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            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, April 13, 2017

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

 

                            

News Tips For April 15 – 21, 2017

 

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Public Commitments; Public Meetings:

 

Sunday, April 16, 1 p.m. CDT, Pierre – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard invite families to take part in the Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the Governor’s residence lawn. Children up to age 12 are invited to participate.

 

Thursday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. CDT – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be a guest on the WNAX, 570 AM out of Yankton.

 

Friday, April 21, 12:30 p.m. CDT, Vermillion Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be the guest speaker at the USD Founder’s Day event at the University of South Dakota Student Center in Vermillion.

 

Monday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. CDT, Pierre  The South Dakota Brand Board will be holding a meeting at their office at 411 S Fort St.  A full agenda can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=8. For more information, please contact the Brand Board office at 773-3324.

 

Monday, April 17, 11 a.m. CDT – The South Dakota Board of Regents will hold a Building Committee meeting via teleconference for the following projects on the SDSU campus:  Campus Steam and Chilled Water Infrastructure Improvements project with the purpose of approving a Facility Design Plan; Student Wellness Center Addition project with the purpose of approving a Guaranteed Maximum Price; and the Harding Hall Renovation Facility Design Plan approval.  Contact Tracy Mercer at (605) 773-3455 prior to the meeting for information about telephonic access to this meeting; public access to the teleconference is also available at the Board of Regents’ office in Pierre, located at 306 E. Capitol Avenue, Suite 200. The committee’s supporting documents may be found online at  https://www.sdbor.edu/the-board/committees/building-sdsu/Pages/default.aspx

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The Board of Operator Certification will meet in the Floyd L. Matthew Environmental Education and Training Center in the Joe Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Avenue. An agenda can be found by visiting http://denr.sd.gov/boards/2017/boc0417.pdf. For more information, contact Rob Kittay, DENR, at (605) 773-4208.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m. CDT, Pierre – 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. The public is invited to attend. To view the meeting agenda, posted 48 hours in advance, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Template.aspx?id=88.  For more information contact Tessa Wenner at 605-773-3265.

 

Thursday, April 20, 10 a.m. CDT – DENR’s Board of Minerals and Environment will meet via teleconference. Agenda items are available through the Boards & Commission Portal at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?Boardid=67. A limited number of phone lines are available. Interested parties who wish to participate should call DENR at (605) 773-3886 before 3 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 19, or go to the Floyd L. Matthew Environmental Education and Training Center in the Joe Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre. For more information, contact Brenda Binegar, DENR, at (605) 773-4216.

 

Thursday, April 20, 10 a.m., and Friday, April 21, 2 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – The South Dakota Board of Nursing will meet in the Board offices at 4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201. See http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/ or contact Gloria Damgaard at 605-362-2760 or gloria.damgaard@state.sd.us for more information.

 

Thursday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The South Dakota Plumbing Commission will hold a meeting at the Governor’s Inn, Kneip Room, 700 W. Sioux Ave. For more information or meeting materials, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=77.

 

Friday, April 21, 8:45 a.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – The South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities will hold its quarterly meeting at the Best Western Ramkota Plus, 3200 W. Maple, Sioux Falls, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2017.  For more information contact Arlene Poncelet at 605-773-6369.

 

 

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Monday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT, Wanblee Benefits Specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available in Wanblee. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

 

Tuesday, April 18 – Benefits Specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

  • Kyle from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Dupree from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT
  • Canton from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Flandreau from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Desmet from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Howard from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Miller from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Wagner from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT

 

Tuesday, April 18, through Thursday, April 20 – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will hold itinerant office hours. Both job seekers and employers interested in receiving employment and career services at no cost may visit or call during these office hours. More information on programs and services is available at www.sdjobs.org. Itinerant office hours will be held at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT, Wagner – at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 29775 Main Ave. For more information, call 605-487-7607 Ext. 207. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, April 18, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. MDT, Rapid City – at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, Lewis & Clark Hall, Room L212.  For more information on programs and services, call Kevin Dary, Lynette Engle, Melanie Garstenschlager or Samantha McGrath at 605-718-2956 during these office hours.  Additional information available at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, April 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT, Sturgis – at 1401 Lazelle St., Meade Room or call 605-641-0965 during these office hours and 605-642-6900 at any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 12 – 3 p.m. CDT, Mobridge – at the Mobridge Economic Development office 205 2nd St. E., Suite 1 or call 605-380-8930 during these hours and 605-626-2340 at any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Thursday, April 20, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. MDT, Rapid City – at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, Lewis & Clark Hall, Room L212.  For more information on programs and services, call Kevin Dary, Lynette Engle, Melanie Garstenschlager or Samantha McGrath at 605-718-2956 during these office hours.  Additional information available at www.sdjobs.org.

 

Tuesday, April 18, to Thursday, April 20 – Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work encompasses seven different skills including Appreciation, Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability and Acceptance. These soft skills and a willingness to take direction are generally more desired by employers than the specific skills a particular job requires. This is an 8-hour course offered in a one-day setting or in two four-hour settings. This workshop will be offered at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – at Southeast Technical Institute, 2320 N. Career Ave. This part one of and 8-hour course to prepare you to earn the Certificate of Work Ethic Proficiency through an online assessment. The cost is $99 per participant. For more information contact Southeast Technical Institute at 605-367-6040.
  • Tuesday, April 18, 6 – 9 p.m. CDT, Pierre – at The Right Turn, 124 E. Dakota Ave.  The cost is $175 per participant. The minimum class size is 3 participants. If there are not 3 referrals by Wednesday prior to the class, notification will be sent that there will be no class that week. Contact Kriss at The Right Turn to sign up at 605-773-4755. The last day to sign up for this class is April 12.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT, Hot Springs – at Case Auditorium. This is the first part of a two-part class. The cost of the entire course is $175 per person and includes a participant workbook and a work ethic proficiency exam. For more information, call the Career Learning Center at 605-394-5120.
  • Thursday, April 20, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT, Hot Springs – at Case Auditorium. This is the second part of a two-part class. The cost of the entire course is $175 per person and includes a participant workbook and a work ethic proficiency exam. For more information, call the Career Learning Center at 605-394-5120.
  • Thursday, April 20, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – at Southeast Technical Institute, 2320 N. Career Ave. This part two of and 8-hour course to prepare you to earn the Certificate of Work Ethic Proficiency through an online assessment. The cost is $99 per participant. For more information contact Southeast Technical Institute at 605-367-6040.

 

Wednesday, April 19, through Thursday, April 20 – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will host Job Search Assistance Programs (JSAP). JSAP is a workshop for people recovering from job loss or enhancing their job search skills. Trained instructors speak on modern-day techniques used to successfully find employment. Topics covered are: resume and cover letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. JSAP will be offered at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, April 19, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Sisseton – at 10 E. Hickory St. Suite 3. For more information, call 605-698-3964 or visit www.sdjobs.org.  
  • Wednesday, April 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MDT, Spearfish – at 1300 North Ave. For more information, call 605-642-6900 or visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Wagner – at 106 SE Sheridan Ave. For more information, call 605-487-7607 Ext. 207 or 212 or visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Thursday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT, Mitchell – at 1321 N. Main St. For more information, call 605-995-8060 or visit www.sdjobs.org.   
  • Thursday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Vermillion – 904 E. Cherry St. For more information, call 605-677-6900 or visit www.sdjobs.org.   

 

Wednesday, April 19 – Benefits Specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

  • Wanblee from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Timber Lake from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT
  • Flandreau from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Salem from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Clear Lake form 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT

 

Thursday, April 20, 2 – 6 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – The Spring Job Fair will be held at BRIDGES Employment Resource Center, Active Generations, 2300 W. 46th St., Sioux Falls. For more information call 605-333-3318 or email nburt@activgen.org.

 

Thursday, April 20 – Benefits Specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

  • Canton from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT
  • Kyle from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Flandreau from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Webster from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Lemmon from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MDT
  • Plankinton from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT

 

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