Latest South Dakota state government News

Atty. general: Sioux Falls officer cleared in fatal shooting

May. 20, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general said Friday a Sioux Falls officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a man police say threatened them with a knife. Cody Wade Kelly, 41, was killed after police conducted a welfare check at his apartment on March 31 because...

South Dakota report: Noem's daughter got special treatment

May. 18, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously approved a report finding that Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's daughter got preferential treatment while she was applying for a real estate appraiser's license in 2020. The findings of last year's legislative...

Draft report finds Noem's daughter got special treatment

May. 17, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday will consider a legislative report that finds Gov. Kristi Noem's daughter received preferential treatment while she was applying for a real estate appraiser license in 2020. The Legislature's Government Operations and...

GOP lawmakers steered probe into intoxicated state senators

May. 16, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Senate Republicans in a private 2020 meeting planned how to achieve an already-negotiated outcome to a committee investigating a pair of lawmakers for being intoxicated during legislative proceedings even before the committee had a chance to meet, according...

Noem's appeal of abortion pills order put on hold

May. 10, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered that a case between Planned Parenthood and the state of South Dakota be put on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision in a separate case that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion...

Candidate entry suggests South Dakota AG won't seek 2nd term

May. 10, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A top aide to Republican South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced Tuesday he is seeking the GOP nomination for state attorney general, suggesting that Ravnsborg won’t seek another term as he faces an impeachment trial in the death of a pedestrian. ...

South Dakota readies for state-lines abortion access fight

May. 03, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's anti-abortion lawmakers and the state's only abortion provider are poised to turn their fight to accessing abortion over state lines if the U.S. Supreme Court follows through on a draft opinion that overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized...

South Dakota ethics board grinds forward on Noem complaints

May. 02, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota ethics board on Monday moved to hire an outside attorney as it considers a pair of ethics complaints against Gov. Kristi Noem, delaying its decision on whether to investigate allegations the governor interfered in a state agency evaluating her daughter's...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Apr. 27, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

Rapid City Journal. April 23, 2022. Editorial: Racism is beyond unpopular As Rapid City leaders and Native American groups prepare to meet to work on ways to bridge the city’s racial divide, some people and groups are more interested in diminishing and excusing the...

South Dakota Senate approves 2-day impeachment trial for AG

Apr. 26, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday approved the rules for an impeachment trial of the state's attorney general for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash, laying out a two-day proceeding in June that gives just hours to either side to argue their case. ...