new specializations in graduate-level engineering programs at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and the University of South Dakota.

Public Universities Advance Language Proficiencies
To meet workforce and market demands, two South Dakota public universities have added short-term certificate training in Chinese and Spanish.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Centerville Capital For A Day Schedule Announced
On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Centerville will be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day. Activities for the day will include a Main Street walk, community social, business tours and a roundtable meeting.

Game, Fish and Parks

GFP Launches New Interactive Online Tool about South Dakota Birds
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) launched a new interactive online tool featuring the results of a five-year field project about breeding birds.

Public Safety

Names Released in Corson County Fatal Crash
McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – A 16-year-old McLaughlin male has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash on Tuesday, Aug. 1, north of McLaughlin.

Wednesday, Aug. 9 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017

Transportation

East 10th Street Lane Closure
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the right lane of eastbound East 10th Street between the I-229 northbound off ramp and Blaine Avenue on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 10-11.

Veterans Affairs

Republic of China (Taiwan) to Honor American Veterans Who Served in Taiwan
Republic of China (Taiwan) will honor 52 South Dakota veterans who served in Taiwan during 1955-1979 at a ceremony hosted by the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. The ceremony will be held Monday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m. (CST) in Galleries B & C at the Ramkota Conference Center in Pierre.


Education

Terrific Transportation is theme for next Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center Aug. 12
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting another Family Fun Saturday Aug. 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Labor and Regulation

Annual Census of Industry Employment and Wages Available
Industry employment and wage data from a 2016 census is available from the Department of Labor and Regulation.

Public Safety

Tuesday, Aug. 8 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 08, 2017


Attorney General Marty Jackley

Tactical Remote Robot Assists in Felony Arrest
Law Enforcement confirm that Chaz VanOrman, 35, Sioux Falls, was arrested August 3, 2017, in Lake County following an extensive search in both Lyon County, Iowa, and Minnehaha County, and ending in Lake County. VanOrman has been charged in Lake County on one count of burglary and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle.

Game, Fish and Parks

South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Activities August 11-13
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is hosting events this weekend for kids and adults alike. The events offer a variety opportunities to spend time outdoors.

Adams Homestead to Host Annual Celebration
Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve is celebrating 20 years as a state park with its annual festival on Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public Safety

Monday August 7 Sturgis Rally Tally
Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Monday August 07, 2017


Public Safety

SUNDAY AUG. 6 STURGIS RALLY TALLY
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: The 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
It’s almost rally time in South Dakota. What started in 1938 as a single motorcycle race in a small town has grown into one of the largest and best-known motorcycle gatherings in the world.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is speaking at the 2017 ASBSD, SASD Joint Convention at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Attorney General Marty Jackley

South Dakota Attorney General’s Office Awarded 2017 Best Redesign of Website at Western Attorneys General Conference
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office has been recognized by the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) for the redesign of the AG website.

Public Safety

Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A 24-year-old Bettendorf, Iowa man died Thursday in a motorcycle crash southwest of Spearfish.

Transportation

Pavement Repair on I-29 South To Begin
On Monday, Aug. 7, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin repairing the southbound lanes on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls from 12th Street (Exit 79) to 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls.

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Southbound Ramp Closure for 8/7
On Monday, Aug. 7, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will once again be closing the southbound entrance ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.


Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Regarding Initiated and Referred Measures
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment has been filed with the Secretary of State. This explanation is for a revised amendment submitted by the sponsor.

Transportation

SDDOT & McCook County Seek Public Input into McCook County Master Transportation Plan Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with McCook County, will hold a public open house as part of the McCook County Master Transportation Plan. This open house public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in the Salem Armory (740 North Peck St.) in Salem.

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure
On Friday, Aug. 4, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the southbound entrance ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

Veterans Affairs

Connecting With Our Veterans
It is important that we help our veterans move ahead, live life to the fullest, reintegrate into their communities and have access to high quality benefits and services in a timely, consistent, and equitable manner. It is important that we help them establish a “new normal” in family relationships, wellness, and financial stability.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Applications Now Open For Buffer Strip Incentives
South Dakotans can now apply to receive riparian buffer strip property tax incentives, Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today. To aid prospective applicants, the Daugaard Administration has rolled out a new web map to help landowners determine which waters qualify under the new riparian buffer strip program.

Agriculture

Heirloom Recipes Sought
Fairgoers will have the chance to enter a favorite family recipe in the Greater Midwest Foodways Heirloom Recipe Competition at the South Dakota State Fair in the Women’s Building on Sunday, Sept. 3.

Game, Fish and Parks

Farm Island Triathlon to be Held Saturday
Farm Island’s Riverman/Riverwoman Sprint Triathlon will be held Saturday, Aug. 5. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Events August 4-6
From live music to owl watching, there is an activity for everyone this weekend in South Dakota state parks.

Public Safety

Corson County Fatal Crash
McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – One person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning north of McLaughlin.

DPS Encourages Motorists to be Patient During Sturgis Rally
PIERRE, S.D. – More traffic is expected on South Dakota highways starting this week in anticipation of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say patience will be a key to remaining safe.

Transportation

I-29 Northbound On-Ramp To Close at Exit 98
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 northbound on-ramp at Exit 98 from Highway 115 (Dell Rapids) will be closed for two nights starting this evening (Aug. 2).


Education

Author Richard Gibson to give presentations about capitols in Pierre
Richard R. Gibson will give presentations in Pierre about state houses and world capitals on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 14 and 15.

South Dakota Historical Society Foundation seeks Western collectibles
Western collectibles that are no longer of value to their current owner are of value to the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation.

State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program should be postmarked no later than Oct. 1 for work beginning no sooner than Jan. 1, 2018.

Veterans Affairs

Purple Heart Recognition Day
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, as “Purple Heart Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

U.S. Labor Secretary To Attend Gov. Daugaard’s WGA Workforce Workshop
U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will be in Sioux Falls on Thursday, Aug. 3, to attend Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Workforce Development Initiative workshop.

Agriculture

SD State Fair to Host Chili Challenge and Pork Butt Battle
The South Dakota State Fair is seeking entries for the Jack’s Campers Chili Challenge and the Pork Butt Battle sponsored by Advanced BioEnergy and South Dakota Pork Producers.

Public Safety

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for August
PIERRE, S.D. – More than two dozen sobriety checkpoints are planned for August throughout South Dakota.

Names Released In Jerauld County Fatal Crash
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. – Three Wessington Springs men have been identified as those involved in a two-vehicle crash that killed two people and seriously injured the other Thursday morning west of Wessington Springs

Transportation

Speed Limit Changes During the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Due to the increased traffic volumes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the anticipated reduced operating speeds, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limits on the following highways from Thursday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Temporary Traffic Devices To Be Placed During Rally
Due to the increase in traffic volumes expected during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will activate temporary traffic signals at the following locations:

Highway 50 Eastbound To Get Asphalt Pavement Overlay
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials says crews will begin asphalt pavement overlay work on the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 from Vermillion to Interstate 29 this week (July 31).

Governor's Office of Economic Development

BalCon’s New Processing Center, Warehouse, Coming to Elk Point
ELK POINT, S.D. – BalCon Enterprises Inc., dba Helluva Packaging, announced today that it will be constructing a new processing center and warehouse facility in Elk Point, S.D.

Plastic-molding manufacturer start-up coming to Beresford, S.D.
BERESFORD, S.D. – Century Custom Molding, Inc., a plastic-molding manufacturer will soon be establishing a new operation in Beresford, S.D.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Matt Michels Elected As National Lieutenant Governors Association Chair
Lt. Gov. Matt Michels today was selected by his peers to serve as chair of the National Lieutenant Governors Association. The election took place at the lieutenant governors’ annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Governor's Column: No Better Place To Live And Work
When people around the country think about South Dakota, the first image that comes to mind is probably Mount Rushmore.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Annual Conference in Brookings at the SDSU Student Union.

Transportation

I-90 – Exit 14 – 1st Avenue Truck Detour
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a meeting to discuss the construction of the intersection of 27th Street and 1st Avenue in Spearfish is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Spearfish City Hall in Council Chambers located at 625 5th St.

I-29 Exit 132 Southbound On-Ramp Closure
The southbound on-ramp at I-29 Exit 132 near Brookings will close for about 21 calendar days. The closure is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Governor breaks ground for Gage Brothers plant in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc. broke ground July 27 for a new $40 million production plant incorporating state-of-the-art technology rarely used in the manufacture of precast concrete in the United States.


Corrections

State Prison Inmate Jeremiah Stands Placed on Escape Status
Inmate Jeremiah Stands left the Rapid City Community Work Center this morning to search for work release employment but failed to return at the appointed time.

Public Safety

Jerauld County Fatal Crash
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. – Two people died and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning west of Wessington Springs.

Third Person Dies As Result of Fatal Crash in Alcester
PIERRE, S.D. – A third person has died from injuries sustained in Monday’s fatal crash in Alcester.

Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – A Belle Fourche woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday in a vehicle-motorcycle crash northeast of Hill City.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Centerville To Be Capital For A Day
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Centerville has been chosen to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

State Treasurer Rich Sattgast

State Treasurer Sattgast Reports a Record $27.5m in Unclaimed Property Returned Last Year
State Treasurer Rich Sattgast announced a record $27.5 million in Unclaimed Property was returned last year.

Health

South Dakota Observes World Breastfeeding Week
Aug. 1-7 South Dakota joins the rest of the nation and countries around the globe in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2017. The theme of this 25th annual observance is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together” to focus on working together to encourage, protect and support breastfeeding.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Appoints Giles As First Circuit Judge
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Magistrate Judge Chris S. Giles (J’-ylz)* as a circuit court judge in South Dakota’s First Circuit Court.

Agriculture

Make Your Voice Heard at the SD State Fair
Local singers can make their voices heard this September at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair.

Corrections

State Prison Inmate Christian Voldbaek In Custody
Inmate Christian Voldbaek was arrested in Rapid City July 24.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Appoints Bern As First Circuit Judge
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Magistrate Judge Tami A. Bern as a circuit court judge in South Dakota’s First Circuit Court.

Public Safety

Highway Patrol Continues Investigation into Alcester Fatal Crash
PIERRE – South Dakota Highway Patrol officials say the investigation into Monday’s fatal crash in Alcester continues to indicate that the incident was unintentional.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
HILL CITY, S.D. – A 54-year-old female died Sunday in a vehicle-motorcycle crash northeast of Hill City.

Transportation

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure - Entrance Ramp
On Wednesday July 26, 2017 the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

Interstate 90 Exit 63 Westbound On Ramp Closure - updated
On Friday, July 28,, crews will complete work on the Interstate 90 Exit 63 westbound on ramp at Box Elder.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: Budget Practices -- SD vs. DC
I have long been troubled by the federal government’s budget situation. According to the online U.S. debt clock, which uses figures from the U.S. Treasury, our national debt is currently at 19 trillion dollars, or 61,346 dollars per citizen.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the activation ceremony for 15 Soldiers of the South Dakota National Guard 200th Engineer Company Bridge Training Team at TF Riggs High School Theater in Pierre.

Agriculture

Pay it Forward Day Planned
The South Dakota State Fair is making plans for the second annual Pay It Forward Day.

Transportation

I-29 Northbound On Ramp to Close at Exit 98
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 northbound on-ramp at exit 98 from Highway 115 (Dell Rapids) will be closed beginning Monday, July 25.

6th Street and 22nd Avenue Intersection To Re-open Sunday
The intersection of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue in Brookings is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Sunday, July 23, barring any weather or other delays.


Attorney General Marty Jackley

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Bosworth Felony Convictions and Sentence For Election Law Violations
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the felony convictions and sentence of Annette Bosworth for filing false petitions in her 2014 U.S. Senate Primary race.

Agriculture

Deadline for South Dakota 100, 125 and 150 Year Farm & Ranch Recognition is Aug. 11
The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will again recognize and honor longstanding South Dakota families at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair.

Human Services

Americans with Disabilities Act Day
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed July 26 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Day in South Dakota.

Transportation

Asphalt Chip Seals in the Belle Fourche Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Belle Fourche area starting Monday, July 24.

Rescheduled: I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure
On Thursday, July 20, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound exit ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to finish pavement repairs on this ramp.

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Vantage Point Approved for REDI Fund Loan, Building 25,000 square-foot Expansion
MITCHELL, S.D. – Vantage Point Solutions, a leading broadband and telecommunications engineering and consulting company based in Mitchell, S.D., was approved last week for a $1.35 million REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund loan by the Board of Economic Development.


Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Pirated Websites
Attorney General Marty Jackley warns that hackers are now using so-called pirate websites to infect computers.

Game, Fish and Parks

GFP Commission Proposes Petition Process to Restrict Recreational Use of Section 8 Nonmeandered Lakes
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission during the July Commission meeting adopted a proposal to establish a process where landowners can request the restriction of recreational use of nonmeandered waters for public use.

Public Safety

Name Released in Perkins County Fatal Crash
BISON, S.D. – A 36-year-old Bison man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover south of Bison.


Agriculture

Deadlines Approaching for SD State Fair Entries
Deadlines for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries are right around the corner. The static entry deadline is Monday, July 31.

Education

Board of Technical Education elects officers and appoints committee to hire executive director
The Board of Technical Education held its first official meeting and elected officers today in Rapid City. Dana Dykhouse of Sioux Falls has been elected to a two-year term as board president, Bob Faehn of Watertown as vice president and Terry Sabers of Mitchell as secretary.

Human Services

Two SHIINE Regional Offices Re-Locate
The central and western regional offices for the Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program have moved to new locations.

Public Safety

Schedule Changes Planned for Three South Dakota Driver Exam Stations
PIERRE, S.D. -- Schedule changes start Aug. 1 for driver exam stations in Parker, Vermillion and Yankton.

Highway Patrol Graduation Friday, Largest Group in 43 years
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol officially welcomes its largest group of new troopers to the agency in more than 40 years this Friday during a graduation ceremony held in the State Capitol Rotunda in Pierre.

Transportation

I-90 – Exit 14: I-90 Closure with Detour to Set Girders
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Interstate 90 will be closed for six nights, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting on Wednesday, July 19, between the off and on ramps at Exit 14 in Spearfish.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

South Dakota Ends Fiscal Year With Surplus
South Dakota state government closed the 2017 budget year on June 30 marking the sixth consecutive year with a surplus, Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today.

Game, Fish and Parks

South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Activities July 21-23
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is celebrating Christmas this July in multiple state parks and recreation areas in addition to offering kayaking, hiking and craft-making events.

Public Safety

Perkins County Fatal Crash
BISON, S.D. – A 36-year-old man died Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover south of Bison.

Transportation

Chip and Fog Seal Projects in Huron Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Huron area of the state beginning Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Exit Ramp to Close Overnight at the I-29 and I-229 Interchange
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says one exit ramp will be closed the night of July 17, at the I-29 and I-229 interchange in Sioux Falls.


Corrections

Update on Parole Absconder Richie Desersa in custody
UPDATE: Richie Desersa is back in custody, arrested in Minnehaha County July 16.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: The Direct Effects Of Financial Stewardship
As Governor of South Dakota, financial stewardship is one of my top priorities. When it comes to balancing the budget, managing the retirement system and maintaining our AAA credit ratings, I dive into the details.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the deployment ceremony for the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 216th Engineer Detachment at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial amphitheater.

Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary
Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Joseph Hogan, on June 17, 2017, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Corrections

State Prison Inmate Brendan Lebar In Custody
Inmate Brendan Lebar was arrested in Pennington County this week.

Game, Fish and Parks

2017-2018 Antelope Hunting Season Finalized for Archery and Firearm
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission finalized the 2017 and 2018 archery and firearm antelope hunting seasons.

Antelope and Coyote Hunting Changes for Custer State Park
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission closed Custer State Park to antelope hunting for the 2017 hunting season due to decreased herd numbers from previous years while also taking into consideration the wildlife viewing opportunities for park visitors.

2017 Sage Grouse Season Closed
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission closed the 2017 sage grouse hunting season at their July meeting.

Public Safety

Sioux Falls Student Wins $10,000 In Highway Safety’s “Lesson Learned SD” Program
PIERRE, S.D. – A Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School student is $10,000 richer for being chosen the winner of a program that encourages driving safety among young people.

Transportation

Highway 212 Opening from Watertown to Goodwin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be opening Highway 212 between Watertown and Goodwin on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The signed car detour route will be shortened along the south side of Highway 212 along county roads between Goodwin and Highway 15.


Attorney General Marty Jackley

South Dakota Medicaid Fraud Unit Takes Part in Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Attorney General’s Medicaid Control Fraud Unit (SD MFCU) participated with various law enforcement authorities in a nationwide coordinated health care fraud sweep.

Corrections

Community Service Inmate Back In Custody
Inmate Stacie Cottier was apprehended by the Stanley County Sheriff’s Department south of Fort Pierre at approximately 12:25 a.m. on July 13.

Transportation

I-90 – Exit 14 – Traffic Switch on 27th St North of I-90
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that traffic is scheduled to be switched to the newly completed southbound 27th Street lanes north of I-90 today, July 13, 2017.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Brookings Capital For A Day Schedule Announced
On Tuesday, July 18, Brookings will be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day. Activities for the day will include a Main Street walk, community social, business tours and a roundtable meeting.

Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Ballot Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Establishing Open Primary Elections
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment has been filed with the Secretary of State.

Corrections

Community Service Inmate Placed On Escape Status
Inmate Stacie Cottier, age 33, left her community service jobsite without authorization in Pierre Wednesday night.

Public Notice of Arrest Warrant for Parole Absconder Richie Desersa
Parole absconder Richie Desersa failed to report to the Sioux Falls Community Work Center on July 11.

Game, Fish and Parks

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman event. The event will be held Sept. 15-17 at Outlaw Ranch near Custer.

Governor's Office of Economic Development

GOED rolling out new CDBG program
PIERRE, S.D. – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce the details for the Bulldoze, Build, and Beautify (BBB) activity under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. GOED has set aside $1 million of its FY 2017 CDBG allocation to support this activity.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor’s Mansion Tours Now Featuring Art By Harrisburg Student
As the free summer tours at the Governor’s mansion resume, First Lady Linda Daugaard is featuring Native American art from South Dakota artists, including a new painting by a Harrisburg student.

Game, Fish and Parks

HuntSAFE Names Individual and Team Instructors of the Year
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) named Justin Schmiedt as the 2016 HuntSAFE Instructor of the Year and Bob and Daryl Schutte as the 2016 HuntSAFE Team of the Year.

Tagged Lake Oahe Salmon: From Silver to Gold
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to know how stocking salmon in different locations improves their survival

Labor and Regulation

Statement from Division of Banking on Dollar Loan Center
The South Dakota Division of Banking issued the following statement today in response to Dollar Loan Center in Rapid City and Sioux Falls offering short-term loans at 36 percent APR and charging late fees if not repaid in one week.

Social Services

Department of Social Services Hires Interim Hospital Administrator
The Department of Social Services is pleased to announce Marcene Dickes has accepted a position as the interim hospital administrator at the Human Services Center (HSC) in Yankton, S.D


Environment and Natural Resources

DENR Requests Water Quality Data for 2018 Integrated Report
DENR requests water quality data by Sept. 1 as part of its process to complete a biennial assessment of South Dakota’s lakes and streams.

Game, Fish and Parks

Nature, Sand Candles and Halloween in July this Weekend
South Dakota state parks offer unique ways for visitors to learn more about nature and enjoy the outdoors. From building wax creations to trick-or-treating, there is an activity for everyone.

Public Safety

Name Released in Hughes County Fatal Crash
BLUNT, S.D. – A Harrold, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning east of Blunt.

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Gage Brothers announces construction of new plant in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (July 10, 2017): Gage Brothers today announced the construction of a new plant featuring a multi-million dollar investment in state-of-the-art technology rarely used in the manufacture of precast concrete in the United States.


Public Safety

Name Released In Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – A 52-year-old Lake Preston woman died Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash north of Lake Preston.

Names Released In Meade County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A 71-year-old Piedmont woman died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Rapid City.


Corrections

Work Release Inmate Back In Custody
Randy Cowherd turned himself in to the Rapid City Community Work Center late this evening.

Work Release Inmate Placed on Escape Status
Randy Cowherd, age 45, was due back at the Rapid City Community Work Center earlier this evening following a shift at his work release job. Escape procedures were enacted when Cowherd failed to return at the designated time.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: Matching Students with Workforce Needs
Last week, I was honored to begin a one-year term as chairman of the Western Governors Association. The WGA includes governors of 19 western states – those to the north and south of South Dakota, and every state to the west. Each WGA chair selects a policy initiative to focus on during the chair’s one-year term. Over the next 12 months I will focus on workforce development.

News Tips For July 8 – 14, 2017
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the 2017 Council of Chief State School Officers Summer Leadership Conference at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City.

Agriculture

Department of Agriculture Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Begins July 10
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages all agriculture producers and businesses to take advantage of free pesticide container recycling collection in 37 locations across the state from Monday, July 10 until Thursday, Sept. 7.

Still Not Time to Treat Ash Trees for EAB—Yet
The recent find of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Alta, Iowa, has renewed interest in the invasive insect.

Connecting Agriculture: Creating an Accurate Drought Monitor
Drought conditions have continued to spread across South Dakota over the past few weeks.

Education

Cultural Heritage Center Museum to debut new family activity Wednesday, July 19
A new museum program focused on families with school-aged children will be available to the public at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre for the first time on Wednesday, July 19.

Public Safety

Hughes County Fatal Crash
BLUNT, S.D. – One person died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday morning east of Blunt.

Transportation

2017 S.D. Transportation Hall of Honor Inductees Announced
Clyde Jundt from Pierre and Mark Knight from Aberdeen have been chosen for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor for 2017.

Chip Seal and Fog Seals Projects in the Yankton Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Yankton area of the state beginning Tuesday, July 11.


State Treasurer Rich Sattgast

State Treasurer to set up at Family Fest
The State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division will set up a booth at Family Fest to return unclaimed property to the rightful owners.

Public Safety

Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – A 52-year-old woman died Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash north of Lake Preston.

Meade County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday morning west of Rapid City.

Transportation

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in the Aberdeen Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Aberdeen area beginning Monday, July 10.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Names Inaugural Members to Government Accountability Board
Gov. Dennis Daugaard today announced his appointments to the new Government Accountability Board.

Transportation

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in the Watertown Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Watertown area of the state beginning today (July 5).

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in Rapid City Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to three highways in the Rapid City area of the state beginning Friday, July 7.

Pavement Repair on I-29 Near Sioux Falls
On Friday, July 7, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin repairing the northbound lanes on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls from 26th Street (Exit 78) to 12th Street (Exit 79).

Highway 79 and 212 Paving
Crews will begin preparing for an asphalt concrete resurfacing project at the north junction of Highway 79 and 212 in Butte County beginning this afternoon, July 5, 2017.

Veterans Affairs

DRAFT OR NO DRAFT, THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE SHINES ON!
For the past few weeks, there has been a lot of buzz about the NBA draft. Strategists and newscasters chattered about the likes of Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum. Who would draft them and what package would be offered? Numerous sports venues use the draft process to allocate talented players to their teams.


Corrections

State Prison Inmate Placed on Escape Status
Inmate Christian Voldbaek, age 21, left the Rapid City Community Work Center July 4.

Public Safety

Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BRANDON, S.D. – Names have been released of those involved in a two-vehicle crash which killed two people and injured two others early Saturday morning near Brandon.


Corrections

State Prison Inmate Placed on Escape Status
Inmate Brendan Lebar, age 20, left the jobsite without authorization this afternoon.


Public Safety

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BRANDON, S.D. – Two people died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday morning near Brandon.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: South Dakota's Presidential Independence Day
It was an eventful Fourth of July week 90 years ago when President Calvin Coolidge spent the holiday in the Black Hills. He and First Lady Grace Coolidge came to the State Game Lodge at Custer State Park that summer to escape the noise and congestion of Washington, D.C.

Gov. Daugaard Appoints Jim Thares To Board Of Regents
Gov. Dennis Daugaard today announced that he will appoint Jim Thares of Aberdeen to the South Dakota Board of Regents.

News Tips
The Railroad Board of the South Dakota Department of Transportation will hold a meeting in the Commission Room of the Becker-Hansen building located at 700 E. Broadway Ave.

Agriculture

Check Nursery Stock for Japanese Beetle
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is encouraging residents to check any newly purchased nursery stock for Japanese beetle.

SD State Fair and SDSU Athletics Come Together for Ticket Promotion
The South Dakota State Fair and South Dakota State University (SDSU) Athletics have teamed up on a Labor Day weekend ticket promotion.

Be Safe with Fire this Independence Day
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division reminds people to use extreme caution when shooting off fireworks in areas of the state where dry conditions exist.

Education

Former director of National Museum of American History to visit Pierre, sign new book on July 24
Brent Glass, former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, is making three appearances in Pierre on Monday, July 24, to promote his new book, “50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.”

Fun with Flags is theme for Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center July 8
The next Family Fun Saturday at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is July 8, from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.

Environment and Natural Resources

DENR Accepting Applications for Water Quality Projects
DENR is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants.

Game, Fish and Parks

State Park Events Scheduled for July 7-8
With summer in full swing, South Dakota state parks are offering a variety of programs for visitors.

Sign Up Now for HuntSAFE Courses
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is currently taking registration for HuntSAFE classes. Classes are held statewide throughout the year.

Transportation

Highway 46 Closing North of Alcester for Reconstruction
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say Highway 46, located north of Alcester at the intersection of Highway 11, will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, July 10.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Commends Release Of Additional CRP Acres
The Governor last week sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the department make CRP acres available as soon as possible. The USDA on Friday announced the release of CRP acres to counties in the severe drought and extreme drought categories.

Public Safety

July Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – July’s sobriety checkpoint schedule has been released.

Transportation

Construction on Highway 18 West of Maverick Junction
According to the South Dakota Department of Transportation, work will begin one mile west of Maverick Junction at Highway 18 and Highway 79 intersection on Wednesday, July 5.

Board of Regents

Regents Create Audit and Athletics Advisory Committees
Committees to provide audit oversight and to advise on the management of intercollegiate athletic programs are being created by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

SDSU to Offer New Management Degrees
South Dakota State University will offer new undergraduate management degrees in two fields predicted to have strong job growth in the future. The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved bachelor degree programs in leadership and management of nonprofit organizations, as well as in conservation planning and park management.

Northern State Students Recognized by Regents
The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Northern State University for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.

New Specializations, Certificates Meet Emerging Workforce Needs
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved new academic program requests to meet emerging employment trends across the state.

Jewett Departs Board as Longest-Serving Regent
Harvey C. Jewett of Aberdeen completes his work this week on the state’s public higher education governing board after more than 20 years of service. Based on available records, Jewett is believed to be the longest-serving regent in South Dakota Board of Regents’ history.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Named WGA Chair Western Governors’ Workforce Initiative Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – This morning at a governors’ meeting in Whitefish, Mont., Gov. Dennis Daugaard was elected to serve as chair of the Western Governors’ Association. Gov. Daugaard will serve as chairman for one year.

Health

Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control
Nearly 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in $499,911 in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV), the Department of Health announced today.

Public Safety

State Officials Urge Safety During July 4th Celebration
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety wants people to enjoy their July Fourth celebrations, but in a safe way.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Rep. Haggar Resigns, Governor Invites Public Input
State Rep. Don Haggar has resigned his seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Haggar, a Sioux Falls Republican, has served in the state House since 2013, and is currently the body’s speaker pro tempore.

Labor and Regulation

Protect Yourself – Be Informed About State Cosmetology Laws
The South Dakota Cosmetology Commission sets high professional standards for nail technicians and cosmetologists for consumer safety.

Transportation

348th Ave. Bridge Over I-90 Closed
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed a bridge over Interstate 90 four miles east of the east Chamberlain interchange after it was damaged by an over-height vehicle.

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Hendrix Genetics announces new commercial hatchery in Beresford, SD
Hendrix Genetics is pleased to announce another step in its commitment to the US Turkey Industry: to directly distribute quality Hybrid commercial poults to growers.


Attorney General Marty Jackley

United States Supreme Court Rules with 12 Attorneys General on Immigration Law
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court issued a decision allowing President Trump’s executive order, commonly called the “travel ban”, to take effect, with certain exceptions. The Court will hear the merits of the travel ban appeal this fall.

Aurora County Man Arrested for First Degree Rape
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Robert Lincoln Will III, 35, Plankinton, was arrested on one count of rape in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine.

Agriculture

SD Ag Chat: Windbreaks and Shelterbelts Need Watering Too
Trees and shrubs are feeling the effects of the dry conditions this year in SD.

Education

State Historical Society hosting outdoor concert, ice cream social on Friday, July 21
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will host a special outdoor concert called “Smithsonian Remembers” featuring traditional music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart on Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. CDT near the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre.

Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents updated
An updated version of the Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents in South Dakota is now available on the Department of Education website.

Game, Fish and Parks

GFP Reminds Boaters to Practice Safe Boating
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is joining a national effort to highlight boating safety.

State Parks to Celebrate Independence Day
Celebrate the 4th of July early in South Dakota’s state parks. From parades to campsite decorating contests, state parks are ready to celebrate the holiday weekend with family fun for all ages.

State Park Visitors are Advised to Leave Fireworks at Home
The upcoming Fourth of July holiday is a popular time in South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking state park visitors to leave fireworks at home.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: Pulling Through Another Drought
As of late, I have been keeping my eye on the U.S. Drought Monitor. The monitor is updated each Thursday, and as I write this, over 50 percent of the state is in a drought with an additional 32 percent experiencing abnormally dry conditions.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will participate in the Western Governors’ Annual Meeting in Whitefish, Montana.

Game, Fish and Parks

Updated Nonmeandered Waters Information Available Online
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has posted additional information online for those needing clarification on application of the Open Waters Compromise.

Public Safety

Sixth Annual Youth Trooper Academy June 26-30
PIERRE, S.D. – What it is like to train to become a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper will be experienced by 24 South Dakota high school students next week.

Fire Marshal: Firework Safety Needed Especially In Dry Conditions
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal says it is important to be careful with fireworks every Fourth of July, but especially this year.

Transportation

Highway 85 Erosion Repairs
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin making erosion repairs along Highway 85 between Spearfish and Belle Fourche beginning Monday, June 26.


Agriculture

Presenters Announced for 2017 Governor's Agricultural Summit
The 2017 Governor’s Agricultural Summit will feature discussions on animal health, the current and future agricultural economy, succession planning and innovative South Dakota agriculture businesses.

SD Ag Chat: Honey Bees Do Their Part to Help Feed the World
Worldwide, approximately 1,000 plants grown for food, beverages, fibers, spices and medicines need to be pollinated by animals in order to produce the products people depend on.

Environment and Natural Resources

Gov. Daugaard Announces $20.001 Million for Environmental Projects
The state Board of Water and Natural Resources approved $20.001 million for water and waste projects when the board met Thursday in Pierre.

Public Safety

Grant County Fatal Crash
WILMOT, S.D. – A Big Stone City, S.D. man has died as a result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that happened Monday, June 19, south of Wilmot.

Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish man has been identified as the person who died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash three miles west of Spearfish.

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Win Chill breaks ground in Foundation Park
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Development Foundation hosted groundbreaking ceremonies for Win Chill, LLC, the first project in Foundation Park, on Thursday, June 22. Win Chill will now begin construction on a 205,000 square-foot full-service refrigerated foods warehouse and distribution center on a 54-acre site purchased from the Development Foundation that provides adequate space for future expansion of the Win Chill operation in Sioux Falls.

Gov. Daugaard Awards Six Community Development Block Grants
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded more than $3.4 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to six projects throughout South Dakota. Blunt, Faith, Lake Andes, Langford, Newell and Veblen will use the approved monies to help fund projects totaling almost $10 million.


Attorney General Marty Jackley

Minnehaha County Man Convicted for Financial Elder Abuse
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a Minnehaha County jury returned a verdict finding Ronald Wayne Whalen, 47, Sioux Falls, guilty of 1 count of forgery, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine.

Education

Cultural Heritage Center participating in Blue Star Museums program
The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is continuing its participation in the Blue Star Museums program in 2017.

Public Safety

Public/Private Partnership Looks To Secure State’s Critical infrastructure From Cyberattacks
PIERRE, S.D. –South Dakota’s public and private entities Friday committed again to work together to strengthen the state’s cybersecurity systems.

Transportation

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects to Begin on Highways 12, 83 and 1804 in North Central S.D.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Mobridge area of the state beginning Thursday, June 22.

Postponed - Permanent Striping in Spearfish Canyon
Crews will begin grinding and painting permanent striping on Highway 14A from Spearfish to Savoy in Lawrence County on Monday, June 26, 2017.


Attorney General Marty Jackley

Project Stand Up to Expand Local Community Kick-Offs in Timber Lake and Eagle Butte
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Project Stand Up will expand its Community Kick-Offs this week in Timber Lake and Eagle Butte.

Public Safety

Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash three miles west of Spearfish.