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10/24/14 11:26 AM
(AP) The two leading governor candidates vying to head South Dakota's state government differ on most issues but they're particularly split in one area: the status quo.
10/23/14 08:15 AM
(AP) An FBI spokesman says an investigation into the South Dakota Regional Center and a federal investment-for-green card program is still active.
10/22/14 11:08 AM
(AP) The attorney for a Columbia-area man accusing of kidnapping and raping a girl has withdrawn a motion seeking to keep recorded conversations between his client and priests private.  
10/22/14 11:06 AM
(AP)  The U.S. Department of Justice has reaffirmed South Dakota's compliance with a national sex offender registration act.    Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state's Sex Offender Registry continues to comply with the feder
10/22/14 10:58 AM
(AP)  A Pierre taskforce that manages the city's deer population plans to recommend that no deer be killed this year in light of unusually low population numbers in the area.  
10/22/14 09:52 AM
(AP)  Federal and tribal officials say they're investigating the death of a child on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in north central South Dakota.  
10/22/14 09:49 AM
(AP) Former Gov. Mike Rounds was aware that his economic development secretary Richard Benda would be leaving his state job to be an investor in a scandal-smeared beef plant in Aberdeen.  
10/22/14 09:37 AM
An unidentified Missouri man was arrested by the Deuel County Sheriff’s office Tuesday afternoon after shotgun pellets that he fired at a pheasant north of Clear Lake struck a Deuel School bus.
10/21/14 10:54 AM
An hour long standoff with police at a residence in southeast Huron ended peacefully after the suspect surrendered to authorities.     A 30-year-old Huron man was being sought for questioning following a number of domestic violence related incidents.
10/21/14 09:44 AM
(AP) Attorney General Marty Jackley has asked South Dakota court officials to set a spring execution date for a man ordered to die for his role in killing a state prison guard.
10/16/14 12:55 PM
(AP) A court deposition by the former leader of South Dakota's investment-for-green card program indicates it had little state oversight.   
10/16/14 12:15 PM
(AP)  A federal judge in Sioux Falls hears arguments Friday on a state request to dismiss a lawsuit from six couples trying to block South Dakota's gay marriage ban.
10/14/14 08:05 AM
(AP)  An infectious disease consultant for a regional health system says the infection of a Dallas nurse caring for an Ebola patient was a wake-up call for hospitals to be more prepared.
10/14/14 06:45 AM
(AP)  Leaders from South Dakota's nine Native American tribes will gather with state officials this week to discuss transportation safety on reservations.  
10/14/14 06:41 AM
(AP)  The South Dakota candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson have met for the third time in this election season to discuss their platforms.
10/14/14 06:39 AM
(AP) Wildlife managers in Idaho and Washington have captured eight sick bighorn sheep and transferred the animals to a research facility in South Dakota.  
10/14/14 06:38 AM
(AP) Those who put in the time over the weekend got their limit. 
10/13/14 05:57 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson have met for the third time in this election season to discuss their platforms. Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick We
10/10/14 11:03 AM
(AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Democratic challenger Susan Wismer highlighted their different views on Medicaid expansion and teacher pay during a statewide televised debate on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.  
10/09/14 09:47 AM
(AP) The Board of Regents says more older students in South Dakota are taking online college courses while they complete their degrees part time.  
10/09/14 09:46 AM
National Democrats for the first time are investing campaign cash in South Dakota's race for an open Senate seat, making the state a critical piece of the party's strategy to keep control of the Senate. 
10/09/14 09:44 AM
(AP)  The South Dakota Republican Party says it'll take legal action against a political action committee if it doesn't pull a television advertisement the party says is "defamatory" toward U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds. 
10/09/14 09:43 AM
(AP) A Stanley County man charged in a standoff at a bison ranch north of Fort Pierre has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.     45-year-old Mark Taggart pleaded guilty to a simple assault charge and a weapons count.
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Clint Bowyer and Brian Klock with the Merc Glide and 1949 Mercury Lead Sled
10/09/14 09:31 AM
(AP) NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer is asking the South Dakota Supreme Court to move a motorcycle company's lawsuit against him to North Carolina. 
10/08/14 06:15 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The first motion hearing in the lawsuit challenging South Dakota's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has been scheduled in Sioux Falls. Judge Karen Schreier has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 17 on South Dakota
10/08/14 06:13 PM
The South Dakota Republican Party says it'll take legal action against a political action committee if it doesn't pull a television advertisement the party says is "defamatory" toward U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds. Party Chairman Cr
10/08/14 07:16 AM
(AP) Residents in the Harrisburg School District near Sioux Falls have overwhelmingly approved a $25 million bond issue.    The money will pay for a new elementary school, a high school addition and improvements to other facilities.  
10/08/14 07:15 AM
(AP) The state attorney general says South Dakota will continue to defend its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage despite a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not hear the issue.  
10/08/14 07:14 AM
(AP) A California arbitrator has dismissed a breach-of-contract lawsuit initially brought against South Dakota in 2008.   Darley International had argued for breach of contract against the state and Hanul Professional Law Corp.  
10/07/14 12:59 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota medical patients could have more choice of doctors within their health insurance networks if voters approve a ballot measure that is drawing strong opposition from the health insurance industry. Initiated Meas
10/07/14 12:54 PM
GLENHAM, S.D. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says no one was injured when a small passenger plane from Aberdeen landed in a field while on its way to Mobridge on Tuesday morning. FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory says the Piper 31 aircraft
10/07/14 10:51 AM
(AP)  Authorities say foul play is not suspected in the case of a Pierre man who was found unconscious at the Oahe Dam emergency spillway and later died.  
10/07/14 07:46 AM
(AP)  The brother of former Gov. Mike Rounds was in charge of overseeing lawsuits against South Dakota during the time a lawsuit was filed over the state's handling of an investment-for-green-card program. 
10/03/14 09:59 AM
By Jim Soyer, SD Governor's Office.


As South Dakota celebrates its 125th year of statehood, South Dakotans can once again be proud of their Capitol building. With the restoration of the stained glass in the rotunda, House and Senate Chambers and above the grand marble staircase this year, 38 years of research, planning and hard work have led to a beautifully restored State
10/03/14 09:05 AM
(AP)  Cher concerts in the Dakotas originally scheduled for this month have been rescheduled for early next year. The 68-year-old singer is recovering from a viral infection.
10/02/14 07:24 AM
(AP) South Dakota's Board of Regents is refusing to release documents about potential financial conflicts of Joop  Bollen, the former director of a troubled immigration program.     The board denied an open records request from the
09/29/14 06:19 AM
(AP)  Cher has postponed concerts in the Dakotas as the 68-year-old singer continues recovering from a viral infection. 
09/26/14 09:12 AM
(AP) The former director of an investment-for-green card program in South Dakota sought an immunity deal from a lawsuit alleging that he acted without authority in recruiting Asian investors. 
09/26/14 08:16 AM
(AP) A South Dakota legislative committee looking into an embattled investment-for-green-card program could subpoena the former administrator of the program.
09/24/14 06:49 AM
(AP)  Minnehaha County Democratic Party chair Jeff Barth has filed legal action regarding South Dakota's immigrant investor program. 
09/23/14 07:21 AM
(AP) Former Gov. Mike Rounds and Gov. Dennis Daugaard have released their written answers to lawmaker questions about a federal job-creating program.   
09/23/14 05:14 AM
(AP)  The case against a Pierre teenager accused of killing a classmate is headed to the jury in Winner.    The defense called eight witnesses Monday and finished presenting evidence by mid-afternoon. The prosecution called one rebuttal wit
09/22/14 10:25 AM
  (AP)  A legislative committee resumes its probe of the state's involvement in the federal EB-5 investment program this week.  
09/18/14 04:08 PM
CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER FOOD DRIVE Hunters can drop off frozen game or any frozen item at either of the three family thrifts in Rapid City on September 20th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. The program also accepts donations of other non-perishable food items. &ld
09/18/14 07:55 AM
(AP) A new survey of school superintendents shows that more than 20 percent of school districts in South Dakota had at least one teaching position open on the first day of school.  
09/18/14 07:52 AM
(AP) The mayor of Sioux Falls says North Dakota's booming oil patch has both opportunities and lessons the city.  
09/17/14 03:33 PM
The Rapid City Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred at 1 a.m. on Sept. 14, outside Teddy’s on the 800 block of Main Street. A video of the assault shows several subjects attacking a male victim. The subjects also ta
09/17/14 11:58 AM
(AP)  The death of a Minnehaha County dive team member during a training exercise has been ruled accidental.    The death certificate for 43-year-old Jeff Thumma states he died from a lack of oxygen to the brain that could have been complic
09/17/14 11:56 AM
(AP) Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds says he was aware in 2007 that a state investment-for-green card program was being privatized but he wasn't aware of specifics.   
09/17/14 06:23 AM
(AP) A jury of five men and nine women will hear the case of a Pierre teenager accused of killing a classmate.     The jury in the trial of Braiden McCahren was seated Tuesday and  opening statements were scheduled Wednesday.
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