South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds recently announced the naming of an Independence-variant, Littoral Combat Ship, the ?USS Pierre,? after South Dakota's capital city. The ship is the third United States naval vessel named for Pierre. To celebrate this recent naming, the South Dakota State Historical Society offers the following background on the previous vessels named for Pierre.
President Donald Trump today ordered flags nationwide to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, February 9, 2019, to honor the life of former Representative John David Dingell, Jr. of Michigan.
Governor Kristi Noem signed the following pieces of legislation this afternoon:
Agriculture is the foundation of South Dakota's economy and our number one industry ? by a significant margin. All in all, it contributes about $25.6 billion to the economy, so when ag prospers, South Dakota prospers. Of course, when droughts hit or markets slide, everyone feels that too.
Governor Kristi Noem today asked the South Dakota legislature to table discussions on legalizing industrial hemp this legislative session.
Officials are opening the entire previously closed portion of Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls to the North Dakota border effective immediately (7 a.m.)
The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum, located at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, is looking for individuals interested in sharing their time, expertise and love of history to become volunteer docents.
No Travel Advised On Many Northeast/Eastern State Highways. Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are closing Interstate 29 from Brookings to the North Dakota border at 5 p.m. CST today (Feb.7) and from Sioux Falls to Brookings at 6 p.m. CST.
State prison inmate Gregory Harrison has been placed on escape status.
Governor Kristi Noem today ordered flags at the South Dakota State Capitol to be flown at half-staff from 8am until sunset on Friday, February 8, 2019, to honor the life of former state legislator Carol Fitzgerald of Rapid City.
Governor Kristi Noem today announced the selection of Christina Klinger to serve as judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
Gov. Noem today vetoed Senate Bill 14 and sent the following message to the South Dakota Senate:
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, 43 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 5-6, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations? Legislative Shadow Day.
The South Dakota State Historical Society board of trustees recently approved 13 applications in five counties for the eight-year state historic preservation property tax moratorium for restoration and rehabilitation made to historic buildings.
The popular Family Fun Saturday programs are back at the Cultural Heritage for 2019 with many new activities and topics.
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation cautions consumers about unlicensed money lenders, both online and in-person.
Governor Kristi Noem today issued the following statement after President Trump?s State of the Union address.
Governor Kristi Noem today approved legislation to expand South Dakota renewable energy production.
More than 230 years ago, the Founding Fathers of our country penned the Constitution that has since laid the framework of centuries of policies. Many things have changed since then, but our core American values have not.
Historic preservation projects in Deadwood, Lead, Sioux Falls and Watertown have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.