PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota since 2018 has fallen six places in an annual report ranking all 50 states, from number 14 in 2018 to 20 in 2019. U.S. News and World Report on Tuesday, May 14, released its annual Best States report , which ranks each state based on eight main categories.
PIERRE, S.D. -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is buckling down in their federal lawsuit against South Dakota's rioting laws after Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom motioned to be dismissed from the case.
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota is suing a Houston-based natural gas drilling company for $15.5 million after the company for years neglected to cap unused wells in the northwestern part of the state, falling out of compliance with state environmental standards.
PIERRE, S.D. -- The Public Utilities Commission is issuing a maximum fine of $30,000 to Prevailing Wind Park LLC for violating permit conditions for a 50,000-acre wind farm being constructed in southeastern South Dakota.
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota's Game, Fish and Parks Commission has made some adjustments to its deer hunting licensing system and has finalized the dates of the 2019 and 2020 deer hunting seasons .
PIERRE, S.D. -- After hearing hours of testimony, a South Dakota environmental board has denied an activist group's motion to compel the release of information on TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline 's potential impacts on state water resources.
PIERRE, S.D. -- Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has made her cabinet's Interim Secretary of Education permanent. Noem in January appointed Ben Jones to temporarily lead the state's Department of Education as an interim secretary. In a Tuesday, May 7 news release, Noem's office announced that Jones's appointment is now permanent.
PIERRE, S.D. -- For the first time in over a decade, there will be Independence Day fireworks over Mount Rushmore next year. Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's office announced in a Tuesday, May 7 news release that the state has entered a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior to allow the display on July 4, 2020.
PIERRE, S.D. -- Republican Gov.
PIERRE, S.D. -- In their latest hang-up with Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's pheasant habitat conservation mission, legislators on Monday, May 6, rejected proposed rule changes to allow certain aspects of the governor's program.