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Great Chapter in my Book of Life

With pen in hand I struggle to write this, my last column as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. Perhaps Winnie the Pooh said it best when he said ?How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.?

USD and SD Mines Build on Biomedical Engineering Partnership

The South Dakota Board of Regents has greenlighted a collaborative undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering to be offered jointly by the University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. This degree and other academic program requests approved this week aim to meet emerging workforce needs and economic development trends across the state.

DPS Plans Checkpoints for December

PIERRE, S.D. ? State Department of Public Safety officials want you to celebrate the holidays, but be careful in doing so.

Lyman County Fatal Crash

IONA, S.D. ? One person died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Iona in Lyman County.

Governor-elect Noem Seeks Public Input for District 9 House Nomination

Governor-elect Kristi Noem is seeking public input as she looks to appoint a service-first South Dakotan to fill the District 9 House vacancy. The opening was created after Representative-elect Deb Peters announced she would not be taking the oath of office in January. Peters will continue serving until January 4, 2019. Governor-elect Noem will appoint a legislator to serve during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions.

Fall River County Fatal Crash

OELRICHS, S.D. ? One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Oelrichs.

State Library chosen as a NASA@ My Library partner

The South Dakota State Library has been selected to receive resources, training and support through NASA@ My Library, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education initiative that aims to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons across the country. South Dakota was one of 14 state libraries to receive the NASA@ My Library grant.

Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

HUMBOLDT, S.D. ? A Kimball, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash at the Humboldt exit on Interstate 90.

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

BRANDON, S.D. ? An 18-year-old man died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 east of Brandon.

SDDOT Awards Economic Development Grants

PIERRE, S.D. ? The South Dakota Transportation Commission has awarded $4.7 million in economic development grants for infrastructure improvements in smaller communities in South Dakota.

Governor's Column: Progress in Transparency

As Americans, we are privileged to live in a free society where we can elect our own leaders. Democracy only works, however, when government is transparent and open about its operations, so that the people can vote based on good information.

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