Audio: Governor Dennis Daugaard

Audio: Governor's Column -- Confronting the Realities of Another Lean Year

The Capitol Building was a busy place on Dec. 5 when lawmakers came to town for the annual Budget Address. They packed the state House early that afternoon to hear about our current economic situation and my proposal for the upcoming budget year.

Audio: Governor's Column -- A Man Who Made The Most Of His Time

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect on our blessings, and to spend time with family and friends. This year, though, the holiday took on a somber note, because on Wednesday night I received word of the passing of Rep. Craig Tieszen.

Audio: Governor's Column -- Wind Power Contributing To South Dakota’s Economy

As most people in rural South Dakota can tell you, the wind is almost always blowing. Living on the prairie, windy days are inevitable.

Audio: Governor's Column -- 138 Thanksgivings Ago

Linda and I are thankful for many things this year. We are thankful for our children and grandchildren, for the friends old and new we’ve made across the state, and for the opportunity to serve as governor and first lady.

Audio: Governor's Column -- Soldier Who Never Stands Alone

Sixty-nine years ago, a young man named Philip left his home in South Dakota to serve his country. Philip J. Iyotte was a Rosebud Sioux Tribe member who lived in White River and became a sergeant in the 8th Army and a member of Company E’s 21st Infantry Regiment and 24th Infantry Division.

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