SD News

Preventing Wildfires on the Farm and Ranch

Because of dry conditions across much of the state, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture?s Wildland Fire Division (SDWF) urges farmers and ranchers to be prepared in case a wildfire starts while they are baling.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June 15, Elder Abuse Awareness Day (EAAD) in South Dakota.

Gov. Daugaard To Deliver Special Session Address

Gov. Dennis Daugaard will give a special session address to legislators in a joint session on Monday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. CDT in the state House. Audio of the speech will be livestreamed by South Dakota Public Broadcasting at

Highway 50 Bridge Reopened To One Lane

South Dakota Department of Transportation crews have completed the emergency bridge deck repairs and reopened Highway 50 over Interstate 29 at Exit 26.

Highway 50 Bridge Closed at I-29 Exit 26

South Dakota Department of Transportation officials have closed the Highway 50 bridge over Interstate 29 at Exit 26 effective immediately (Friday, June 9).

Brookings To Be Capital For A Day

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Brookings has been chosen to be South Dakota?s Capital for a Day on Tuesday, July 18.

Governor's Column: A Good Compromise On Nonmeandered Waters

For at least 20 years, the northeastern part of our state has been dealing with the issue of nonmeandered waters. For that entire time, the state has NOT been dealing with the problems that our laws have caused.

News Tips

On Monday, Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be a guest on KGFX?s South Dakota Perspective with Mark Swartzell.

Gov. Daugaard Activates State Drought Task Force

Gov. Dennis Daugaard today (Thursday) activated the state Drought Task Force to monitor drought conditions across South Dakota. The task force also held its first meeting today in Pierre.