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Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus to Protect Religious Freedom

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined 12 other State Attorneys General and the Governors of Kentucky and Mississippi in an amicus or ?friend of the court? urging the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the religious freedom of students in the Birdville Independent School District (BISD).

Highway Patrol Statement on Former Trooper Brian Biehl

PIERRE, S.D. ? Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, issued this statement following the Attorney General?s press release Monday morning regarding charges being filed against former trooper Brian Biehl.

Grand Theft Arrest in Brule County

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig confirm that Brian William Biehl, 47, Platte, has been arrested.

South Dakota Joins Wolf Release Challenge to Protect State Wildlife Management and Livestock Interests

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that South Dakota has joined 16 other states in an amicus or ?friend of the court? brief that argues the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) was properly enjoined by the Federal Trial Court from further release of Mexican wolves pending permits from the State of New Mexico. The brief was filed in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Governor's Column: SD's Rest Area Revitalization Plan

South Dakota currently has 21 rest areas, some of which were constructed as long ago as 1969. Due to age, several of these facilities are in dire need of major maintenance, renovation or complete reconstruction.

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Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will give the welcome at the 2016 South Dakota Risk and Safety Conference on Wednesday.

Specialty Crop Sector in SD Receives Grant Funding

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has awarded about $250,000 to seven specialty crop projects around the state. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

T.F. Riggs High School Recognized as National Veterans Day Regional Site for Second Time

T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre was recently notified by United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald that for the second time, Riggs was selected as a designated regional site for the observance of Veterans Day by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs? Veterans Day National Committee. Riggs was one of more than 40 designated sites nationwide, and the only site in South Dakota.