SD News

Shoulder Work To Begin on Highway 14A

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says shoulder work on Highway 14A, Boulder Canyon, will begin on Monday, Sept. 17.

Governor's Column: Finally Attaining Tax Uniformity

This past week, legislators returned to Pierre for a special legislative session. I don?t call a special session lightly. During my two terms as governor I have called only one other during the summer of 2017.

News Tips for September 15 ? 21, 2018

Monday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. MDT, Belle Fourche ? Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the dedication of the Belle Fourche School District Career and Technical Education Center in Belle Fourche.

Potter County Sign Replacement Project Starting

The Department of Transportation says traffic signs and delineators on county roads in Potter County and streets in the towns of Hoven, Gettysburg, Lebanon and Tolstoy will be replaced and updated beginning Monday, Sept. 17.

Rising Suicide Rates Require a Multifaceted Approach to Prevention

Suicides rates have been rising in recent years in South Dakota. In 2017, 192 South Dakotans died by suicide, the most ever reported. Suicide was the ninth leading cause of death among all South Dakotans and the second leading cause of death among individuals 15 to 34 years old.

St. Onge Street In Rapid City To Close

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says southbound access to St. Onge Street from West Chicago Street in Rapid City will close on Friday, Sept. 14, to allow grading and concrete paving to be placed at the intersection of West Chicago Street.

POW/MIA Recognition

At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, as ?POW/MIA Recognition Day,? calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.

Gov. Daugaard Signs Special Session Bills

After leading the U.S. Supreme Court victory in taxation of remote sales, South Dakota will soon be among the states benefiting from the Wayfair decision.

Election Signs Not Allowed in Right of Way

The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way.

Indian Education Summit to feature hip-hop artist Supaman

Native American hip-hop artist Supaman (Christian Takes Gun Parrish) will perform and deliver a keynote address at the 2018 South Dakota Indian Education Summit to be held Sept. 23-25, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre.

Roberts County Fatal Crash

SISSETON, S.D. ? Warrants have been issued for a Watertown, S.D. man who was involved in a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred last week near Sisseton.

Governor Requests Flags At Half-Staff On Saturday To Honor Fallen Firefighter

Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. until sunset, in honor of David Fischer, assistant chief of the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service. Fischer died Friday, while responding to a house fire in Tilford.

Governor Asks For Flags At Half-Staff On 9/11 Anniversary

President Trump is calling for the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff on Tuesday in observance of Patriot Day, and he has invited governors of the United States to join in the observance.

Grow in South Dakota

Not so long ago, and just before I entered high school, I was the jubilant recipient of a ?Junior Agriculture loan? from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

Media Advisory: Special Session Address

Gov. Dennis Daugaard will give a special session address to legislators in a joint session on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. CDT in the state House. The remarks will be livestreamed via Gov. Daugaard?s Facebook page and audio will be available at