South Dakota State News RSS Feed Up-to-date links to the latest news from South Dakota State Government en-us 11/25/2015 6:15:37 AM Governor's Column: Christmas At The Capitol South Dakotans have always known how to make Christmas special. In 1881 the people of Aberdeen decided to celebrate the holiday season by putting up a community Christmas tree. 11/24/2015 3:30:00 PM Governors Stake Friendly Wager On SDSU-Montana Playoff Game Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock have staked a friendly wager on the outcome of this weekend?s playoff game between South Dakota State University and the University of Montana. 11/24/2015 3:25:00 PM News Tips First Lady Linda Daugaard will visit third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in the Todd County School District in Littlburg and Lakeview to read to students as part of her literacy initiative. 11/24/2015 7:30:00 AM Attorney General Jackley Provides Holiday Shopping Tips The holiday shopping season begins earlier each year and this year is no exception with the lure of pre-Black Friday deals and advertisements filled with one-of-a kind specials. 11/24/2015 3:27:00 PM Gregory County Man Sentenced in 2nd Degree Manslaughter Case Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Herris Gene Lambley, 77, Herrick, was sentenced for second degree manslaughter for charges stemming from an incident that involved a vehicle crash that resulted in the death of Steven Wheeler on May 26, 2015. 11/24/2015 4:06:00 PM Local museums to promote Pierre/Fort Pierre community through Business Appreciation Days Museums in Pierre and Fort Pierre are sponsoring Business Appreciation Days on Dec. 11-13 11/24/2015 11:11:00 AM DENR Announces New Lake Levels Map DENR has added a lake levels map to the department?s interactive database maps online at 11/24/2015 3:20:00 PM Sioux Falls Man Honored With Disease Intervention Award Brett Oakland, Sioux Falls, has been named the 2015 Distinguished Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) by the South Dakota Department of Health. T 11/24/2015 8:45:00 AM Fire Marshal Warns of Home Fire Risk During Holidays PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota Fire Marshal Paul Merriman wants South Dakotans to celebrate the upcoming holidays, but also realize the season means an additional fire risk. 11/24/2015 3:20:00 PM Illegally Dumped Snow Causing Problems The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public and commercial snow removal operators that it is illegal to place or dump excess snow on highway right of way, which includes driving surfaces, shoulders and ditches. 11/24/2015 3:25:00 PM Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Sen. Wilbur Foss Former state Sen. Wilbur Foss of Scotland passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 28, the date of Foss? funeral. 11/23/2015 3:30:00 PM Former Employee of S. D. Secretary of State Office Pleads Guilty and Sentenced to Theft in Original State Flag Case Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Garrett Darwin Devries, 26, Washington D.C., has pled guilty to one count of theft of the ?Original State Flag?, having a value in excess of four hundred dollars, class one misdemeanor. 11/23/2015 3:05:00 PM Day County Man Arrested for Attempted Murder Attorney General Marty Jackley and Day County States Attorney Danny Smeins confirm that Jason Lewandowski, 44, has been arrested and charged with one count of attempted murder, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years and/or $50,000 fine, one count of first degree burglary, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years and/or $50,000 fine and one count of aggravating eluding of law enforcement officer, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years and/or $4,000 fine. 11/23/2015 2:45:00 PM AUDIO: SD Ag Chat--SD Senator Mike Rounds on crop insurance South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says the federal government actually pays a lower percentage of the cost of crop insurance than it does other types of disaster programs. 11/23/2015 2:55:00 PM AUDIO: SD Ag Chat--USMEF Sr. VP of Marketing Dan Halstrom on TPP and exports Dan Halstrom with USMEF talks about the impact TPP would have on US beef, pork and lamb meat exports. 11/23/2015 2:50:00 PM