PIERRE — The Libertarian candidate for the state office of school and public lands officially stopped his campaign finance activities, but his name remains on South Dakota's Nov. 4 election ballot. John English, of Sioux Falls, filed a termination report for his campaign committee on Sept. 13. The reason isn't known.
PIERRE — Citizens will have an opportunity to offer their views to the state Transportation Commission about whether South Dakota's rules on mowing highway ditches should be changed to better protect pheasants. The commission plans to hold a public-input meeting starting at 1 p.m. Nov.
The political deadlock in Washington, D.C., and the EB-5 immigrant-investor scandal in South Dakota came under the harshest attacks during a televised debate among the four candidates for a U.S...
Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday he opposes minimum wage laws and voted against the measure that is on South Dakota’s election ballot this fall. Daugaard, a Republican, made his remarks...
PIERRE -- Every time someone talks about expanding legal gambling in South Dakota, part of me asks, why not? Another part of me cringes and asks, why? The answers are the same to both questions. Their losses mean free money for the state treasury. Gov. Dennis Daugaard hardly seems like a gambler. Yet South Dakota has more gambling than before he was elected four years ago. One change is at tribal casinos. Daugaard is agreeing to more slot machines as various tribal governments' gambling compacts come up for negotiation. The latest is the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
PIERRE — The strategic plan adopted by the state Board of Regents last week will guide South Dakota's public universities and the regents in program and budget requests to the governor and the Legislature, the university system's top executive said. The four priorities are increasing degrees, adding accredited programs and graduate-level programs, spending more on research, and reducing tuition and fees to the regional average. The overriding goals are to support workforce development and produce research for economic development, according to regents' executive director Jack Warner.
PIERRE -- Five years of annual data indicate positive results from academic reforms adopted at South Dakota public schools and state universities during the past decade. The state Board of Regents received the latest high school transition report last week.
PIERRE -- Former Gov. Mike Rounds was on the ropes. Then a bunch of national Democrats came pounding into South Dakota this past week. They promised to spend $2 million against him in these last four weeks before the Nov. 4 election. Mike, if you're reading this, remember your manners. Send a thank-you. They probably saved your candidacy — and they probably helped deliver the Republicans' dream of winning every statewide elected office in South Dakota. Rounds is the Republican Party's nominee for the U.S.
PIERRE -- A letter from nine years ago surfaced Friday, showing Gov. Mike Rounds recruited foreign investors for dairy projects in South Dakota. The July 2005 letter is on state government stationery and bears the signature of Rounds.
The three candidates for governor split on teacher pay, Medicaid expansion and Republican control of state government for 40 years during a tight-paced one-hour forum Thursday night on South Dakota Public Television. Independent Mike Myers stood alone in calling for legalization of industrial and agricultural hemp as 17 other states including North Dakota have done. None of the trio suggested legalization of medical marijuana. Republican Gov.