South Dakota State News RSS Feed Up-to-date links to the latest news from South Dakota State Government en-us 2/22/2017 11:02:49 PM SD Ag Chat: Biofuels Can Help Turn Ag Economy Around A South Dakota based ethanol producer thinks increasing the use of biofuels in the U.S. will have a positive impact on the farm economy. 2/22/2017 4:20:00 PM South Dakota Department of Revenue hosting agriculture tax seminars The South Dakota Department of Revenue will introduce its agriculture tax seminars this spring. 2/22/2017 2:26:00 PM State Prison Inmate Back In Custody Inmate Salathiel Pointer was arrested by Sioux Falls Police and was returned to the South Dakota State Penitentiary early this morning. 2/22/2017 7:35:00 AM Holden Departs As Commissioner Of State Bureau Of Administration Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Jeff Holden, the Commissioner of the South Dakota Bureau of Administration, is retiring from state government. 2/21/2017 3:30:00 PM Brookings County Man Indicted for Aggravated Battery of an Infant Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brookings County States Attorney Abigail Howard announced today that Allen T. Smith, 21, Brookings has been indicted on one count of aggravated battery of an infant, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine and one count of abuse or cruelty to a minor, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine. 2/21/2017 4:36:00 PM State Prison Inmate Placed On Escape Status Inmate Salathiel Pointer was supposed to return to the Sioux Falls Community Work Center on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary late this afternoon following the job furlough. Escape procedures were enacted once Pointer failed to return at the designated time. 2/21/2017 7:01:00 PM Names Released in Codington County Fatal Crash SOUTH SHORE, S.D. ? A 52-year-old Stockholm, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of South Shore. 2/19/2017 6:01:00 PM News Tips Gov. Dennis Daugaard will attend the 2017 National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. 2/17/2017 8:00:00 AM Governor's Column: Steps Forward In Mental Health A significant number of Americans struggle with mental illness. For many the struggle is silent. Some experience short-term mental health problems. It?s not uncommon for individuals temporarily to face mild forms of mental illness at some point during their lives. 2/17/2017 9:00:00 AM Gov. Daugaard Signs Bills Into Law Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law this morning. HB 1007, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding inspection affidavits for amusement rides. 2/17/2017 1:54:00 PM State Treasurer to return to Sioux Empire Home Show The State Treasurer?s Unclaimed Property Division will set up a booth at the Sioux Empire Home Show to return unclaimed property to the rightful owners. 2/17/2017 1:58:00 PM Grants Available for Tree Planting The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has grant funds available to communities that lost trees during storm events. 2/17/2017 10:32:00 AM Four Reappointed to State Conservation Commission Gov. Dennis Daugaard has reappointed Doug Hansen of Webster, Wayne Bunge of Rapid City, Charlie Moe of Rosebud and Aaron Kiesz of Aberdeen to the State Conservation Commission. 2/17/2017 9:19:00 AM South Dakota?s Vehicle Fatality Rate Again Among Lowest in Nation PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota had the nation?s fourth lowest motor vehicle fatality rate in 2016, according to a national organization. 2/17/2017 7:51:00 AM Governor Appoints Transportation Commissioner - Sen. Vehle State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist announces that former Sen. Mike Vehle of Mitchell has been appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard to fill a vacant seat on the South Dakota Transportation Commission. 2/17/2017 2:20:00 PM