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SUMMERSET, S.D. ? A Black Hawk, S.D. man, identified as William Hardy, 51, died in an ATV crash that occurred Thursday night west of Summerset, S.D.
My education bills will be working their way through the legislative process in the coming weeks. The legislative process can be confusing or frustrating, but it is designed to give legislators time to consider and discuss these important issues.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a number of new bills into law.
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, nearly 40 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 10-11, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations? Legislative Shadow Day.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police arrested a man for driving drunk twice in a span of about three hours, in two different vehicles.

Officers first arrested 37-year-old James Buchholz early Wednesday after a hit-and-run incident involving his pickup truck.

The man was jailed but bonded out, and authorities say officers later found him sleeping in the driver's seat of
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Georgia lending company has contributed roughly $1.7 million to aSouth Dakota political organization pursuing a constitutional amendment that opponents say is an industry-backed measure meant to dupe voters.

Campaign finance documents released this week show the financial connection between the amendment campaign and the short-term lending
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A legislative committee has approved a bill that would open the door to the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota.

The House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee voted 11-2 to approve the plan Tuesday.

It heads to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

Republican Rep. Mike Verchio is the bill's main House sponsor. He
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — State officials are inviting artists of all ages to design a crest for the new U.S.S. South Dakota.

Lt. Gov. Matt Michels says that when the SSN-790 submarine sets sail, it should carry a crest designed by someone who calls South Dakota home. It will be the first Navy vessel in 69 years to bear the state's name.

Entries will be
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol has closed Interstate 29 from Exit 73 at Tea south to the Iowa border as a winter storm moves into the southeastern part of the state.

Schools throughout the region are shut down for the day, and state offices in Bon Homme, Clay, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Turner, Union and Yankton counties closed at
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Senate panel has approved a lawmaker's push to make it permanently daylight saving time in South Dakota because she's sick of changing her clocks.

The committee sent the measure to the full Senate on Tuesday. Sen. Betty Olson's bill saysSouth Dakota "elects to reject standard time."

Olson says she and many of her
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley says a South Dakota man who was 14 when he was charged with killing a taxicab driver in Pierre will likely get a new resentencing hearing.

Jackley told The Associated Press that it appears a ruling Monday from the U.S. Supreme Court means Paul Dean Jensen will get a chance at freedom. The Supreme Court justices voted to
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says an initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution establishing nonpartisan elections will appear on the November ballot.

Krebs says the measure's sponsor turned in more than 44,000 signatures to her office. A 5-percent random sampling determined that 67.8 percent of the signatures the 29,924 signatures were
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Mobridge man who led authorities on a chase reaching speeds of 100 mph with his 17-month-old daughter in the car has been sentenced on a child abuse charge.

U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says 27-year-old Gabe Dubois led officers on the chase on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation after stealing beer from a Mobridge store on June 8, 2015.

The chase ended when
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