Latest South Dakota Attorney General's Office News

Search warrants unsealed in probe of billionaire Sanford

Nov. 17, 2021 19:49 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota investigators probed an email account belonging to billionaire banker-turned philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, as well as his cellular and internet service providers, for possible possession of child pornography, according to search warrants unsealed...

South Dakota House hiring lawyer to guide AG impeachment

Nov. 10, 2021 16:23 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers weighing impeachment of the state's attorney general will start their investigation by hiring legal counsel to guide their probe. The House's investigative committee met for the first time Wednesday as they delve into Attorney...

South Dakota House votes to launch impeachment probe of AG

Nov. 09, 2021 14:38 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's House launched an investigation Tuesday into whether the state's attorney general should be impeached for his conduct surrounding a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. A sizable majority of the Republican-dominated House...

South Dakota joins lawsuit against Biden's vaccine mandate

Nov. 05, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced Friday he had joined 10 other states to file suit against President Joe Biden’s administration, challenging a new vaccine requirement for workers at companies with more than 100 employees. ...

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...

South Dakota speaker names panel to weigh AG's impeachment

Nov. 02, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House speaker on Tuesday named the six fellow Republicans and two Democrats who will join him in looking into the investigation of a fatal crash caused by the state attorney general and assess whether he should be impeached. The...

S.D. high court: Warrants in Sanford probe will be unsealed

Oct. 28, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Search warrants will be unsealed in an investigation into billionaire banker-turned philanthropist T. Denny Sanford for possible possession of child pornography, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled. The unanimous ruling, dated Wednesday and...

South Dakota board to review Noem's meeting with daughter

Oct. 06, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general said Wednesday he has asked the state’s Government Accountability Board to review questions about whether Gov. Kristi Noem improperly interfered in a state agency's evaluation of her daughter's application for a real estate...

South Dakota AG passes plane inquiry to accountability board

Sep. 30, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general says a request from a state lawmaker to investigate Gov. Kristi Noem's use of the state airplane should be handled by a board that's responsible for reviewing allegations of misconduct from state officials. ...

South Dakota attorney general, widow ink deal in fatal crash

Sep. 29, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The widow of a man who died last year after being struck by a car driven by South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has reached an out-of-court settlement after threatening a lawsuit, the two sides confirmed Wednesday. Ravnsborg pleaded no...