South Dakota State News RSS Feed Up-to-date links to the latest news from South Dakota State Government en-us 9/20/2014 4:58:25 PM Wessington Springs To Be Capital For A Day Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Wessington Springs will be South Dakota?s Capital for a Day on Wednesday, Oct. 15. 9/19/2014 3:10:00 PM News Tips Gov. Dennis Daugaard and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple will welcome the arrival of Wagon Train at the State Capitol. 9/19/2014 3:15:00 PM Governor's Column: Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup 2014 When I was a young boy, I always looked forward to the cowboy films at the theater. My friends and I loved the rugged, silent cowboy stars. 9/19/2014 3:30:00 PM South Dakota Child Identification Program Events in Hill City Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) events: 9/19/2014 3:00:00 PM National Voter Registration Day Secretary of State Jason Gant announces that September 23rd is National Voter Registration Day 9/19/2014 3:25:00 PM 2014 Soil Conservation Award Program Winners Announced Pierre, S.D. ? Six South Dakota farms and ranches have been recognized with 2014 Soil Conservation Awards. Award winners include Charles Maude of Custer County, Gregory Putnam of Douglas County, Herman Fink of Douglas County, Roger Olson of Lake County, David Mousel of Moody County and Rick Veldkamp of Moody County. 9/19/2014 3:05:00 PM State Prison Inmate Dies Inmate Stanton Day, age 72, passed away at a Yankton hospital under hospice care Sept. 18 following an extended illness. 9/19/2014 10:03:00 AM South Dakota Has Nation?s Highest Flu Vaccination Rate Nearly 60 percent of South Dakotans got a flu vaccination last season, the highest percentage in the nation, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. South Dakota?s overall flu vaccination rate was 57.4 percent. 9/19/2014 3:20:00 PM Pennington County Fatal Crash SILVER CITY, S.D. ? A Minnesota man died in a motorcycle crash at the Pactola Reservoir on Thursday, Sept. 18. 9/19/2014 10:06:00 AM Railroad Crossing Work on Highway 12 The Burlington Northern Santé Fe Railroad will begin work on the railroad crossing at the 6th Avenue and 5th Street intersection on Highway 12 in Aberdeen on Tuesday, Sept. 23. 9/19/2014 8:29:00 AM S.D. Board On Geographic Names Holding Board Meeting In Pierre The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names (SDBGN) is holding its board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. CDT, in the Commission Room of the Becker Hansen Building, 700 E. Broadway Ave., Pierre. 9/19/2014 2:55:00 PM Hot Springs And White Lake Statehood Celebration Committees Created Hot Springs and White Lake statehood celebration committees have been established and are planning special events for Sept. 25 and Oct. 4. 9/18/2014 3:20:00 PM 125th Anniversary Feature: Controversial Painting Covered When William Janklow returned to the Governor?s Office in 1995, he inherited a long-festering controversy concerning the painting on the west wall of the Governor?s Reception Room. 9/18/2014 3:30:00 PM Huron Man Arrested for Disseminating Material Harmful to Minors and Possession of Marijuana Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Thomas Mark Wendelgass, 30, Huron, has been arrested today on one count of disseminating material harmful to minors, class one misdemeanor and one count of possession of marijuana, class one misdemeanor. 9/18/2014 3:31:00 PM Inmate Indicted for Homicide at the State Penitentiary Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that inmate Douglas A. Ipsen, 28, Sioux Falls, was indicted on one count of first degree murder, class A felony, punishable by death or mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary, one count of second degree murder, class B felony, punishable by mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary and one count of manslaughter in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine. 9/18/2014 1:34:00 PM