SD News

Outdoor University August 4 at Sertoma Park

Outdoor University, a free event, is the public?s best opportunity to experience the educational fun The Outdoor Campus provides each day. The event runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Sertoma Park.

Game, Fish and Parks Commission Awarded Commission of the Year

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) announced this week that the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has been named Commission of the Year at their annual conference in Eugene, Oregon.

Name Released in Hanson County Fatal Crash

MITCHELL, S.D. ? A Mitchell woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle fatal crash that happened sometime early Sunday east of Mitchell.

South Dakota Equity Partners Holds First Closing of Fund

PIERRE, S.D. ? Early and growth stage companies in South Dakota now have access to additional equity capital as South Dakota Equity Partners (SDEP), a public-private partnership supported by the Governor?s Office of Economic Development (GOED), has raised $16.9 million according to Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

South Dakota Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the State of South Dakota by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The GFOA?s Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment.

South Dakota Maintains AAA With S&P

Last week Standard & Poor Global announced that it has reaffirmed South Dakota?s AAA Issuer Default Rating with a stable outlook.

Employer Webinar on Youth in the Workforce

The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are providing a free webinar Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. CDT.

BNSF Railroad Crossing to be Replaced in McLaughlin

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad plans to replace the railroad crossing on Highway 63 in McLaughlin beginning Wednesday, July 18.

Traffic to be Switched On Highway 37 North of Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. ? The South Dakota Department of Transportation is scheduled to complete work on the southbound lanes of Highway 37 north of Mitchell from National Guard Road to one-quarter mile south of the Davison/Sanborn County line on Tuesday, July 17.

New Intersection Warning System In Spink County

To improve safety, the South Dakota Department of Transportation is installing an Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) to improve safety at the intersections of Highway 281 and Highway 20 in Spink County.

South Dakota Ends Fiscal Year with Surplus

South Dakota state government closed the 2018 budget year on June 30 marking the seventh consecutive year with a surplus. The state general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2018 ended with lower expenditures and higher revenues than budgeted.

Board adopts changes to state graduation requirements

The South Dakota Board of Education Standards adopted proposed revisions to South Dakota?s high school graduation requirements at its meeting earlier today, with an amendment directing the South Dakota Department of Education to review the requirements again after Jan. 1, 2026.

Medicare Card Rollout Continues In South Dakota

The South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program would like to remind all Medicare eligible individuals that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have begun and will continue to mail out new Medicare cards in the coming months.

Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Began July 9

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages all agricultural producers and businesses to take advantage of free pesticide container recycling collection in 37 locations across the state from Monday, July 9, until Thursday, Sept. 6.