Latest South Dakota state government News

Noem's appeal of abortion pills order put on hold

May. 10, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered that a case between Planned Parenthood and the state of South Dakota be put on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision in a separate case that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion...

Candidate entry suggests South Dakota AG won't seek 2nd term

May. 10, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A top aide to Republican South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced Tuesday he is seeking the GOP nomination for state attorney general, suggesting that Ravnsborg won’t seek another term as he faces an impeachment trial in the death of a pedestrian. ...

South Dakota readies for state-lines abortion access fight

May. 03, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's anti-abortion lawmakers and the state's only abortion provider are poised to turn their fight to accessing abortion over state lines if the U.S. Supreme Court follows through on a draft opinion that overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized...

South Dakota ethics board grinds forward on Noem complaints

May. 02, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota ethics board on Monday moved to hire an outside attorney as it considers a pair of ethics complaints against Gov. Kristi Noem, delaying its decision on whether to investigate allegations the governor interfered in a state agency evaluating her daughter's...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Apr. 27, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

Rapid City Journal. April 23, 2022. Editorial: Racism is beyond unpopular As Rapid City leaders and Native American groups prepare to meet to work on ways to bridge the city’s racial divide, some people and groups are more interested in diminishing and excusing the...

South Dakota Senate approves 2-day impeachment trial for AG

Apr. 26, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday approved the rules for an impeachment trial of the state's attorney general for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash, laying out a two-day proceeding in June that gives just hours to either side to argue their case. ...

South Dakota inmate who left work release job apprehended

Apr. 25, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota prison inmate who walked away from a minimum-security facility is back in custody. The state Department of Corrections said Phillip Richards left his work release job in Rapid City on Saturday without permission and didn’t...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Apr. 20, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. April 18, 2022. Editorial: AG’s Impeachment: A Winding Road Ahead Last week’s impeachment of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg in connection with a fatal 2020 highway accident produced a couple of new wrinkles in this...

Ethics complaints against Noem to be discussed in May

Apr. 19, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A board that investigates complaints against South Dakota officials is scheduled to take up a pair of ethics complaints against Gov. Kristi Noem in May. Noem had until last Friday to respond to complaints alleging she misused state airplanes for personal use...

U.S. attorney hangs it up after 43-plus years as prosecutor

Apr. 18, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The chief federal prosecutor in South Dakota announced Monday that he's retiring. U.S. Attorney Dennis Holmes spent more than 43 years as a prosecutor in the state. The Custer native began his career as a prosecutor in 1978 as an intern in the Pennington...