PIERRE -- Several of the Legislature's leaders said Wednesday they've been told there won't be any more vetoes from Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The chief spokesman for Daugaard confirmed on Wednesday afternoon there won't be any more vetoes coming.
Degree for electricians at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls would be competition, Von Wald tells panel.
SIOUX FALLS -- Despite talk of a tuition freeze or buy-down in South Dakota, students at the four public technical institutes will pay $4 more in fees per credit hour...
PIERRE -- The Legislature drew the line against video lottery during the 2014 session. Lawmakers didn’t give Deadwood much, either. The only action that made it through was a proposed...
LEAD – A special branch of Black Hills State University will be nearly one mile deep in the old Homestake gold mine. The university will have its own laboratory in...
DEADWOOD -- Casino managers received a blistering Wednesday from the state Commission on Gaming over the low interest so far in a seminar next week on detecting and preventing players from cheating at Deadwood's poker tables. Only one -- The Lodge -- of the four Deadwood casinos that routinely offer poker had committed to sending personnel, according to Larry Eliason, the commission's executive secretary. Three reservation casinos operated by the Crow Creek, Rosebud and Yankton Sioux tribes also plan to participate, he said.
DEADWOOD -- The state Gaming Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to order the destruction of an illegal slot machine that was for sale at a Keystone business. "It breaks my heart — but..." commission member Harry Christianson of Rapid City said. Mark Heltzel, an enforcement agent for the commission, said it was an IGT "Red, White and Blue" model. They came on the market in 1990 and are now somewhat of a collector's item.
DEADWOOD -- A South Dakota judge has rejected an attempt by three casinos to escape paying state gambling taxes on free promotional plays they give to customers. Circuit Judge Mark Barnett decided in favor of the state Commission on Gaming in the lawsuit brought by Deadwood establishments First Gold, Mineral Palace and Four Aces Gaming. A commission rule specifically prohibits deducting promotional play.
The four announced candidates seeking to be South Dakota's next governor show a big spread in the money they've raised, and spent, for their campaigns, according to their state-required finance reports. The incumbent, Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, appeared to have little difficulty rounding up money last year in preparation for his 2014 run for re-election. He finished 2013 with $1,721,332 cash on hand in his campaign account, according to his campaign finance statement filed with the South Dakota secretary of state.
MILLER — The abrupt departure of Michael Ruth as superintendent for the Miller School District earlier this month came just weeks after a former student brought a paternity lawsuit against him in Hand County court. Circuit Judge Jon Erickson has ordered Ruth to submit to paternity testing, according to a court notice filed Monday. Jacqueline Maria St. John said in a sworn statement that she met Ruth, a Mitchell native, when he was superintendent at Miller High School.