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Public Safety

Name Released in Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRING, S.D. – A Harris, MN man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Hot Springs.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: Appreciation for South Dakota Newspapers
The week of Oct. 1 is National Newspaper Week, an opportunity to recognize the important role newspapers play in our country.

News Tips For Sept. 23– 29, 2017
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the groundbreaking for the Hybrid Turkeys Hatchery in Beresford.

Education

Gov. Daugaard proclaims October Archives Month
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October as Archives Month in South Dakota. Gov. Daugaard noted in the proclamation, “Archives have a duty to provide public access to their records, and it is the goal of archives to increase public awareness of the role archives play in providing knowledge about the historical and cultural heritage of South Dakota.”

Public Safety

Names Released in Lawrence County Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish woman has been identified as the pedestrian who died from injuries sustained when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Spearfish.

Transportation

Sidewalk Modifications and Railroad Crossing Upgrade In Whitewood
On Monday, Sept. 25, crews will begin work on the sidewalk, curb and gutter, and storm sewer at the intersection of Laurel Street and Hooker Street in Whitewood.


Education

State Historical Society offers property tax moratorium
South Dakota State Historical Society officials remind property owners that Nov. 1 is the deadline to apply for the state property tax moratorium.

Game, Fish and Parks

Hunters Asked to Guard Against Wildfires this Fall
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking hunters going into the field this fall to be diligent in preventing and detecting fires under the extreme dry conditions in certain parts of the state.

Human Services

Disability Employment Awareness Month
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in South Dakota.

Labor and Regulation

State Minimum Wage to Increase Jan. 1
The state minimum wage will increase from $8.65/hour to $8.85/hour effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Public Safety

Names Released in Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – A Pierre husband and wife have been identified as the two individuals who died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Murdo.

Transportation

SDDOT Receives $25.7 Million in Additional Federal Funding
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says they have received an additional $25.7 million in federal highway funding after the state met all of its fiscal year deadlines for federally-funded projects.

Timberline Avenue Closure
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing Timberline Avenue north of Rice Street in Sioux Falls on Monday morning, Sept. 25.


Agriculture

Another Tool to Enhance Water Quality
In South Dakota, we have a long legacy of working together to both produce food for the world and protect and enhance our natural resources, from the soil we use for crops and grass to the water we fish in, swim in and drink.

Education

State Historical Society seeks public input on preservation needs
The State Historic Preservation Office of the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre is preparing for its federal fiscal year 2018 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state’s preservation needs and projects.

Public Safety

Fall River County Fatal Crash
HOT SPRING, S.D. – A 73-year-old man died Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Hot Springs.

Transportation

Highway 12 and 73 Project Scheduled for Letting
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has scheduled the Highway 73 and Highway 12 shoulder widening project for the Nov. 1, 2017 bid letting.

Board of Regents

Fall Enrollment Shows Growth at Public Universities
Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities increased slightly compared to last year, up a third of one percent, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today. Headcount enrollment was up by 131 students across the entire system.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard To Appoint Judge Steven R. Jensen To South Dakota Supreme Court
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Steven R. Jensen of Dakota Dunes to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Jensen is a circuit court judge and the presiding judge of the First Judicial Circuit.

Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Jackley Offers Advice on Equifax Data Breach
Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking consumers to be vigilant of scams and consider their options in protecting their personal identifying information in the wake of the Equifax data breach.

Public Safety

Lawrence County Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A female pedestrian has died from injuries she sustained when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Spearfish.

Tourism

SOUTH DAKOTA REMAINS THE PHEASANT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Department of Tourism reminds hunters of the positives

Transportation

Maple Street and Highway 100 intersection Closure
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the intersection of Maple Street and Highway 100 in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota Lottery

Sioux Falls woman claims record Dakota Cash jackpot
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Lynda Blesi’s patience was a virtue as her years of playing Dakota Cash paid off in a big way.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

First Lady To Hold Book Walk
First Lady Linda Daugaard will hold a book walk for children in the backyard of the Governor’s Mansion on Monday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. CDT.

Education

Cultural Heritage Center to participate in 13th annual Museum Day Live! event
On Saturday, Sept. 23, all visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will be welcomed free of charge courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine during the Museum Day Live! program.

2017 South Dakota Report Card to be released
At its meeting earlier today, the South Dakota Board of Education Standards heard state-level results from the 2017 Report Card.

Board holds first public hearing on proposed content standards
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards held the first of four public hearings on academic content standards in several subject areas earlier today.

Proactive admissions initiative kicks off in South Dakota
Later this month, qualifying South Dakota public high school seniors will receive letters announcing their guaranteed general acceptance into the state’s public universities and technical institutes.

Public Safety

Jones County Fatal Crash
MURDO, S.D. – Two people died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Murdo.

Transportation

Hall of Honor Banquet for Clyde Jundt of Pierre
Clyde Jundt from Pierre is being inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.

Revenue

State fair tax collections increase in 2017
PIERRE, S.D. – Tax collections at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair exceeded $191,000 according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Revenue.


Public Safety

Names Released in Brookings County Fatal Crash
ARLINGTON, S.D. – A Brookings man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash south of Arlington.

Name Released in Day County Fatal Crash
GRENVILLE, S.D. – A 27-year-old Sisseton man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Grenville.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: 2017 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup
On Friday morning, Sept. 29, a few dozen cowboys will put on their boots and saddle 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 52-year tradition.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will participate in the Western Governors’ Workforce Workshop in Denver.

Education

Goble exhibit to close Sept. 24 at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre have just a few more days to visit the special traveling exhibition, “A Life’s Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories,” featuring South Dakota artist and author Paul Goble (1933-2017).

Oahe Chapel 140th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24
The 140th anniversary of the Oahe Chapel north of Pierre will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Tribal Relations

Sept. 19 Proclaimed Ben Reifel (Lone Feather) Day in South Dakota
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sept. 19, 2017, as Ben Reifel (Lone Feather) Day in South Dakota.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Awards Equipment Grants To Tech Schools
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today he is awarding over $860,000 in Future Funds to fund equipment needs in Build Dakota-eligible programs at South Dakota’s four technical institutes.

Attorney General Marty Jackley

South Dakota Supreme Court Issues Important Decision on Fairness Tax for South Dakota Retailers
Attorney General Marty Jackley announces the State of South Dakota is one step closer to bringing tax fairness to South Dakota retailers which would continue to sustain South Dakota’s status as an income tax-free state.

Education

Indian Education Summit to feature Hattie Kauffman
Longtime CBS broadcaster Hattie Kauffman will be among keynote speakers at the 2017 South Dakota Indian Education Summit to be held Sept. 24-26, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre.

Labor and Regulation

Statement from Division of Banking on Cash N Go Pawn
The South Dakota Division of Banking issued the following statement regarding its investigation of Cash N Go Pawn in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Order No. 2017-03 is posted at http://dlr.sd.gov/news/default.aspx.

State Cosmetology President Elected to National Leadership
Tammy Ugofsky was elected as the Region 3 director of the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) executive board at its annual conference in Charleston, West Virginia, in August.

Public Safety

September Campus Fire Safety Month
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September as “Campus Fire Safety Month” in South Dakota.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former Rep. Oscar Huber
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ordering flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 14, to honor the life of former state Rep. Oscar Huber.

Education

Traditional Arts Demonstration Day Sept. 23 at Cultural Heritage Center
Four American Indian traditional artists will be demonstrating their work on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Human Services

South Dakota Awarded Lifespan Respite Grant
South Dakota has been awarded a Lifespan Respite grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Labor and Regulation

Statement from Division of Banking on Dollar Loan Center
The South Dakota Division of Banking issued the following statement regarding its examination of Dollar Loan Center in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

Public Safety

Day County Fatal Crash
GRENVILLE, S.D. – A 27-year-old man died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Grenville.

Brookings County Fatal Crash
ARLINGTON, S.D. – One person died Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash south of Arlington.

Transportation

Hall of Honor Banquet for Mark Knight of Aberdeen
Mark Knight from Aberdeen is being inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.


Transportation

Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the I-90 Exit 61-67 Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Rapid City Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the city of Box Elder, will hold a public open house on Wednesday, Sept. 13, to inform area residents on the options being recommended as part of a roadway corridor study for I-90 from Exit 61 (Elk Vale Road) to Exit 67 (Liberty Boulevard / EAFB Main Gate).

I-29 - Russell Street Exit 81 Ramp Closure
On Thursday, Sept. 14, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound entrance ramp at Interstate 29 from westbound Russell Street (Exit 81) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

Exit Ramp Pavement Marking Work on I-90 in Rapid City
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, crews will begin replacement of existing pavement markings on Interstate 90 between Deadwood Avenue and Liberty Boulevard at exits 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63 and 67 in both the east and westbound lanes.

Veterans Affairs

POW MIA Recognition
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sept. 15, 2017, as “POW/MIA Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor Seeking Interns For Spring Term
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for two spring 2018 Governor’s Office internships in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from January through May 2018.

Agriculture

SDDA Recommends Obtaining Firewood from In-State Sources
Following confirmation of emerald ash borer near the state, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture is reminding residents and visitors to obtain firewood from in-state sources.

Game, Fish and Parks

Custer State Park to Host Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host the 52nd annual Buffalo Roundup and 24th annual Arts Festival in Custer State Park later this month.

Input Requested on Current Duck Hunting Regulations
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is currently reaching out to duck hunters asking for input on current hunting season regulations, primarily season dates, bag limits and hunting zone boundaries.

GFP to Host Fall Events
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is celebrating fall by hosting events in state parks this weekend.

Custer State Park Set to Re-open Peter Norbeck Building
Custer State Park officials will host the grand re-opening of the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center on Thursday, Sept 28. The event will be held in conjunction with the annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival.

South Dakota Mountain Lion Season Set for Two Years
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission agreed with a Department recommendation to make no changes to the 2017-18 mountain lion hunting season from the 2016-17 season during their September meeting in Sioux Falls.

Good Earth State Park Receives National Recognition for Cultural and Historical Significance
The National Association of State Park Directors formally recognized and awarded Good Earth State Park as this year’s recipient of the Ney Landrum Park History Award.

Human Services

2017 Governor’s Awards Ceremony Scheduled
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities at the 2017 Governor’s Awards ceremony on Oct. 3.

Public Safety

State Emergency Management Director Appointed to FEMA Advisory Council
PIERRE, S.D. – Tina Titze, director of South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management, has been appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC).


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor Asks For Flags At Half-Staff On 9/11 Anniversary
The White House has issued a proclamation designating Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, as National Days of Service and Remembrance.

Governor's Column: Recovering Debts Owed To South Dakotans
When a debt is owed to you, sometimes it can be difficult to collect. Whether it’s a grocery store that receives a bad check, a carpenter seeking payment on a bill or a person who loans a friend fifty dollars, it’s not enjoyable or easy to recover what you are owed.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be the keynote speaker at the Sioux Empire Housing Annual Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Downtown Starlight Room in Sioux Falls.

Education

Cultural Heritage Center Program looks at South Dakota History One Day At a Time
The people, places and events that were part of South Dakota history will be discussed at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Game, Fish and Parks

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission Delays Decision on Boating Restriction Petition
On Thursday, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission tabled a petition request to place a “no boating restriction” from Oct. 20 through Dec. 31 on Swan Lake in Clark County.

Public Safety

Name Released in Lincoln County Fatal Crash
CANTON, S.D. – An Elk Point, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Canton.

Transportation

Topsoil and Seeding work on Highway 16 in Rapid City
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, crews will begin topsoil and seeding operations on Highway 16 from Catron Boulevard to Tower Road in Rapid City in both the north and southbound lanes to repair erosion areas.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

$3.3 Million Recovered In Year One Of State’s Debt Collection Efforts
More than $3.3 million has been recovered in the first year of South Dakota’s Obligation Recovery Center program, according to a report released today by the Bureau of Administration.

Bureau of Information and Telecommunications

South Dakotan Elected to Lead National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD)
Pat Snow of the South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) was elected president of the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) during the group’s annual meeting in Memphis, TN on August 30.

Education

Percent of grads taking ACT grows and scores remain above national average
South Dakota saw a significant increase in the percentage of graduating seniors who took the ACT in 2017, while the state’s average composite score remained above the national average and down slightly from 2016.

Environment and Natural Resources

Smoke Impacting South Dakota Air Quality
Meteorological conditions are causing smoke from fires in several western states and Canada to impact air quality in South Dakota.

Transportation

Rice Street Traffic Shift
On Monday, Sept. 11, both west and east bound traffic will be shifted to the new Rice Street alignment west of Timberline Avenue in Sioux Falls. The traffic change will allow for remaining construction of the new realigned Rice Street.


State Treasurer Rich Sattgast

State Treasurer to attend Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival
State Treasurer Rich Sattgast encourages attendees at this year's Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival, on Saturday, September 8, 2017 to visit his staff for possible lost money that may be owed to them.

Agriculture

South Dakota Department of Agriculture Picks Hay Lottery Winners
This week the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) picked two South Dakota producers to receive hay donated through the tri-state hay lottery.

Education

Gov. Daugaard proclaims September Attendance Awareness Month
With the 2017-18 school year underway, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September Attendance Awareness Month.

Game, Fish and Parks

Trout to be Stocked Near Pierre
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will be stocking rainbow trout in Oahe Marina near Fort Pierre in September.

Landowners and Hunters Asked to Report Dead Deer
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has documented the first deer mortalities in 2017 due to hemorrhagic disease, also known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or blue tongue.

National Wild Turkey Federation Honors GFP Conservation Officer
The South Dakota Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has named Conservation Officer John Murphy as its 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year.

History Comes to Life at Beaver Creek Nature Area
Beaver Creek Nature Area near Brandon will host the 39th Annual Homesteader Day Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1 – 4 p.m. CDT to showcase what life on the prairie was like for the early Dakota Territory settlers.

Public Safety

Names Released in Lake County Fatal Crash
MADISON, S.D. – Names have been released of those involved in Saturday’s two-vehicle crash east of Madison which killed one person.

Transportation

Kingsway Road Intersection Modification Project to Begin in Pierre
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin modification of the intersection at Highway 14 and Kingsway Road in Pierre on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Reminder to Remove Hay Bales from the Right of Way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds land owners hay remaining in highway ditches after Oct. 1 is deemed illegal.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Build Dakota Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2017-18 School Year
The Build Dakota Scholarship Board has selected 285 students as recipients of the Build Dakota Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year.

Public Safety

Lake County Fatal Crash
MADISON, S.D. – A 70-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Madison.

Lincoln County Fatal Crash
CANTON, S.D. – A 45-year-old man died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Canton.

Social Services

Gov. Dennis Daugaard Declares Sept. 10 - 16 as Suicide Prevention Week
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sept. 10 - 16 as Suicide Prevention Week in South Dakota. Suicide does not discriminate, according to the South Dakota Department of Social Services, with people of all genders, ages and ethnicities at risk.

Veterans Affairs

Reaping Our Harvest
For centuries, the arrival of autumn has been celebrated at the end of the growing season, commemorating all the hard work. It is an opportunity to look back and see what has been accomplished and what lies ahead for us.


Public Safety

Name Released in Sully County Fatal Crash
PIERRE, S.D. – A Decatur, NE man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Pierre.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard To Appoint Doug Barthel To District 10 House Seat
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Doug Barthel to fill the District 10 vacancy in the State House of Representatives.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: Fortifying SD’s Defense Against Animal Disease Threats
The last day of August was an eventful one for Linda and me. We stopped first in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair where we toured the value-added agriculture tent and also attended the Century Farms Recognition and Salute to Veterans ceremonies.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the groundbreaking for the Dakota Plains Ag Center, LLC at the Napa Facility in Yankton.

Education

Beautiful Beads to be theme at Family Fun Day Sept. 9 at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors can create a hairpipe bead armband/bracelet at the next Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Game, Fish and Parks

Elk Contingency Licenses to be Determined for 2017
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is working on a recommendation regarding this year’s use of elk contingency licenses for the GFP Commission to take action on in Sioux Falls next week.

Human Services

State SBVI Division to Promote Prescription Assistance for Visually Impaired
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) will be promoting access to prescription labels for citizens with vision loss during National Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind Week, which is Sept. 9-15.

Transportation

Pavement Repair on I-29 North Continues
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin repairing the northbound lanes on Interstate 29 from 12th Street (Exit 79) to Madison Street (Exit 81) in Sioux Falls.

Work on I-90 from Black Hawk to Box Elder
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, crews will begin topsoil and seeding operations on Interstate 90 from Black Hawk to Box Elder in both the eastbound and westbound lanes in order to repair erosion areas.

Revenue

More than $1 million in tax revenue collected at the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Tax collections at the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally increased by 6 percent compared to last year.


Education

Labor Day hours announced for Cultural Heritage Center
The museum in the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is open Monday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day holiday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT.

Human Services

Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sept. 10-16 Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week in South Dakota.

Public Safety

Sully County Fatal Crash
PIERRE, S.D. – A 65-year-old man died Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Pierre.

September Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – September’s list of sobriety checkpoints has been announced by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.


Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Regarding Voting by Mail
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

State Treasurer Rich Sattgast

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

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.

Transportation

Highway 212 Box Culvert Repairs
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin making repairs to the box culvert on Highway 212, about 26 miles east of Newell.


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 Cruz DeLeon on July 31, 2017, in Box Elder, South Dakota.

Education

Education department announces guidelines for 2017-18 free or reduced school meal programs
Child and Adult Nutrition Services in the South Dakota Department of Education announces the policy for free milk or free and reduced price meals.

Game, Fish and Parks

State Parks Camping Available Year-Round
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is reminding campers that the end of the summer doesn’t mean the end of camping at South Dakota state parks.

GFP Celebrates Labor Day Weekend
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is extending an invitation to observe the unofficial end of summer by participating in Labor Day Weekend activities.

Deer Camp Available for First Time Youth Deer Hunters
Ten first-time deer hunters will have the opportunity to participate in a managed youth deer hunt and camp on Sept. 23-24 at the Snake Den Lodge in Presho.

Archery Training in South Dakota Schools Continues to Grow
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), sponsored by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), currently has 293 schools trained in the program with approximately 20,000 students participating each year.

Public Safety

Codington County Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Collision Update
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Waubay woman has been identified as the person who was struck by a pickup and killed Thursday night while she was walking along U.S. Highway 212 west of Watertown.

Names Released in Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A 15-year-old Milbank girl has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Aug. 22 north of Milbank.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: Beacom College At DSU A Step Forward For South Dakota
South Dakota is full of hidden gems. One secret we’ve kept too well is Dakota State University. DSU is one of the nation’s leading schools for cybersecurity, and it is rising to a new level of excellence.

News Tips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at two state fair events: the Century Farms and Ranches Recognition program and the Salute to Veterans program.

Agriculture

Day Sponsors Offer Special Activities at the SD State Fair
With the help of sponsors, the State Fair is able to offer special days at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair.

Game, Fish and Parks

2017 Pheasant Brood Survey Results Are In
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed the annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a significant decrease in the statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index from 2016.

Health

Hamlin County Resident First WNV Death Of Season
The Department of Health today reported a Hamlin County resident died of West Nile virus (WNV) associated causes, the state's first WNV related death this season. The individual was in the 80 to 89 age group.

Human Services

8th Annual South Dakota Gathering
Individuals with disabilities, family members, case managers, direct support professionals, educators and other professionals in the field of human services will be in attendance for the 8th annual South Dakota Gathering.

Public Safety

Codington County Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Collision
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A female pedestrian was struck by a pickup and killed Thursday night while she was walking along U.S. Highway 212 west of Watertown.


Agriculture

Youth Rodeo Action Planned for State Fair
The seventh annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship (SDTEC) sponsored in part by Panhandle Slim, Double D Western, Producers Hybrids and Iverson Featherlite will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair.

Game, Fish and Parks

Tree Stands Allowed on Public Land August 25
Archery hunters can start setting up tree stands on public lands beginning Friday, Aug. 25.

Transportation

Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 26 Preliminary Engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $1 million at their meeting today in Pierre.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former Majority Leader Roger McKellips
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ordering flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Saturday, Aug. 26, to honor the life of former state Sen. Roger McKellips.

Public Safety

Names Released in Hamlin County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – Names now have officially been released of the two Watertown residents who died early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Watertown.

Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – One teen died and four others were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon north of Milbank.

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Interstate Batteries Breaks Ground in Arlington’s Industrial Park
ARLINGTON, S.D. – It was a two-fold celebration yesterday in Arlington, South Dakota, when Interstate Batteries broke ground on its new facility. The commemorative ceremony was held in conjunction with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the industrial park as the community announced the opening of additional acres for development.

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Day at the South Dakota State Fair
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, as Veterans Day at the South Dakota State Fair, calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Superintendent Gordon Diedtrich
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ordering flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 23, to honor the life of Gordon A. Diedtrich who served as state superintendent of public instruction.

38 Students Receive Dakota Corps Scholarships
Thirty-eight South Dakota high school graduates have been awarded Dakota Corps scholarships to pursue careers in critical-need occupations within the state.

Transportation

Bridge Repair Work to Begin on I-29 over the Big Sioux River
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say bridge repair work on Interstate 29 over the Big Sioux River in the southeast part of the state will begin tomorrow, Aug. 23.


Agriculture

Ways to Save Money at the State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair offers several ways to save money during the fair.


Public Safety

Hamlin County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – Two people died early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Watertown.

Name Released in Grant County Fatal Crash
BIG STONE CITY, S.D. – A Big Stone City man has now been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash Tuesday night west of Big Stone City.


Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor's Column: There's Something For Everyone At The State Fair
Before the season turns and the kids are fully immersed in school activities, there’s one more summer event you will want to experience.

News Tips
The South Dakota Board of Regents will hold a brief meeting in the Brinker Room of Heston Hall on the Dakota State University campus to approve items associated with construction at Dakota State University.

Public Safety

Redfield Driving License Exam Station Closing Permanently
PIERRE, S.D. – Redfield’s Driving License exam station will close permanently next Thursday, Aug 24.

Transportation

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Project on Highway 12 Near Mobridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a chip and fog seal application will be applied to Highway 12 in the Mobridge area beginning Monday, Aug. 21.

New Intersection Warning System South of Tripp
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say drivers will see a new intersection warning system at the intersection of highways 46 and 37 south of Tripp.

SDDOT Awards Scholarship to SDSM&T Student
Jamie Smith, a junior at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO).

I-90 Construction at Piedmont Enters New Phase
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the reconstruction project on Interstate 90 near Piedmont has entered Phase 3.


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.