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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:  Friday, March 16, 2018

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

 

                            

News Tips For March 17 – 23, 2018

                                          

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

 

Tuesday, Mar 20, 3 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will attend and speak at the SD Ag Foundation’s Challenge Announcement Event which will be held at the POET Headquarters, 4515 N. Lewis Ave., Sioux Falls.

 

Monday, March 19, 9 a.m. CDT, Pierre – The South Dakota Board of Education Standards will meet in the Library Commons on first floor of the MacKay Building, 800 Governors Drive. A proposed agenda that includes a call-in number and access code is posted at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=32. The meeting will also be live streamed at http://www.sd.net/mackay/.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 1 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The Conservation Commission is scheduled to meet. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=19.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 5:15 p.m. CDT, State Fairgrounds, Nordby Exhibit Hall – The State Fair Commission is scheduled to meet. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=39.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. CDT – The Board of Accountancy will hold a meeting via conference call. To participate in the meeting via telephone, please use the call-in number 1-844-833-2684 and access code 0665978#. To view the meeting agenda and other materials, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=4. For more information, call Nicole at 605-367-5770.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m. CDT, Pierre – The South Dakota Lottery Commission will hold its quarterly meeting in LRC room 413 at the Capitol Building in Pierre. The meeting’s agenda can be viewed at https://lottery.sd.gov/about/commission/, and audio will be streamed live at http://www.sd.net/room413/. For more information, contact Wade LaRoche, 605-773-5869.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The Statewide Independent Living Council will hold its quarterly meeting at the Governor’s Inn in Pierre. For more information, please contact Eric Weiss at 605-773-3195.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 3 p.m. CDT – The Board of Funeral Service will meet via conference call.  For more information and public access information visit: http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=43

 

Thursday, March 22, 1:30 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The Appraiser Certification Program Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting at the Kneip Building, 700 Governor’s Dr., in Conference Room #3. For more information or to request accommodations for the meeting, contact Sherry Bren at 605-773-4608.

 

Thursday, March 22, 1 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – The Board of Pharmacy will meet at the boards offices at 4001 W. Valhalla Blvd. Suite 202.  For more information and public access information visit: http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=76

 

Thursday, March 22, 1:30 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The Petroleum Release Compensation Board will meet by telephone conference call. Agenda items are available at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?Boardid=73. For more information, contact Vickie Maberry, DENR, at 605-773-3769.

 

Friday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT, Rapid City – The Board of Technical Professions will hold a regular meeting in the Board office, 2525 W. Main St., Suite 211. Meeting agenda and materials can be viewed at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=37. If you have questions, please contact Kathryn Patterson at 605-394-2510.

 

Friday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. CDT, Pierre The Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired will hold its quarterly meeting Governor’s Inn in Pierre. For more information or to request accommodations for the meeting, please contact Gaye Mattke at 605-773-4644. 

 

 

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Monday, March 19, to Thursday, March 22 – The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Field Service Officers will be on site with the County and Tribal Veterans Service Officers to provide veterans with information for services, and answer any questions veterans have regarding VA Healthcare, compensation and pension, mental health services and much more. Spouses are welcome to attend as well.  Dates and times are subject to change on short notice. More information on programs and services is available at www.vetafairs.sd.gov. The Field Officer and CTVSOs will be in the following locations:

Monday, March 19:

  • 10am – 3pm CDT, Clark – 200 Commercial St. N. (605)280-4306.
  • 8:30am – 9:30am CDT, Clear Lake – 415 3rd Ave. S. (605)360-7819.
  • 1pm-3pm CDT, Faulkton – 110 9th Ave. N. (605)280-4308.
  • 9am – 1pm CDT, Gettysburg – 205 W. Commercial #103 (605)280-4308.
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm CDT, Hayti – 300 4th St. (605)360-7819.
  • 9am – 3pm MDT, Sturgis – 1300 Sherman St. #212 (605)280-4307.
  • 10am – 11am CDT, Watertown – 16 1st Ave. SE. (605)360-7819.

Tuesday, March 20:

  • 9am – 12pm CDT, Armour – 706 Braddock St. (605)280-4306.
  • 1pm – 3:30pm MDT, Custer – 420 Mt. Rushmore Rd. (605)280-4307.
  • 9am – 11am MDT, Deadwood – 80 Sherman St. #212 (605)280-4307.
  • 1pm – 3pm CDT, Lake Andes – 400 Main St. (605)280-4306.
  • 8:30am – 2pm CDT, Madison – 200 E. Center St. (605)360-7819.

Wednesday, March 21:

  • 10am – 3pm CDT, Huron – 450 3rd St. SW #103 (605)280-4306.
  • 10am – 2pm CDT, Parker – 400 S. Main St. (605)360-7819.
  • 10:30am – 1:30pm MDT, Rapid City – SDSM&T Surbeck Center (605)280-4307.
  • 2pm – 4pm MDT, Rapid City – University Center (605)280-4307.
  • 10am – 2:30pm CDT, Winner – 200 E. Third St. (605)280-4308.

Thursday, March 22:

  • 10am – 2pm MDT, Ft. Yates, ND – Tribal Office (605)280-4307.
  • 10am – 3pm CDT, Huron – 450 3rd St SW #103 (605)280-4306.
  • 9am – 12pm CDT, Kadoka – 700 Main St. (605)280-4308.

 

Tuesday, March 20, to Wednesday, March 21, Rapid City – The South Dakota Department of Revenue will host a pair of seminars to educate taxpayers on how to file their highway contractor’s returns electronically. Both seminars will take place at the Department of Revenue’s Rapid City office, located at 1520 Haines Ave., Suite 3. For more information, contact Courtney Dosch at 605-773-3311.

Seminars will take place at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2 – 4 p.m. MDT
  • Wednesday, March 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT

 

Tuesday, March 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.

  • Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Canton, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Timber Lake, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT
  • Webster, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Desmet, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Miller, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Wagner, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT

 

Tuesday, March 20, to Wednesday, March 21 – 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 include resume and cover letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. JSAP will be offered at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, March 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MDT, Rapid City – at 2330 N. Maple Ave. For more information, call 605-394-2296 or visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Wednesday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Lake Andes – at 51 S. 3rd Ave. For more information, call 605-487-7607, ext. 207 or 212, or visit www.sdjobs.org.
    • Wednesday, March 21, 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, March 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT, Spearfish – at 1300 North Ave. For more information, call 605-642-6900 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 10 – 11 a.m. CDT – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are offering a free webinar about South Dakota Unemployment Insurance. DLR Secretary Marcia Hultman will provide an overview of the unemployment insurance program and detailed information on the annual tax table determination. Projection and Trust Fund solvency data will also be shared, along with a vision for enhanced re-employment services to put claimants back to work faster. Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5579131294411791875.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 1:30 5:30 p.m. CDT, Watertown – The Watertown Spring and Seasonal Job Fair will take place at the County Fair Banquet Hall, 14 2nd St. SE. Many area employers will be in attendance to meet with interested applicants. Showcase yourself, share your resume, check out available jobs and meet with multiple local employers. This event is sponsored by Watertown Radio along with the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. DLR Watertown Job Service can help you prepare. For more information, call 605-882-5131. 

 

Tuesday, March 20, to Thursday, March 22 – 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, March 20, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. MDT, Rapid City – at Western Dakota Technical Institute, Lewis & Clark Hall, Room L212. For more information on programs and services, call Kevin Dary, Lynette Engle, Melanie Garstenschlager or Jennifer Gross at 605-718-2956 during these office hours. Additional information available at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, March 20, 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, March 21, 12 – 3 p.m. CDT, Mobridge – at the Mobridge Economic Development office, 205 2nd St. E., Suite 1. For more information during office hours, call 605-380-8930 and 605-626-2340 at any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Thursday, March 22, 1 – 4 p.m. MDT, Rapid City – at Western Dakota Technical Institute, Lewis & Clark Hall, Room L212. For more information on programs and services, call Kevin Dary, Lynette Engle, Melanie Garstenschlager or Jennifer Gross at 605-718-2956 during these office hours. Additional information available at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, March 20, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT, Wagner – at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 29775 Main Ave. For more information, call 605-487-7607, ext. 207 or 212 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT, Yankton – General Education Development (GED) testing will take place at the Yankton Job Service, 3113 Spruce St., Suite 124. For more information, call 605-668-2900 or visit www.GED.com.

 

Wednesday, March 21 to Friday, March 23 – 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 workshop will be offered at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Madison – at Madison Job Service, 223 S. Van Eps Ave., Suite 101. For more information or to register, please call 605-256-5300.
  • Thursday, March 22, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT, Watertown at Lake Area Technical Institute, 1201 Arrow Ave. This is part one of a two-part course. Please register in advance of the class. Registration is available at https://www.lakeareatech.edu/corporate-education/a-game-training/. For more information, call 605-882-5284 ext. 236 or 260.
  • Friday, March 23, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT, Watertown at Lake Area Technical Institute, 1201 Arrow Ave. This is part two of a two-part course. Please register in advance of the class. Registration is available at https://www.lakeareatech.edu/corporate-education/a-game-training/. For more information, call 605-882-5284 ext. 236 or 260.

 

Wednesday, March 21 – 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, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Salem, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Dupree, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT

 

Thursday March 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, Vermillion – The Summer Job and Volunteer Fair will be held at the University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark St., in the Muenster University Center. Employers will be in attendance to meet with interested applicants. Contact Lindsey Peterson at 605-624-5571 for more information on the fair. The Department of Labor and Regulation will have a booth with staff available to answer questions or offer assistance to job seekers. For more information, call 605-677-6900 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Thursday, March 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT, Yankton – General Education Development (GED) testing will take place at the Yankton Job Service, 3113 Spruce St., Suite 124. For more information, call 605-668-2900 or visit www.GED.com.

 

Thursday, March 22 – 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, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Lemmon, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MDT

 

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