South Dakota State News RSS Feed Up-to-date links to the latest news from South Dakota State Government en-us 4/23/2014 5:29:11 PM LaPlante To Leave Tribal Relations Post This Summer Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Leroy ?J.R.? LaPlante, the Secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations, is resigning from his position, effective Aug. 1. 4/23/2014 12:51:00 PM Soil and Water Stewardship Week Proclaimed April 27 ? May 4 PIERRE, S.D.-South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed April 27-May 4 Soil and Water Stewardship Week in South Dakota. 4/23/2014 8:07:00 AM S.D. Highway 20 Closing at Stockholm Bituminous Paving Inc., a contractor for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, will be closing Highway 20 from west of Stockholm to the junction of Highway 15 beginning Monday, May 5, 2014. 4/23/2014 3:53:00 PM Remaining Work On Highway 12 To Start At Milbank BX Civil & Construction, a contractor for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, will be coming back in to finish work on Highway 12 at Milbank beginning Monday, April 28, 2014. 4/23/2014 3:56:00 PM Prevent Tick-Borne Illness On Spring Outings Using repellent and checking often for ticks are the best ways to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, says a state health official. 4/22/2014 3:25:00 PM State, FEMA Award $20 Million for Cooperative?s Blizzard Recovery South Dakota?s Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will award more than $20 million to Grand Electric Cooperative for damages caused by October, 2013, blizzard. 4/22/2014 3:20:00 PM Citizens Encouraged to Schedule Driver License Appointments With the busy summer season approaching, officials with the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program encourage citizens to consider scheduling an appointment for quick, convenient service. 4/22/2014 3:30:00 PM Smithsonian Institution?s Under Secretary for History, Art, Culture Promoting New Book in Pierre on May 5 Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution?s Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, is making three live appearances in Pierre on Monday, May 5, to promote his new book, ?The Smithsonian?s History of America in 101 Objects.? 4/22/2014 4:30:00 PM Highway 16A/Iron Mountain Road Construction The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to replace a 60-inch concrete pipe on Highway 16A will be done on Tuesday, April 29. 4/22/2014 12:59:00 PM Four Finalists Named for Black Hills State Presidency The South Dakota Board of Regents announced today four candidates who are finalists to become the next president at Black Hills State University. 4/22/2014 3:15:00 PM Prescribed Fire Planned At Pleasant Valley Game Preserve Area RAPID CITY, S.D.? The South Dakota Wildland Fire Division, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Custer State Park will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Pleasant Valley Game Production Area located four miles west and 10 miles south of Custer. 4/21/2014 9:29:00 AM Parkston Unit Competing for National Maintenance Award Parkston?s Forward Support Company, 153rd Engineer Battalion, is competing for the 2013-2014 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence and underwent an inspection this month to validate the unit as having one of the best maintenance programs in the National Guard. 4/21/2014 7:48:00 AM Spring Load Restricton Release #6 Effective at 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below. 4/21/2014 1:01:00 PM Spring Load Limit Release #7 Effective at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below. 4/21/2014 1:02:00 PM Missing State Prison Inmate Inmate Paul Trejo walked away from the Rapid City Minimum Unit overnight. 4/20/2014 10:03:00 AM