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Agenda in Pierre: Marijuana, federal windfall, social issues

Jan. 10, 2022 07:43 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's rapid-fire legislative session kicks off Tuesday with lawmakers prepared to debate legalizing marijuana, how to spend nearly $1 billion in federal coronavirus relief and what to do with a spate of bills touching on some of the nation's most incendiary...

Joint committee to start state budget hearings next week

Dec. 30, 2021 12:06 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — It’s budget time in Pierre. KELO-TV reported Wednesday that the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Appropriations plans to start a series of four hearings on the state budget next week. The committee plans to meet with the state Department of...

Legislators to meet next week on Ravnsborg impeachment

Dec. 22, 2021 13:38 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators are set to meet next week to deliberate whether Republican Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should be impeached for his conduct surrounding a fatal car crash last year. A select committee of nine House members will convene on Tuesday and...

Traveling woodworker crafts ornaments featuring every county

Dec. 20, 2021 01:05 AM EST

HURON, S.D. (AP) — It began, as almost all really great things do, with the germ of an idea. But this is a germ which, during the time of COVID, flourished and etched itself into many families’ histories, across the state. “I’ve always had this urge to do a tree in the...

South Dakota's airports receive $16.4 million in funding

Dec. 16, 2021 12:38 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota airport officials are working on their plans to spend an estimated $16.4 million in federal infrastructure funding. Airport managers can submit their projects to the Federal Aviation Administration for review in the coming weeks. The FAA is...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Dec. 01, 2021 07:19 AM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. November 29, 2021. Editorial: What’s Next For South Dakota Recreational Cannabis? By this point, it probably wasn’t all that surprising that the South Dakota Supreme Court last week struck down 2020’s Amendment A,...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Nov. 17, 2021 07:20 AM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. November 15, 2021. Editorial: Redistricting: A New Map, A New Approach South Dakota lawmakers wrapped up the grueling, once-in-a-decade redistricting process last week, coming up with a plan that addresses some of the...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 03, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Brandon Valley def. Mitchell, 22-25, 25-16, 25-16, 21-25, 15-11 Harrisburg def. Watertown, 25-15, 25-22, 17-25, 25-8 Rapid City Central def. Sturgis Brown, 22-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-10 ...

Sheriff who responded to South Dakota AG's fatal crash dies

Nov. 02, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The sheriff who responded to the scene of a fatal car crash caused by the South Dakota attorney general last year has died, the Hyde County Sheriff’s office said Tuesday. The office declined to release further details about the death of...

Strong rushes for 2 TDs, S. Dakota St. tops Youngstown St.

Oct. 30, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Pierre Strong rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns and South Dakota State cruised past Youngstown State 47-16 on Saturday. The Jackrabbits (6-2, 3-2 Missouri Valley Football Conference), ranked No. 13 in the FCS coaches poll, rebounded from a...