SD News

Governor's Column: Steps Forward In Mental Health

A significant number of Americans struggle with mental illness. For many the struggle is silent. Some experience short-term mental health problems. It?s not uncommon for individuals temporarily to face mild forms of mental illness at some point during their lives.

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard will attend the 2017 National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.

Codington County Fatal Crash

SOUTH SHORE, S.D. ? One man died and another man was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of South Shore.

Annual Criminal Justice Reform Report Released

The Public Safety Improvement Act Oversight Council has released its annual report on progress made under Gov. Dennis Daugaard?s criminal justice reforms. The Governor announced the release of the report at his legislative press conference today.

Former Congressman Clint Roberts Passes Away

Clint Roberts, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Dakota, died last night in Pierre. Roberts, 82, represented South Dakota?s second congressional district in the U.S. House from 1981 to 1983.

Students visit Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day

February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, more than 40 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 8-9, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations? Legislative Shadow Day.

Caution Urged When Monitoring Burned Slash Piles

South Dakota Wildland Fire, a division of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, is urging residents who have burned brush piles this season to ensure that the piles have been completely extinguished.

Much More Than Fighting Wildland Fires

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture?s Wildland Fire division serves as the primary firefighting agency for state owned land, but they do more than put out fires.

Governor's Column: South Dakota's Gun Laws

Gun control measures have been gaining ground in some places around the nation in recent years. In the more urban areas of the country and along the coasts, people are more wary, and perhaps fearful, of guns.