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.?
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has fined Smithfield Foods $53,382 for August 2018 Surface Water Discharge Permit violations.
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.
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new academic program requests to meet emerging workforce trends across the state.
he retention rate at South Dakota?s four technical institute?s is 78 percent, which matches last year?s rate. The state Board of Technical Education heard a report on the retention rates at its meeting earlier today. The retention rate measures all students who enroll one fall and return to the institution the following fall, in this case, fall 2017 to fall 2018.
PIERRE, S.D. ? Registration for the 22nd Annual Mickelson Trail Trek opens at 8 a.m. MT on Dec. 12.
Governor-elect Noem released the following statement following Governor Dennis Daugaard's final Budget Address:
PIERRE, S.D. ? State Department of Public Safety officials want you to celebrate the holidays, but be careful in doing so.
IONA, S.D. ? One person died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Iona in Lyman County.
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.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, two South Dakota communities will implement new municipal taxes or update their current municipal tax rate.
OELRICHS, S.D. ? One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Oelrichs.
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.
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.
BRANDON, S.D. ? An 18-year-old man died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 east of Brandon.
President Donald Trump has ordered flags at half-staff immediately for 30 days to honor the life of former President George H.W. Bush.
PIERRE, S.D. ? Travel is expected to be impacted as winter?s first major storm makes its way across South Dakota this weekend.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will give his farewell address and final budget proposal on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. CST in the state House Chamber.
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.
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.