SD News

Governor's Column: Budget Address Overview

Given our current revenue situation and what other states are dealing with right now, South Dakota is fortunate not to be looking at spending cuts or freezes this year.

Universities Tackle Workforce Shortage Problem

An estimated 33,000 new jobs are expected to be created in South Dakota between 2012 and 2022, based on state labor department projections. The state?s challenge is to supply an adequate pool of skilled workers to fill those positions. New data confirm a robust majority of students who graduate from South Dakota?s six public universities remain in state after completing a degree, but that efforts must intensify to boost graduate production going forward.

New Associate Degrees Approved for Dakota State and USD

The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved new associate degrees aimed at meeting identified workforce development needs. Starting next fall, two-year degrees will be available in integrated science from the University of South Dakota and in web development from Dakota State University.

New Educational Options Available at University Center-Sioux Falls

he South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a new certificate in web design at University Center-Sioux Falls and will also bring an existing certificate program in graphic design to the off-campus center. Both are offered through the University of South Dakota.

New Postsecondary Certificate Options Available to Students

New certificate programs at three South Dakota public universities offer more options to students pursuing workforce and career development opportunities. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the academic offerings at its meeting this week in Vermillion.

Attorney General Jackley Issues Official Opinion Relating to Marsy?s Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued an Official Opinion on the implementation of Marsy?s Law as it relates to release of auto accident reports to the public, the release of street addresses where crimes occur, and the names of victims in crime report logs or law enforcement radio traffic requested.

Yankton County Fatal Crash

YANKTON, S.D. ? One person was killed and another person injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning north of Yankton.