PIERRE — No incumbent lawmaker lost in the unofficial results, but one faces a potential recount, and voters chose new legislators from various districts Tuesday in Republican and Democratic primary...
PIERRE -- If you care how elections are conducted in South Dakota, or how political money is tracked, or how businesses are registered, or how public notaries are supervised, or other duties of the secretary of state, then you might want to pay attention to an important contest that will be decided in a roundabout way by Republican voters in South Dakota's primary elections Tuesday. Yes, that's a convoluted sentence — on purpose, to make a point.
PIERRE — Bob Breukelman, the man who oversaw construction of Northern Beef Packers at Aberdeen, began testimony Wednesday in day two of a trial in federal bankruptcy court over a...
PIERRE — Dick Cheney, our nation's previous vice president, was known to hunt pheasants on occasion at Paul Nelson Farm near Gettysburg. Paul marketed his complex as the highest quality available for pheasant hunting. Current prices range from $4,995 apiece for a party of six or more, to $6,795 for a single hunter. Those cover lodging, three days of hunting with guides and dogs, with five birds per day, and free use of shotguns and other related services. Also included are food and beverages and unlimited shotgun shells to use in the field and on the clays range. Those facts became
PIERRE -- The federal government's highway trust fund will run out of highway money this summer, putting road and bridge projects into financial uncertainty, South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist said Thursday. He told members of the state Transportation Commission that the fund could be empty as early as July unless Congress provides an injection of general funds. This isn't new.
BROOKINGS -- The two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor took opposite sides Tuesday on the death penalty, uranium mining, education funding and rural mass transit. State Rep.
PIERRE — South Dakota motels and hotels might be receiving larger amounts of reimbursement for providing lodging to state government employees. The state Board of Finance authorized the secretary of state on Tuesday to move ahead with a public hearing on rule changes reflecting higher amounts. The current rate is $50 per night for in-state lodging in most instances. The proposal endorsed by the board calls for $55 per night in September through May and $70 per night for the months of June, July and August. If approved, the higher rates would take effect Jan.
If legislators are honest, serving in the South Dakota Legislature won't make them rich.
The state Board of Education delivered a message to the presidents of South Dakota's public technical institutes Monday: Find agreement on adding and expanding programs. Otherwise, the board will become more involved and develop a longer and more detailed process of determining which schools offer various degrees. The board's position comes in the wake of a March dispute. Mitchell Technical Institute's leadership opposed the addition of an electrician program at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls that Gov.
The state Board of Education eliminated a fees cap for students at South Dakota's four technical institutes Monday. The cap limited fees for payment of lease purchase agreements to 20 percent of total tuition and fees. The board took its action during a meeting at Northern State University in Aberdeen. State Department of Education official Tiffany Sanderson said the repeal was necessary.