South Dakota State News RSS Feed Up-to-date links to the latest news from South Dakota State Government en-us 6/28/2017 10:56:53 PM Gov. Daugaard Named WGA Chair Western Governors? Workforce Initiative Announced PIERRE, S.D. ? This morning at a governors? meeting in Whitefish, Mont., Gov. Dennis Daugaard was elected to serve as chair of the Western Governors? Association. Gov. Daugaard will serve as chairman for one year. 6/28/2017 1:18:00 PM Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control Nearly 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in $499,911 in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV), the Department of Health announced today. 6/28/2017 8:11:00 AM State Officials Urge Safety During July 4th Celebration PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota?s Department of Public Safety wants people to enjoy their July Fourth celebrations, but in a safe way. 6/28/2017 8:20:00 AM Rep. Haggar Resigns, Governor Invites Public Input State Rep. Don Haggar has resigned his seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Haggar, a Sioux Falls Republican, has served in the state House since 2013, and is currently the body?s speaker pro tempore. 6/27/2017 3:30:00 PM Protect Yourself ? Be Informed About State Cosmetology Laws The South Dakota Cosmetology Commission sets high professional standards for nail technicians and cosmetologists for consumer safety. 6/27/2017 10:00:00 AM 348th Ave. Bridge Over I-90 Closed The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed a bridge over Interstate 90 four miles east of the east Chamberlain interchange after it was damaged by an over-height vehicle. 6/27/2017 8:15:00 AM Hendrix Genetics announces new commercial hatchery in Beresford, SD Hendrix Genetics is pleased to announce another step in its commitment to the US Turkey Industry: to directly distribute quality Hybrid commercial poults to growers. 6/27/2017 11:29:00 AM United States Supreme Court Rules with 12 Attorneys General on Immigration Law Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court issued a decision allowing President Trump?s executive order, commonly called the ?travel ban?, to take effect, with certain exceptions. The Court will hear the merits of the travel ban appeal this fall. 6/26/2017 10:55:00 AM Aurora County Man Arrested for First Degree Rape Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Robert Lincoln Will III, 35, Plankinton, was arrested on one count of rape in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine. 6/26/2017 8:00:00 AM SD Ag Chat: Windbreaks and Shelterbelts Need Watering Too Trees and shrubs are feeling the effects of the dry conditions this year in SD. 6/26/2017 10:00:00 AM State Historical Society hosting outdoor concert, ice cream social on Friday, July 21 The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will host a special outdoor concert called ?Smithsonian Remembers? featuring traditional music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart on Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. CDT near the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre. 6/26/2017 11:41:00 AM Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents updated An updated version of the Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents in South Dakota is now available on the Department of Education website. 6/26/2017 10:14:00 AM GFP Reminds Boaters to Practice Safe Boating As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is joining a national effort to highlight boating safety. 6/26/2017 2:43:00 PM State Parks to Celebrate Independence Day Celebrate the 4th of July early in South Dakota?s state parks. From parades to campsite decorating contests, state parks are ready to celebrate the holiday weekend with family fun for all ages. 6/26/2017 2:43:00 PM State Park Visitors are Advised to Leave Fireworks at Home The upcoming Fourth of July holiday is a popular time in South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking state park visitors to leave fireworks at home. 6/26/2017 2:41:00 PM