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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'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.

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.”

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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

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.


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'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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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


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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


$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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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

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 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 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.

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.

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’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 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.

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.

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'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.