Howdy neighbor! This week the Sioux Empire Podcast crew of Robert Mehling and Natasha Estes set out with Sarah Rhea Werner (Host of the Write Now Podcast and Forbes Contributor) explore what it is to be good neighbors. Sioux Empire Podcast and Sarah Rhea Werner have officially learned that the best way to get along […]
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded more than $3.4 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to six projects throughout South Dakota. Blunt, Faith, Lake Andes, Langford, Newell and Veblen will use the approved monies to help fund projects totaling almost $10 million. “CDBG funds assist projects that improve living conditions […]
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared a statewide emergency because of the ongoing drought conditions in South Dakota. As part of the State of Emergency, the state will ease haying and transportation restrictions to assist agriculture producers. “The drought has really hurt grass and hay production in much of the state, which […]
A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard: For at least 20 years, the northeastern part of our state has been dealing with the issue of nonmeandered waters. For that entire time, the state has NOT been dealing with the problems that our laws have caused. This issue arose during the 1990s, when eastern South […]
A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard: In South Dakota, we have the third lowest unemployment rate in the nation. This is a source of pride, but it’s also a double-edged sword. Because so few South Dakotans are unemployed, we have a shortage of qualified workers to fill job openings. We lack skilled workers in accounting, […]
PIERRE, S.D. – As a part of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s efforts to make government more efficient, the State of South Dakota today rolled out a pardon website for individuals seeking clemency, making South Dakota the only state in the nation with such a tool. “I am proud South Dakota is the first to have […]
PIERRE, S.D. – Flags at the State Capitol will fly at half-staff on Monday, May 8, 2017, to honor the life of Leo Thorsness, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, who passed away on May 2. Thorsness, 85, was born in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in 1932. He attended South Dakota State College, […]
A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard: The State of South Dakota impacts the lives of its citizens daily. We drive on roads maintained by the Department of Transportation. We enjoy parks and recreational areas operated by the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks. Many in need receive help from the Department of Social Services. […]
A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard: Traffic fatalities are a recurring headline. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t read another story, hear a radio report or see the terrible images on television. The good news is the numbers indicate a decrease of traffic fatalities in South Dakota. In 2016, there were 115 […]
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans will have the chance to throw out unneeded prescription drugs on Saturday, April 29, as law enforcement agencies across the state participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Program. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., law enforcement, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will give individuals opportunities […]
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