SD News

GFP Commission Increases Park and Camping Fees

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. ? The Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission moved forward with a proposal to increase state park entrance fees for the first time since 2014. The Commission also took action to raise select camping fees, many of which had also been unchanged for several years.

GFP Commission Rejects Lake Aeration Rule

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. ? The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission discussed a proposed new rule to establish the department as the designated agent of the commission for the permitting of aeration systems in meandered waters or other waters to which the state has acquired a right, title or interest.

GFP Commission Rejects Modifications to Trapping Regulations

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. ? The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission denied proposals to modify the period in which a trapper must check their set traps and snares. In response to a public petition and discussion of an alternative approach between the GFP Commission and Department, two alternate proposals were considered.

Author to share childhood story at Cultural Heritage Center program

On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. CDT, author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve will share a story of family, generosity, and joy from her childhood as told in ?The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood? as part of the History and Heritage Book Club at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

President Trump Approves Third South Dakota Disaster Request

Governor Kristi Noem today announced that President Trump has approved the State?s request for a third Presidential Disaster Declaration, covering the damage done by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred June 30-July 21.

Noem Orders Flags at Half-Staff on October 6

Upon the directive of President Donald Trump, Governor Kristi Noem ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 6, 2019, to memorialize fallen firefighters.

Artists Selected for 2019 Prairie Showcase

Twenty-seven South Dakota artists will showcase their talent at the Prairie Art Showcase, held in conjunction with the annual Governor?s Invitational Pheasant Hunt.

Governor's Column: Serving South Dakota

Since becoming governor, I have been continually reminded that strengthening South Dakota for the next generation is a task I cannot accomplish on my own. I?m proud of the progress we?ve made in the last nine months, but what most people don?t have the privilege of seeing are the state employees ? the incredible public servants ? who work day in and day out to make South Dakota great.

Lawrence County Fatal Crash

SPEARFISH, S.D. ? One woman died Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Spearfish