http://news.sd.gov/rss.aspx South Dakota State News RSS Feed Up-to-date links to the latest news from South Dakota State Government en-us 5/4/2016 2:16:14 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20268 OLYMPUS AMERICA, INC. PAYS $306 MILLION DOLLARS TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS OF ANTI-KICKBACK VIOLATIONS Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined with other states and the federal government to settle United States et al., ex rel. John Slowik v. Olympus America, Inc., et al., 10-5994 (District of New Jersey). The whistleblower lawsuit alleged that Olympus, and certain of its subsidiaries, paid illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers. 5/4/2016 8:17:00 AM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20269 SD Ag Chat: FFA Agriscience Contest Encourages Researchers Reliable scientific research is an important component of implementation and acceptance of modern agricultural practices. 5/4/2016 8:57:00 AM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20270 Milling and Asphalt Paving to Begin near Gettysburg The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a resurfacing project on Highway 212 from Gettysburg east to Lebanon in Potter County will begin on Monday, May 9. 5/4/2016 11:54:00 AM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20259 Governor?s Residence Tours To Begin In June The sixth season of free weekly tours at the South Dakota Governor?s Mansion will begin next month. 5/3/2016 3:30:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20266 National Association of Attorneys General Summit Concludes Attorney General Marty Jackley as President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) confirms the conclusion of the 2016 Attorneys General Presidential Summit. 5/3/2016 2:00:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20264 Homeland Security Conference Begins Today PIERRE, S.D. ? Topics covering preparedness, prevention and response are on the agenda for the fourth annual Homeland Security Conference which starts this afternoon (Tuesday) and runs through Thursday, May 3-5, in Sioux Falls. 5/3/2016 3:25:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20265 May is Foster Parent Appreciation & Awareness Month The Department of Social Services (DSS) has designated May as Foster Parent Appreciation and Awareness Month for South Dakota. 5/3/2016 3:20:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20263 DENR Recognizes SDDOT for Operation and Maintenance Awards The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announces the South Dakota Department of Transportation?s Pierre and Rapid City Regions wastewater treatment system are recipients of the 2015 Operation and Maintenance Wastewater Treatment Award. 5/3/2016 3:15:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20267 Pavement Repair Update on West Chicago Avenue The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin work at two intersections on West Chicago St. in Rapid City over the next few days. 5/3/2016 4:20:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20251 Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Rep. Dean O. Mehlhaff Former state Rep. Dean O. Mehlhaff passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol today, which is the day of the funeral. 5/2/2016 3:20:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20253 Gov. Daugaard Responds To DOJ Letter Officials from the South Dakota departments of Social Services and Human Services are in the process of reviewing the results of an investigation by the US Department of Justice received today on nursing home utilization. 5/2/2016 3:30:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20246 South Dakota Agencies Ready if Emerald Ash Borer is Found Emerald ash borer was accidently introduced from East Asia into the Detroit, Michigan, area sometime during the 1990s. Since that time, it has killed ash trees in 25 states and two Canadian provinces. 5/2/2016 3:31:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20256 Noxious Weed Control Awareness Month Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared May as South Dakota ?Noxious Weed Control Awareness Month? to highlight the importance of managing noxious weeds, which negatively affect agriculture, water quality, recreational opportunities and wildlife. 5/2/2016 3:15:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20257 South Dakota Ag in the Classroom Announces Teacher of the Year South Dakota Ag in the Classroom has named Michael Burke, a fourth grade teacher at Valley View Elementary in Rapid City, South Dakota, as its 2016 Teacher of the Year. 5/2/2016 3:05:00 PM http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=20250 DENR Seeks Comments on Waterbody Report and 303(d) Program Vision DENR is seeking public comments on the draft 2016 Integrated Report, which is used by the state to identify impaired waterbodies in South Dakota. 5/2/2016 3:10:00 PM