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  • Gov. Noem Appoints Joe Graves as Secretary of Education
    Today, Gov. Kristi Noem appointed Joe Graves as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Education. Joe’s appointment will be effective January 10th. Joe is replacing Secretary Tiffany Sanderson, who has accepted a job as president of Lake Area Technical College.
  • Venhuizen to Leave South Dakota Board of Regents
    PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) announced today that Tony Venhuizen of Sioux Falls resigned from his current position on the board.
  • Put mental health first in the New Year: January Mental Health Memo
    As you ring in the New Year, remember every day is an opportunity for a fresh beginning. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health.
  • Storm System Causes Interstate 90 and Interstate 29 Closures for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023
    Due to accumulating heavy snow and sustained high winds causing blizzard-like conditions and extensive drifting, Interstate 90 has been closed (eastbound and westbound) from Chamberlain (exit 265) to Sioux Falls (Marion Road/exit 395) and Interstate 29 (northbound and southbound) has been closed from the I-29/I-90 Interchange in Sioux Falls to Brookings (exit 132) as of 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.
  • Always Ready, Always There
    The men and women in our National Guard serve with excellence. They take their job seriously, so I take my responsibility to them as their Commander in Chief very seriously.
  • BFM Releases Annual Comprehensive Financial Report
    Today, the Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) released South Dakota’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for fiscal year 2022. The ACFR is the audited financial statements for state government and represents a cumulative effort of BFM, all state agencies, and the Department of Legislative Audit.
  • Gov. Noem Appoints Matt Althoff as Secretary of Social Services
    Today, Gov. Kristi Noem appointed Matt Althoff as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. Matt’s appointment will be effective January 23rd. Secretary Laurie Gill is retiring.
  • RESPECT Act Signed into Law
    PIERRE, S.D.- On December 27, 2022, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act (RESPECT) was signed into law by the president.
  • Creativity Flourishes in Third Annual SDDOT Snowplow Naming Contest
    The third annual Name the Snowplow Contest began in November, before the snow began to fly in earnest. The contest was created by the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) to engage people across the state in winter driving safety awareness.
  • Upcoming “History Talks” Presentation on Lakota Statesman Spotted Tail
    In January, the South Dakota State Historical Society’s virtual “History Talks” author speaker series features professor emeritus of Native American Studies at the University of Montana Richmond Clow, speaking about his book, “Spotted Tail: Warrior and Statesman.”
  • Attorney General releases Crime in South Dakota 2021 report
    The Office of the Attorney General today released the Crime in South Dakota 2021 report. This report is compiled annually by the Attorney General’s Criminal Statistical Analysis Center (SAC).
  • Department of Revenue Provides Update on Title Paper Shortage
    The Department of Revenue remains on track to receive an updated shipment of title paper in late January and resume printing all paper titles in mid-February 2023.
  • Gov. Noem Commutes Sentences on Christmas Eve
    Today, Gov. Kristi Noem granted seven commutations for individuals incarcerated by the South Dakota Department of Corrections. These seven individuals have had their sentences commuted to parole for the remainder of their sentence term with appropriate precautions in place, which include electronic monitoring, intensive parole supervision plans, and a return to prison for parole violations.
  • Gov. Noem Announces Additional Guard Missions in Response to Winter Storms
    Today, Gov. Kristi Noem announced additional missions that are being undertaken by the South Dakota National Guard in response to the winter storms across South Dakota.
  • Gov. Noem Appoints Melissa Magstadt as Secretary of Health
    Today, Gov. Kristi Noem appointed Melissa Magstadt as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Health. Melissa’s appointment will be effective on the next state work day, which will be Tuesday, December 27.