Latest South Dakota News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Noem taps impeachment prosecutor to replace attorney general

Jun. 28, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has appointed the lead prosecutor in the Senate impeachment trial of former Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to fill the remainder of Ravnsborg's term. Noem's interim appointment of Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo...

Third person pleads not guilty to kidnap, carjacking in SD

Jun. 28, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A third person accused of kidnapping an FBI employee and taking his car in South Dakota has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Lourdes Bonilla, 23, made her initial appearance before federal Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann last Friday when she entered...

Removed South Dakota AG presses ethics case against Noem

Jun. 27, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, in his first public comments since being removed from office last week, appeared before a state ethics board Monday to press for an investigation of fellow Republican Gov. Kristi Noem, the person he blames for his...

SD gov: Bar abortion pills, but don't punish women for them

Jun. 26, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota’s Republican governor pledged on Sunday to bar mail-order abortion pills but said women should not face prosecution for seeking them. In apparent defiance of legal guidance by the Justice Department after the Supreme Court last week stripped away...

South Dakota GOP picks experience for AG, bumps an incumbent

Jun. 25, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans looking to regroup after the impeachment and conviction of the GOP attorney general gave their support for the job Saturday to a man with extensive experience in leading state and federal law enforcement agencies. Delegates at the...

State GOP to decide AG, other nominees amid infighting

Jun. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans are meeting to choose candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor and other statewide offices with the impeachment conviction and removal of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg hanging over their convention in Watertown. ...

Noem plans special session after abortion ban triggered

Jun. 24, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday announced plans for a special legislative session to bolster state law that triggered an immediate abortion ban after the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade The state's trigger law...

Regents expand alcohol sales at South Dakota universities

Jun. 24, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota universities will begin to sell more alcohol at events next school year. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved an expanded alcohol sales policy Thursday to include general admission areas of performing arts and athletic events. ...

Sioux Falls police: Officer shoots at armed suspect

Jun. 23, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls police officer is on standard administrative leave after firing shots at an armed suspect, according to officials. Assistant Police Chief Nick Cook says officers were called to the parking lot of a business about 7 p.m. Wednesday on a report...