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"Meet the Creator" and closing reception at Dakota Discovery Museum
Vegetation management planned on Missouri River sandbars
Man arrested after two crashes, injuring passenger
Platte-Geddes using grants to enhance ag, welding programs
Scotland city council limits timeframe for fireworks
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
July 29, 2013
SD dedicating more money to state buildings upkeep
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota is increasing funding for maintenance of state buildings, but not all legislators agree with the move. Lawmakers dedicated $4.7 million toward state building maintenance this year, a big increase from annual budgets that used to be about $1 million...
July 29, 2013 - 1:54pm
July 21, 2013
Paralyzed state senator still lives the ranch life in Burke
BURKE (AP) -- It was a warm June day, on the heights near the Missouri River in south central South Dakota, when Billie Sutton mounted his favorite...
July 21, 2013 - 4:10pm
July 18, 2013
SD panel delays vote on armed school sentinel rule
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota commission has delayed a vote on rules for training teachers, other staff or volunteers to be designated as armed sentinels to provide security in school districts. The Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission originally planned to...
July 18, 2013 - 3:12pm
School sentinel program takes shape
PIERRE -- The new law providing for school sentinels in South Dakota took effect July 1, but a state official anticipates training won't start...
July 18, 2013 - 7:39am
July 17, 2013
WOSTER: Term limits redefining service in Legislature
I read with some surprise the other day a news story that referred to a member of the South Dakota Legislature as a longtime lawmaker and noted...
July 17, 2013 - 8:24am
July 9, 2013
SD lawmakers visit with leaders in Morocco
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Three state lawmakers have returned to South Dakota after meeting with business and government leaders from the African country of Morocco. KELO television reports that Sen. Jason Frerichs and Reps. David Lust and Bernie Hunhoff went on the trip funded by the...
July 9, 2013 - 2:22pm
July 8, 2013
SD bill enticing law graduates to rural areas
PIERRE (AP) -- As a University of South Dakota law student, Sarah Larson didn't expect to be practicing in the small town of Gettysburg. But her future husband, Michael.
July 8, 2013 - 8:23am
July 5, 2013
ALEC dues might not be issue in SD
PIERRE -- Remember that controversy from a few months ago, when the Legislature's Executive Board decided to pay for membership dues of lawmakers...
July 5, 2013 - 7:29am
July 2, 2013
Price of SD government workers' benefits rises
PIERRE -- The package approved by the Legislature of salary increases, pay adjustments and extra funding to cover a large shortfall in the self-insurance coverage for state government employees will cost in the neighborhood of $47.4 million for the fiscal year that began Monday. ...
July 2, 2013 - 7:37am
July 1, 2013
SD schools slow to use law allowing armed teachers
PIERRE -- South Dakota school districts can arm teachers, other staff or volunteers with guns under a new state law taking effect today, but officials say they know of no school that has taken formal steps to designate so-called sentinels to beef up security in school buildings. ...
July 1, 2013 - 6:10am
June 19, 2013
Capitol flags at half-staff for former Mitchell legislator
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff Wednesday for the funeral of former state legislator Stanley A. Johnson of Mitchell. Johnson died Saturday at the age of 88. He served in the House of Representatives from 1968...
June 19, 2013 - 1:28pm
Half-staff flags set for former legislator
PIERRE (AP) -- Former South Dakota legislator Stanley A. Johnson has died. He was 88. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Johnson, of Mitchell, died Saturday at a Tyndall nursing home. Johnson served in the House of Representatives from 1968 to 1977. Gov. Nils Boe appointed Johnson...
June 19, 2013 - 6:42am
Tuition hikes may be on ice
PIERRE -- Later this week, the state Board of Regents will discuss whether to ask the Legislature next year for a freeze on tuition and fees for state university students. The regents, whose members govern South Dakota's public universities, have set aside a full day for informal...
June 19, 2013 - 6:35am
June 18, 2013
OUR VIEW: Gay or straight, people deserve protection from domestic abuse
There is a debate among South Dakota lawmakers as to whether the state's domestic abuse laws should apply to people in same-sex relationships. To...
June 18, 2013 - 8:45pm
June 16, 2013
MERCER: Legislator values split over protection orders for same-sex abuses
PIERRE -- This summer and fall, nine members of the Legislature will oversee a comprehensive review of domestic abuse in South Dakota. There...
June 16, 2013 - 11:15pm