Jackley, others call for end of federal withholding of school funds

Attorney General Marty Jackley and nine Western Attorneys General (CWAG) today called on the Federal Government to end the sequestration of funds owed to the states under the federal Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) and other relevant statutes. “South Dakota’s school districts that have mineral deposits have legal right to these … Read Article

Disaster declaration approved for June storms, tornadoes, flooding

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced this week that seven South Dakota counties will receive federal financial help to recover from a late-June weather pattern that produced severe storms with tornadoes, strong straight-line winds and flooding. The public assistance is made available through a Presidential Disaster Declaration signed Friday by President Obama. … Read Article

Comment period for Ponca/Niobrara Land Protection Plan extended

Due to public interest, the comment period for the Ponca/Niobrara Land Protection Plan has been extended to Sept. 30. To increase conservation efforts and recreational opportunities along the Missouri River, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to work in partnership with willing … Read Article