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South Dakota lawmakers advance Medicaid work requirement

Jan. 30, 2023 19:03 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Monday advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state to try and force people on Medicaid to work despite federal policy prohibiting such requirements. The proposal would change the state...

South Dakota $423M surplus will be top issue at Legislature

Jan. 09, 2023 16:21 PM EST

The South Dakota Legislature’s nine-week session is slated to begin Tuesday with all eyes on what lawmakers might do with the state’s $423 million surplus. Gov. Kristi Noem wants to use the money to cover repealing the state sales tax on groceries, a plan some of the state’s...

Noem taps diocese chancellor as new social services leader

Dec. 31, 2022 14:51 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem has appointed a Catholic administrator as the state’s next social services secretary. Noem announced Friday that she has picked Diocese of Sioux Falls Chancellor Matt Althoff to repace outgoing Social Services Secretary Laurie Gill, the Argus...

Noem's health chief retires amid scrutiny of trans advocate

Dec. 19, 2022 13:40 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s Cabinet secretary overseeing the state’s health department announced her resignation Monday amid criticism from conservatives over the Republican governor’s administration rewarding a community health care grant to an organization...

SD prosecutors drop all charges against Indigenous activist

Dec. 13, 2022 17:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS S.D. (AP) — South Dakota prosecutors have dropped all charges against the head of an Indigenous-led advocacy organization stemming from a protest during then-President Donald Trump’s visit to Mount Rushmore, the group announced Tuesday. NDN Collective President Nick...

Authorities ID woman and girl killed when truck hits train

Dec. 11, 2022 18:20 PM EST

HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota State Patrol has identified the two people who died after a pickup truck collided with a train near Harrisburg. The Patrol said Sunday that Jennifer Torgerson, 45, and Kaylee Torgerson, 12, both died at the scene of the crash about a mile...

Cooke, reserves lead No. 1 South Carolina women over Liberty

Dec. 11, 2022 17:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke scored a season-high 20 points and No. 1 South Carolina, boosted by coach Dawn Staley's early substitutions, beat Liberty 88-39 on Sunday. The Gamecocks (9-0) returned from a week-long break for exams. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley...

South Dakota coach Eric Peterson injured in fall at home

Dec. 08, 2022 17:49 PM EST

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota men's basketball coach Eric Peterson was hospitalized Thursday after he sustained multiple injuries in a fall at his home and will not be with the Coyotes when they play UC Irvine on Saturday. Peterson was outside his house decorating for the...

2 dead after pickup collides with train near Harrisburg

Dec. 08, 2022 12:33 PM EST

HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) — Two people have died and a third is seriously injured after a pickup truck collided with a train near Harrisburg, the South Dakota State Patrol said Thursday. The crash happened before 5 p.m. Wednesday about one mile south of Harrisburg. The state patrol...

OSHA probes worker's death at Sioux Falls packaging facility

Dec. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed Friday that it is investigating a death that occurred at a Sioux Falls packaging facility earlier this week. OSHA spokesperson Scott Allen said investigators were speaking with employees and the...