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South Dakota man admits fatally shooting 3 people, wounding 2 others

Jun. 01, 2023 10:36 AM EDT

TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has admitted to fatally shooting three people and wounding two others. Francis Lange, 43, on Wednesday entered a plea of guilty but mentally ill to three counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault, KELO-TV reported. Sentencing is...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 31, 2023 07:24 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 29, 2023. Editorial: Noem Challenges The Board Of Regents Gov. Kristi Noem’s challenge to the South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) last week to improve higher education in the state contained some valid points of concern amid other...

US has treaty duty to fund policing on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, judge rules

May. 26, 2023 18:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government has a treaty obligation to support law enforcement on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, but declined for now to determine whether the Oglala Sioux Tribe is entitled to as much funding as it's seeking. ...

South Dakota governor asks college board to ban drag shows, opens hotline

May. 26, 2023 17:30 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Republican Gov. Kristi Noem opened a hotline for complaints about South Dakota colleges and is calling on the state's higher education governing board to ban drag shows, she announced Friday. In a letter to the South Dakota Board of Regents, Noem said states...

3 people killed when house explodes in South Dakota

May. 25, 2023 19:18 PM EDT

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a house explosion that killed a baby and her grandparents and left two young children hospitalized with burns. The house about 11 miles (about 18 kilometers) southwest of Fort Pierre exploded...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota - Advisory

May. 24, 2023 15:25 PM EDT
Eds: The South Dakota editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. The AP

Wisconsin Republicans join push to outlaw child sex dolls

May. 22, 2023 16:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans have joined a national push to outlaw child sex dolls, releasing a proposal Monday that would make possessing one a felony. Some groups say the dolls help protect children by providing those attracted to children another outlet. Others...

Tim Scott launches 2024 presidential bid seeking optimistic contrast with other top rivals

May. 22, 2023 16:02 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott launched his presidential campaign on Monday, offering an optimistic and compassionate message he's hoping can serve as a contrast with the political combativeness that has dominated the early GOP primary field. The...

At graduations, Native American students seek acceptance of tribal regalia

May. 19, 2023 17:12 PM EDT

When Kamryn Yanchick graduated, she hoped to decorate her cap with a beaded pattern in honor of her Native American heritage. Whether she could was up to her Oklahoma high school. Administrators told her no. Yanchick settled for wearing beaded earrings to her 2018 graduation. ...

Saving the farm: Heartland clergy train to prevent agriculture workers’ suicides

May. 18, 2023 08:23 AM EDT

LAKE BENTON, Minn. (AP) — With traces of winter’s unusually heavy snow still lingering, farmers were out dawn to dusk in early May, planting corn and soybeans across southwestern Minnesota fields many have owned for generations. The threat of losing beloved family farms is a...