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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. | Sutton’s formula puts Democrats within reach in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— With a cowboy’s appeal and a carefully tailored image as a moderate, Democrat Billie Sutton is waging a surprisingly successful campaign that’s put his party within striking distance of winning South Dakota’s governorship for the first time in over four decades. Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo rider, on Thursday … Continue reading SIOUX FALLS, S.D. | Sutton’s formula puts Democrats within reach in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. | AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

PIERRE, S.D.  — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is considered a favorite to become South Dakota’s first female governor after she easily won the deep red state’s June Republican primary. But Billie Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo cowboy who was paralyzed in a 2007 rodeo accident, has mounted a spirited challenge to be … Continue reading PIERRE, S.D. | AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Montana’s Sen. Tester to vote against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Senate Republicans do not yet have the votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That’s according to Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the third-ranking member of Republican leadership. Thune said that Republicans still have “a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Montana’s Sen. Tester to vote against Kavanaugh

LINCOLN, Neb. | Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

LINCOLN, Neb.— The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday. TransCanada spokesman Matthew John said the company remains … Continue reading LINCOLN, Neb. | Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

BILLINGS, Mont | Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

BILLINGS, Mont — Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration unlawfully approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline without fully considering its potential damage to cultural sites. Attorneys for the Fort Belknap and Rosebud Sioux tribes sued the U.S. State Department Monday, asking a court to rescind the line’s permit. The … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

SOUTH DAKOTA | Pheasant Survey Indicates 47% Increase for South Dakota’s 100th Hunting Season

PIERRE, S.D. – According to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), this year’s pheasant brood survey shows a 47 percent increase over last year.  The 2018 statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index is 2.47, up from the 2017 index of 1.68. “A substantial increase in the pheasants-per-mile index is an exciting prospect for South Dakota’s … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | Pheasant Survey Indicates 47% Increase for South Dakota’s 100th Hunting Season

South Dakota News: South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registry Remains National Leader

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the compliancy rate for registered sex offenders is 98.8% across the state.  Currently, 3,695 sex offenders reside statewide with just 45 identified instances of non-compliance.  State law requires those convicted of sex crimes to register as a sex offender within three business days of … Continue reading South Dakota News: South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registry Remains National Leader

SOUTH DAKOTA | New Archery Range Installed near Madison

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) recently installed an archery range on the Bourne Slough Game Production Area (GPA). The range is open to the public and includes four targets – two at 20 yards, one at 30 yards and one at 40 yards. “Archery has been growing in popularity,” said … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | New Archery Range Installed near Madison