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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, April 13, 2018

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

 

                            

News Tips For April 14 – 20, 2018

                                          

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

 

Tuesday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. CDT, Watertown – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at Terex Utilities new facility ground breaking ceremony that is being held at 15th Avenue SE in Watertown. Contact Becki Dale, marketing project coordinator, Terex, at becki.dale@terex.com, for more information.

 

Wednesday, April 18, 1 – 2 p.m. CDT, Brookings – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize ROTC cadets for their achievements at the Governor’s Day Ceremony at the Frost Arena, SDSU Campus, Brookings.

 

Thursday, April 19, 2 p.m. CDT Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be live on 1240 AM KCCR with Zach Nelson.

 

Thursday, April 19, 4 p.m. CDT, North Sioux City Library – First Lady Linda Daugaard will visit the North Sioux City Library to read to students as part of her literacy initiative.

 

Friday, April 20, 1 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – First Lady Linda Daugaard will visit elementary classrooms at the Sioux Falls Christian Elementary School to read to students as part of her literacy initiative.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. CDT – The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council will be holding a meeting via conference call. A full agenda can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=175. For more information, please contact the Soybean Research and Promotion Council at 605-330-9942.

 

Wednesday, April 18, 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 Patricia Saukel at 605-773-3265.

 

Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m. MDT, Custer – The Governor's Tourism Advisory Board will hold a meeting at the Custer Corral in Custer. For more information contact Katlyn Richter, Global Media & Public Relations Director, South Dakota Department of Tourism, at 605-773-3301 or katlyn.richter@travelsouthdakota.com.  

 

Thursday, April 19, 1:30 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The South Dakota Brand will be holding a meeting in their conference room, 209 W. Dakota Ave. A full agenda can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=13.  For more information, please contact the Brand Board at 605-773-3324.

 

Thursday, April 19, 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 18, or go to the Floyd L. Matthew Environmental Education and Training Center in the Joe Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre. For more information, contact Brenda Binegar, DENR, at 605-773-4216.

 

Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. CDT, Pierre – The South Dakota Arts Council Advisory Board will hold its annual grants meeting via teleconference from Capitol Building Room 412 in Pierre. The public can tune in to the live audio webcast of the meeting at http://www.sd.net/room412/. To view the agenda, please visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=7.

 

Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – The South Dakota Board of Nursing will be holding a board meeting at 4305 South Louise Avenue, Suite 201.  For more information or to view the agenda, please visit https://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=68.

 

Friday, April 20, 9 a.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – The South Dakota Board of Nursing will be holding a board meeting at 4305 South Louise Avenue, Suite 201.  For more information or to view the agenda, please visit https://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=68.

 

Friday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – The South Dakota Athletic Commission will meet at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel, 3200 W. Maple St. Meeting agenda and materials can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=9. Questions about the meeting may be directed to Jennifer Stalley, Executive Secretary, at 605-224-1721.

 

Friday, April 20, 4 – 10:30 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – The South Dakota Athletic Commission will meet at the Mixed Martial Arts Event at the Sanford Pentagon, 2210 W. Pentagon Place. Meeting agenda and materials can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=9. Questions about the meeting may be directed to Jennifer Stalley, Executive Secretary, at 605-224-1721.

 

Friday, April 20, 1:30 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The Indian Education Advisory Council will meet at the MacKay Building in Conference Room 5, located at 800 Governors Dr., in Pierre. An agenda will be posted at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=200.

 

 

 

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Monday, April 16, to Thursday, April 19 - 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.vetaffairs.sd.gov. The Field Officer and CTVSOs will be in the following locations:

Monday, April 16:

  • 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MDT, Belle Fourche – 830 6th Ave. 605-280-4307
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Burke – 221 E. 8th St. 605-280-4306
  • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Faulkton – 110 9th Ave. N. 605-280-4308
  • 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. CDT, Sisseton – 411 2nd Ave. E. Ste. 2 605-360-7819
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT, Sisseton – 205 Oak St. E. 605-380-7819

Tuesday, April 17:

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT, Armour – 706 Braddock St. 605-280-4306
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. MDT, Custer – 420 Mt. Rushmore Rd. 605-280-4307
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, Kennebec – 300 S. Main St. 605-280-4308
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Lake Andes – 400 Main St. 605-280-4306
  • 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, Mitchell – 1420 N. Main St. 605-360-7819

Wednesday, April 18:

  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  CDT, Lake Andes – 400 Main St. 605-280-4306
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, Parker - 400 S. Main St. 605-360-7819
  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. MDT, Rapid City – 725 N. Lacrosse St. Suite 200 605-280-4307
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. MDT, Rapid City – SDSM&T Surbeck Ctr. 605-280-4307
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. MDT, Rapid City – University Center 605-280-4307
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CDT, Wagner – 800 Main St. SW 605-280-4306
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CDT, Winner – 200 E. Third St. 605-280-4308

Thursday, April 19:

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT, Bison - 100 E. Main 605-280-4307
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Huron - 450 3rd St. SW #103 605-280-4306
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT, Kadoka - 700 Main St. 605-280-4308
  • 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, Madison – 200 E. Center St. 605-360-7819

 

Monday, April 16, 1 – 3:30 p.m. CDT, Springfield – The Department of Corrections will host a job fair at Mike Durfee State Prison, 1412 Wood St., in the Library – Visitors’ Center. Employers can meet hundreds of potential employees with vocational experience in a variety of fields. Benefits of employing workers with felony convictions include federal income tax credits through the DLR's Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC) and reimbursement of a portion of on-the-job training costs. Contact Monica Wepking, Workforce Development Instructor, Department of Corrections, at 605-369-2201, ext. 1303290, to reserve a table or get more information. 

 

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., CDT, Mitchell – The Mitchell Area Job Fair will take place at the Corn Palace, 604 N. Main St. Showcase yourself, share your resume, check out available jobs and meet with multiple local employers. This event is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation along with JobsHQ. DLR Mitchell Job Service can help you prepare. For more information, call 605-995-8060.

 

Tuesday, April 17, to Thursday, April 19 – 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, April 17, 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, April 18, 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 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT, Spearfish – at 1300 North Ave. For more information, call 605-642-6900 or visit www.sdjobs.org.
    • Wednesday, April 18, 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 19, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT, Madison – at 223 S. Van Eps Ave. For more information, call 605-256-5300 or visit www.sdjobs.org.
      • Thursday, April 19, 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

Tuesday, April 17, to Thursday, April 19 – 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 17, 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 or Melanie Garstenschlager at 605-718-2956 during these office hours. Additional information available at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 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 18, 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, April 19, 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 or Melanie Garstenschlager at 605-718-2956 during these office hours. Additional information available at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 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 or 212 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT, North Sioux City – The South Dakota Department of Revenue will host a basic sales tax seminar. The seminar will take place at North Sioux City Hall, located at 504 River Drive. To register for this free seminar, visit http://dor.sd.gov then click on the Education tab. For more information, contact Courtney Dosch at 605-773-3311.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 1 – 4 p.m. CDT, North Sioux City – The South Dakota Department of Revenue will host a basic contractor’s excise tax seminar. The seminar will take place at North Sioux City Hall, located at 504 River Drive. To register for this free seminar, visit http://dor.sd.gov then click on the Education tab. For more information, contact Courtney Dosch at 605-773-3311.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 – 7 p.m. MDT, Rapid City – The South Dakota Department of Revenue will host a home rental tax seminar. The seminar will take place at Western Dakota Technical Institute, located at 800 Mickelson Drive. Interested parties may also attend the seminar online through Skype. To register for this free seminar, visit http://dor.sd.gov then click on the Education tab. For more information, contact Courtney Dosch at 605-773-3311.

 

Tuesday, April 17 – 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

 

Wednesday, 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.

  • 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

 

Wednesday, April 18, 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, April 19, 9 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, April 19, to Friday, 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 workshop will be offered at the following locations:

  • Thursday, April 19, 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, April 20, 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.

 

Thursday, 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.

  • 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
  • Plankinton, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT

 

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