Original State Flag of South Dakota Recovered by Attorney General’s Office and Criminal Charges Anticipated
PIERRE, S.D –   Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the original State Flag of South Dakota that was missing has now been recovered by the Attorney General’s Office.  The Secretary of State’s Office began an internal investigation for the missing State Flag in January 2015, and ultimately reported... Read more
New South Dakota license plate design for 2016 unveiled
PIERRE, S.D. — An image of the new license plate design for the 2016 South Dakota license plate reissue was unveiled. The current plate design has identified South Dakota motor vehicles since 2006. Many existing plates are succumbing to age, damage and loss of reflectivity, all of which can... Read more
Former Gov. Miller Passes Away; Gov. Daugaard Requests Flags At Half-Staff
PIERRE, S.D. – Walter Dale Miller, the 29th Governor of South Dakota, passed away last night. Miller, 89, served as governor from 1993 to 1995. “Gov. Miller was a friend and I will miss him,” said Gov. Daugaard. “Walter Dale Miller assumed the governorship at a time of tragedy... Read more
South Dakota Salmon Record Broken
PIERRE, S.D. – A Highmore angler had barely started his day on Lake Oahe when a fish hit his lure and created a memory to last a lifetime. Gordon Sampson boated the 24 lb., 8 oz. Chinook salmon after only five minutes of fishing on Aug. 14.  The massive... Read more
Changes Coming to Powerball Game
PIERRE – Better overall odds, increased prize amounts and a chance for players to multiply most winnings by up to 10 times during certain jackpot runs are among changes to the Powerball lotto game approved today by the Legislative Rules Review Committee. The South Dakota Lottery Commission unanimously approved the... Read more
South Dakota Removes the Bald Eagle from the State Threatened Species List
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission removed the bald eagle from the state’s threatened species list at their August meeting. Because this species has exceeded the state management goal, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) recommended that protection under the... Read more
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s first West Nile virus (WNV) detection of the season is a Meade County mosquito pool, a state health official said today. Last year’s first detection was a human case reported in a Hughes County resident on June 27. “This detection means the virus is... Read more
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court issued a divided decision in King et al. v. Burwell, et.al., upholding section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows tax credits for insurance purchased on any exchange under the Act. “From day... Read more
SUMMIT, S.D. – A Veblen woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a vehicle fire earlier this month four miles south of Summit. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Rebecca Stoughton, 53, died Tuesday from injuries caused in the vehicle fire that occurred June 9 on... Read more
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakotans will see an increase in driver license application fees starting July 1. House Bill 1041, approved by this year’s Legislature, increases fees for certain categories. They are: *** An original or renewal driver license or ID will go from $20 to $28; *** A... Read more