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C-EB Upper Elementary receives Social & Emotional Learning Innovation Grant

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Education has awarded Social and Emotional Learning Innovation Grants to eight South Dakota public schools for a combined total of just over $1.1 million. The purpose of the grant program is to assist schools in implementing innovative, evidence-based interventions that foster students’ social and emotional learning, which encompasses self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, […]

POW/MIA recognition

For more information, contact: Audry Ricketts at 605-773-8242 or audry.ricketts@state.sd.us (South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs) PIERRE, S.D. – At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, as “POW/MIA Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms. […]

Lawmakers clear the way for sales tax collection on Internet sales


PIERRE — Lawmakers put in place the mechanics for collecting sales taxes on Internet purchases at a special session on Wednesday. The special session was the result of the South Dakota vs. Wayfair decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which ruled that remote sellers do not have to have a physical presence in a state to be required to pay […]

U.S. Attorney’s office hosts “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” conference

SIOUX FALLS, SD – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota, together with Avera Health, hosted a conference on “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” on September 6, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. One of the highest priorities of the United States Department of Justice, as outlined by […]

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Parade honors accomplishments and future generations Most Beautiful: 1st Place: Michelle Benoist-Moran 2nd Place: Eunice Hollow Horn 3rd Place: Nicole White Wolf 4th Place: Fredeneicka Eagleman Most Original: 1st Place: Mona Thompson 2nd Place: Diane Garreau 3rd Place: Juanita Oros 4th Place: Chayo Makes Room For Them Most Humorous: 1st Place: Donroy Makes Room For Them 2nd Place: Shanna Smith […]

Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner to honor six nominees

The 29th Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2017. Now in its 29th year, the Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animals. This event is an annual fundraiser for the Casey […]

Eagle Butte School Board honored for striving to enhance knowledge base

Members of the Eagle Butte School Board earned statewide recognition for their dedicated participation in activities, board development and training and demonstrated leadership at various areas and levels. The Eagle Butte School Board earned a Silver Level award for their participation in the Associated School Boards of South Dakota’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead and […]

CRYP’s Keya Cafe goes eco-friendly, provides educational opportunities for Lakota teens

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Aug. 30, 2018) — The Keya (Turtle) Cafe and Coffeehouse has been a mainstay of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s social enterprise initiatives since it opened in 2011. In recent years, it also has led the charge as the nonprofit youth organization seeks to become more environmentally friendly. In today’s Keya Cafe, customers will find biodegradable to-go […]

Nonprofit savings account program providing security for nonprofits

PIERRE – Five South Dakota organizations have been selected to be a part of the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) Nonprofit Savings Account program. The five organizations chosen from a competitive selection process include: Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, Safe Harbor Foundation, South Dakota Hall of Fame and Teach for America South Dakota. […]

Gov. Dennis Daugaard declares September as Suicide Prevention Month

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Month in South Dakota. The Department of Social Services, along with the Department of Health and the Department of Tribal Relations, is encouraging all South Dakotans to take an active role in suicide prevention by getting involved in local prevention activities. “Suicide does not discriminate, people of all […]


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