SD News

Governor's Column: On Veterans Day, We Recognize Commitment and Courage

When I was a young boy, sometimes on trips to town I would see an old soldier or sailor on the street. The Korean War was still fresh in our minds, and World War II as well. The veterans I spotted didn?t go out of their way to be noticed. Folks around town just knew who they were and what they had done. They were some of my boyhood heroes, and on Veterans Day, the whole town turned out to recognize them.

News Tips For November 10 ? 16, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 8 a.m. CDT, Pierre ? Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the 2018 Bureau of Human Resources (BHR) Leadership Conference, Ramkota, Pierre.


For the first time ever, the President of the United States will pardon two turkeys that were raised in South Dakota, and the public has a chance to name them.

Flags Half-Staff For Thousand Oaks Victims

President Donald Trump has called for flags at half-staff out of respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday, November 7.

Governor's Column: Stopping the Flu Starts With You

As my term comes to a close, Linda and I have been planning for our future outside the Governor?s office. One of the things we are most looking forward to is spending more time with friends, family and loved ones. In addition to planning for our financial future, we?ve also been taking steps to ensure we?re taking care of our health, including getting our annual flu vaccination.

Valley Springs Rest Area Closed For Construction Port of Entry Remains Open

The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the Interstate 90 Valley Springs rest area near the Minnesota border on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, for the reconstruction of the rest area, welcome center and port of entry. The port of entry will remain open and functioning throughout construction of the facilities.

World War I Centennial Commemoration Day

At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of the Military, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, as ?World War I Centennial Commemoration Day.? He asks that all South Dakotans participate as fully as possible in the spirit of this day, remembering all of our veterans who have served this great country, and especially those who served our country a century ago during World War I.