Most state government offices closed again today in South Dakota

Governor Kristi Noem ordered all state government executive branch offices statewide, except in 11 southeast counties, to be closed today, because of the winter storm that continues to impact the majority of the state.

State offices will be open for normal business hours in Bon Homme, Clay, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner, Union and Yankton Counties. Officials say weather and travel conditions are not as severe in those counties as elsewhere.

Executive branch offices in the rest of the state will be closed, employees will be working remotely.

A decision on state government office availability for Thursday will be made later.


December 14, 2022