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Medicaid expansion ballot campaigns near signature threshold

Oct. 21, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A pair of campaigns to expand Medicaid in South Dakota are nearing enough voter petitions to be placed on the ballot next year, organizers said Thursday. One campaign, sponsored by former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland, has...

South Dakota ready to inoculate state's young people

Oct. 21, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health officials in South Dakota say they're prepared to handle the vaccination of the state's young people as federal regulators weigh the safety and effectiveness of giving COVID-19 shots to children ages 5 to 11. The White House detailed...

Inmate who failed to return from work shift back in custody

Oct. 20, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota inmate who walked away from a minimum-security facility was arrested Wednesday, corrections officials said. Inmate Timothy Mitchell had been on escape status since Oct. 6, after he failed to return to the Rapid City...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Oct. 20, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. October 18, 2021. Editorial: South Dakota Redistricting: Redrawing The State South Dakotans are finding out a few things in the once-in-a-decade exercise of legislative redistricting currently being conducted by state...

Police: Rapid City stabbing victim, suspect were associated

Oct. 20, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A suspect in a fatal stabbing in Rapid City had an “association” with the victim, according to investigators. Officers were called to the crime scene about 4 a.m. Tuesday and found the 24-year-old victim on the ground with several stab...

Tuesday's Scores

Oct. 20, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Adams Central def. Holdrege, 25-16, 21-25, 25-17 Ainsworth def. South Loup, 26-24, 27-25, 25-23 Amherst def. Gothenburg, 18-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-13 Archbishop Bergan def....

Tuesday's Scores

Oct. 20, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Aberdeen Central def. Mitchell, 19-25, 25-8, 25-19, 25-27, 15-11 Alcester-Hudson def. Freeman Academy/Marion, 25-13, 25-11, 25-19 Arlington def. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, 25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 25-15 ...

South Dakota lawmakers craft proposal for recreational pot

Oct. 19, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults while repealing much of the state's new medical marijuana law. The Adult-Use Marijuana Study Subcommittee, which has been studying the issue...

Group seeks to convert old railroad line to recreation trail

Oct. 19, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Advocates of a new outdoor recreational project in southeast South Dakota are asking state regulators for permission to convert an old railroad line into a trail for cyclists, hikers and horseback riders. The Friends of the Tabor to Platte Rail to...

Monday's Scores

Oct. 18, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Bridgewater-Emery def. Sioux Falls Lutheran, 25-20, 25-7, 25-15 Ethan def. Avon, 25-10, 25-19, 25-22 Groton Area def. Langford, 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 Hamlin def. Castlewood, 20-25, 25-15, 25-21,...