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PIERRE (AP) — A state House panel approved a bill Wednesday that would allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit. The House State Affairs Committee voted 7-6 to send it to the full chamber. It's currently a misdemeanor for someone to carry a concealed pistol or to have one concealed in a vehicle without a permit. Openly carrying a firearm in South Dakota is legal.
BROOKINGS (AP) — Mike Daum scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds and South Dakota State rallied in the second half to beat IUPUI 81-67 on Wednesday night. Daum was 7 of 12 from the floor and drained all 12 of his free throws (13-16, 6-8 Summit). Reed Tellinghuisen added 16 points including four 3-pointers, Chris Howell added another 16 points with a team-high 12 rebounds, and Michael Orris had 13 points and seven assists. South Dakota State trailed 15-8 midway through the first half and was down 33-26 at the break.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Lori Wilbur has announced she will be retiring this summer. Wilbur has been part of the state's judicial branch for nearly 25 years and has held every judicial position in the state including law clerk, magistrate judge and circuit judge. She was appointed to South Dakota's Supreme Court by Gov. Dennis Daugaard in 2011 and will step down in June. Chief Justice David Gilbertson told KSFY-TV that Wilbur is the only person in history who has held every position. He says she distinguished herself in all of them.
PIERRE (AP) — A bill giving state lawmakers control over refugee resettlements in South Dakota will get its first hearing in a Senate committee. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday will debate a proposal to prohibit new refugee resettlement agreements in South Dakota without prior approval from the Legislature.
RAPID CITY (AP) — In an age where technology is used in many college classrooms, some math professors at the School of Mines & Technology in South Dakota are fighting to keep an old-school teaching aid. Math and Computer Science associate professor Larry Pyeatt says he and many others in his department have a strong bias toward the old-fashioned chalkboard. So when plans were made to remodel the department's home, McLaury Hall, there was some anxiety.
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota lawmaker says his bill to increase the penalty for performing abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy is not an attack against women because it would limit abortions of female fetuses. The Argus Leader reports that Republican Rep. Steven Haugaard said Tuesday the bill is aimed at protecting women and girls. Haugaard says that "half of the abortions include the death of a girl, so it's certainly not an attack against women."
PIERRE (AP) — Top South Dakota Republicans are moving to stem the flow of out-of-state money into its ballot question campaigns after millions of dollars poured in last fall seeking to influence a long list of voter initiatives. An amendment to South Dakota's bill set to be considered in committee Wednesday would limit ballot question campaigns to $100,000 in out-of-state contributions per general election cycle.
YANKTON (AP) — A judge has ordered a competency hearing for the South Dakota man who was shot by a state trooper last December, even though the man says it's unnecessary. Fifty-eight-year-old Curt Wayne Adams Sr., of Yankton, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault of a police officer and aggravated eluding after he led police on a chase that ended in Yankton. The chase ended when the trooper shot and wounded Adams. Judge Glen Eng ordered a competency evaluation for Adams on Monday.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused of kidnapping her two daughters has avoided jail after her attorney asked for downgraded charges. Twenty-two-year-old Alissa Hayes, of Rapid City, was originally charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping after police say she had taken her children from the care of Department of Social Services last August. But Hayes' attorney argued Friday that the charges should be changed to a misdemeanor of a parent taking children back instead of a felony kidnapping.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Family and friends of a South Dakota woman are still looking for answers after police deemed her death last year an accident. Investigators say 21-year-old Mariah High Hawk died of hypothermia. Her body was found under a utility trailer in Rapid City last February. But High Hawk's family and friends are calling for an independent investigation, saying she died after being abused because she had bruising on her head, arms and shoulders.