Gov. Dennis Daugaard

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Governor Dennis Daugaard says he’s in the process of filling the vacant seat of late Representative Craig Tieszen.

It’s the governor’s duty to fill any seat left open by a legislator.

Tieszen and Representative Dan Dryden, who passed away last year, shared the same legislative district.

Daugaard says there were many qualified candidates who names he expect will come up again…

Sunday Celebrates Purple Heart Recipients

Aug 1, 2016
Kealey Bultena

Sunday, August 7th is Purple Heart Recognition Day nationwide.  

In South Dakota officials are holding a rededication ceremony for the state’s Purple Heart memorial in Pierre.

The Purple Heart is awarded to veterans who were either wounded or killed in combat.