SD News

Noem, Oglala Sioux Tribe Sign Fuel Tax Agreement

Governor Kristi Noem and Oglala Sioux Tribe President Julian R. Bear Runner, along with the Department of Revenue and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, last week signed a five-year fuel tax excise agreement between the State of South Dakota and the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries

Thirteen school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2019. The 21st Century School Library Award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place, which refers to the learning environment (both physical and online), programming and the professional.

Chip Seal Work to Begin on Highway 14 in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a chip seal application will be applied on Highway 14 and Highway 14B in Brookings on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Noem Orders Flags at Half-Staff Until June 4

Upon the directive of President Donald Trump, Governor Kristi Noem today ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on June 4, 2019 to honor the victims of the tragedy in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Governor Noem?s Statement on Year-Round E15 Announcement

After years of pressure from Governor Kristi Noem and others, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the removal of regulatory burdens preventing the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol blends) year-round.

Name Released In Meade County Fatal Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. ? A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a one-vehicle crash north of Rapid City.

How to find Summer Food Service sites for kids in your community

Organizations across South Dakota are serving free meals to the state?s youth this summer as a part of the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option. Children age 18 and younger may receive a meal free of charge at participating sites, which include organizations such as nonprofits, schools, libraries and local governments.

Special education report now available online

Information regarding school districts? performance on improving the educational outcomes of students with disabilities is now available online. The Special Education Report is released annually by June 1.

Governor's Column: Connecting South Dakota

Today, widespread broadband access in South Dakota isn?t as widespread as we may think. In fact, about 88,000 South Dakotans lack high-speed internet access. These people cannot launch an online business or take advanced classes that require extensive uploading or downloading. Producers in these areas may not be able to use cutting-edge technology that requires online components.

Bovine Trichomoniasis Found in Oglala Lakota County Herd

Bovine trichomoniasis (trich) has been detected in a South Dakota cattle herd. Two bulls from a beef cattle herd in Oglala Lakota County have tested positive for this economically devastating disease. The Animal Industry Board (AIB) is working with the herd owner and their veterinarians to develop a management plan to contain the disease. Neighboring herd owners with potential contact animals will be informed of the risk to their animals as the investigation continues.

Railroad Crossing Replacement on Highway 14

VOLGA, S.D. ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing Highway 14 west of Volga on Monday, June 3, 2019, to replace a railroad crossing.

Noem Statement on Rising Missouri River Water Levels

Governor Kristi Noem today released the following statement: ?In recent days, state officials have been notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of rising Missouri River water levels. Those levels are expected to remain higher than average for the next several weeks. Any additional rainfall could mean even higher levels.