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Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Sep. 22, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. September 17, 2021. Editorial: CTE programs provide valuable learning Thirty years ago, if a student was enrolled in shop class or auto body class, some may have seen that as an alternative to scholastic pursuits, including...

Noem: Changes to social studies standards should be delayed

Sep. 20, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday she told the state Department of Education to delay changes to social studies standards up to one year to allow more people to weigh in on the recommendations. Noem’s move follows recent calls by the...

South Dakota's top lawmakers release AG impeachment petition

Sep. 17, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders on Friday distributed a petition to lawmakers asking them to support a special session to consider impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. House Speaker...

South Dakota is 1 of 4 states not resettling Afghan evacuees

Sep. 16, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is one of four states, along with the District of Columbia, that won't be resettling any of the nearly 37,000 Afghan evacuees who made it to the U.S. during the final days of its chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last month. ...

Former South Dakota House majority leader dies

Sep. 15, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota lawmaker who helped ban smoking in bars and restaurants and served as House majority leader died this week. Bob Faehn, who was 63, died from cancer on Monday, according to his family. Gov. Kristi Noem ordered that flags be...

Push for Native American curriculum in schools makes gains

Sep. 14, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

For years, many Native American tribes have felt their history has not been given its due by schools in Connecticut, a state that takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal river.” Soon, however, schools will be required to teach Native...

South Dakota lawmakers reject a handful of medical pot rules

Sep. 13, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Monday rejected a handful of rules proposals governing medical marijuana from Gov. Kristi Noem's administration but approved the bulk of the program. The Legislature's Rules Review Committee, which is responsible for...

Biden's vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

Sep. 11, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into...

Biden's vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

Sep. 10, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into...

Prison guard indicted on accusations of sexual misconduct

Sep. 10, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota prison guard has been indicted on accusations of sexual misconduct. Rien Fitzpatrick, 32, was indicted this week by a Minnehaha County grand jury on a charge of committing sexual acts prohibited between prison employees and...