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02/02/16 04:59 PM
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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02/02/16 04:57 PM
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
02/02/16 04:54 PM
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
02/02/16 04:53 PM
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
01/26/16 03:55 PM
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
01/25/16 03:58 PM
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
01/08/16 03:40 PM
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
01/08/16 02:29 PM
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
12/22/15 04:53 PM
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12/22/15 02:47 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls Police say a drug deal in the parking lot of a mall became a robbery when the would-be buyer pulled a handgun on the dealer.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens says a man contacted police around 8:30 p.m. Monday to report that he and his friend had been robbed. Clemens says the man kept changing his story until it came out that his friend had been trying
12/22/15 02:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the American troops killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was a 30-year-old staff sergeant with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Arlene Wagner, the mother of Staff Sgt. Peter Taub, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Taub was one of the six Americans killed in the attack near Bagram Airfield on Monday.

Wagner says her son was
12/22/15 02:40 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Inmates at the South Dakota Penitentiary have been busy cranking out tens of thousands of 2016 license plates each day in preparation for the new design's Jan. 1 debut.

The Sioux Falls prison has been producing the state's license plates since 1929. Foreman Pat Gacke says the 18 inmates working inside the Pheasantland Industries license
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