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In this image from video, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.(Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)

Noem blames Capitol insurrection on lack of civics education

Jan. 15, 2021 4:31 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday blamed an inadequate education in American civics as “the root cause” of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, while making no mention of President Donald Trump's role in the attack that sent Congress into hiding. The Republican...

FILE - Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in Washington, in this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo. Villanova coach Jay Wright was set to return to practice Tuesday following his bout with COVID-19. Those plans are on hold after two players tested positive Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and the Wildcats were forced to postpone their next three games. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

The Latest: South Carolina coach Martin to miss game at LSU

Jan. 14, 2021 8:05 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin and two other staffers will not travel with the Gamecocks for a game Saturday night at LSU. The school said Martin, assistant coach Chuck Martin and Doug Edwards, who’s in...

FILE - In a June 26, 2018, file photo, Lou Perrotti lets an American burying beetle crawl on his hand. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, it plans to sue over last fall's move to list the American burying beetle as threatened. (Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times via AP, File)

Environmentalists fight move to reduce beetle's protections

Jan. 12, 2021 5:24 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An environmental group said Tuesday that it plans to sue the U.S. government over a decision to reclassify a large scavenging beetle as threatened instead of endangered. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services over its move...

Plitzuweit lifts South Dakota past Kansas City 68-62

Jan. 9, 2021 11:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A.J. Plitzuweit registered 19 points and six assists as South Dakota got past Kansas City 68-62 on Saturday night. Stanley Umude had 13 points and seven rebounds for South Dakota (6-6, 4-0 Summit League), which earned its fifth consecutive victory. Mason Archambault added 13 points....

Freidel lifts South Dakota St. over Western Illinois 92-63

Jan. 9, 2021 11:07 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Noah Freidel had 25 points as South Dakota State easily beat Western Illinois 92-63 on Saturday night. Freidel made 5 of 7 3-pointers. He added eight rebounds. David Wingett had 15 points for South Dakota State (8-3, 4-1 Summit League). Douglas Wilson added 14 points. Baylor...

Wilson lifts S. Dakota St. over W. Illinois 83-77

Jan. 8, 2021 11:55 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Douglas Wilson had 22 points as South Dakota State topped Western Illinois 83-77 on Friday night. Luke Appel had 16 points for South Dakota State (7-3, 3-1 Summit League). Baylor Scheierman added 16 points and nine rebounds. Alex Arians had 10 points. Adam Anhold had 16 points and...

Umude carries South Dakota over UM Kansas City 66-64

Jan. 8, 2021 11:35 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Stanley Umude had 18 points and six rebounds as South Dakota held off UM Kansas City 66-64 on Friday night. A.J. Plitzuweit had 14 points and seven rebounds for South Dakota (5-6, 4-2 Summit League), which won its fourth straight game. South Dakota totaled 26 second-half points, a...

In this photo provided by Abby E. Chiumento, six-term Republican Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, left, and his mother Milou Mackenzie pose at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Harrisburg, Pa. Milou Mackenzie was elected in November of 2020 as a state representative in an adjoining district as her son. She took the oath of office Tuesday. (Abby E. Chiumento via AP)

Pennsylvania lawmaker joins familiar incumbent — her son

Jan. 6, 2021 2:45 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An incumbent Pennsylvania state representative was joined by a familiar face when lawmakers took the oath of office Tuesday — his own mother. Six-term Republican Rep. Ryan Mackenzie's district borders, for a couple miles, the one that his mother was elected to in November. ...

Dentlinger carries S. Dakota St. over Mount Marty 93-50

Jan. 4, 2021 10:37 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Matt Dentlinger had 21 points as South Dakota State easily defeated NAIA member Mount Marty 93-50 on Monday night. Luke Appel and David Wingett had 16 points for South Dakota State (6-3). Baylor Scheierman had 12 points and 14 rebounds. The late added game was the home opener for the...

Umude scores 27 to lead South Dakota over Denver 79-57

Jan. 3, 2021 8:41 PM EST

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Stanley Umude had 27 points and 11 rebounds as South Dakota routed Denver 79-57 on Sunday. A.J. Plitzuweit had 19 points for South Dakota (4-6, 3-2 Summit League). Tasos Kamateros added eight rebounds. Sam Hines Jr. had 14 points for the Pioneers (1-8, 0-2), who have now lost eight...