SD News

Governor's Column: We Don't Spend Money We Don't Have

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.

News Tips For December 8 ? 14, 2018

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.

Noem Announces GOED Appointment

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).

Adjacent State Students Offered South Dakota Tuition Advantage

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.

Great Chapter in my Book of Life

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.?

USD and SD Mines Build on Biomedical Engineering Partnership

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.

DPS Plans Checkpoints for December

PIERRE, S.D. ? State Department of Public Safety officials want you to celebrate the holidays, but be careful in doing so.

Lyman County Fatal Crash

IONA, S.D. ? One person died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Iona in Lyman County.

Governor-elect Noem Seeks Public Input for District 9 House Nomination

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.

Fall River County Fatal Crash

OELRICHS, S.D. ? One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Oelrichs.

State Library chosen as a NASA@ My Library partner

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.