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S. Dakota GOP leader: Senator accused of harassment

Jan. 27, 2023 19:40 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Senate Republican leader said Friday that a committee will investigate a suspended senator for allegedly harassing a legislative aide during an exchange over childhood vaccines and breastfeeding. Sen. Casey Crabtree, the Senate GOP leader, had...

South Dakota's Noem breaks news conference tradition

Jan. 27, 2023 18:13 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has yet to make herself available to the Capitol press during the first three weeks of the state's legislative session, breaking with a decades-old ritual of South Dakota governors holding a weekly news conference to publicly discuss their...

S. Dakota tribes seek disaster declaration in storm recovery

Jan. 27, 2023 16:36 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s congressional delegation wrote letters to President Joe Biden in support of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations’ requests for a major disaster declaration following winter storms that left six people dead. The declaration would assist the...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jan. 27, 2023 11:44 AM EST

Madison Daily Leader. January 25, 2023. Editorial: Can we avoid a “Santos” In S.D.? Rep. George Santos is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing New York’s Third Congressional District. He was elected on a platform of lies. This...

St. Thomas takes 60-54 victory over South Dakota State

Jan. 26, 2023 22:45 PM EST

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Andrew Rohde had 15 points in St. Thomas' 60-54 win against South Dakota State on Thursday night. Rohde had eight assists and four steals for the Tommies (14-9, 5-5 Summit League). Ahjany Lee scored 12 points and added eight rebounds and three blocks....

Senate moves forward with child witness protections bill

Jan. 26, 2023 22:00 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Child witnesses have the right to a safe courtroom, South Dakota state legislators agreed during an initial bill hearing on Thursday. The Senate Judiciary committee unanimously voted to move forward with a legal amendment that would provide extra support to...

Massner scores 23 as Western Illinois defeats South Dakota

Jan. 26, 2023 21:47 PM EST

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Trenton Massner scored 23 points as Western Illinois beat South Dakota 75-72 on Thursday night. Massner had six rebounds and six assists for the Leathernecks (13-8, 6-4 Summit League). Jesiah West scored 11 points and added eight rebounds, five assists, and...

S. Dakota Senate suspends lawmaker after vaccine exchange

Jan. 26, 2023 17:10 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Thursday suspended a Republican state senator in a rare move that stripped the lawmaker of all legislative power while keeping the allegations against her a secret. Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, who is among a group of right-wing Statehouse...

Some Jan. 6th rioters gain sympathy for cause in red states

Jan. 25, 2023 18:03 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Trennis Evans III joined the mob in the 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, climbing through a broken window and tossing back a swig of whiskey in a congressional conference room. On Wednesday, Evans was at the South Dakota Capitol, urging lawmakers to...

South Dakota state senator stripped of committee assignments

Jan. 25, 2023 17:28 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Republican South Dakota state senator had her committee assignments stripped Wednesday in a rare punishment in the Legislature. The move to strip Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller of her seats on two legislative committees was announced during the Senate's session on...