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“This was a whole new world for me at first, and I love it,” said Duane Hjelm, a South Dakota pro angler who got his start in walleye fishing on small bodies of water.
In the days of Letters to the Editor, when two readers’ letters constituted a public uprising, I had a couple dozen.
Rep. Erin Healy and four other Democratic state legislators were invited to the White House to participate in a roundtable discussion on women's reproductive rights in their states.
The order in South Dakota was in response to a federal order issued Tuesday by President Joe Biden.

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To supplement their time away from their full-time jobs, legislators are paid for each legislative day they work. Assuming all 105 lawmakers attend, special sessions cost taxpayers $47,072.55 per day.
With Clay County State’s Attorney Alexis Tracy by his side, Vargo successfully argued against Ravnsborg and his counsel, Sioux Falls attorney Mike Butler and impeachment defense expert Ross Garber.
With no Democrats announcing their candidacy for the position, Jackley will advance through November’s general election, securing the seat for a January swearing-in.
Since Tuesday's trial, his photo and biography have been removed from the South Dakota Attorney General's website.
The removal of Ravnsborg will open the door for Gov. Kristi Noem to appoint a replacement until the next attorney general is sworn in in January 2023.
Prosecutors hope to establish a pattern of Ravnsborg’s actions since the night of the crash as well as through the abuse of his title and position would leave lawmakers with no choice but to impeach.

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The state’s constitution requires that a two-thirds majority of senators—24 of 35—must vote to uphold the articles of impeachment.
Political intrigue swirls regarding South Dakota's next attorney general, as both the impeachment trial of Jason Ravnsborg and the GOP convention are set to take place next week.

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