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One of several South Dakota baseball players charged in rape case pleads guilty to lesser felony

Jun. 12, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — One of the several former players on an American Legion baseball team in South Dakota charged last year with rape has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony. The 19-year-old former Mitchell player pleaded guilty to one count of accessory to a felony, according to...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 12, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 11, 2024. Editorial: A Nazi March And An Old Reminder On Thursday, June 6, we turned our attentions to Normandy in France as several world leaders honored the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of occupied Europe during World War...

Shooting leaves 3 dead and 2 injured in South Dakota

Jun. 08, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A shooting in a Sioux Falls neighborhood left three people dead and two others injured early Saturday, police said. Police said they have a suspect in custody. They said there does not appear to be any further danger to the community. The investigation is...

Voters defeat hand-counting measures in South Dakota, but others might come in future

Jun. 05, 2024 12:12 PM EDT

Voters in three small South Dakota counties on Tuesday rejected initiated measures to require hand-counting of ballots in future elections. The votes in Gregory, Haakon and Tripp counties were an unusual step even as other places in the U.S. have considered moving to hand-counting in...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 05, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 3, 2024. Editorial: Hand-Counting Ballots Is Not The Path Forward There are numerous moving parts involved in conducting an election, with the actual act of voting being just a small (albeit the most essential) component of the...

Biden and Trump win Democratic, Republican elections in some of 2024's last primary contests

Jun. 04, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won Democratic and Republican primaries in a handful of states Tuesday, among some of the last contests on the 2024 primary calendar. Trump, appearing on the ballot for the first time since his historic...

Joe Biden wins the Democratic presidential primary in South Dakota

Jun. 04, 2024 21:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden wins the Democratic presidential primary in South Dakota.

3rd try at approving recreational marijuana in South Dakota makes the ballot

Jun. 03, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

South Dakota voters will decide again whether to legalize recreational marijuana, an issue with a frustrating history for backers of the ballot initiative in the conservative state. On Monday, Secretary of State Monae Johnson's office validated a measure for the November general...

In a rare step, 3 South Dakota counties are set to vote on counting ballots by hand

Jun. 02, 2024 01:57 AM EDT

Voters in at least three rural South Dakota counties are set to decide Tuesday whether to return to counting ballots by hand, the latest communities around the country to consider ditching machine tabulators based on unfounded conspiracy theories stemming from the 2020 presidential election. ...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the South Dakota presidential and state primaries

May. 31, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota Republicans’ tug-of-war over their party identity continues in Tuesday’s election, with district-level primaries the main event. South Dakota may be best known for Republican Gov. Kristi Noem’s no-apologies approach to politics, earning her the...