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South Dakota to get $60M federal boost for water projects

Dec. 06, 2021 18:14 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota will receive more than $60 million in water project funding in the massive federal infrastructure bill. While state budget planners are still determining the U.S. Treasury Department’s stipulations on how to use it, the Argus Leader reports...

Conservatives eagerly await Supreme Court abortion arguments

Dec. 01, 2021 06:20 AM EST

It's the moment conservatives have been waiting for. Oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Wednesday represent the best opportunity leaders on the right have had in decades to gut the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which codified a woman's constitutional right to an...

Noem wants to push anti-abortion argument to Supreme Court

Nov. 29, 2021 16:56 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday sought a leading role in a pair of legal battles over abortion access as the U.S. Supreme Court neared a potentially defining moment on the issue. The Republican governor promised that if the state loses...

Noem names new leadership at Department of Corrections

Nov. 24, 2021 16:35 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday appointed a new interim cabinet secretary overseeing the state's prison system, as well as named a warden for the State Penitentiary. The Republican governor said that the previous interim Secretary of...

Ex-official set to speak in Noem, appraiser agency probe

Nov. 24, 2021 16:12 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers will meet next month to hear from a former state employee at the center of questions over whether Gov. Kristi Noem interfered in a state agency that was evaluating her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license. ...

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

Nov. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to...

Ex-South Dakota lawmaker eyes 3rd stab at governor's race

Nov. 23, 2021 16:57 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former Republican state lawmaker Lora Hubbel says she plans to run for South Dakota governor as an independent. It would be Hubbel's third try at landing the job. She ran for the Republican nomination in 2014 and lost to then-Gov. Dennis...

Marcella LeBeau, WWII nurse and tribal leader, dies at 102

Nov. 23, 2021 15:08 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Marcella Rose LeBeau, an Army nurse who was honored for her service during World War II and leadership in the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, has died. She was 102. Family members said she “passed on to journey to the next world” late Sunday in...

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem names fifth chief of staff

Nov. 19, 2021 15:55 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's chief of staff is leaving, the fourth person to exit the position in three years, the governor's office said Friday. Noem's chief of staff Aaron Scheibe will move back to a role as an outside consultant advising...

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

Nov. 19, 2021 00:04 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing uncertainty and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American reservations, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot sales. ...