SD News

USS Pierre has State Historical Society remembering other Pierre vessels

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.

Noem Approves Nine Bills

Governor Kristi Noem signed the following pieces of legislation this afternoon:

Governor's Column: Advancing Agriculture

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.

I-29 Closing Sioux Falls to North Dakota Border

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.

Noem Selects Sixth Circuit Judge

Governor Kristi Noem today announced the selection of Christina Klinger to serve as judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

Students visit Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day

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.

Governor's Column: Protecting Our Way of Life

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.