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EXPLAINER: Will lawmakers dig into Kristi Noem, appraisers?

Oct. 24, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers will be taking a look at a state agency that has been at the center of questions about whether Gov. Kristi Noem used her influence to aid her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license. At first glance, the...

South Dakota lawmakers craft proposal for recreational pot

Oct. 19, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults while repealing much of the state's new medical marijuana law. The Adult-Use Marijuana Study Subcommittee, which has been studying the issue...

Nebraska launches ad campaign with $10M in CARES Act cash

Oct. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is launching a new, $10 million ad campaign using federal coronavirus relief money to try to lure people from other states and fill jobs amid a severe worker shortage, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday. Ricketts unveiled a 104-second ad...

South Dakota lawmakers summon key figures for Noem inquiry

Oct. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have summoned two people who were present at a meeting Gov. Kristi Noem held last year that included her daughter, Kassidy Peters, and state employees who were overseeing Peters' application for a real estate appraiser license. ...

Gov. Noem's head of finance announces resignation

Oct. 15, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's head of finance announced Friday that she is resigning. Liza Clark, who has been the Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management since 2016, will leave her post at the end of the year, the governor's...

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

Oct. 12, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or undercut President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers before the regulations are even issued. The growing...

South Dakota lawmaker to challenge Johnson's US House seat

Oct. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota state Rep. Taffy Howard formally announced Tuesday that she is challenging Dusty Johnson, the state's lone U.S. congressman, in next year's Republican primary. Howard will try to capitalize on a shift within the Republican party...

Pot legalization advocates launch ballot initiative campaign

Oct. 12, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Advocates for legalizing recreational marijuana in South Dakota announced Tuesday they are trying for a second time to legalize cannabis possession and cultivation for adults through a ballot initiative. South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws...

South Dakota redistricting hits the road amid GOP infighting

Oct. 11, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers redrawing the state's political boundaries kicked off a three-day tour of public input meetings on Monday amid intra-party Republican bickering and competing proposals for new legislative districts. The House and Senate...

EXPLAINER: New ethics board thrust into Kristi Noem inquiry

Oct. 09, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The four retired judges who make up South Dakota's Government Accountability Board usually meet just a handful of times a year, almost entirely unnoticed by the public, and have never advanced a complaint to a public hearing. They're now...