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Name Released in Hand County Fatal Crash

MILLER, S.D. ? A 26-year-old Conde, S.D., resident has been identified as the person who died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash north of Miller.

Governor's Column: $30.7 Million More To Support Education

If you?ve ever taken a course on psychology, you have probably heard of the marshmallow test. The social experiment was first initiated at Stanford in the 1960s and it involves sitting a child in a room by themselves with a marshmallow.

Summer Tourism Season in South Dakota Shows Promise

Thanks in part to a new peak season campaign, ?Great Faces, Great Places,? the South Dakota Department of Tourism is expecting the launch of the peak tourist season this month to be another solid one for the state.

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The Extraordinary Cost Oversight Board will hold a special meeting via teleconference with a public listening place in Conference Room 5 on second floor of the MacKay Building, 800 Governors Drive.

Reminder Firewood from the Sioux Falls Area is Under Quarantine

As campers and other outdoor enthusiasts head to South Dakota State Parks for the traditional Open House weekend this Friday through Sunday, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind individuals and families that firewood from the Sioux Falls area is under quarantine due to the discovery of an infestation of emerald ash borer in the area.

Campfire Permits Required on Private Land

South Dakota Department of Agriculture?s Wildland Fire Division is reminding the public that a campfire on private land within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District requires a permit.

Regents Launch Search for Next Executive Director

The South Dakota Board of Regents invites nominations and applications for the position of executive director and chief executive officer. The board also has announced a constituent panel to assist the regents in reviewing candidates for the position

BOTE hears graduate outcomes report and approves new technical institute programs

At its meeting earlier today, the state Board of Technical Education heard a report on job placement of technical institute graduates. The board also approved two new programs at Western Dakota Technical Institute and several technical certificates in the Information Technology program at Southeast Technical Institute.

Name Released In Meade County Fatal Crash

STURGIS, S.D. ? A 39-year-old Piedmont, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Sturgis.

Emerald Ash Borer Information Forum Scheduled

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is hosting an informational forum on Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus located at 4500 S. Oxbow Ave. in Sioux Falls.

SDDOT Asks Motorists to ?Move Over?

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is asking motorists to ?Move Over? when they approach flashing amber or yellow lights on SDDOT maintenance vehicles that indicate workers are in the area and likely outside their vehicles.

New Plan Aims to Reverse Monarch Butterfly Decline

The Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) welcomes public comments through May 31 on a draft conservation plan that provides a blueprint for reversing the decline of the eastern monarch butterfly population.

GFP Conservation Officer Honored

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) conservation officer Bill Eastman has been honored by Shikar-Safari Club International as the 2017 South Dakota Wildlife Officer of the Year.