Every December, the state legislature meets to receive a budget proposal from the governor. This proposal is the starting point for the legislative budget process, which ends with the passage of a budget bill at the end of session in March.
Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m. CST ? Fort Sisseton Historic State Park is hosting a Frontier Christmas. Celebrate the season with Christmas crafts, roasted chestnuts, homemade bread, sleigh rides and caroling. Find more information online, or call 605-448-5474.
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the first round of the 2019 Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Feb. 1, 2019, for work beginning no earlier than May 1, 2019.
Governor-elect Kristi Noem today announced that Steve Westra will serve in her administration as Commissioner of the Governor?s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
OELRICHS, S.D. ? A Hot Springs, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Oelrichs.
The Lake Andes Job Service office is moving to 140 W. Highway 50.
New students from adjacent states will soon experience the South Dakota Advantage, a tuition program that state public universities will offer, starting next summer, to new freshmen and new transfer students from six surrounding states.
With pen in hand I struggle to write this, my last column as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. Perhaps Winnie the Pooh said it best when he said ?How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.?
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has fined Smithfield Foods $53,382 for August 2018 Surface Water Discharge Permit violations.
The South Dakota Board of Regents has greenlighted a collaborative undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering to be offered jointly by the University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. This degree and other academic program requests approved this week aim to meet emerging workforce needs and economic development trends across the state.
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new academic program requests to meet emerging workforce trends across the state.
he retention rate at South Dakota?s four technical institute?s is 78 percent, which matches last year?s rate. The state Board of Technical Education heard a report on the retention rates at its meeting earlier today. The retention rate measures all students who enroll one fall and return to the institution the following fall, in this case, fall 2017 to fall 2018.
PIERRE, S.D. ? Registration for the 22nd Annual Mickelson Trail Trek opens at 8 a.m. MT on Dec. 12.
Governor-elect Noem released the following statement following Governor Dennis Daugaard's final Budget Address:
PIERRE, S.D. ? State Department of Public Safety officials want you to celebrate the holidays, but be careful in doing so.
IONA, S.D. ? One person died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Iona in Lyman County.
Governor-elect Kristi Noem is seeking public input as she looks to appoint a service-first South Dakotan to fill the District 9 House vacancy. The opening was created after Representative-elect Deb Peters announced she would not be taking the oath of office in January. Peters will continue serving until January 4, 2019. Governor-elect Noem will appoint a legislator to serve during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, two South Dakota communities will implement new municipal taxes or update their current municipal tax rate.
OELRICHS, S.D. ? One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Oelrichs.
The South Dakota State Library has been selected to receive resources, training and support through NASA@ My Library, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education initiative that aims to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons across the country. South Dakota was one of 14 state libraries to receive the NASA@ My Library grant.