South Dakota State News RSS Feed Up-to-date links to the latest news from South Dakota State Government en-us 5/22/2015 6:36:29 PM News Tips Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will speak at a Watertown Memorial Day ceremony at Mt. Hope Cemetery. 5/22/2015 3:05:00 PM Governor's Column: Appreciation For Law Enforcement We are fortunate to live in a relatively safe state. We tend to leave our cars running in the winter. We let our kids play outside. 5/22/2015 3:30:00 PM Governor Requests Flags At Half-Staff On Memorial Day Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that flags be flown at half-staff on the morning of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, in observance of fallen military service members. 5/22/2015 3:25:00 PM State Historical Society honoring author, historian Schuler The South Dakota State Historical Society will present the Robinson Memorial Award, one of the Governor?s Awards for History, on Saturday, May 30, to Harold H. Schuler of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Pierre. 5/22/2015 3:10:00 PM Music and flag raising to commemorate Civil War Monument rededication in Pierre Plans are set for the rededication of the Civil War Monument -- the first war monument on the State Capitol grounds in Pierre -- to take place Monday, June 1. 5/22/2015 3:20:00 PM South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Encourages Boaters to Wear Life Jackets As warm weather finally sets in, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) would like to remind boaters of important safety procedures when spending time on the water. 5/22/2015 3:15:00 PM Altman Named Brook Brown Boating Officer of the Year The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has named Dan Altman the 2015 Brook Brown Boating Officer of the Year. Altman is a conservation officer for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) stationed in Yankton. 5/22/2015 3:00:00 PM SDDOT Seeks Public Input into I-90 Exit 59 (La Crosse Street) Interchange Options Study RAPID CITY, S.D. ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Rapid City Area MPO and the city of Rapid City, will hold a public open house on Thursday, May 28, to inform area residents on the recommended improvement alternative at the Interstate I-90 and La Crosse Street interchange in Rapid City. 5/22/2015 2:28:00 PM Growing In Agriculture column: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) While Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer grilling season, recent news may have some worried about the cost of eggs or the Thanksgiving turkey. Avian influenza has been devastating to many of our poultry producers, but be assured that our nation?s food supply remains safe and abundant. 5/21/2015 3:30:00 PM S.D. Poultry Exhibitions Suspended Pierre, S.D. ? The South Dakota Animal Industry Board issued a Board Order suspending all South Dakota bird exhibitions effective immediately and until further notice. 5/21/2015 3:25:00 PM Historical Society Press Wins Two Gold IPPY Awards The South Dakota State Historical Society has received two Gold IPPY Awards for recent books. 5/21/2015 4:13:00 PM Custer State Park Repeatedly Gains National Acclaim PIERRE, S.D. ? Custer State Park has long been considered one of South Dakota?s most cherished locations, along with Mount Rushmore and the Badlands. It is more than just state pride, however, that makes this park special. 5/21/2015 3:30:00 PM State Parks Host Weekend Events PIERRE, S.D. ? To celebrate summer, South Dakota State Parks are hosting events May 29-30. From a Dutch oven cooking demonstration to learning about the water cycle, families of all ages and sizes can learn and have fun. 5/21/2015 2:21:00 PM Delmont Cleanup Continues PIERRE, S.D. ? Cleanup continues in Delmont as citizens and volunteers clear away debris caused by the May 10 tornado. 5/21/2015 3:20:00 PM South Dakota Department of Tourism Joins the Float Lineup of the 2016 Rose Parade On Jan. 1, 2016, the Mount Rushmore state will join dozens of floral-clad floats, marching bands, equestrians and other parade entries as they make their way through the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda. 5/21/2015 8:47:00 AM