Governor Dennis Daugaard has called a special session of the SD Legislature to address the cost overruns in the construction of a new State Veterans Home in Hot Springs. The governor said that contractor bids were considerably above projections. Read more »
Special Legislative Session Called by South Dakota Governor
Locally Grown, Farmers' Markets Set to Open in Several West River Locations
With more Americans seeking locally grown food sources, farmers' markets and community-supported agriculture (CSA) are increasing in popularity. A farmers' market features food sold directly by farmers to consumers. CSA is a 'farm share' program where, for a fee, people share the risks and rewards of farming. One such CSA is at Black Hills Health & Education Center. Read theRead more »
Internship Positions Still Available
We have a number of internship opportunities available for this summer. Topic areas are marketing/PR, digital archiving, and website programming. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please see the position descriptions attached. We will continue reviewing applications until the positions are filled.
Another Hungry Beetle Eating into Black Hills Trees
When pine trees have plenty of moisture and are not stressed, pine engraver beetles attack only the limbs and tops of the trees. Read more »
New State Librarian Featured on Dakota Midday
Today's Dakota Midday featured the new state librarian, Daria Bossman. During her interview, she mentioned that libraries are not just about books -- they're about information. Listen to the full interview to learn about the impressive return on investment that communities get from libraries, and to see what Daria means when she calls libraries "anchor institutions." Read more »
Lakota People's Law Project
Pine Beetle Infestation and Fire Risk in the Black Hills
White paper - written by Grant Foster, Tempo Analytics
February 10, 2012 Read more »
South Dakota Cattle Numbers Up As National Herd Hits Record Low
The Rushmore State's 3.85 million cattle far outnumber its people, and the herd is up 5 percent in the past year, according to recent news reports.
Nationwide, cattle numbers are down 3 percent year over year.
Industry experts cite a widespread drought as well as farmers choosing to plant crops rather than graze livestock, given the nation's crop insurance policies eliminate most risk. Read more »