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Governor's Column: Amazon's Big Step In The Right Direction

South Dakota is a state with a low tax burden. We are one of only seven states without a personal income tax. We also have no corporate income tax, no business inventory tax, no personal property tax and no inheritance tax. People who live here get to keep more of their earnings.

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard will present his 2017 State of the State Address at the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Dakota Events Center.

Attorney General Jackley Warns Against Travel Scams and Timeshare Resellers

It is that time of year again when people are planning winter trips to warmer regions and may be faced with advertisements to buy a timeshare or travel package. Attorney General Jackley would like to offer some advice on how to better protect you when contemplating these types of purchases.

South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation Receives Grant for Park Project

PIERRE, S.D. ? The South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation recently received a $75,000 Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grant from the Wellmark Foundation. The money will be used for the Cottonwood Playground Project at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, S.D.

Brent Fluke Appointed Women?s Prison Warden

Bob Dooley, director of prison operations for the Department of Corrections, has appointed Brent Fluke as warden of the South Dakota Women?s Prison.

I-90 Exit 14 Lane Closure and Opening the New Bridge

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that eastbound I-90 will be reduced to one-lane between the off and on ramps at Exit 14 on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. This is being done so the contractor can transport concrete barriers onto the new bridge.

State Prison Inmate Dies

Joseph Olson, age 56, passed away Jan. 6 in a comfort care setting in the Jameson Annex to the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

Blue Lights for Law Enforcement Appreciation

The front doors of the Capitol will be illuminated in blue tonight in recognition of the sacrifices made by South Dakota law enforcement officers and their families.

South Dakota Working for a Win in Vegas at Annual SHOT Show

PIERRE, S.D. ? The South Dakota Governor?s Office of Economic Development (GOED) will return to Las Vegas, Nev., later this month to promote the state at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, Jan. 17-20.