South Dakota State News RSS Feed Up-to-date links to the latest news from South Dakota State Government en-us 8/1/2014 8:51:28 AM News Tips Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will speak at the Sturgis Hall of Fame Breakfast at the Lodge in Deadwood. 8/1/2014 8:38:00 AM Become the Next ?Dacotah Star? at the South Dakota State Fair HURON, S.D. ? Make your voice heard at the South Dakota State Fair! Become the next ?Dacotah Star? at the Dacotah Star Talent Competition presented by Dacotah Bank. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to division winners. 8/1/2014 8:07:00 AM State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications The South Dakota State Historical Society has announced that applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Oct. 1, for work beginning Jan. 1, 2015. 8/1/2014 8:33:00 AM 125th Anniversary Feature: Omnibus Enabling Act Set State For November Statehood On Nov. 2, 1889, Dakota Territory gave birth to two states ? North Dakota and South Dakota ? when President Benjamin Harrison signed two statehood proclamations. 7/31/2014 3:30:00 PM 125th Anniversary Feature: President Harrison's Pen On Display In Pierre After signing proclamations to create the states of South Dakota and North Dakota on Nov. 2, 1889, President Benjamin Harrison handed the pen he used to a land agent named John Martin Ruggles. 7/31/2014 12:19:00 PM Lt. Gov. Michels Re-Elected To NLGA Leadership South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels has once again been elected to serve on the leadership committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). 7/31/2014 3:25:00 PM Three More Statehood Celebration Committees Organize Three more statehood celebration committees will be promoting state and local history with activities during South Dakota's 125th birthday year. 7/31/2014 2:56:00 PM Motorists, Bikers Urged to Share Road as Sturgis Rally Begins STURGIS, S.D. ? As the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally nears, the South Dakota Highway Patrol is reminding drivers and bikers to share the road, especially in the heavy traffic expected in the Black Hills area. 7/31/2014 4:49:00 PM ?Meet the Artist & Catalog Signing? event for Amiotte to be held Aug. 16 at Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre The Museum at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will host a special ?Meet the Artist & Catalog Signing? with Arthur Amiotte on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m. CDT. 7/31/2014 4:36:00 PM Selby Man Arrested on Rape Charges Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Brendan Johnson and Hughes County States Attorney Wendy Kloeppner announced today that Christopher Robert Jansen, 34, Selby, has been arrested and charged with three counts of 1st degree rape, class C felony, punishable by up to life in the state penitentiary. 7/30/2014 1:16:00 PM Smith Named Director of Resource Conservation and Forestry Division PIERRE, S.D.-William ?Bill? Smith has been named director of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Resource Conservation and Forestry division. 7/30/2014 11:16:00 AM SD Guard, Danish Home Guard Partnership Adds International Perspective to Officer Training National Guard Soldiers enrolled in the Officer Candidate School at Fort Meade this summer were trained in areas such as leadership skills and small unit tactics, skill sets they will need as future leaders. One other skill set, not traditionally taught but more relevant now than ever, was thrown into the training ? working with allied partner nations. 7/30/2014 1:03:00 PM State Troopers Join Coast-to-Coast I-90/94 Safety Challenge South Dakota?s Highway Patrol is joining law enforcement agencies from 14 other states in a four-day, coast-to-coast, high-visibility enforcement campaign focused on Interstates 90 and 94 beginning Friday. 7/30/2014 8:43:00 AM Highway 20 Opening near Stockholm Bituminous Paving Inc., a contractor for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, will be opening Highway 20 from west of Stockholm to the junction of Highway 15 today (Wednesday, July 30). 7/30/2014 11:38:00 AM Dakotaline Snares Approved for MicroLOAN Dakotaline Snares, a manufacturer of trapping equipment, lures and baits based in Lennox, S.D., purchased a larger building for its growing business thanks in part to funding from a South Dakota Development Corporation MicroLOAN. 7/30/2014 4:33:00 PM